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Mary McLeod  Light seeker ๐ŸŒ™ Storyteller ๐Ÿ“ท๐Ÿ“ Always becoming ๐ŸŒฟ ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง”๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ผ๐Ÿป๐Ÿง’๐Ÿผ Uganda, Africa ๐Ÿ“

I look at this picture and see a girl on the verge of tears who lost the key to the flood gates.
I see someone who was allowing her circumstances to control her joy. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
The girl in this picture thought distance would bring resolve and space would heal all wounds. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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To be honest, I had no idea how empty I was feeling in that moment until coming across this picture again but it makes sense that I see a deflated balloon rather than one rising above. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
The last three years have been so hard. Donโ€™t get me wrong there has been so much unthinkable beauty but there has also been unfathomable pain. I began allowing experiences to define me rather than being chapters that shape and refine me. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
I do believe shortly after this picture was taken I hit rock bottom and I hung out there for a little while. The darkness lingered and fear got the best of me. I wasnโ€™t sure if it was hormones because I just stopped breast feeding or frustration of cancelled court dates or depletion of working so hard to get out of debt or mistreating my body with food that made it temporarily feel good or a longing for healing through counseling that felt out of reach. Could of been one of those things, could of been all of them and it also could have been just that bully called depression lingering around in the shadows.
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But like Brenรฉ says... โ€Rising strong after a fall is how we cultivate wholeheartedness in our lives; itโ€™s the process that teaches us the most about who we are.โ€
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Iโ€™ve learned a lot about who I am these last few months of getting up, dusting myself off and looking in the mirror to learn to love myself again. Iโ€™ve learned that nothing can keep me down and Iโ€™m stronger than I ever knew to not only endure but overcome! Iโ€™ve learned that I am so worth happiness and that can be experienced on my own watch, not based on my circumstances. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
Friends, make it a priority to reflect and make yourself a priority to heal and grow. If you are in the valley, itโ€™s okay...you wonโ€™t be there for long. If you are on the mountain top, celebrate all that you have overcome!

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Itโ€™s been two months since we were seen by a judge and still no ruling. Trust me, we know people who have waited way longer than we have so it doesnโ€™t feel right to complain but this morning I began to feel discouraged on my declaration for this month.
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For a moment today I began thinking of how I will feel when December 1st rolls around and we didnโ€™t get our ruling in November. I started preparing my heart for breaking when I realized that there is still so many moments for God to show off!
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I believe our God is one who loves to dazzle and woo us! I believe He loves a good story. The edge of your seat kind of story. The biting your nails in anticipation kind of story. The on your knees begging until the last minute kind of story!
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Our God is one who not only shows up but SHOWS OFF! One who will remind us that great faith is fighting until we think we no longer can. That hope can stretch further than any detailed plan. God reminds us who the true author is and how much better He is at it than we could ever be!
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You guys! There is still time! We have 11 days for this declaration to come to life! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
I BELIEVE God will deliver this prayer! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Comment a ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿป or a ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป if you believe God will give us our adoption ruling this month!
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#adoptionrocks #worththewait #waitingforadoption #adoptionstory #honestmotherhood #storytellingmama

We woke up to this guy making us pancakes...on his own birthday. ๐Ÿฅž
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He then made the living room a movie theatre adorned with fresh popcorn, Hugo projecting on the wall and encouraged me to spend my morning having quiet time while he relaxed with the girls. ๐Ÿ“ฝ๐Ÿฟ
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When our littlest got bored during the long movie, he took her to the water spout outside letting her splash around because he knew it would make her happy. I then found him sleeping on the concrete ground next to her crib during nap time because itโ€™s the only way she will fall asleep in the middle of the day. โ›ฒ๏ธ
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He chose our lunch spot because he knew the playground would make the girls happy. ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿง’๐Ÿผ
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His love for us goes above and beyond. Even on the day thatโ€™s supposed to be all about him, he chose to serve us instead. So grateful for this beautiful soul who makes this world a whole lot brighter! โ˜€๏ธ
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Happy 33rd @jpmcleod ! ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป๐ŸŽ‚๐ŸŽˆ
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Can you do me a favor? Will you leave JP a fun emoji present down below in the comments? ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ’๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ›ด๐Ÿ’ฐ๐Ÿ–ผ

618 days of being a mother of two.
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Is it easy? No.
Is it worth it? Yup, every crazy second.
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I remember driving home from the hospital in Kampala squished between a grumpy newborn and five year old. Every pothole that we drove over (about 10,000) a surge of pain took over my body thanks to my brand new c-section scar. I made JP pull the car over every 30 minutes to make sure baby girl was in her car seat correctly and to breastfeed her. She was just 4 days new so it all was quite overwhelming and all I could wonder was who let us leave the hospital with this brand new human that had so many needs? I had no idea how we would ever even just make it home alive.
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Just when I was thinking this thought, our air conditioning stopped working. Stopped dead in the middle of traffic, grumpy, painfully squished, overwhelmed and now overheating. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
You guys, I lost it. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
We creeped along slowly to the nearest gas station and as soon as we pulled in, I got out of that car and found the nearest tree that offered shade and hopefully a slight breeze. All I could do was try to catch my breath. I thought it was the pain and overheating but truly, I think it was hormones and extreme life changes. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
I looked over at my three family members standing outside of our 20 year old Land Cruiser. JP was holding our newest gift in his arms while our oldest treasure stood close by his side. He was already talking to a stranger, asking for help in finding a mechanic.
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โ€œI donโ€™t think I can do thisโ€ I thought to myself but really, I was talking to God. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
โ€œYes, you can but you will need to ask for help and you will have to learn to humbly receive.โ€
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Under that shade of a tree at a gas station somewhere between Kampala and Jinja, God gave me hope. Just like my husband, I needed to practice asking for help in my moments of need. I could most definitely (stubbornly) do this on my own but the fact of the matter is, I didnโ€™t have to. People were surrounding us offering to help and thanks to our angel of a tribe, we have not only survived these last 618 days as a family of four but have also thrived.

Let me go home
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I remember dancing by myself to these words at an Edward Sharpe concert and wondering where he was. That love of mine I was certain I would spend forever with. The one who would take me as I am even with all the baggage I had at my feet and encourage me to grow gracefully in experience, wisdom, grey hairs & wrinkles.
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In those moments of wonder, I learned to transform fantasies into prayer. I began praying for my beloved wherever he was in the world, whatever he was doing, whatever relationship he was in. I felt peace in my heart that if my forever sweetheart was out there, the journey it took to get to me would be one that shaped & refined his character. I didnโ€™t expect my beloved to be perfect upon meeting him but I knew our meet cute would be exactly how God planned for it to be and until then I had to be patient, live my life and pray for my stranger of a life partner often. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Fast forward just a couple of years later and I danced to this same song at an Edward Sharpe concert in the arms of my beloved. Smiles on our faces and tears steaming down our cheeks, we were right where we both finally belonged.
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What is the love song you and your sweetheart share? Would love to hear it in the comments below! ๐Ÿ‘‡๐Ÿป
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PS. Sorry the sun ate your face in this picture @jpmcleod ๐Ÿ˜œ

OUR STORIES HOLD PURPOSE!
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This. All of this. It holds purpose.
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Purpose that goes beyond your own understanding. Purpose that truly helps others feel seen, heard and understood which in my experience are the moments I feel in deep communion with another human. It is the time I feel the Holy Spirit dancing between us like a giddy friend who made a connection that was needed desperately like that missing puzzle piece.
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Maybe that time you felt so overwhelmed in motherhood that you locked yourself in the bathroom to cry was really to be able to help the woman on the verge of tears juggling children, groceries and all of life in the checkout line. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Maybe that season that felt really dark and lonely was to recognize that one of your closest friends has withdrawn and become quiet and needs you to reach out because depression has a knack of stealing our voice.
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Maybe that break up where you thought your heart would never heal is to remind others just how strong they are in the midst of their pain. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Maybe that goal that you worked so hard at, the one where there were just as many downs as ups, is to encourage others to keep going!
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I never wanted adoption, sexual abuse, divorce or miscarriage to be a part of my story but these experiences have allowed me to understand God and His children in rich ways that I never would have otherwise. I now know it wasnโ€™t happening to me but for me and for so many more around me. Remarrying, pursuing adoption, getting out of debt, starting my own business and traveling the world...those are also ways that I can understand the hearts of others as well on a very deep and relatable level. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Whatever it is, good or bad, this is not wasted friend. This is an invitation to become more familiar, relatable, empathetic and understanding of every one around you. What a gift that when we are in our darkest moments (or maybe even the happiest) that we can be lights for each other, guiding one another Home. ๐ŸŒ™
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Letโ€™s shine some light into the world in the comments with your
emoji light source of choice ๐ŸŒœ๐ŸŒŸโœจโ˜€๏ธ

I CAN DO SOMETHING!
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I donโ€™t believe in starting on any days but the first of the year, beginning of a new month or at least on a Monday. ๐Ÿ“† โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
Double tap if you and I have that in common ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป
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If you are like me, I decide on a Saturday that Iโ€™m going to begin working out ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ and eating healthy ๐Ÿฅฆ, you better believe this is what Sunday looks like ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿป๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ•๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿช
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The thing is, whenever you say yes is the perfect day as long as you begin. You might be waiting on the right moment but truly, the moment is waiting on you! For you to believe that you are worth it! Your dreams are worth it! This beautiful gift of life you have been given is so worth it! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป๐Ÿ‘Ÿ๐ŸŒž๐ŸŒฟ
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I started my health journey (again!) on August 27th, a Monday but five days before the cusp of a brand new month. I started when I was feeling anxious and depressed but I started. ๐Ÿ‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿฅฆ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
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I started retraining my brain to think more positively on a Thursday albeit the beginning of a new month. The thought of another 30 days full of doubt and worry felt too exhausting to even comprehend and I knew change needed to happen.๐Ÿง ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿปโค๏ธ
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These big life changes started with one yes and choosing to show up for myself in the morning. One by one. Day by day. Minute by minute. ๐Ÿ‘†๐Ÿปโณ
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Thought I would share this with you because hey, itโ€™s a Monday after all and this life is too beautiful to waste one more minute! Youโ€™ve got this friend! Itโ€™s time to just do something! ๐Ÿ‘Š๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’ซ
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+ also if you need an extra dose of pep talk and wisdom, go and listen to the Mosaic Podcast from October 7th titled Chasing Daylight: Just Do Something +

THANK YOU GOD!
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I feel like Iโ€™m waking up again. That my heart is defrosting and I can see all the hues of green that surround me showing off His beautiful gift of life. โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
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Listened to this new Lauren Daigle song โ€œLove Like Thisโ€ alongside the Nile today and couldnโ€™t help but tear up feeling so known and so far from alone...
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โ€œ When I am a long night
You are the sunrise
When I am a desert
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To find me
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What have I done to deserve love like this?
What have I done to deserve love like this?
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Your voice like a whisper
Breaking the silence
You say there's a treasure
You'll look 'til You find it
You search
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Wherever you are today friend, please know that this is all part of your faith journey. If you are wrestling, searching, longing, filled up, empty, in the valley or on the mountain top...God is with you and has never left your side. ๐ŸŒ™

IT IS OKAY TO FEEL!
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Wanna know a guaranteed way to cry your eyes out? ๐Ÿ˜ญ
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Watch This is Us while your baby sleeps next to you in your bed. ๐Ÿคง๐Ÿคง๐Ÿคง
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During commercial breaks we looked down at our angel wondering all that she would experience in life. We can only dream of a lifetime full of safety and happiness but the truth is, there will be guaranteed heartbreak. ๐Ÿ’”
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She will fall....over and over again. She will cry more times than my mama heart can even imagine. She will feel lost and she will feel found. She will know joy and she will know loss. She will question so much and she will fight for so much. She will learn love on many different levels, each one strengthening her heart to endure this wild and beautiful world.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
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What do I want her to know more than anything in this life? That it is okay to feel. ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿป
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I want her to know that everything that rushes to her heart & mind is perfectly okay. She is not too much and she is not too little. I want her to know that this world is made up of a whole lotta humans who are also feeling, some allowing themselves to and some who are exhausted from hiding. That we all have it in us to be brave and to feel is the ultimate act of courage. ๐Ÿ†
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When you are in tune with your heart, the world is at your fingertips because finally, you can understand each and every beating heart just a little bit better and that brings us closer than ever before. ๐ŸŒ
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Speaking of This is Us, comment your favorite character on the show below! Mine is a toss up between Randall and Dr.K ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

TODAY IS A GOOD DAY! // giveaway at the end! // closed!
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Even though:
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...we still havenโ€™t received our court ruling. ๐Ÿ“œ
...I thought this would be the month we would move back to the states. ๐Ÿ“ฆ
...itโ€™s THAT week out of the month. ๐Ÿฆˆ
...Iโ€™m no where near the physical goals I set 2.5 months ago.๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป
...I have no idea whatโ€™s in store for our future. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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Yes, even though my deepest desires have not come to fruition and my body is all bloaty, TODAY IS A GOOD DAY!
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Because:
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...my husband is home!๐Ÿง”๐Ÿป
...the car window rolled up today without having to go to a mechanic!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
...my family is all together!๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ‘งโ€๐Ÿ‘ง
...my workouts are fun! Yup, sweating has become a new hobby for me, let me know if you want to join ๐Ÿ˜‰
...Iโ€™m feeling hopeful! And hope makes you feel like a child and I really really missed this feeling! ๐Ÿค—
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Look, both lists can be long. I can pick apart life and share all the reasons why today should NOT be a good day but ya know what?! Iโ€™ve been doing that for far too long and Iโ€™m straight up tired of sulking at my own pity party!
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Itโ€™s way more productive and life giving to list the reasons why today, the 8th of November, is a good day! So letโ€™s do that together!
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GIVEAWAY TIME! โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
+ Comment 3 reasons why TODAY IS A GOOD DAY for you & tag a friend! +
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Iโ€™m going to pick a person at random and send you JPโ€™s favorite daily tool: The Five Minute Journal!๐Ÿ—’

I sent him off on a birthday adventure to NYC for 10 days. I knew his soul needed family, good food and cooler weather especially after coming off one of the craziest work seasons he has ever had. ๐Ÿ—ฝ๐ŸŒฏ๐Ÿœ๐Ÿ
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To be honest, I hesitated pulling the trigger on this gift because I wasnโ€™t sure how we would handle it on our own for that long without him. He is now on his way back to us so I can confidently say we did amazing! โœˆ๏ธ
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Asking for help is hard for me and receiving is even harder but thanks to sweet friends and our dear Auntie, we not only survived but we thrived! I only made boxed mac & cheese twice, used the iPad as a babysitter one day and we even snuck to the pool this past weekend!๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ’ป๐ŸŠ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ
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I realized quickly just how much this incredible man does for our family and I just feel so grateful we get to do this parenting thing together! Also, ever since we got engaged he has brewed me green tea the night before so I could have it over ice in the morning and letโ€™s just say, Iโ€™m reaaallllyyyyy looking forward to that again! These caffeine headaches are no joke ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿต
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What is one small thing your significant other does for you everyday that makes you feel so special? ๐Ÿ’†๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ

I AM DOING BIG THINGS!
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I couldnโ€™t sleep last night so I did something that I shouldnโ€™t have...maybe you do it too?
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My explore page is made up of people who are doing BIG THINGS! Building brands, writing books, starting organizations, traveling the world, building houses, running marathons...ya know, all the things Iโ€™m not doing. ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐ŸŒพ๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ป๐Ÿƒ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐ŸŽผ๐Ÿ–Š๐Ÿก๐Ÿ—บ
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If I can give any advice to you, itโ€™s stay away from the explore page late at night ๐Ÿ˜‚ Also, stop looking over in other peoples lanes because you my friend, are doing BIG THINGS! You are! You have such a beautiful purpose in this life and your voice is so important! And those people showing up in their grid, they are doing big things too! Things that God has called them to do! Because they look different from the things He has called you to do, doesnโ€™t mean they are any more important!๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป
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Over the past three years, two of my biggest dreams came to life and have grown before my very eyes! Overnight it wasnโ€™t about me anymore but about nourishing and sustaining these beautiful gifts that I longed for so long! ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿฟ๐Ÿ‘ง๐Ÿผ
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It hit me last night in the midst of scrolling, that my changing diapers and practicing spelling words are just as big as someone climbing to the top of Mt. Everest. Whether you are cooking boxed mac and cheese for the second time this week ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ or lacing up your shoes for the first time in years ๐Ÿ‘Ÿ, big things are happening in the world because of you! โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ € โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €โ €
Please donโ€™t fall into the comparison trap! It will eat you alive and trust me, the explore page on instagram is the deepest hole out there to fall into! Keep showing up, focusing and loving on what is right in front of you and please know that you hold so much purpose! ๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป๐ŸคŸ๐Ÿป

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