Wednesday, November 5, 2008


After church on Sunday a lady was talking to M about being in Kindergarten. M began to tell her a little about her class and said,

"You know what my class is called?"

The lady said, "What?"

M: "The Awesome Aquarium"

The lady asked, "Why are you called that?"

M: "Because we are awesome!"

That got me thinking about how wonderful it is that M sees herself as 'awesome'. And how as we get older, we stop seeing ourselves as such. Maybe it is in order to seem humble. Or maybe we aren't trying to be humble, maybe we actually believe that we aren't awesome. Maybe we've been beaten down by life (or people) and we really feel just rotten about ourselves. Or maybe you are like me and a lot of other Mom's I know and you just feel insignificant.

There are many a day, my friends, where I just feel invisible. Unnoticed. Taken for granted.
And to be frank, feeling like this wears on a girl after a while and you begin to feel pretty bad and not "awesome" at all.
The question is how do I handle it? Do I go and scream at my husband for taking me for granted? Or yell at the kids about how ungrateful they are? I'm ashamed to say that I've done all of those things.

If I take the time to see what God has to say about it, I'll find that in Psalms it says:

Psalm 139:14
I praise you because I am fearfully
and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
And even way back in Genesis when God created man and woman, he said that his work was VERY Good.
It is my prayer this day that I can get back to where M is. To the place where I know I am awesome. And it is a good thing because God says I'm awesome. He loves me so much. I want to be ok with being awesome because I have 4 little people who need to learn this principle. Tat no matter how much they mess up, they are still awesome in my eyes and in God's eyes. He loves them so much.
My prayer for you all is that you will know this day that no matter how you are feeling -- you are awesome. God loves you! And you should be ok with being awesome. That is my prayer for you and for me, too. And I will add this. May we all get back to where M is. Where we are happy to share with the world our awesomeness and we aren't shy about it, either!
Blessings this Wednesday, everyone!


Lisa said...

Oh I can SO feel ya momma! I think we all have days like that.

Christi said...

The Awesome Aquarium, I love it!

I think every mom feels like that at least once a week or day depending on how busy the kids are keeping you.

It's kinda hard feeling awesome when you have your hair all wigged up, in your cleaning clothes, no make-up, and surrounded by laundry, dishes and Honey/Mom "I need you to..." lists.

Great Post!

Ginger said...

Amen, sista! Never feel insignificant - You are very special & very significant especially in my life & in the lives of your 4 beautiful children. Love you!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

I pray that my daughter will always hold this view of herself; I know I haven't. I've struggled with a sacred and holy view of myself my entire life. It's getting better, but there are days. And after a day like today, I feel weary worn and battle tired.

May God's rest and accurate picture of us both be our portion as we shut our eyes on another day.


Sarah@Life in the Parsonage said...

Love this post. It's awesome :)