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Change the World

When I was in college I was going to be a world changer. I could feel it deep in my bones, I was called to do something great. I had some ideas of what this accomplishment would be, but no clear direction. My guy and I married and started our careers, both of us very busy and fulfilled with the work we were doing.

Then life changed and I got pregnant. Three times in three and a half years.

I went home full-time and filled my days with silly songs and incredible chaos. I loved being a mom and everything that went along with it. But the feeling remained; I wasn’t a world changer, I was a diaper changer, how was I going to fulfill my calling?

Years later, I can see that I was right about that feeling I had long ago, but today it looks so different than anything I would have ever imagined. I have invested my adult life into my husband and my three children, giving them my very best. I think my efforts will make the world-changing exponential through my children or their future generations. Maybe they won’t cure cancer, maybe they will. But the world will be a better place because they were in it, and I had a little something to do with that.

For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. Ephesians 2:10

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  1. Love it. You are a wonderful writer and inspiration.

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  2. You are and always have been a world changer! I Love You.

    Scott Marion
    Vice President/General Manager, North America & Export
    Lindsay Transportation Solutions
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  3. Amazing words of strength – change is so much more about what happens within us!

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  4. Your presence in this world alone, is already changing it.

    By Being Yourself, You put something wonderful in the world that was not there before – Edwin Elliot

    I bet that Your husband and 3 children can not imagine thier lives in this world without You.

    We each have a contribution to make, a purpose, and whether we see it or not, we are changing our world, and people’s lives every day. With a smile, a piece of advice, the gift of our time, whatever it may be, we are world changers, we are having an impact.

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  5. Amen… my oldest daughter is a stay-at-home mom investing her life in my grandsons. I admire her beyond words in a world that is constantly focusing on having it all. I was not afford that often (except for 5 1/2 years when the 3rd was born) and understand it is clearly not for everyone. But kudos to every mom who choose to be a “world changer” by investing in the lives God has set in her hands. Blessings!

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    • It’s wonderful that your daughter has your support, I have found that family often rejects any idea that is different from the way they did it, making everything more difficult. Thanks for reading!

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