I don’t normally re-blog posts from other people (hey, I have enough trouble coming up with my my own and getting you to stay with me!) but I thought this one warranted special treatment. I have been following Linda Petersen’s blog “Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane” for a little while now and it is inspirational and funny and interesting and boy, does it make you look at your own life and what you are (or aren’t) contributing to life. Linda is one of the special people – give her blog a go or at least read and comment on her post.

Raising 5 Kids With Disabilities and Remaining Sane Blog

I received a wonderfully insightful comment from  nancyaruegg.com  at “From the Inside Out”that I would like to share:

“Your attitude about your life-calling is an inspiration in itself.  You don’t consider yourself a martyr.  Instead, you see your background as preparation for what God has called you to do, and you take pleasure in the fulfillment it provides.  No accolades necessary.  My takeaway:  Each of us has been formed and prepared by God for a unique purpose.  We can each embrace our own.  Thank you for your inspiration!”

To which I responded:

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!  You have great insight into the way I feel.  I really love raising my kiddos, and I think I am pretty good at it.  However, I am no more remarkable at it than the friendly waitress who served us, carrying that huge tray of food without spilling a drop, pre-eminently…

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