Wednesday, May 6, 2015

I AM...

Our MOPS group had our mother's day meeting last night and let me tell you it was AMAZING. My dear friend Rebecca was asked to speak for our meeting and it was a blessing to all the ladies that were able to attend. I wanted to write down how the evening went for those that were not able to make it. Hopefully they can be just as blessed.

The song that played at the beginning was pretty amazing as well. It was "The Real Me" by Natalie Grant. Here are the words in case you haven't heard the song yet:

Foolish heart looks like we're here again
Same old game of plastic smile
Don't let anybody in
Hiding my heartache, will this glass house break
How much will they take before I'm empty
Do I let it show, does anybody know?

[Chorus:]
But you see the real me
Hiding in my skin, broken from within
Unveil me completely
I'm loosening my grasp
There's no need to mask my frailty
Cause you see the real me
Painted on, life is behind a mask
Self-inflicted circus clown
I'm tired of the song and dance
Living a charade, always on parade
What a mess I've made of my existence
But you love me even now
And still I see somehow
But you see the real me
Hiding in my skin, broken from within
Unveil me completely
I'm loosening my grasp
There's no need to mask my frailty
Cause you see the real me
Wonderful, beautiful is what you see
When you look at me
You're turning the tattered fabric of my life into
A perfect tapestry
I just wanna be me
But you see the real me
Hiding in my skin, broken from within
Unveil me completely
I'm loosening my grasp
There's no need to mask my frailty
Cause you see the real me
And you love me just as I am
Wonderful, beautiful is what you see
When you look at me

The goal is for you to be: FEARLESSLY AUTHENTIC

I am who I was created to be!

# 1 is I AM ME
I am me, because you are you! Your suppose to be YOU! You were created to be you and no one else. You have a story to tell. It doesn't define you at all.... Focusing on you is not SELFISH! Know what you can do and do it well! (If you haven't read the story of Ruth, it is highly suggested)

#2 is I am courageous. Your daily encounters do MATTER! God is greater and will put you in situations that you don't want to be in only to grow you later. Trust Him, because He has your back! Move on from the I am ME... grow!

#3 is I am a mom.
NOT just or but... I AM A MOM. It is a life changing job.

REAL life is NOT our social media life. Real life is waking up with NO makeup and encouraging yourself to get ready for the day. Real life is crying when you need to cry and realizing that is OKAY!

Your words MATTER!

Don't judge. Don't compare.

In order to change the I am, start thinking positive! To change the I am's, start declaring! ENCOURAGE each other.

She ended the evening with each of us grabbing a post card and writing our name on one side. On the other side we passed the card around and the ladies wrote words of affirmation about you. And then we were given a window marker and we were assigned homework. The homework was to write on your mirror at home 3 I am's each morning and then take a picture in front of it and post it on Facebook.

My picture is below... My daughter wanted to be in the picture of course. I asked her what I am this morning and she said 35. That is my number 1 I am. I wrote the next 2 for me. I will continue to do this daily... Its a great reminder that you are not just a mom, not just a daughter, not just a friend... you are you... and today I AM...

6 comments:

  1. Sounds like it was a really inspiring evening. :)

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  2. Sue - it was very inspiring. I am the coordinator for the group... it was inspiring for me, but to see my momma's faces light up when they know they are more than just MOM and they finally see it, its priceless.

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  3. YAYYYY!!! You are YOU!! (I always think of Dr Seuss ....) what a wonderful evening, honey. A big yayyyy for your authentic loving self x

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  4. I wish we had a MOPS group around here, or one that's active. :)

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  5. Very cool post! (i have to admit i had to google mops) sounds like a great group!

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