Friday, February 18, 2011

Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you.



(Yes, I know I've said that about all of them, but Mmmmmmmmmmmmm.)


It'll be a multiple photo post, because that's the way I roll today! Last day of half term, parents evening all done, and a new book to read on the Kindle App on the iPad.  If it wasn't for the fact that the AC is going to his fathers for 5 days from today, I'd be in full on party mood!

So, in No Particular Order

St Barbara inspires me.  More specifically, the Prayer of St Barbara inspires me. I wrote about it before, we had it at Rich's Celebrations, and it rocks.  It acknowledges that we live with liars and cheats and people who want us to suffer all around us, and yet we can change the world by our small actions, "even though I am small, even though I am alone"

The Angel Mummy Murray inspires me. (Yes, I have the words in the right order!)  She is a hard working, hard loving, hard believing, hard mothering woman who puts her faith and her family before everything.  She is amazing.  She's hard to get hold of because she is so busy, because on top of that she runs local Cadets, but she is always on the end of a Facebook message, always notices if someone is down, and is as supportive as a Most Supportive Thing on a Most Supportive Day in Support-Town.  Which makes her sound like stockings, but she's not.  She has 4 gorgeous children, a man who is away a lot with work, and as she used to be a teacher, she understands the pressures and joys.  She inspires me because she gets on and does it all, and yet when she can't, she holds her hands up and asks for help.  Both of those things are inspiring to me.  Her faith inspires me to hold on to mine, even in the darkest of dark times.

Lisa inspires me.  We've never met, we probably never will, but again it's her faith, her love for her man, her trust in her marriage and in God, in the rightness of her choices, but with the humility that admits when she's got it wrong.  But Lisa does something I need to do.  She learns from those mistakes. Yeah.  I should do that thing......

And lastly (because it's 6.30 and I should be getting on!), and I can't find a picture right now, but I'll put one up sooner rather than later, my blood family.  Mum, Dad, Hannah, Franie, Ru, just inspire me to get up and keep going.  To do the things I want to do and believe in the things I want to believe in.  The Koenigs help me believe in happy ever afters, in bringing up children with love and firmness, in the wider world being an ok place. Cagine tells me that it is all good, that I can do this, whatever this is, and I tell her the same.  The AC inspires me to be a better mother.

So many people inspire me.  no more photo time this morning though!