Monday, November 5, 2007

A Drop In The Ocean



Mother Theresa of Calcutta once said:

“We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

Often I find myself going about my daily life wondering what I am actually accomplishing. Before Sugar Bear entered my life, I distinctly remember feeling as if I were making no difference in this world at all. I hated feeling like it really didn't matter what I did, in 70 years...there would be no one here to remember me, and what I accomplished. I felt as if there was no purpose. Sugar Bear changed all that. There is absolutely NO doubt in my mind that I was destined to be her mother. My purpose in life is to raise this girl up, and in doing so....I am making a difference.

At the end of each day, I find myself wondering about that "drop in the ocean". I sit back and think about the events of the day, and ponder which of the activities we did, made a difference. Sometimes it is harder than others to come to the realization that EVERYTHING I do makes a difference to Sugar Bear. EVERYTHING!!!

The simple things.....the fun things.....the hard things...the sad things....the loving things....the loud things....the quiet things....and the mad things. All those things put together are making a difference. All those things will come together, and as Sugar grows...they will make up who she is. Every moment of everyday is a lesson. Whether I try or not....I am making a difference.

Even a simple trip to the beach yields so many important lessons in life.

Sometimes life is seen as half full.


Sometimes it is half empty.


Sometimes we are blessed with MANY.


Sometimes ONE is plenty.


Sometimes we need to ask for help.


Sometimes we stand alone.


Sometimes we are the ones drawing the line.


Sometimes we are the ones to cross it.


Sometimes we need to follow...


and follow...


and follow.


Sometimes we just need to lead.


And no matter what....it is ALWAYS better if you have a silly hat, and a SMILE!




LIFE IS GOOD!

26 Live It or Love It:

KatieBug said...

GREAT post! :)

Nap Warden said...

Wonderful post! Sugar Bear is a cutie!

Laura said...

Beautiful, Corey! Just beautiful. The sentiment, the pictures, Sugar Bear herself. All just gorgeous!

And you're getting good at the sneaky shots of your hubby too! :) I love the ones of Sugar following along behind him.

Autumn said...

Love it, love it, LOVE it! Great post. I needed that this morning.

Lori- Fairytales & Margaritas said...

You put being a mommy in such perspective. I love that!

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

I love the hat! :)

And such a sweet post with amazing pictures as always...

Megan (FriedOkra) said...

That was beautiful and sweet in its entirety, but the part about the silly hat and the smile resonated most deeply with me. ;)

Mama Zen said...

What a great post! Fantastic pictures and words that really made me smile!

jennwa said...

That was so beautiful. It really made my day. Sometimes I need a reminder that shows me that all that I am doing does make a difference.
Those pictures are wonderful too.

Anonymous said...

your blog really got me thinking...What are those things protruding from Sugar Bear's head? I'd be looking into getting that checked-out! Maybe there's a cream or something...
-Heather

mama bear said...

You are very creative. Now did you have this planned ahead of time or did it just come together like that! You are a genius!

david mcmahon said...

Wonderfully put, Corey. I actually had the privilege of meeting Mother Teresa some years ago.

You can read the post - I wrote about it some weeks ago. A Google search of ``Authorblog, Mother Teresa, Desmond Doig'' should take you right there ....

david mcmahon said...

Corey, the link is to a post called `Second To Nun' and it can be found at:

http://david-mcmahon.blogspot.com/2007/09/second-to-nun.html

Beth said...

What a beautiful post.

It really made me stop and think that maybe what I am doing as a mom is more important than I thought.

Melissa Garrett said...

What a touching post, Corey! Absolutely perfect!

jennwa said...

I found your blog through Pam's blog at Kidkitchen and I love it. I will surely be back.

e. beck said...

oh my gosh ... what a beautiful post!!
come over to my blog ... you won!!

The Egel Nest said...

I just handed you an award :)

Come and get it!

Congratulations, your blog has been hatched!

Bradley Egel
The Egel Nest

WorksForMom said...

We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop.”

That is brilliant. And once again, your photos have me mesmerized Corey. And I heart your postive attitude. Life. is. good.

Deb said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the lollipop shots from the latest post, too. You are so talented.

Mary Ann said...

I love the life lessons with pictures. Totally adorable!

me said...

I absolutely loved this post! Your pictures, and sugar bear, are beautiful!!!!

:) Lisa
www.workoutmommy.com

holly said...

what a great post. you always have such great photos. and the cutest little girl!

Michelle said...

I love this pictorial! I know I probably say that a lot, but your pictures are wonderful, so crisp and clear and I enjoy the stories that go along with them :)

Sarah said...

I love this! When I got to the end, I had tears in my eyes!

The Surrendered Scribe said...

This is a classic post I won't soon forget. Just beautiful.

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