An ordinary extraordinary life

I was thinking about the ‘sum’ of my life last night while my cat supervised me washing the dishes. Is there something extraordinary inside of me yet to be revealed or is it just a feeling left over from my youth days when we were constantly told we would do amazing things? Have I lived an extraordinary life? It certainly doesn’t feel like it. Do I really have something remarkable legacy to offer humankind in my future? Not that I can see.

P1070348Here’s a thought… perhaps my extraordinary, dazzling life is already present.

Perhaps it is in buying ethical products?

P1070354Perhaps it is in my heart every time I think and pray for those trapped in slavery?

Could it be in my desire to raise kids who don’t look to others to tell them who they are?

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Perhaps as I continue to live out my ordinary life I will be doing amazing things in secret. What a wonderful idea! A secret extraordinary life would probably suit me perfectly. Doing remarkable things doesn’t have to be loud and bright and seen by all as I thought in my teenaged years. I think of our Aussie farmers, working so hard to make ends meet and in my eyes they are quite frankly awe-inspiring.

I may never write a book or be known Nation-wide as the founder of a life-changing not-for-profit organisation, but I am ok with that. I will keep trying to do awesome things in secret, which at the moment mostly involves changing nappies and finishing the day without having a nervous breakdown. I amaze even myself sometimes 😉 and I am constantly delighted and inspired by most of the people I know. I guess it’s the everyday things that add up to make someone’s life significant.

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Love Jess xxoo

One thought on “An ordinary extraordinary life

  1. Jess, you are living an amazing life, as a supportive wife & a fabulous mother! Don’t underestimate the life you are living & the lives you are affecting. Nothing is more powerful than that! I know at times you’ll think “what difference am I making”, a very natural thought to have! For me, now at the other end, nothing makes me happier than knowing I spent many years, inputting into my children’s lives, to seeing them happy in what they’re doing, making a difference in their life choices, & most of all, that they love Jesus & are walking His path for them!

    You are awesome, a caring wife & mother, a great friend & just one downright great girl! xx

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