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The Goal

Bethany told me she showed her friend my website a few weeks ago. 
"So what IS your mom's goal?" her friend asked.
Bethany wasn't quite sure.
Last night Ben was perusing my website. "Nine kids. One goal."  
He turned to me, "So what's your goal?"
My apologies, kids, that your mother has neglected to tell you her goal for each of you.  I guess I thought it was obvious- that you would already know.  But, then again, how could you understand until you have kids of your own?
You know I believe in the Master plan.  That God has a will, a calling, a design for each of your lives. 
I remind you of your oldest brother, Tiger, at Embry-Riddle, learning how to fly airplanes. I am so proud of him.  But does that mean I expect all of you to be pilots?  No.  I would never expect you to all grow up and do the same thing.  News flash:  God doesn't either. 
Seek God's will, His counsel, His plan. Then, be courageous. Be bold in your pursuit.  Don't compare yourselves to each other or anyone else.  Look for the life He has for you. And once you find it, go after it, not letting critics and doubters deter you. 
Theodore Roosevelt said it best:
"It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, and comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat."
Find your calling.  Not your brother's calling, not your sister's calling, but yours
That's my goal.
Spring break next week. See you Monday, April 18.

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watch of rolex on Thursday, January 01, 2015 5:53 PM
I appreciate, cause I found exactly what I was looking for. You have ended my 4 day long hunt! God Bless you man. Have a great day. Bye
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