A few years ago while visiting my parents I came across a book by Brad Meltzer titled “Heroes For My Son.” Most of the people filling the pages were accomplished, heroic contributors to society. Most I’d heard about since elementary school, a few others new to me. Having sons of our own, I thought this would be a great addition to our bookshelf and ordered it for my husband to give to him for Father’s Day. We love to get it out every so often and read to our boys about these great men and women who have made such a difference in our world.

Over the years I’ve found myself thinking about about the idea of “heroes” and how others influence who we are and who we become. Being a parent of three boys, I see hundreds of people influencing them on a daily basis. Teachers at school, leaders at church, the librarian at the local library, friends and their siblings, friends’ parents and grandparents, the man stocking the shelves at the grocery store, the person in front of us at the post office… Every day I hope I’ve taught my boys enough to make good decisions on their own. To know which influences to internalize and make a part of them and when to learn from bad example (the latter all too often being my own!).

I’ve come to realize that the realm of heroes exists well beyond the Abraham Lincolns and the Amelia Earharts. It exists in our schools, in our grocery stores, in our traffic jams, in our every-day lives. I want my sons to learn from our founding fathers, our inventors, survivors, writers, and athletes, but I also want them to learn from the every-day heroes they encounter everywhere they go.

My hope for this blog is to write about those every-day heroes that make a difference in our lives. That help our kids become who we hope they will become. The heroes that may never make it into our history books, but leave this world a better place than they found it. And please, I’d love to hear about those every-day heroes in your lives as well!

I also will write about the lessons I l hope my boys will learn as they navigate Life and the lessons I learn every day from three crazy, crawfish-catching boys and an oh-so-very wise husband.


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  1. I love your posts and I am awarding you the Lovely Blogger award. It’s an easy one and I hope you’ll take time to complete it. I’d really be interested in learning 7 new facts about you and I think the rest of the blogosphere would too! Info is on my Awards Page along with the award for you to copy and put on your own site.


  2. Wow! What a fabulous idea for a blog. I love it and I’m so thankful we have found each other in this rather large blogging world. Keep writing. You are an every day hero πŸ™‚


    • Thanks so much! It’s fun to find people that you can relate to, and I’ve loved what I’ve read on your blog as well! I think writing to dispel the lies we often perpetuate in our mind is brilliant. Something we could all use a healthy dose of!

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      • Yes it is πŸ™‚ and thank you! I used to be a High School youth leader and my heart would just ache hearing their stories each week. Now with a youngster at home I am not able to continue going so I hoped to be able to reach others via blogging πŸ™‚ It has been a beautiful journey!


  3. Can I just say that I love your blog?! I do. The inspiration behind your blog is beautiful. By the way, I just nominated you for a Liebster Award! You can find it at: http://pendulumworld.wordpress.com/2014/10/08/liebster-award-discover-some-of-my-favorite-blogs/

    Thanks for being such an amazing blogging friend! πŸ™‚


  4. Hey pretty lady! I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award! http://lightthelie.wordpress.com/2014/10/16/receiving-encouragement-to-give-encouragement/ You so deserve it.


  5. Hi Chelsi! I just realized that Emily nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award. I did as well! Looks like you have a lot of sisterly vibes coming your way πŸ™‚ You can check it out here: http://pendulumworld.wordpress.com/2014/10/20/sisterhood/.

    Thanks for being such a wonderful blogging friend! πŸ™‚


  6. I copied the name of that book. I think it might make a good stocking stuffer foru own son. Thanks for sharing!


    • It’s a really cute book! Brad Meltzer has a couple that I’ve read and enjoy. He’s a fun author. And a stocking stuffer is a great idea! I hope that you and your son enjoy it as much as we have. πŸ™‚

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  7. Hey Chelsi! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! Hop over to my blog to find out more! http://www.sensitiveandextraordinary.com/very-inspiring-blogger-award/


  8. Howdy! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for The Liebster Award, because I absolutely love following your terrific blog and wanted to share it with other folks. You can participate or not without offending me in the least, but you deserve the nomination! :)http://pennypinchingpeach.com/2015/02/23/liebster-award/


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