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  1. Sarah says:

    I loved this Courtney. Beautiful.

  2. angela says:

    This is such a beautiful realization. I’m glad you found your fuel in your family-a place where you will always be “in”. Well, at least until your son is a teenager. Then you might have a couple of years of “out” 😉

    Thanks for linking this beautiful post up with JBE.

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      LOL I’m already preparing for those few years of being “out” when my kiddo hits his teenage years. But, so long as he knows he’s loved, one day he’ll understand that every choice I made for him was with his best interest at heart 🙂

  3. Jessica says:

    Excellent fuel for your life. I think you are doing great at making your family proud.

  4. Kir says:

    I come from a small town like this too..and I am still trying (in my mind only) to remove myself from that mentality. 🙂

    I am so glad you found your way out in becoming a family, your son, your husband. This is such an important lesson. I loved the way you make it so simple and so clear. 🙂

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      Thank you, Kir. I think being so far away (5600 miles to be exact) from my hometown gave me room to escape it and find a way outside of their sense of normalcy. You have so much to be proud of yourself. 🙂

  5. Ashley Sisk says:

    Incredible words of wisdom. It’s funny because both my husband and I are from small towns and we felt that same desire to get out and be someone. He was the popular kid – I was not….I never wanted to feel like I had to fit in though so I just left for a bigger area where I could find my own.

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      I agree. I found my crowd in college and found that some of the same people who didn’t want to associate with me while we were in the small town threshold, had no trouble associating with me outside of it. Weird how that works, huh?

  6. Courtney says:

    My husband and children are definitely my greatest successes in life. Amazing how your definition of success shifts once you gain some life experience.

    • Courtney Kirkland says:

      Absolutely. Carrying a child for 9 months and then surviving those first few months of sleepless nights and zombie-hood is a success all in its own. And you DEFINITELY have two kids that are worth being proud of! 🙂

  7. ModernMom says:

    Children give us gifts we never would have expected 🙂

  8. Galit Breen says:

    Yes, this. Exactly this.

  9. That is so beautiful! What an amazing heart and spirit you have! It’s so true! My family fuels me, everyday it is all i need! I also understand being scared of Mediocrity – you have been such an inspiration to me to go out there and make something of myself. Thank you!

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Courtney Kirkland is a Southeast Alabama Writer & Designer. Since 2008, Courtney has passionately provided beautiful, intentional design to small businesses & bloggers and encouraged thousands to walk in a rich faith in any situation.