Some days I struggle. Ahhh, who am I kidding, A LOT of days I struggle. I struggle to figure out how to make it all work. Being a wife and mom, a homeschool teacher, a business owner, a friend.

Some days I want to throw in the towel and tag out on all of it. Am I the only one? I’m guessing not.

On days like these, I am reminded of my WHY. I dream of all the things God has laid on my heart and get excited about what is to come. Some of these dreams are for our family, some of them are for our business, some even for our children and grandchildren. I even dream of the plans that God has for YOU. Yep, you.

I pray and ask for the Lord’s blessing and guidance over what we are trying to accomplish in this life HE gives us. Goodness knows we can’t do this on our own. Period. Just talking it back to Him gets me excited and motivated to dream bigger dreams.

Many of you here are just like “I’m here to get YL products for my own family…not interest in the business side” and that is totally cool. You keep doing YOU friend. We love you as a member on our team, whatever that looks like for you.

But, many of you have shared your heart with me. You’ve shared YOUR “why”. Many of you want to pay off bills, adopt, retire your spouse, travel, bless your family and others. You’ve got BIG dreams. And I see you friends. I see those days when you struggle to figure all this out. When you beat yourself up and are convinced you’re doing it all wrong. When you tell yourself that you aren’t a born leader or that you aren’t knowledgable enough about all this “oily” stuff to help anyone else.

When I dream for US, I dream for YOU too.

When I pray for US, I pray for YOU too.

I am determined to see all of our WHYs happen.

Below, I want YOU to share YOUR why with us. It’s important to nail this down. It may even change and that’s ok. Mine has.

My WHY started off as being able to help bring MinLan home from China. And look at us now! She’s been home THREE YEARS and is happy, healthy and THRIVING.

I want to know your WHY. I want to cheer you on. I want to remind you of your why on days where you are doubting and want to give up.

“A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart and will sing it back to you when you forget the words.”

Have you ever forgotten the words to the song in your heart? I know I have. MANY days. OH, to have a friend who would sing it back to me. To help me focus again on WHY I do all of this.

I want to know your why. Even if you’ve told me before, tell me again. Share it so that everyone else can see. No matter how BIG and CRAZY it might be. Be bold. Type it out.

Start a notebook today, maybe even a note on your phone…dream some new dreams if you’ve already accomplished the first ones you dreamed of. Pray and ask the Lord to light a desire in your heart for the things that really matter to Him. Ask Him to guide you. Don’t be afraid to write down those big, AUDACIOUS goals. Do it.

Want to know my WHY today?

•I want to be debt free.

•I want time economy for our whole family.

•I want to be able to get all the therapy that John Preston, MinLan and Neely need without worrying about what insurance will cover.

•I want to quickly pay off my van and be able to buy Bryan a newer truck.

•I want to be able to throw our kiddos and grandbabies in the car and head to Disney at the drop of a hat.

•I want our family homestead to be exactly what we dream it to be…great place for the kids to play, animals, playground, relaxing.

•I want to open our home to foster children one day.

•I want to be able to fully fund adoptions for other families who want to adopt.

•I want to be able to buy an RV and travel with our children.

•I want to have the funds to be able to bless anyone and everyone that God puts in front of me with a need. To be able to be the hands & feet of Jesus to a world that is hurting.

•I want to see each member of our team walking free of debt, spending their days with their children, and living their passions using the gifts their Maker gave them.

I could think of so much more, but just listing those has got me sitting here FIRED UP.

List your WHYs below so that we can know what you are running toward and why. And so that we can sing the song back to you in case you ever forget the words.

I Love You guys! THIS FALL…’s going to be INCREDIBLE! Get ready!


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