Celebrate the Small Things 6: Faith Through Failure #FridayFeeling

Fridays are all about celebrating the Small Things thanks to a weekly blog hop created by author Lexa Cain. Joint co-hosts this week are authors L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog The mission coincides with what I’m hoping to do with my own writing, inspire and focus on the light when those slippery shadows creep around our shoes. Want to sign up? Click Lexa Cain’s link to find out more.


Life inside of a child is a courageous place to be. This week as I watched my own children tackle their own separate challenges, I saw myself in my sweet little girl learning to ride a bike. With my son, I remembered the same feeling on the soccer field, waiting as the goalie in that net as the opposing team barreled my way with what seemed like an unstoppable force.


Who doesn’t want a perfect result the first time you try?


Courage is my word of the week. Faith, too. Courage is the driving power to move. Faith is the fuel behind it. As I watched my kids go through their own unique challenges, I also saw them practice both acts within themselves, and being the proud mom who I am, these are the moments I’m celebrating this week.


  1. The bike. It’s not easy to learn to balance and trust you can go as fast as you need to go and to stop when you really need to stop without hurting yourself.
  2. The soccer game. Being the last man standing on a team and facing a small band of others headed your way is really overwhelming. You want to strategize where that ball is going to land. You want to protect the goal and the team.


Success. My daughter conquered the bike. My son conquered the will to try again through the defeat. When he told me he wanted to play another season, I couldn’t help but glow on the inside.

Remember …

About Erika Beebe

Author, dreamer, and a momma to a couple of wonderful kids, I try to live life everyday in hope and inspire others along my way.

Posted on May 26, 2017, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 23 Comments.

  1. Good for your son and daughter! Being a goalie is tough. Everyone is out to get you.
    Without faith, there is no hope.

  2. Hi, Erika, thanks for stopping by my blog. I’m a great believe in “the still, small voice.” It’s still the best guide for what to hope for and what to plan for. Glad your son and daughter both success with courageous belief.

  3. spunkonastick

    Stop without hurting yourself – LOL. I injured myself more after I knew how to ride one and it usually had to do with sudden stops. Even flung myself head over heels into a bush once.

  4. Good on your kids for keeping on with things even when they were hard. Too many kids these days just give up.

  5. A lovely post, Erika, about the challenges of trying new things. Even in old age, it requires courage. Those little victories are good to keep in mind.

  6. Love the quote. It’s so magical to watch a child’s eyes as they see and do things for the very first time. To us, it’s easy (usually). To them it’s challenging. And when they learn how to do things, it’s amazing! Thank you for dropping by my blog!

  7. It takes a LOT of courage to try something new, and even more to pick yourself up again if you fail. Yay for the stories of your children’s successes!

  8. Well done to both your children. It’s lovely to be able to watch them do these things – treasure those moments 🙂 Have a lovely weekend – Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

  9. I think the older we get, the more hesitant we are to be that courageous. Congrats to you daughter and son! Both things are huge milestones and accomplishments.

  10. I will make a courage and faith my words of this week too 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

  11. That’s the voice that got me to publish my first book!

  12. Someone posted this once about cooking. It helped me a lot. All my life, I’ve been bad about assuming I couldn’t do something after only trying once or twice.


    I think we all could benefit from keeping that saying in mind!

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