Usually every summer we find time to drive up to Helen and go tubing down the Chattahoochee River. It is one of our favorite summer activities. We haven't made it up yet this summer, but there's still time...maybe even for this weekend. :) The boys keep asking if we are going, so maybe we'll just have to stop what we're doing and go. Alex and Tim have both been tubing since in diapers. The first trip with Alex when he was around 8 months old. Tim was around 6 months. They both slept during the last half of the trip. They have grown to love tubing. We've even introduced them to white water rafting and now they're hooked on that, too. So thankful we've been blessed with such fun, adventurous boys!
These pics are from last year...such fun! I can't wait to make more memories while tubing the Hooch!
I reminded myself of this recently.
It's not about me at all, this wellness journey I am on to a healhier version of myself.
Not at all.
Never has been, really.
It is about the people who invest in me. My husband. My boys. My family. My friends.
They all share themselves with me. When I am not at my best, I'm not giving them a good return for their investment.
They get the tired looks, the lack of energy excuses, and the wimpy "maybe next time" cop outs. I have come to realize that those that take precious time to invest in me deserve better from me. I need to adhere to the direction given on any flight I've ever been on that goes something like this: make sure your own oxygen mask is properly secured before helping others. If I don't take care of myself first, my ability to care for others effectively diminishes quickly. My choosing clean eating, drinking enough water, and exercising on a daily basis is how I put on my mask first. Am I perfect at meeting the n…