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summer vacation

Monday, May 27th
Happy Memorial Day!
A day where those who have lived, served, and died for our country are remembered and honored.
This morning we finished up our school year.
Happy summer vacation!!!
This in itself is a gift , but I am even more blessed by the gift of homeschooling the boys. It works for us and we all enjoy our time together. The boys made all A's the entire school year and retain the info so well. They make me so proud to be their mom.
In other news today, family came in for a visit, the paint is almost all up on the walls of the house, and it is warm outside!


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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.
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