Skip to main content

Cinco de Mayo 2014

My best gift this day was receiving a text out of the blue from a dear friend telling me that she was praying for me. Unknown to her, I was having a very rough day. My knee was hurting and still swollen (after a week), working out was a struggle, and I was just feeling down. Her text came at just the right time. I was reminded that prayer does not necessarily change my circumstances, but it changes my perspective on them. The support I felt at that moment helped me move on through my day with a renewed spirit. God is so good! Other gifts today...
*Tim and I had breakfast together to begin our day. He "made" my breakfast by opening my favorite greek yogurt up for me and serving it to me on a tray. :)
*Great check ups for both boys at the dentist! So thankful!
*Encouragement from my own fitness coach. She's awesome!!!
*Playing tennis in the driveway with my boys. I was moving slowly due to my knee issues, but we had tons of fun.
*Alex's baseball game provided a teachable moment in losing {again}. It breaks my heart to see talented boys struggle so. However, more than physical, the game is mental and there are some boys who cannot handle that aspect of the game. At all. When the boys whom the others look to as their leaders fall apart, there goes the game. Every. single. time. After the very first game I told Alex that baseball is a man's game. If he cannot handle the losses like a man, then he need not play. He has handled it well ever since then because he wants to play. Last night was a hard loss in the final inning. A close play at the plate did not go well for our team. It could have been called either way from where I sat. Our tying run was called out at the plate. We were all disappointed. The difference between us parents and our boys, we saw how much they had done well and correct all evening. All they saw another mark in the loss column. Coach firmly set the boys straight about losing and their attitudes toward it. They play as a team, lose as a team, and one day will win as a team. No one person/play lost the game. The same will hold true when we win one.
*Tucking my boys in bed at night...all the giggles, prayers, and moments shared are priceless!


Popular posts from this blog

L.E.N.S photo challenge: Summer Treat

Find other summer treats over at Home Is Where You Start From.

it's not about me

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…

L.E.N.S. photo challenge: learning spaces