Wednesday, June 23, 2010

If i could only slow down the time..

No one ever told me that when your kids hit high school that life would all of a sudden be in fast forward. As a parent we often say, "I can't wait til you grow up." At what point can we take the words back and stop the clock. Can I hold you and never let go. Your smile brings sunshine to the darkest of days. Recently I realized that I enjoy life so much more when you are around. I'm no longer telling you to go play, but come keep me company. 16 years ago I smiled as you entered the world and today I smile more. What a kind and beautiful woman you have become. Your shoulder I have cried on more than once. You are so much more than just my daughter but my friend. Your beauty reflects more each day. I'm so proud to be your mom. Keep smiling, your smiles are contageous.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Inspire me...

I have a few quotes I picked up from some friends...the first one has inspired me from day one... I even have it tatooed on my shoulder.

Live Well Laugh Often Love much.

There are four things you cannot recover-
The stone after you throw it,
The word after its said,
The occasion after the loss,
The time after its gone.

love it,
embrace it,
live it,
cherish it,
respect it,
share it,
make it memorable!
Life is RIGHT NOW..
So how are you gonna choose to live it....

Please feel free to leave some words that inspire you...Help inspire me...

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Was the lord speaking to me today?

Going back to me, myself and I...
Today as I finally got to church for the first time in a month..I first had a challenge just trying to get there. Why would my zipper of my favorite new dress break. Not from my weight just by fault. My first response is stay home, but I had a goal to make it to church today and my husband must have felt that. He decided we are going to church, so that right there meant I was going regardless of my dress.
As I am sitting in my last class the teacher brings up the subject of caring for ourselves so that we are able to care for others. In many ways, one is to journal. Well there is my answer that I am on the right path. Not only am I eating healthy, exercising, but blogging. Blogging vs. journaling..I have the support of many people besides myself but you the reader as well. Thank you lord for inspiring me today.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Fabulous SATURDAY!

I can only say how fabulous my day has been..i saved all these calories to eat out for a short celebration today, knowing i would want something not so healthy. I ordered friend fish..yes FRIED FISH! The best thing..i didn't finish even half of it cause i just didn't feel right doing it so, it didn't taste right either. In turn gourmet Top Ramen from my 8 year old and a beautiful bike ride all by ourselves off to swing at the park...BOY I LOVE BEING A MOM! And what makes me feel even more daughter ditches all the kids just to come hang out alone with much more special could i be...fabulous Saturday!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Me Myself and I

A wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a cousin, a niece, a aunt, a friend. How in life do we separate ourselves from all these things and give back to ourselves. Should I feel selfish, should I feel guilt? It has taken me 34 years and I finally figured out that, "if mama isn't happy... nobody is happy." I always read that quote and laughed, until my 16 year old said it one day. She is absolutely correct. If I am not taking the time out to care for myself, then who is. And If I don't take care of myself, who is going to take care of them? Ultimate happiness comes from within. That happiness comes when I have exercised, when I have eaten healthy, when I took that little bit of time and got my hair done, when I can look back at the day and be proud of myself. It is self maintenance and everyone needs it. Somewhere in all those titles above I fit in..Me, Myself and I.
I have a goal to balance my life to where I fit in guilt free.