I have to say, I don't feel my age. I don't feel like I actually am old enough to have a child out of high school & on his way to finding where his place in life is outside our home.
With that said though, I am. I am proud to be able to say I have an 18 yr old son that is a phenomenal musician. I have loved watching that boy grow from the moment he was in my belly and I will continue love watching him continue to grow. Even if it has to be from afar & hearing things through social media first.
I also have an incredible 14 yr old son. He shows his talents through baseball, music & learning. As well as having the compassion & empathy for others that will just leave you speechless. He continues to communicate with myself & his dad. Asking questions to learn & understanding when he needs to be corrected in something.
Our other child is a beautiful 7 (and a 1/2) year old daughter. She has the voice of an angel & is quick as a whip. She has a combination of both her brothers in her & I can see that being wonderful & challenging all rolled into one.
I have been trying to really take the time recently to think about the way things have changed lately. I hope you will humor me. While I try to keep my blog along the fitness/health lines - I am a wife, mom & woman & as I'm sure you can understand my brain is constantly going with other things too!
I know social media has a place. I realize many people use it for great things. I have a good friend that uses it to help her with fostering dogs & making sure they can help dogs that are in danger. I have used it to ask for prayer for my father who was very sick (update on him at the end). There are so many things we can use Facebook, Twitter & the like for. I think the main thing though is just entertainment. That is where it can get a little grey.
I have had friends tell me that their spouse & them have decided not to be part of FB because they have heard the stories of people hooking up with old girl/boyfriends.
Another reason is it's a TIME SUCKER( seriously!).
The thing that probably makes me most sad is when people use it in a way that is hurtful. To hear good news from someone close to you really stinks.
I think many people will use it to say things that they wouldn't normally say to lots of people. When I post on FB or Twitter & when I post here on my blog I try VERY hard to think about what I'm saying & how it may come across. My intent is never to hurt anyone. I truly would just like to inspire & help others.
Also, I would never want a friend or loved one to read my blog & find out something about my life that they should have learned 1st hand.
I don't know. Maybe this is a little old fashioned. Maybe tweeting about something you just did that was a big deal is the new way to do things today. Maybe a Mom & Dad just need to grow with the times. I don't think I am an old fuddy-duddy (HA! When was the last time you heard that one!).
I just love my family & am so interested in their lives. Not to be controlling. Sheesh, I have enough of my own stuff to be handling & keeping in line! I just am interested. I want to see life through their eyes as well. I want to love the new people they are becoming & have become.
Well, I feel like I may have gone on a little meander here in my typing. I hope you understand & will return!
As for the update on my Dad. He is home now with Mom. He is receiving therapy for walking & moving his hands as well. Turns out when you are unresponsive for 11 days on a ventilator your body doesn't react well. I was blessed to talk with him a couple nights ago. He was a bit winded just talking but can I just say what a BLESSING it was to hear his voice. The man got a new chance at life. My prayer is he will learn Who gave him that chance & embrace it.
What's on your mind lately? Can I pray for you? I would be honored!!
Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!!