Monday, February 23, 2015

Young Writers

I was recently wowed by a young girl's blog.  This young lady is in 6th grade & part of my church family.  She has some things to say for sure that everyone, young & old, could use to read.  I hope you enjoy this!

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!   

Saturday, February 14, 2015

An Apartment, A Birthday & a Wedding

I have had some big changes this year.  For me anyway.

My oldest son, who is on the cusp of getting married (in exactly one month!) moved out about a month ago to his own place.  He wanted to live on his own before getting married in March.  Can't blame him for that!  He has been sharing a bedroom nearly all his life.  I'm sure he would like his own for a couple months atleast :)

My 2nd son turned 16 today :)  in 12 days he gets his license. 

I am so proud of both my boys (I have a daughter also but I'm going to focus on the boys right now).  They have hearts of gold. They also couldn't be more different. 

My oldest is the lead in a band that is quite popular.  He is our worship leader at church as well.  Totally living his dream.  He is a strong willed, follow your dreams & don't stop til you get it kind of guy.  He is also dedicated to his family, fiance & friends.  Introvert to the max too believe it or not :)  I love him so much & miss him like crazy.  He is only 40 minutes away but he was the night owl with me.  Even if we never said a word to each other I knew he was up with me.  Some times those were the moments we would have our best talks too.

My 16 year old has a compassionate heart.  He is more of an extrovert but not completely.  He will stand in the background & doesn't want the attention but loves having a good time & loves his friends.  He is into baseball like nobody's business.  Pitcher & 1st baseman.  He even got to spend part of his birthday at the field with his team.  I was so happy for him when he came home saying they won 10-2.  He didn't play but he was there cheering his team on for that win. 

I am sure I don't have to tell you Moms out there how my Mom-heart feels right now.  I may cry but they are happy tears.  I couldn't be happier to be able to watch these boys grown into the men God has created them to be. 

As my son watches his fiance walk down the aisle to become his wife I will be there watching him.  He will be growing before my eyes as he has for the passed 19+ years.  I will be thanking God for the times I have had with him & the way our relationship is changing for the better.  I remember during the hard times everyone with teens would tell me it will be better.  Of course, they were right. 

Thanks for reading & letting me share some of my Mom thoughts with you.  I would love to hear from you as well. 

What are some Mom-moments you have had?  Maybe you are the child & you can tell me some Mom things that you cherish.  

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Excuses, Excuses

We all have them.  I could come up with at least 2 right now why I am not doing the dishes or sitting & schooling my daughter (besides the fact I'm typing this for you!).

I have been learning a lot about myself lately & I especially have learned I hate excuses.  I have made a point to stop using them as much as I can.  When I do something or am late for something I don't run in & tell them all the reasons I'm late.  I apologize & make a note to make sure I don't do it again.  Who wants to hear all that?  Who wants to hear about the traffic that is backed up on the high way or the mess you had to clean up at home?  How does that help them? 

You can't change anything with excuses.  Maybe the person you inconvenienced is more understanding but you were still late (or whatever it is you have an excuse for). 

I find when it comes to healthy living & fitness there are excuses enough to fill a huge, HUGE book.  I even mentioned to someone recently I should start writing them all down. 

We all have setbacks.  We all go for something that may not align with the healthy plan we have for ourselves.  There may be a day we just can't get that workout in.  It's all good!  Get up, brush yourself off & try again. 

Stop making excuses for things.  Own it.  We are human & flawed (did you hear that *gasp*). 

So, think you will be too tired for a workout tomorrow?  Get into bed earlier tonight. 
Think you may not be able to resist the ice cream or (insert binge of choice here)?  Get rid of it.  Remove it from where you can have access to it.

Just my 2 cents for today.  This is all shared with love, I promise.  I think if we stop with all the excuses & start working on ourselves & be honest, our lives will be so much healthier!!

What's a favorite excuse you have heard?

Be Blessed & Live Healthy!!