We have two amazing children. I say that because I am their mom and I see all of the incredible little things that they do. One of the most amazing things I see is the way that they grow…physically and spiritually.
They have a little growth chart on the back of their doors, where every month we measure how much they have grown. Some months there is barely a visible change; other months my jaw literally drops. What is crazy to me is the months that I don’t see a great change on the chart, I see the most growth in them. (more…)
On Friday my son and I went to our karate class. I love our studio, because it doesn’t matter how old you are, you can do anything. So here I am, close to 40 years old, hanging out with a bunch of young kids learning how to do B-twists and back handsprings. It is totally a blast.
After one back handspring (I kept forgetting to bring my legs over, so I get a really nice stretch), I landed and jumped (it was exciting that I remembered my legs this time). As I came down I rolled my ankle out pretty good. Instant pain shot up my leg and I almost forgot how to walk. Wow. I haven’t done something this special since I played soccer in college. There was an instant ballooning and beautiful coloring of the ankle. (more…)
In fact a lot of pain is good. Some days I wish I could blog during my workouts. That is when I have great clarity in my mind and thought process. That also would be a little counterproductive…leaving the workout every time I feel inspiration. My workouts would never get done or they would take me 4-5 hours. (more…)
This morning was the first morning I walked the kids to school. Going to school is the easy part…it is downhill the entire way. We killed it on the amount of time it took us to get there. As I turned from them at the crosswalk (I love it when they tell me they love me as I leave them for the day) I looked at what it was going to take to get home. If you walk downhill one way, it is going to be uphill for the return trip. With my hamstrings, hips, quads and calf muscles burning from an amazing karate workout last night, I was not too excited to tackle the hills. (more…)
There is a song by the artist Plumb called “Need You Now”. It is a soul touching song for me. This morning I woke up to it streaming through my mind. When this happens I know it is time to write. This song has been a solace of comfort to me during some recent times of trials. I have sung this song in my truck at the top of my lungs with tears streaming down my face. Today it represents a long night. (more…)