So, I have not posted again in about a week or so...someday I will find the time to share life's events on a more regular basis. I've been going to M.O.M.S (Ministry of Mom's Sharing) for a few weeks now and I LOVE it, I can see changes in myself already (and the women I have met are wonderful). Now of course there is always room for improvement...it's a marathon not a sprint, LMBO! I've set another mini goal for myself, but it is really something I've been setting out to do since the deigning of the year...you know the one about my owning my feelings and not letting other's walk all over me...again it's a work in progress. I am determined to not let the actions of others destroy me while J is gone this time around. I still have to learn to share my feelings with people and let them know when they have hurt my feelings, the trick is to do it without crying.
In my journey through M.O.M.S I have learned to start recognizing the "grace filled" moments in my life, you know it truly is the little things in life that make it all worth being a mom. For example last Friday mine was grace filled moment was wonderful and made me realize how blessed I am with such wonderful children. My children had gotten out of school early and were just bickering with each other all day, driving me out of my mind. I left to do grocery shopping and had left them to do their chores (and try not to kill each other), when I returned home all four of them came to the car and helped me take in the groceries and put them away and this all without me having to ask them. The groceries were in the house and all put away within 20 minutes, I was amazed! I of course thanked them, however, later that evening I was riding to the airport to pick up my dad and enjoying some Kari Jobe music, reflecting on my day and realized how amazing my children were.
On another note, as I have said I am not doing the 26.2 with Donna, because of my lack of ability to train properly for it but I am doing the Disney Princess 1/2 which is in like 19 days. I am so excited to do the race again with Christine and enjoy a weekend away. I am hoping that now that I've started running again and I can continue on my path to getting myself healthy again and lose the weight I've gained in the past year. Time will of course tell.
So, all in all even with the minor bumps and bruises along the way this past week, life has been amazingly wonderful and I am feeling truly blessed!