I love this format, it helps me organize my thoughts...gets it all out there as it were.
Mental and spiritual are one today.
thought for the day.
fight the good fight. The one worth fighting for....
I don't know if any of you have ever seen miracle...It's a movie about the 1980 U.S.A. hockey team.
I cried during that movie.
Not at the end like you might expect.
I cried at Jim Craig...Goalie.
I understood his job completely.
That was my job.
As mom of my home...I knew what my presence or absence could do.
I have lived on the other end of the stick.
A loving, but absent mom.
She had to work.
She was tired.
She couldn't block the crap.
today as I drove my youngest to school she said
"I thought about how I would feel if you had to work too, it would make me sad".
There are days like that that make my choice feel validated, although even if I never heard it said I would still do it.
I get to drive my kids to school, get to see them when they come home.
Homeschooling has afforded me the opportunity to really know my kids.
I mean, like the back of my hand.
It's My good fight.
My kids and my marriage.
Block and save.
Yes, it was the goals that won it..But if Jim hadn't stopped all the bad from happening that victory never would have happened.
As a military family we constantly moved.
curriculum would change...our family would be under constant strain.
I could stay put and endure year long separations from my husband that weren't necessary.
I could put my kids in and out of schools.
What did I do.
I made two decisions to minimize the damage.
1.) I would never allow my husband to deploy somewhere alone when we could go with him.
That meant 6 moves in 14 years..one to Germany..one when I was 8 months pregnant for 11 months after we had just bought our house.
I knew when we started separating voluntarily, that would be the beginning of the end.
2.) my kids.
I homeschooled. It kept us together as a family...mitigated moving stress and we became good friends within our family.
Block and save.
3.) complete honesty with my kids.
I don't lie to them, ever.
I know some people think it's necessary, but it isn't.
The hardest part was when Tim went back to Iraq after my oldest daughter's friend's father was killed.
She said "Will daddy die?"
What do you say?
It happens...and if it did,would you ever believe you again?
Say yes, you scar the kids and you have no idea if it's true.
But if your dad does die, know that he died fighting for what he believed in.
Your dad would want you to be proud.
He will most likely come back safe and sound. But it is a possibility.
We have a saying in our family, "Old enough to ask the question...old enough to get an answer."
My kids trust me.
I trust them.
We don't lie to each other.
Pick your battles wisely, all the secondary crap is just that...crap.
Your health is a good fight to win.
It can mean the difference between there being a goalie in the net when it's your team's butt on the line...or an empty net.
okay, I have to say something about Jack Lalanne.
I have been alternating workouts.
three days a week I do a three mile walk and then "30 minutes with Jack Lalanne"
on his website. (along with 150 situps.)
It's workouts from his old program.
I did this last night.
Me and my sophie have been doing the exercises together for the last week or so.
It seemed light duty to me.
We laughed through it.
laughs on me.
I go to the gym today to do my elliptical only to realize my thighs are sore.
I mean sore.
(after the elliptical I did my upper body toning and a half mile walk to stretch my legs...instead of upping my weight on my weights, I upped my reps to 3x15 for each exercise...back extension, flies, lat pulls and tricep extensions.)
Jack kicked my rear.
Hello students my right eye. lol.
I will be doing another walk and another jack workout tomorrow.
I will let you know how it goes.
My calories came in at 1630 again..again all good calories.
My burn was 600 on the elliptical...plus weights which I never know how to calculate so don't.
Hope you all had a great day and are doing well,
I know I am,