|Hike to the Falls on Mother’s Day|
|Sharing a smile on Mother’s Day|
A lesson I learned from my mom…Okay this one isn’t quite the easiest to answer.. and without giving you my entire life story my mother is not part of my life and has not been for a majority of it. So I am going to change this to a lesson I learned from my dad… My dad is tough. And I mean phyiscally and mentally tough. I watched him have an infection in his cheek lanced without any type of novacaine. I have watched him battle Stage 3 Lymphoma and now Prostate Cancer. He doesn’t give up and he’s straight tough. So when I was in labor with George I kept saying I wanted to be tough like my dad. I was scared to death even just having my water broke but I knew that if I focused on the strength he has shown through his challenges I could get through it. I remained calm through my entire labor and delivery and proved to myself that I too am strong 🙂 (PS – I had an epidural – I wanted to be tough, not a hero!).
To burn calories I…run or walk.. or lift weights.. or lift George. or hike.. I LOVE being active so anything I can do to get us outside and moving I am on it! If it’s crummy out, I actually like going to the gym and really hitting it hard. I have time to focus on me and reassess my fitness goals. And I have ZERO shame in sweating at the gym. I am red faced and a hot mess when I leave that place and let me simply say that I feel awesome when I’ve worked that hard. I deserve to look that good 🙂
My best hair day was… I think I’m still waiting for it. I wore my hair long for 4 years.. but only because my brother’s girlfriend owns a salon and put extensions in for me. In the last 2 weeks I cut it all off and even though there are still some extensions in, it is shoulder length and I’m part of the mom club now!!
I am grateful for… Adam’s mom. She has taught me what the true love of a mother really should be like. She is a God loving, strong, capable woman who has been by my side since I started dating Adam. I am so blessed to have her in my life!