To all the moms out there, you know we have hard days but the good times are much greater. I loved the tweet from @kelsey5k that reinforced this "The days are long but the years are fast." - a much more poetic version, don't you think? My response, "So true! And the 2 hr party today was way long!" And it was as I have a daughter who loves to plan and she was a bit upset perhaps insert some screams when things weren't going the way she planned/hoped. It is a learning lesson for kids of all ages, isn't it?
I worked the run. Then Saturday we went to the gym for my run, which I ended up cutting short because I just wanted to spend more time with my precious gem. Darling daughter received a Jamba Juice gift card from the sweetest staff who takes care of her while I run. We are both so blessed!
The day of her birthday my phone was ringing and beeping all day with good wishes and songs from family and friends. I am touched by the outpouring of love. Darling daughter commented on how everyone keeps calling! Gotta love it! But what I love the most is that we have an old video of Grandma and Grandpa singing, or trying to sing, her Happy Birthday. I love that she will always be able to see and hear Grandpa's voice. And that brings me to my most precious gift to her, a book called The Blue Roses by Linda Boyden, who actually called Maui her home for awhile. Darling daughter and I checked this book out from the library ages ago, okay, perhaps not the long. We both instantly fell in love with it as it is an amazing story with a great lesson, well written, and has a touch of humor to it even though it is a sad story - one that still brings tears to my eyes when I read it as it makes me miss my Dad and opens up discussion about Grandpa.
|Rust to soft yellow = Success!|
Have a great week all! I am off to work, try to get some more running in, and blast away this cold that is brewing. Count down: 6 days 'til the BIGGEST WORK DAY EVER! Not the time to get any sicker!
Daily Gratitude: I am thankful for being a mom.
Daily Affirmation: I love myself and I am in charge of my own happiness.