January 26, 2009

The 2 reasons I breathe

I want to introduce you to the two reasons that I breathe everyday! The two children in this picture are my inspirations. Austin, is almost 13, and Jocelyn is 4 1/2. I wake up and hope they make the best choices everyday, and pray that they will always know what is best. When I slow down, listen, and watch there is so much to learn from both kids it is amazing. Austin, can reason ideas, thoughts, and actions. And at almost 13 I can have an adult-like conversation with him and he understands. He will also give his view of a situation and explain why he feels the way he does. It is amazing how at such a young age he really has a good head on his shoulders. I can only pray and trust that he will continue to make good choices, and a level head in the years to come.
And, then there is Jocelyn. Have you ever stopped to listen to a young child use their imagination to the fullest of their ability? WOW through her eyes I have been to castles, grocery stores, and Alaska. I have danced, played in the rain, and went down a swirl-twist-hilly slides. She dances all over all the time. She sings at the top of her lungs without a care in the world. She has reminded me of being care, and worry free. She has never met a stranger and if she knows you she will always say a prayer for you and your family. And, if you have children she will always want to call and go for a play date. Thank you Austin, and Jocelyn for providing me the breathe of fresh air through your eyes! I love you both so very much.

January 24, 2009

2009 has started!! January, is a month of getting it together, focusing on the year ahead, and relaxing after the busy Holiday Season. To start the year off in a positive direction I have started a journal to list my goals and how I am going to move towards making them happen. I am not a fan of making false or misleading resolutions that can set me up to fail. The resolution ideas are good for some, but for me if I fail at a resolution it makes me feel as if I failed in life. And, that is just not a feeling that I need in addition to all of the other life things we have going on. So, I just make goals. And, as long as I take action towards the goals that I have set for myself I feel the wins of accomplishments. After this post I am going to put together a list of goals that I am currently working on, and others that I will start to move in the direction of accomplishment! I am looking forward to a great year for myself, my family, and friends. Have a great 2009!