Sunday, July 18, 2010
Well the madness is over! We had finals yesterday. Two of my four kids made to the meet. My 13 year old got 7th in her freestyle. That may not so impressive to you, but, you have to understand that she didn't start out in May like everyone else. She also took a week off to go to camp. We weren't even expecting her to swim at finals! She also swam a highly impressive time and still only got 7th place!
My youngest got 3rd place for his freestyle relay. It was exciting to see because it was the first time he got to go to finals! He was so excited that he had to write his name on his medal so that no one else could say that it wasn't his medal.
My other two middle children weren't interested in even trying to go to finals. One didn't even go to pre-lims. The other wasn't upset that he didn't make it because it meant he could sleep in!
I am hoping that I can take my journey in weight loss as easily as my kids seem to take the events in their lives. I want to do well without thinking to hard about it. Get excited when I make even a modest accomplishment, and not let it bother me if I don't do as well as I expected. I am having ups and downs but as long as I keep getting a little better, I want to make it a celebration. I am not where I used to be and I just want to appreciate what God has given me to accomplish the important things in life - like loving my kids and trying to be healthy to love them for a very long time!