# 58 Smiling at the Giants
Friday, March 16, 2012
Well it has really been awhile since I have last blogged. Life certainly has its way of twisting and turning and keeping one busy.
March 9th I became a grandma for the first time to Abigail Grace, she came into this world at seven pounds 9 ounces, 20 inches long. and healthy. Mom and dad are doing well and trying to adjust to this new addition to their lives. In just a few short weeks my Son-in-Law must leave his wife and little Abigail for 12 weeks for basic training and tech school for the Air National Guard. This will be hard, and is already hard on my daughter and could really use your prayers that she will remain strong and remember to ask for help before she gets so overwhelmed that is causes stress. As if there is not enough stress just be a single parent on a newborn for 12 weeks.
I am busy with 3 classes this semester and will prepare to walk at the ceremony in May and actually finish my degree July 1st. I am contemplating going on further for my nurse practitioner. I am so busy I sometimes don't know if I am coming or going. And I am doing everything I can to stay on top of my studies, so I don't fall behind. Unfortunately, this has really taken a toll on my spark time. I really miss you all.
I have been on stall mode for most of my journey these past couple of months. I am trying to get to the gym as well as put my miles in as I am also training for the half marathon that is at the beginning of May. I have been trying to login to spark on a daily basis to at least log my fitness minutes. I haven't logged nutrition since who knows when lol.
I am calling out and asking for prayers that God will surround me with peace and the ability to handle what is before me. My race right now is slow, and I am ok with that. I know I can make smart choices and keep moving to maintain. A few months ago I faced my giants kicking and screaming and wanting to give in. Today I am facing those giants with a smile and looking at them as a challenge. And today, I am taking the time to pass a smile to all of you. A smile to remind you that we are strong enough to face those giants.
What are your giants on your journey? Today, right now, I challenge everyone to standup, dust yourself off, let us move forward and face those giants with a SMILE!