Sunday, May 12, 2013
Happy Mother's Day to all the mothers out there! And a special happy mother's day to my mom! My mother passed away August 2007 due to lung cancer so mother's day, all though exciting for my children tends to tug at my heart strings. I miss my mom everyday! If I could be half the mom she was to me in the 24 years of my life she was alive then I have truly accomplished something! Even though today is a little depressing for me I feel a little more motivated! Before my mom passed I was in a marriage that she knew was going no where! I lived everyday a very sad and lonely woman! I was overweight at 240 pounds and had a husband that verbally abused me everyday! He told me how I was fat and no one would ever want me, a fat woman with three kids! Well as of today I have proven him wrong! I am much smaller now, even smaller than I was when I got pregnant with my first child and continually striving to improve myself everyday! I think my big "ah ha" moment was when I realized that it wasn't about doing things for anyone but myself. I didn't need to improve for my husband at the time. I needed to improve for myself. I want to live a long and healthy life for me and my babies! As people have noticed I include my children in my daily activities, including my weight loss. And yes I do! I feel like just like with religious beliefs, everything that is important to a child's up bringing begins at home with me! So it is my job, to be successful as a parent, to start my children off on the right path to eating healthy and maintaining a healthy active life! As long as my kids are healthy, doing good in school, and respectful to others then I guess I am doing my job right! I hope everyone has a great mother's day! Now I am off to spend time with the ones who mean the most to me! My babies!!