So I tell you all about my beautiful children and show you their beautiful little faces, but you rarely see a pic of me...or if you do, it is a perfectly positioned shot that doesn't give the truth about how I truly look...or feel.
I finally had a good heart-to-heart...with myself. I wasn't feeling like me. I wasn't looking like me. I just wasn't me. And that wasn't good. It was so easy to let being a WAHM with two little ones and a husband to take care of become everything. To let the roles of wife, mother and employee rule everything.
I had stopped taking time for myself. I had stopped taking time for God. I didn't have the energy to workout. What I did have was a list of excuses and a mound of responsibilities weighing me down. This, my friends, is a recipe for disaster.
And that disaster was me. I saw what I was becoming and I didn't like it. Something had to change.
You see, my journey isn't just about getting down to a certain weight...although, I'd be lying if I said if I wouldn't mind having the confidence I had in this pic of Michael and I on our honeymoon...it is about me as a whole.
I want to be close with God. I want to feel good. I want to have the energy to keep up with my kids (If you have ever met Ryder IRL, you know that requires a LOT of energy!). I want to be the best me. I want to stop making excuses and commit to becoming the person that God made me to be.
So, while I love telling you the stories about my beautiful children, I hope and pray they don't have any more illnesses to follow along with! I know I am not the only one out there that is searching to find and become who they truly are, so why not share my journey as well.
And here is a couple complimentary cute kid pics just for reading to the end. ;)