I am always coming up with a mile long list of things I need to change in my life and while
I could ignore that list it gets a little hard because every time I turn around I see one of my kids.
I have Tim who when I announce what is for dinner (if he is excited about it) give me a hug and tells me he loves me - food is the way to that boys heart.
Then there is Andrew who although a total goof ball can be so sweet and loves to snuggle.
Allison is full of creativity and is learning to sew. A small compliment and she is beaming for the rest of the day.
Kathryn wants so much to participate in whatever I am doing. She wants to be helpful and takes joy in being of service. I am hard pressed to start working in the kitchen and she is not there asking to help.
Then there are the little boys - Peter and Jacob. They are just a bundle of trouble and yet I can't help but smile every time I see them.
Recently I have been thinking a lot about my health. I have come to the point in my life where I realize clearly that I am not getting any younger. Not that I am old but I am squarely in my mid 30's. I am about 50 lbs overweight and I need to loose those extra pounds. I need to do it for my children so they can have a healthy and active mother who can keep up with them for years and years to come. Yeah and I want to be thin so I can feel good about myself and look great in the latest fashions but really it is about my kids.
My children are my motivation. I need to put a photo of them on my fridge and pantry so when I am tempted to make a not so healthy food choice I will remember why I shouldn't.
What motivates you?