Sunday, April 26, 2015
The Power of a Picture
The way Jaely is standing
The smile on her face that is just a hint of excitement she had on this day
The way we match
The reminder to me of when I used to go into my mom's classroom on Take Your Child to Work Day. I loved going in with her and seeing how she taught and interacted with her students. I loved helping out in her classroom, doing her bulletin boards, cleaning, etc.
Brought back a flood of so many wonderful memories.
I hope to have a picture every year on this day, eventually having Camryn come too.
I HATE this picture-
I knew I have gained a lot of weight, but this picture shoved that reality in my face.
My chubby little arms, round face, multiple chins, pregnant looking belly, thick legs.
It has inspired me.
Now I have this picture on my refrigerator and on my phone. Because of this photo, I used some tax return money to join weight watchers. I can do this. I will do this. Now that the boys are older, sleeping through the night, walking, etc, I have no excuses. I am exhausted, but it isn't like it was. I must do this for my kids and for me. I will do this. I will get healthier.
Wish me luck. Pray for me. Encourage me.
Thanks! (and a special thanks to the person who took this picture, for so many reasons.)