Remember this picture?
Well...I'm stirring again......
Spiritually.......we lost a dear dear friend on Friday. Jeannie Kortz went to begin her journey with our loving Heavenly Father in heaven after losing a battle to a quick bout of cancer that she gracefully handled. She was an amazing woman and I will post about her later this week. But it has got me stirring again. There are things I have let fall by the way side....like daily scripture study and that morning prayer. I don't know why I try to start my day without it....but sometimes I do and I want to change that. I want to teach my children by example and I need to be better.
Physically......remember that muffin top I wanted to lose? Well I started hiking the hills of Alston Park at 5:50 am on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays. We have been rained out a few days, but I'm telling you it feels good to start my morning off that early exercising in this beautiful valley with fun friends. I'll keep you posted on my results once I get a new battery for my scale!
Emotionally.......Dave and I have an opportunity to spend three sessions with an amazing psychologist that has spent some time with Blake at school. He is wonderful and he too has raised children with special needs. He met with Blake twice at school and then met with me last week at his offices. He nailed Blake and feels like he might be able to do more with Dave and I in three sessions than he could do with Blake in a year. He says it is just so hard to get things out of children and if he can teach and guide willing parents the process works much faster. He said that Blake was very bright, very sensitive, and very perceptive which makes him very guarded. He told me in two minutes what I have been trying to figure out for years. He also said that Blake's ability to deal with his daily anxieties due to his disability speaks volume about what good parents we are. I said, with tears streaming down my face, "Thank you. I needed to hear that!" Blake is dealing with much anxiety each day trying to figure out what his little body is going to do and I am grateful for the help we are going to get this week from an amazing man.