I’m not working out today and that’s ok.
....You see today, I’m working on my heart. While the fitness has been an absolute Godsend for me, how I treat my heart has also been one.
I miss my kids. We wait for years for them to grow up so they can “spread their wings” and “make us proud,” but it’s not easy letting go. .
For me, it’s hard. Damn hard. Harder than anything I’ve experienced. My heart aches and lately despite everything I try, I’m reminded of their absence.
This is no way to live. So I face my feelings head on today instead of tucking them away.
I started my health journey to heal my thyroid disease, and what I didn’t know at the time I was also suiting up the armor for this season of my life when my babies would go out into the big world. .
It’s hard. So hard. But at the same time, it’s happiness. Happiness for my son as he leads a fulfilling life in the military, my daughter as she goes after her dream of being a dentist, and my youngest as he finishes out his last 2 years of high school & first 2 years of college. .
So, today I’m not working out. I’m working on my heart because it’s going through another wave of hurt. .
Mamas, I feel your pain. When you send your babies off to their first day of preschool or daycare or just a few hours with a babysitter, I feel you. Those feelings will pull at your heart through the years of watching your babies take those steps of independence.
We will make it through this and be happy for our children, loving and supporting them every step of the way. That’s a mama’s love language. 🧡
To love, to give, to be selfless. That’s a woman’s love language. .
That’s what we do. - 19 days ago