Monday, May 2, 2016

HELLO MONDAY

I can't believe how fast time is going for me personally right now. I am really thankful for my challenge to blog again. It was a good decision. I know it's important to write things down. I know for me, it makes me more MINDFUL. I am a girl that has always been more emotional and tenderhearted. I was taught as a little girl to always think about others feelings, put yourself in their shoes, etc. I would say one of my "good traits" is my empathy. Oh wow... at times this get's me into big trouble. I have been taken advantage of, taken for granted or misunderstood.

So over the years I have learned to just follow those feelings in my heart. Yesterday, in church we have a meeting called FAST SUNDAY. I had woke up feeling that I needed to enjoy the PEACE that I always feel there. Fast Sunday is the first Sunday of the month. I love it because anyone who wants to can go up to the podium and share their testimony of Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father.

I was sitting in the pews and kept feeling this overwhelming feeling to get up and share. I fought it. It kept coming and my entire body felt it, so I got up. I knew I needed to share my love and gratitude. All day I was weepy and emotional. So much on my mind and in my heart. The family came over to celebrate Mother's Day early and I found myself being much more quiet and "thinking." I took the twins off my myself to PONDER more. Sometimes we need the quietness in our life and in our heart. 




I held the babies and felt complete comfort. I know that in my weaknesses and shortcomings... I am ENOUGH and sometimes we all just need to SLOW down our wheels. I have been going and going and I have been needing to STOP and really listen to feelings that have been in my heart. I embrace the tender hearted, emotional person that I am. I have thought a lot about how I love and communicate with others. I think often in communication what WE often don't HEAR what isn't being said. There is always more. We often are so busy in life communicating via Facebook, texts, instagram, social media, etc. that we forget to SLOW down and have REAL conversations. It's the hope that when you talk and share with someone that they care enough to really listen and communicate back. 

In fact, I think we forget to communicate with our own inner self. Are we so busy listening to the radio that we tune out the thoughts and feelings that we should "think about"? Do we listen? I have been trying not to listen to the radio as I drive this past week. I found so many thoughts/feeling & ideas coming into my heart. I will listen closer. The world is so LOUD  at times. It's hard to shut it off. 

So many changes are ahead for the family. I am a big creature of habit so BOO to this! I accept changes, but I am always reluctant to face them. 

So I thought I would share some photos from yesterday. Family kickball in the front yard, yummy food and Zach making us all laugh hysterically at the dinner table. Late evening smores by the fire pit. I will forever be thankful for these memories. 




Beckett is obsessed with eating his sister. Poor Capri is always
getting her in this position and trying to eat her.
He is like a baby Zombie from the Walking Dead- ha!



Oh and he loves to cry right on top of her. He is ALL BOY! She is very easy going and just goes with the flow.

I have to say this photo is the best because I captured the boy in the far right. He was walking down the street and we had NO idea who he was.


He lunged at McKay and hugged her and then Brian. They hugged him and we asked him to play kickball with us. He joined us and we found out his name is Bentley. I kept looking for someone to come find him. Finally, a neighbor boy came and laughed to find that he had joined our family and game. 

I am over ONE WEEK of NO soda and NO sugar. The headaches went away and I have no craving anymore for the soda. I still want SUGAR. ha! I am drinking over 100 oz of water a day to cleanse my body and feel so much better in only 9 days.




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8 comments:

Michelle S Clarke said...

Thank you - I needed the reminder to stop

teresa collins said...

Michelle you are amazing!!!!

maryjean said...

Teresa you are such a inspiration! I've been reading your blog off and on for awhile now. Thanks !

I gave up my diet coke in feb and feel so much better! Good luck!!

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