Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Thanks for Making me a Fighter!


Hello to you all. As I was driving with a friend the other night I was able to put into words what I have always known (thanks for listening Jen). Apathy is my enemy and I was spending way to much time with the enemy as of late. I had fallen into that, "good enough" trap and let's face it I was miserable there. Sunday morning I woke up with a fire in my heart for the first time in a long time and I was happy to have it there. I jumped out of bed and sat down with my planner and a pen and started making goals, big, small, hard, easy...all kinds. Things I want to do and things I should do. Then on Sunday my sister and my mom gave me a great gift. They volunteered to watch my boys so just me and hubby could go to Salt Lake for a Haitian Roots meeting I needed to be to. We talked for hours (I love that guy). We re-evaluated our goals and talked about all the things that we need to think about at home. When I run I listen to a song called "Fighter". I am not really a big fan of Christina Aguwhatever her name is, but I love the point of this song. In it she says "it makes me that much stronger, makes me work a little bit harder, makes me that much wiser, so thanks for making me a fighter." As I was running this morning and not just lolly gagging around I was all of a sudden thankful for all the things that have made me a fighter. I am glad I wasn't born super skinny because I have to work hard to stay in shape. I am glad the Lord gave me five boys, it's dang hard, but working to raise them has helped to raise me. I am grateful for a challenge because in the end I grow. So here's to the challenges that I have set for myself. Some are silly like cleaning out my disaster of a closet and some are a little bigger, like going back to school to get the master's degree I have wanted to get for 10 years. But, as long as I have goals that propel me out of bed in the morning and keep me up at night planning I will be alive and greatful to be fighting!

6 comments:

Pete and Mare said...

Great post! This is the perfect time of the year to reboot and it sounds like you are in full force. Heather you are such a sweet person. What a blessing to have five boys and I know they keep you on your toes! They are blessed to have such a wonderful Mom and friend. Keep up the fight! Happy New Year to you and your sweet family! ~ Mare

Kim said...

glad to hear you are back up & running :) I just added that song to my playlist on my blog THANKS!!!

EE said...

A Masters Degree!!! Are you serious? You really did get a lot of fight and energy. Holy Cow. I know we both love the New Year. Hooray for a goal and starting over!

Perla said...

fantastic post! i love it! i'm so glad you were able to come on sunday, even if it was more chaotic than i had hoped for it to be. i love you and for your encouragement to keep fighting!

Never on time said...

yes sis i finally can comment. i think your crazy to go to school and that is why i love you. you can do IT!--Jen

LC said...

Awesome! I just had to check out your blog from FSA. So cool you guys are doing that.
I really should start running again...I've just been eating ice cream...okay and a little yoga.