John 8:32 "Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." NIV

Friday, June 17, 2011

Don't look back too long...

Today is TriGuru's b-day. He turned a big number.... like the one we don't want to come, but sneaks up on us anyway and then all of a sudden... we are "old".

I think he had mixed feelings about today, but honestly, I feel like the best years of my life are ahead of me. Sure, I can say that with meaning because it wasn't my birthday and I did not turn a big number (actually 6 years away *wink wink*)... but what is age, really?

When I was 27 I was COMPLETELY out of shape. Home taking care of my two children 16 months apart. I was lucky if I remembered to brush my teeth. No interaction except with other mothers and we seemed to talk about our children's eating habits and bowel movements. Not exciting that is for sure. I never had time to workout or to shower for that matter.

Don't get me wrong. I understand and appreciate how blessed I was to be able to stay home with my children. But it was about 5 years of total devotion to them. I forgot who Jen was. I became K & B's mom.

In 2009 when I finally decided that to be a better mother meant that I had get myself back into shape, I did feel like I was neglecting my family, but I had the support of my husband. He knew and wanted me to be Jen again. I am in the best shape of my life now and only see me getting better.

So remember, as we turn a year older, as we approach those big numbers, think about where you have been for a minute... and then concentrate completely on where you are going! Looking back too long strains our neck... focusing forward gives us momentum; drive.

Happy Birthday, TriGuru!


XLMIC said...

happy birthday to TriGuru!!!! Embrace the big ones... they are a testament to our strength and passion for life :)

Beth said...

Think about doing what I have done . . . take the word "old" right out of your vocabulary!! Age is just a number :)

Nicole Orriƫns said...

Great post, and I totally agree. I'm in better shape now, than I was in my twenties too.