Sunday, May 13, 2012

Photo a Day May: Week 2

Continuing with the Photo a Day May challenge, here’s week 2.
If you missed week 1, you can see it HERE.
Here’s a reminder of each day’s topic.
Days 6 – 13
Day 5 me
‘Nuff said.
Day 7 someone who inspires me
My amazing brother! He decided 3 weeks before that he was going to do a full IronMan. That’s 2.4 mile swim, 110 mile bike, then a full marathon (26.2 mile run).
The weather conditions were brutal. On the swim they had 4-5 foot white caps. Over 600 people were pulled out of the water. Then on the bike they were battling a 45 mph headwind. The air temperature was over 80 degrees, making the run challenging as well.
Despite these extremely difficult conditions, my brother finished. I am so proud of him! I get emotional just watching the video clip of his finish. He definitely inspires me!!!
Day 8 smell I adore
There is nothing better than a freshly bathed baby, lathered in baby lotion! I love to bury my nose in my baby’s neck and just breathe him him!!!
Day 9 something I do every day
Honestly the only thing I could think of that I do is brush my teeth (and thank goodness for that, right?).
Day 10 favorite word
“What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Stand a little taller. Doesn’t mean I’m lonely, when I’m alone. What doesn’t kill you makes you fighter.” – Kelly Clarkson

This has been one of my favorite words for a while now. No matter how hard things get, I know that I am stronger.
* Stronger than sleepless nights and the demands of motherhood.
* Stronger than circumstances I can’t control.
* Stronger than that alarm clock.
* Stronger than that last mile.
* Stronger than that cookie.
…and so on.
Day 11 kitchen
This day was such a whirlwind. We were out of the house most of the day. After my girls’ end-of-year dance program, we got home late to find a water leak by our kitchen sink. Fortunately, it was just the faucet, and was easily fixed by tightening it.
Day 12 something that makes me happy
This scene melts my heart! I love watching my 2-year old son mow the lawn with daddy.
Day 13 mum
My incredible mother! I look up to her so much. She has made me the woman I am today, and I will forever be grateful for everything she has taught me and continues to teach me. She has gone through so much, many of which I can’t even comprehend. Yet she always remains strong and true. Every day is a battle for her with her health, yet she never complains. She is full of charity, compassion, love, and service. She’s always putting others first, and always makes time for her family. She loves being a grandmother and will drop whatever she is doing to play with them. I am truly grateful for her and the example she is to me!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you women out there!

1 comment:

  1. Hope you had a Happy Mother's Day! Loved seeing all your pictures! It's hard to think of something you do EVERY day, right!?!


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