Today is truly one of those days where I miss my Momma. She always tried to make my birthday special. She told me once that when my birthday rolled around she always bought herself a present too because it was a celebration for her too! But I digress, my Sousin (for those of you that don't have one it is a Sister-Cousin) and I were talking about how things have changed since we were kids. It was definitely not all bad and there are some changes that I am quite grateful for. I have some wonderful memories, some that I will be sharing soon, I promise, but some of these things that I experienced my children will never get to experience. Easter dinner was a family affair, just like Christmas or Thanksgiving dinner. Family time was different and it didn't seem to take such an effort to go to someone's house and spend time with them. I am a little further away now, but I am determined to make time to spend with family again. These are some very special memories for me. I honestly don't know if my grandmother took the time that I have to take to meal plan or meal prep, but I am thankful for that time with her.
Easter is one of those holidays that we seem to forget that Jesus is truly the reason for the season. We get caught up in talking about the Easter bunny and hunting eggs and such that we forget to share with our children and friends and family the story of the resurrection. I am so so very thankful that Jesus thought I was to die for...because I don't want to imagine life without Him.
My focus has been off this week, to be honest, I haven't prepped meals the way I should and all, but I have been trying to get my steps in most days and have done several workouts with Leslie Sansone using the My Daily Walk app. Just one step at a time, right? I am determined that I will be successful in feeling better in my own skin and I'm no longer going to beat myself up for my shortcomings. No matter what else happens, He thought I was to die for and that means something to me.