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What Keeps Me Going

Fridays on this space are dedicated to sharing what keeps me going... A moment, a photo, an event or a memory that stands out against whatever might have gone wrong or felt dark in the last seven days.


Last night I decided to come out of my potty training hibernation to attend a prenatal yoga class for the first time in several weeks. Normally when I go to these classes, I leave feeling completely relaxed and rejuvenated, ready to enjoy the rest of my evening and empowered to kick this pregnancy in the tush. Unfortunately towards the very end of the 75 minutes, I did a pose that my sciatic nerve really didn't like. I folded myself out of it as soon as I realized something wasn't right, but it was too late. Damage done. Nerve mad. Mommy irritated. Son of a...

On my way home, I called my hubs and my girl to check in and let them know I would run a few errands before I made it back. Curt requested that I make a stop for him and that was it--0 to 60 in less than .25 seconds. I know my love was super confused and I'm sure he was thinking: Isn't yoga supposed to make you feel better? So glad I rushed home from work so you could do this... I hung up the phone feeling awful. Bad Mood Crabtastigan strikes again, this time complete with a limp.

Thankfully I had some time in the car to decompress and refocus. I was still cranky, mind you, but not nearly as bad as I was about 20 minutes earlier. Addie was already asleep so Curt and I sat down to partake in a nice late dinner together. Then I headed straight for bed and he followed me with our camera. What in the world? He was like, "Honey, have a look at these..." Oh my gosh.

Apparently while I was contorting myself into discomfort, Daddy took Addie out to water our garden. She ended up playing and spashing in the spray of the hose and had to be stripped down the moment they got inside. Then she saw her rain boots and had to put them on. Thank God Curt thought to grab the camera...  


So even though I wasn't there for the actual moment, this image is what turned me around last night and what continues to stick out in my mind today. My girl in her wet, saggy training pants and rain boots. I can't help but laugh every time I see it.


I would love it if you joined me in sharing what keeps you going! Leave a comment to let me know you're participating and each week, I will include a list of everyone who is playing along.

**A very special thanks to my dear friends Lee and Jenn, my sisters Em and Kate (who can be found here and here), my pretend cousin Danelle and my honorary Mother-in-Law Mary for sharing the joy of your weeks. Love and hugs.**

4 comments:

Dennis said...

What kept me going...

Romans 8:28: "And we know that all things work for good for those who love God and are called according to his purpose."

And...

Philipians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

For those of you who know what the last 10 days has been like, you'll understand.

Us said...

As you know, we were blessed to find out we were having a sweet, healthy baby GIRL! Just what I really wanted. She had all her body parts and looked just as she should. It's always a relief to know that all is well! And to top it all off, Sadie was great through the whole visit! I love my girls!!!

em said...

oswald chambers got me through this week. His reminders and translations really hit home.

“I will sustain you, causing you to stand firm.” God is not saying, “I will put you to bed, hold your hand, and sing you to sleep.” But, in essence, He is saying, “I will get you out of bed— out of your listlessness and exhaustion, and out of your condition of being half dead while you are still alive. I will penetrate you with the spirit of life, and you will be sustained by the perfection of vital activity.”

sara said...

Great inspiration, peeps! Love you all!!!