Being grateful to be free

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Being grateful to be free..

 

Yesterday I woke up and was on my way to a job with a client I love and on my drive I couldn’t help but think of my life as it is now.

 

I have a beautiful home I never thought I would have, I have 2 amazing girls who I am so proud of,

I have a business I started from the ground up, that has grown and went in all kinds of different directions I never thought it would, I have a small group of family and friends that I know have my back, no matter what. I do what I love every day writing this blog and interacting with the best clients ever, how amazing is that? How amazing is my life?

 

I started to cry… because I am so grateful for everything I have in my life but for most of all because I am free… for me these last two years being divorced have been the best thing that has ever happened to me.

 

I am thankful each and every day that I am no longer there, that I can come home to a home filled with peace and love. Where there is no fighting, put downs, name calling, where I don’t have worry about walking on eggshells, making sure I am saying the correct thing so not to set him off.

 

Yes, there is not a day that I don’t open my eyes and the first thing I say is thank you God.

 

It is hard? Doing this by myself, oh hell yeah!

But it’s worth all the 14 hour days I have to put in for my freedom. I love me…and I love my life, my girls see me happy, they know I love them unconditionally and that I am always here for them. They know I will never put a man before them again, they see what strength is, what hard work is, what a undying faith looks like and hopefully they will do the same later on for their own ¬†children.

 

Yes, I am so very grateful,

I do not take this life I have now lightly nor do I take it for granted. I know first hand how short life is, how precious it is and I don’t intend to waste another minute of it.

 

I know how truly blessed I am and thanks is always on my tongue, my testimony is always out there to inspire and encourage other people, especially women who where or are in the same situation as I was.

 

I am a standing testament that you can be living your best life, you can change, you can be happy, truly happy even without “things” and lots of money.

 

That you can have faith even through the worst storms, even when you thought you got this, even when you thought this is your season, even when the rug gets pulled out from under you, over and over again. Even when you cry out didn’t I endure enough?

 

I am here to tell you to never give up, to stand tall, to raise your arms, to laugh in the rain, to pray through the storm, to know you got this…you got this…you got this!

 

So today my friends, step out in faith, be grateful, give thanks, never take a moment for granted. Make the change, you can never imagine the life that is waiting for you…if you just believe.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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Spending time with my girls is priceless

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Time spent with my girls is priceless

Having teenagers is a hard thing…they have their own lives, their own friends, they are trying to figure out who they are and they want to do it all on their own.

Yes, I remember being a teenager, my friends were my world, I couldn’t wait to get out of the house, to do my own thing. I get it but when your a parent you want to spend time with your kids, you want to be a part of their lives, even when they don’t want you to.

I know that I have been blessed, working for myself gave me the opportunity to be room mom in my girls class rooms, to be PTA mom, to drop off and pick up my girls every day from school.I got to be involved in every field trip, every school function.

I got to help with homework and cook dinner with them, we sat together every night as a family and ate together. They knew they were loved and wanted and that I truly wanted to spend time with them and not just because I had to.

During the divorce it got tough, we slipped apart, maybe I was focusing on keeping it together, maybe they were angry that I was breaking up their family, as dysfunctional as it was.

This time had to be the worst time in my life, I felt like I was losing my girls and my heart was breaking.

I gave them space and I prayed alot, I decided I wasn’t going to talk about their dad, I was going to let them find out who he was on their own.

I prayed alot… I was always there for them, I told them I loved them but I wouldn’t push them. Eventually they realized how happy I was after the divorce, how peaceful and calm my new home was and how I was still mom and we were still a family, just in a new and different way.

This weekend when my big one called me on Halloween night crying that one of her friends left her at 3 am. I went to pick her up and took her to get waffles at 4 am to make her feel better.

The next morning with a house full of their friends,

I made breakfast and we sat around laughing and talking about our nights, we hung around in our pj’s all day watching movies and eating.It was a great weekend we got to spend together.

I realize times like these are priceless, this is what I live for, spending time with my girls, a house full of laughter and love, there is no better feeling.

Yes, I will blow off a date, a concert, anything when my girls want to spend time with me…because I know ¬†what’s it like to be a teenager and I know how precious these moments are.

So today my friends, remember life goes by too fast, be there for your kids, be present in their lives because before you can blink your eyes, they will be gone onto their own lives and you will have missed it….never miss a priceless opportunity to be with them.

“Be the change you want to see”

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life was over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

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