These girls are growing up inside the walls of gyms, around dedicated athletes, and among new friends who all come together to get healthy, challenge themselves and never give up.
It reminds me of watching my own dad, who was an incredible athlete and coach for most of his young life, do the same and I’ll never forget how it influenced my passions and inspired the path I veered towards. He pushed me hard mentally and physically (sometimes I hated him for it during my high school sports years), but I am forever grateful for all of it. At first, I wanted to prove to him what a tough and determined kid he had who was going to be really good at what she does, but then once I got going, every minute I spent in a week training, in a gym, or playing sports, was all for myself. I only needed it for myself.
I’m not trying to turn my kids into gym rats. I just want them to know they’re worth the sweat. They’re worth the hikes, runs, bike rides, walks, and exercises I make them do. They’re worth the confidence, stamina, drive and beautiful health that comes along with all of this. And they’ll grow up wanting to prove nothing to anyone, but themselves.
These girls are little hustlers. They watch and listen and then show me endlessly that someday, they are gonna blow right by me. (I mean, have you seen Lily do pull-ups?)
And I couldn’t be more proud. ❤️
Happy almost birthday to my beautiful Mama. My "go-to person" for all things! I wish you all the love and joy which you have so freely given to all of your family and friends over the years. You are my inspiration, and the one person who will truly and always get me- my kindred soul who loves all things peanut butter and coffee...#likemotherlikedaughters 💜
Saya anak ke-tiga dari empat bersaudara.
Kedua kakak saya adalah perempuan.
Yang bungsu laki-laki.
Jarak satu diantara kami cukup jauh, bahkan ada yang mencapai 10th.
Semakin kami bertambah usia, kami justru merasa semakin seumuran.
Sometime kalau mau pergi ke suatu tempat dan saya merasa tidak ada outfit yang pas, mereka semualah penolong utama saya sebelum saya pergi ke mall atau swalayan.
Atau sekedar berkata :
Jerawat aku aneh ga sih? Kok ga ilang-ilang.
Then, she say: nanti teteh omelin, pasti dia kabur.
Garing, tapi saya ngakak dibuat nya.
Throwback to the summer with my sweet girls, before life got crazy (again). Guys, if there is one thing I hope my babies learn from watching me be stretched and grown the way God has been doing lately, I hope it’s to radically love with abandon - even (*especially*) when it’s really hard to. Every single day that I struggle mentally/emotionally where I just want to throw my hands in the air and say “nope, I’m done; I can’t do this anymore”, I try and remember that my kids are watching me... Lord, I want them to learn how to love from watching me.