Hardest of the Hardest of the Hardest

No day is without merit.  Take this crazy amount of cuteness.

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There was strawberry picking on Friday.

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Painting daddys’ coyote to scare the animals out of the garden.

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Splits on the swing set.

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Roasting marshmallows with daddy

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Sue joining me in a workout as I get started with Insanity again.  Shaun T kicked my hiney yesterday and today

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Finally have a good post workout sweaty picture to send to my fitness buddy

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Getting $150 in free homeschool curriculum from the ministry, Book Samaritan

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This doll voguing in the dollar store parking lot.  The young cashier at said store telling me over and over what a good job I am doing with my girls to have them figuring out what purchases to make and how to pay for them with their own money.  This guy was so sweet.  He had moved on to the next customer and was still telling me what a good job I am doing.  This mama needed that.  What mama doesn’t?

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And the girls asking to do Insanity.  They only lasted a few minutes, but anytime my girls want to exercise, is a win to me

I know some days are easier than others.  I know there are days you have to grit your teeth to get through.  I know there are some days when you just want to throw in the towel.

I know these days come for everyone.

I know how much harder those days are when your mind is telling you you need to run away.  I know how much harder those days are when your mind is telling you you don’t deserve your family.  I know how much harder those days are when the dark thoughts have taken over the happy.  I know how much harder those thoughts are when you feel like your family would be better without you.

Thing is, those things your mind says are lies.  Big lies.  Confusing lies.

The truth, is the pictures up above, are the truth.  Every day has beauty and your brain, even in the dark, sees the good, but the dark seems louder, seems truer.  But know this, it is not truer.  Find the moments, find the things you can hang onto when the days are the hardest of the hardest of the hardest.

 

Survive til you Thrive!

One Response to Hardest of the Hardest of the Hardest

  1. You inspired me first with all your running, did you know that? I never told you. I just admired you from afar. The sweet completely overshadows the dark when we look for that light. Of course life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows, but there is love, beauty, and kindness in the midst of our pain.

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