Monday, July 25, 2011

Mamavation Monday - Yes, it's still Monday!

 Whew, what a day! All in all, I would say it was a good one but it sure was filled with some stressors. I woke up this morning, feeling a bit like the guy on the left I was barely hanging on. It was early. I hadn't had enough sleep. I needed to get kids around (except they were already around and ready to go!), get the cats crated and outside to the back porch, get me around, set of the bug bombs for fleas, get in the van, drive to the ex's house...I think y'all get the point.

So why was I up this early? Totally for a kiddo. Ben (11 yr old w/ Cerebral Palsy for newcomers) had an appointment with the orthopedic surgeon this morning. We've decided that he needs to have hamstring lengthening surgery and contrary to what her nurse told us, she can't squeeze us in until something after mid-September. This didn't make his dad happy. He doesn't want him missing a week of school. So, solution? Christmas break. Yep. That's his solution. Ugh. Sometimes it's like juggling knives, hoping you made the right decisions for the kiddo and the right ones to keep everything on an even keel. It's stressful but as a mom, you do what you gotta do. As my kiddos would say, you get what you get and you don't throw a fit.

Life throws you lemons and you make...not lemonade, that's so overdone. I suggest we make fresh lemon tarts or something. No wait, that might not be so healthy. Hmm...hang on... ..Ok, back! I suggest we make Lemon-Garlic Shrimp & Vegetables! You get what you get and you make it work. Plus, doesn't that look delicious?!? 

Now, speaking of working (fabulous segue don't you think?), working out is going to be the next thing added back into my life. I won't be able to do huge workouts yet, but I can do little ones and every little itty bit helps. In fact, I'm going to be calling on a few friends to push me in this area. Don't be surprised if some of you hear from me real soon about this.

I'm not at the top of that mountain yet. In fact, I'm really not even close. However, I am one heck of a lot closer than I was a year ago when I had no idea that I could really do any of this. Yes, I still struggle. I struggle a lot. I don't give up though and that's the key. I keep going. I figure out something isn't working and I think ah ha! there's an area to work on. One babystep at a time, I'm doing this and I know all of you can do it too. Never give up. Never surrender. (Yes, I know I'm a geek.)

The best part of all this is the fact that I now have a support system. I probably don't use it near enough. In fact, I know that I don't. I've always been more the sit back and let people come to me type and in this case, I really need to step out and say hey, here I am. This is where I am. This is where I need help. Can you help me? I know each and every one of them will say yes, what can I do? Good Friends = Good Support = Love = Me Doing This.


Nccarterfamily megan

You will conquer that mountain before you know it.. I'm here for you every step of the way

Jenn of

A support system is so important. I never would have made it through my challenges without support. Glad you are continuing your climb up your mountain.

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