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I have and am, ENOUGH-Living the dream!

This weekend was a blur to be honest.  But it was a wonderful weekend I have to admit.  I am having a hard time forming my thoughts, so please bear with me.

My husband had reserve duty this weekend, which means the household is my responsibility.  It is one that I have taken on, and have been doing for over 15 years of being a single mom/Army wife.  I’ve done my fair share of bitching, whining, and complaining.  Yes.  I suck sometimes.  But this weekend was different, and let me tell you why…

First, I spent the weekend with my girls, shopping, eating, and getting pampered as we got our hair done.  Our awesome friends/neighbors came over last night for a pre-celebratory drink, and my sister and her family came to my hubby’s ceremony today.  Stack on the feelings of happy and bliss because my cup truly is over flowing.

Me and my girls!
Me and my girls!
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SILLY!

 

I have always preached to do what you love, and do it with passion.  I have not always lived this statement, but this last year has been different.  I’ve cooked more, ran a lot, and chased dreams that still have yet to be caught.  But mostly, I have smiled more this last year than I have in the last 5 years.  Because I realized something…

I AM enough.  I HAVE more than enough…

And this is greatly due in part to the fact that I have the most amazing family and friends, well…EVER.  I’ve got a job I enjoy, a roof over my head and food on my table.  And did I mention the best family and friends ever?  Oh yeah, I said that already…lol

Secondly, this weekend was my husband’s weekend to shine.  And shine he did.  He took command of his first unit.  I always joke and say he loves the Army more than me, (totally kidding) but this afternoon as he spoke to his soldiers, his face was all lit up and shining…you could FEEL the energy, and my heart sang a little song just for him…HE is doing it.  He is chasing his dreams, and achieving SO much in his career and I simply couldn’t be more proud.

My hero...
My hero…

To wrap it all up, I finished the week with a total of almost 8 miles of running, my ab challenge, and a smile on my face.

What brings you the most joy in life?  Are you living and pursuing these passions?

 

Keep Movin’ forward, y’all!

 

Michelle

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29 thoughts on “I have and am, ENOUGH-Living the dream!

  1. Michelle, amazing and very inspiring pictures!! Just adorable! You are so beautiful both inside and out!! Way to rock your weekend! Great job on your runs! Totally cool! XOXO

  2. Sometimes I think it’s even more wonderful to see the joy on another person’s face doing what they love! Congrats to your hubby and to you for being such a great support for him. I can definitely sense how proud you are of him 🙂
    And I’m very glad you’ve been getting to do what you love too! It’s so important when two people support each other like you both do!

  3. Awww, what a great post! I love reading happy and uplifting stories 🙂
    My husband is my rock, my everything. He brings me so much joy and happiness and I thank him often for being in my life.
    I’m totally one of those who is crazy obsessed with their spouse haha!

  4. This entire post makes my heart smile! So happy you’re realizing that you ARE enough and all the goodness was in you the whole time. Congrats to your hubby. I am in awe of military families and feel like a total wimp whining about a month of single parenting when so many are doing it much longer or permanently.

  5. What a wonderful post. You have a big smile on your face and that photo of your husband perfectly captured how happy he was speaking. I hope 2015 is a wonderful year for you and your family.

  6. What a great weekend and post, Michelle. Your message is so true, and it comes at the perfect time after I just finished reading the novel “We Are Not Ourselves” by Matthew Thomas. The best thing in life is to be happy where you are. You should check it out if you’re on the hunt for a book to read!

    My greatest joys in life are my kids and having outlets (running and my career) for my unique energy. I think I’m pretty close to living the dream.

  7. I’m so honored that I’ve been able to see your life evolve, unfold. Watch your two beauties unfold into amazing people. Watch you and Brian love, laugh, and support. I’m very proud of you Brian, honored that you’ve allowed me into your life chelle-these past nearly 14 years. New year-new starts. I can’t wait to see you all this summer for a visit. Love you. Love this post.

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