Perseverance- that's a mighty big word and a lesson I've learned from my son.
Brandon is teaching me perseverance! Who would have thought? This week I've thrown a few toddler tantrums and had the feeling of quitting everything. Typical for my pre-menopausal self lately. It's acutally a trait I'm slowly learning to deal with. I never actually quit anything, I just throw the tantrum and then feel better about everything.
As parents we are the ones that are typically teaching our children the big words like perseverance. I have to say that my son is the one teaching me this lesson over the last few weeks. I'm watching this 12 year old try his BEST at swim over the last 6 weeks of the swim season and amazed how his determination and pereverance has pushed him to a successful year.
When I look at this picture in this layout above my cheeks literally hurt from smiling. This is the kid that quit last year on the first day of swim after I had paid good money for him to join the team. He stumbled through the first year not earning a single ribbon except for a participation ribbon the last day. He tried his best but he definitely had a long way to go. He was NOT a quitter. The beautiful lady standing next to him in the picture above has believed in him since day ONE! She has treated him as her own son.
I'm not a quitter either. Although sometimes when I get so overwhelmed I get that feeling of just dropping everything and walking away. It just seems easier. I know in my heart that can't be the solution because again, I'm not a quitter. Thank GOD I have so many that continue to believe in ME. As readers of this blog you continue to inspire me even when a dark day arrives.
I've had that quitting feeling this week with this move. Yes, I'm still OVER the moon with excitement about this move. It's really one of the greatest things to happen…. EVER. Although I'm SUPER excited the process of moving sucks.
This week I'm taking a lesson from my son. I'm going to press on. I'm going to do my best. I'm going to persevere through the hard times. It will soon be a thing of the past, this I know.
Continue to believe in yourself. I believe we all have great gifts and my favorite that God gave me was the gift of GAB.
P.S. You can see all the supplies I used for this page HERE.
P.S.S. Did you see the swaps I posted yesterday? Click HERE and you can see them. They rock. LOTS of questions on coloring the button. The process is quite simple. You can use ink and clear embossing powder to color the button and heat it using your heat tool. I know Shelli used Gold EP on her button at Convention and it was STUNNING.
P.S.S.S– Stamping withdrawl is setting in and it's only been a day. Pray!