A funny thing happens when you tell someone your family is on Medicaid, just got approved for food stamps, and is declaring bankruptcy. All of the sudden, they clam up and conversation stops. Why!? This is a GOOD thing. These are solutions to a problem. These are temporary actions to help us reach financial stability. These choices enable us to live life instead of suffer under the chokehold of debt. Are we in this position because of our bad choices? Partly. Are we in this position because of shitty circumstances out of our control? Partly. Should we crawl on our hands and knees through broken glass to atone for our sins? No! We should swallow our pride, take what is available, learn from our mistakes, and move on for a happier life. Nothing can be gained from choosing to remain in an untenable situation because some people in our society judge us. It is not for them to decide what we need or how we should solve our problems. So this is where we are; admitting we need help and taking the help we need.
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Sylvia's bat mitzvah is coming up next month, but first we shot some fall portraits and she killed it!! Check out some of my favorites on the blog today:
My whole world and my whole heart 💕 Can you tell it was FREEZING ❄ outside when we took this?!? Momma will do anything for a good picture 😜
A friend asked me this week how I get up early every day. This. This is why. This is how. They are what I am fighting for 👊 These people are my everything. God gave them to me to serve and to love, to grow and do life with. It is my job to show up every day and be the best wife and momma I can be. It is my job to lead this family through my actions, my words and my faith.
It's not always easy, and I fail just as much as the next person, but if I let failure win (like I used to 😞) then what am I teaching? How am I leading? Sometimes I wish I could go back and redo all those years that I truly could have been so much better....but spending so much time dwelling in the past doesn't breath life into my future..... This year my Christmas 🎄 gift to them is a healthier, happier, more confident mom. They deserve my best so they can learn to be their best because they will do as I do. Right now, they may resist the extra veggies 🙈 but someday they'll follow in my footsteps 👣 and maybe just maybe their life can be a little bit easier💖
Life is too short to miss out on things because we are out of shape, unhealthy and have no energy. I have been there and my only regret is that I can't get those years back.....but I can help YOU get started on this same journey that changed my life ❤️ If you are ready to dig in, drop a picture of what you are fighting for below👇