Monday, November 28, 2011

Train Up A Momma


Let the Training Begin ...

Tis time ... When you really want something, dream it, eat it , live it, you train for it. Only the ones that train with dripping sweat and a determined stride ever really grab the prize.

"Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way to get the prize." - 1 Corinthians 9:24

Tis time ... This momma is lacing on her running shoes. Going into training, for a real prize, the hearts of my children. Entering into training, to be the best, the best mom imaginable for my boys. Going after a real prize.

Tis time ... A house full of first time obedience with a happy heart. Love lived out loud oozing from every room and smiling face. A world where my children have taken what I give to them and carry it on ... from generation to generation.

Tis time to share ... Our family, amazing realities in each day as we've been in training for a bit now. I invite you to join me on my journey ... to train up a momma.

"All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You're after one that's gold eternally. I don't know about you, but I'm running hard for the finish line. I'm giving it everything I've got." - 1 Corinthians 9:25-26 Message

9 comments:

Debbie said...

Oh mama, good for you! I have friends from San Antonio who fly into town every December to participate in a marathon in Tucson. It's their anniversary weekend and they have five kids. They get away together and try to keep healthy. And along the way, they meet me for lunch before driving to Tucson. :)

Way to go!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

Love,
Debbie

Jill Samter Photography said...

BIG BIG smile sweet friend! You are an amazing Mom! I am loving watching you run the race towards the goal of Christ Jesus!

xoxo

The Queen of Brussels Sprouts said...

"first time obedience with a happy heart"...MAN, we are workin' on the same thing here. Tis quite the goal, for SURE!!

David Rupert said...

Run your race! We are rooting you on

Andrea said...

You always make me smile while speaking deeply to my soul.

Blessings, hugs, and prayers,
andrea

Meliski said...

I have already read this over twice. I may bookmark it and come back to it regularly. I need this reminder. Thank you for resetting my compass.
:)Melissa

The Queen of Brussels Sprouts said...

I would love to read of your plan for the first time happy heart obedience. We are working ever so hard on that one...but MAN, it seems we take two steps back for every three forward.

Sarah (Nikki) said...

love your determination and goal. What you desire is the absolute best. Being a mom gives me so much and I know it's the thing I do that counts more than anything. Have a fabulous day out there and happy running with your guys.

CartoonMom said...

Sweet friend you are already successful in this endeavor. Your youngest worked with us on "Clean Up Day" at the park and all I had to do was mention ONE TIME that something was on the ground and, with a smiling face, he was always the first to go get it. I love the example you've instilled in your children and the example you show for us. I'm blessed to have you as a friend and encourager!