Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Yes I Can!

We all have our weaknesses, bad habits and personal struggles in life, which can haunt us at every turn. I know I do and many times feel utterly defeated because of them. I want to improve those and progress and not feel like I can't overcome them. I don't want my struggles to paralyze me to the point I can't move forward and progress. We all want that, don't we?

I'm learning to take small steps and convince my mind that it's through those small steps that I CAN improve, grow, and progress. This Mom certainly has personal struggles in life that are VERY different than mine. We all have different struggles, this couldn't be more true. The inspiration I received from this Mom of her determination to overcome her disabilities and achieve her goal to be a Mother caring for her young baby boy was just what I needed to watch. I was reminded that, yes, I can overcome my own struggles and achieve the goals I dream of achieving.

Monday, April 19, 2010

A Little Dialogue w/My Nearly-Six-Year-Old

Sofia: Whoa! Mom! You've been working really hard to clean the kitchen.

Mami: Why thank you, Sofia. Thank you for noticing...I think it's turned out real nice (subtle Napoleon Dynamite reference)

Sofia: Well you know, Mom, you're going to HAVE to work this hard to clean your room today!

Mami: Yes, Sofia, you're right. Thank you for the reminder. I'm going to get right on that after I finish in here.

Sofia: Great idea!

There is nothing like having a "little" Mami in the house to encourage you. Sofia has become quite the motherly type--definitely the result of being a big sister of a little toddler who adores her--and she does it so well. :) I love my Sof.

Sofia on Easter Morning--sporting her new t-shirt and striking a "look-to-the-side" pose. She is always doing random poses and is so sassy!