Learning to Let Go

Today for my 44 I used my wobble balls – 

nice view, huh?
nice view, huh?

While standing on the balls, I did hammer curls.


This was hard to maintain my balance but I liked the extra challenge!!!  (I used 10 pound dumbbells which was almost too heavy for 44 reps – I stopped at 24 for a few seconds to stretch!)

I’m still trying to decide if I should still share my 44 on the days I do post or just wait and include all of them in my weekly wrap – gonna take me a while to figure out exactly how to make this work!

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Just know, whether I share them each day or just once a week, I’m still doing a daily 44!!!  Not ready to give up that part of daily activity – I figure I can make it to 50 at least!!

Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 7.57.54 PMLast week, I had to realize that my boys are growing up and I won’t have them around that much longer.  :Cry-Out:  

While Jordan was off in Los Angeles having a great time – 

Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 8.07.39 PMI was home thinking about the fact that in just over 3 years (which I know will fly by!!) he will be leaving home and starting life on his own!!!

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I started thinking that the best thing I can do in times like a big trip away or some of the other things that will come along in the next few years is to show how much I love him by letting go and supporting him as he spreads his wings!!!

Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 8.10.41 PMWhether he is posing with some of the Princesses at Disney (this is the only one he took a picture with because she is a Samuri!) or being goofy with his friends, I have to trust that the training we have done up to this point is enough and that he will make good choices!!

Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 7.56.13 PMThe more I think about it, when we have kids, we start letting go in small ways from the beginning and continue to let go a little more and a little more until one day…

Screen Shot 2014-03-18 at 8.01.33 PMI’m thankful that I’m not quite to that day but I know it will come SOON and I need to start preparing myself mentally!!

Maybe I could pull a Jordan…When Jordan was just over 2.5 years old, he was the ring bearer in Sam & Stacy’s (my younger brother and awesome sis-in-law) wedding.  After the ceremony, when Sam & Stacy were fixing to leave, everyone had a white balloon to release when they drove away.  They left, and Jordan was so proud – 

already out of the tux (he was 2!!!)
already out of the tux (he was 2!!!)

He said, everyone else lost their balloon but I still have mine!!!  

I want to do the same – hold on tight!!!  But, I will keep telling myself that I have to let go for the boys to move forward!!

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Are you good at letting go?  (of anything, doesn’t have to just apply to kids)

Happy Wednesday!!


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