My name is Jennifer. I live in the midwest with my husband of 25 years and my two children, ages 24 and 20. I am a Christ follower, a memory keeper and a personal trainer. l am here to share my faith and my everyday life with you. I'm glad you are here with me.
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Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Week In The Life Day 7 Sunday
May 17, 2020
Today is the last day of Week In The Life, and although I love this project, I am glad it's almost over. Tired of taking pictures and trying to remember taking pictures. Here's life through the lens of "I want to remember".
I want to remember to pause and enjoy the little things in life. Life can be difficult but it's important to look for the joy.
I want to remember that this is a season of supplements. Balancing some things out right now and taking quite a few supplements.
I want to remember that keeping the body healthy will serve you best in the long run. That means supplements, working out, taking breaks from working out, resting, sleeping, good mental state, healthy relationships, and positive attitudes. They all factor in.
I want to remember that good, clean, and healthy food makes you feel good and supports all of the above listed factors.
I want to remember the feeling that hope and the promise that God will be with me always has supported me for a long time.
I want to remember that my husband loves me.
I want to remember that more is not always better. I have been weeding out the unnecessary things from my regimen, and it's looking good!
I want to remember that beauty comes from the inside, not from all of this stuff.
I want to remember that Kyle sits on the couch a lot and watches the office and Call of Duty on his computer.
I want to remember the joy that I feel just looking at him and that it fills my heart.
I want to remember the joy of sitting with him and doing puzzles. (Although he does more on them than I do because he has more free time. HA. Although FNTP graduation is coming soon!)
I want to remember the random conversations that we have had doing this.
I want to remember that we are all doing the best we can, and I LOVE PUZZLES. (thanks Ali for this reminder).
I want to remember what online church feels like (weird) once we get back to normal and in the physical building again. It's not quite the same. Singing is not quite the same and not seeing the pastor in person. All weird and socially distant.
I want to remember what a great kids this one is and how proud I am of him. He is so kind, respectful, funny, lighthearted, a Christ follower, thoughtful, studious, patient, and so many other things. Love this kid with all my heart.
I want to remember that chores are a part of life and are satisfying to do. Everything looks so clean when I am done.
I want to remember how I often go down rabbit holes when I am cleaning, and sometimes when I "finish," I have started more things than I have finished.
I want to remember the frustrations of this season. The frustration with people not moving. With the fear that others have of difficult conversation. The thought of "What's the worst that could happen?"and then deciding if I can accept that and moving forward. The frustration of revisiting the same issues over and over and over again. The frustration of not having support in the things that I am choosing to do. Grieving the loss of what I once thought I would have in certain areas and then moving into the life God has planned for me.
I want to remember how much laundry I have when Kyle is home!
I want to remember how the light in my bedroom is awesome and my bed is my favorite place to be most of the time...for schoolwork, Bible study, Hallmark watching, and sleeping.
I want to remember what a pain in the butt our shower tile grout has been. Ugh what a mess. It had black spots in the grout, and I used grout paint per a tile installers instructions. But you have to wait a week then scrape off the excess from the tile. I am not able to scrub it because of a hurt shoulder, so it's been sitting unused and uncleaned for weeks.
I want to remember this view. He is graduating next May, and I can't even process it. Sad and happy.
I want to remember how much I LOVE LEARNING. And want to do it for the rest of my life. The older I get, the more I realize how much I don't know.
I want to remember all of the hours I spent on my FNTP and how much I learned. And how good it is, and how I so found my tribe and the people that will support me going forward.
I want to remember how relaxing cooking is. Keep cooking and eating whole nutrient dense foods.
I want to remember how that it's okay to relax at the end of a hard day.
I want to remember that sometimes just going to bed in order to rest for tomorrow is the best course of action.