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Thursday, November 12, 2015

My Motivation

This kid..... So, I started late. Well, actually God had it planned out perfectly all along. I had decided that God had led me into the field I am in to help fill the void in my life of not being married and having a kiddo of my own. I work on the OB floor at my hospital and specialized in the NICU. Best job ever! Or so I thought......I was wrong, because being a mom is by far the best thing I have ever done - hands down.

I was 37 when I married a most amazing man, who didn't let me run him off... :) I was also blessed to get two very cool, full-of-life, talented and smart stepsons in the deal. Definitely had a full life then... but there was still a missing piece. But, that's okay. There's a reason for everything and I could accept that. So, when I did, I got a surprise - best surprise of my life.

So, here came Khyber. I have never loved anyone so much in my life. What a trip. He keeps me going all the time - he challenges me to be a better person because I know kids learn by watching us, He is my inspiration to stay healthy and do more and try more things. Because, I don't want him to be afraid to try new things, or be intimidated by the unknown, or let his fears dictate his decisions. I want him to remember his mom as the one who took some chances, wasn't afraid to say sorry or admit her mistakes and was always pushing him to be and do his best and love who he was.

These are big things. I don't want to fail because I just didn't try. Sure, I'm tired sometimes and I get overwhelmed, but the rewards are over the top! This kid has made my life so full, and fun and blessed and I am enjoying every day with him....

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Grab em While You Can Get em!

 Today was beautiful! We had some snow this past week, and another storm system is supposed to be heading in this week, so.....Thankfully, it was pretty on a weekend day so my hubby and I could get a ride in. The trail was perfect and the temperature was just right.

         This is a self portrait of Andy and I.... :)



        You can see forever!                                                                        

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Living the Dream.......  :)
So, my name is Rodi and this is Devil Dog....the source of my check with reality earlier this summer and the most growth I've had in many years. I am a (48yr old) mom, wife, nurse, pursuer of becoming wiser, healthier and nicer, traveler through my world as I know it. :)
It's funny how you see yourself one way and one day your reality is redefined. My rude awakening came earlier this summer when my husband built up this amazing, so light and fast-I-can-climb-anything bike for me. First ride out on the trails and flying down my first hill on my rocket, sent me flying off my bike when I failed to give it the proper respect and handling it needed. See, I was, in my head, still the rider I was pre-kid 8 years ago. So, now I know. So, after weeks of padding and duck tape on my hand so I could grip the handle, and many walks down hills I used to give no thought to, I had to work through a lot of fear and head games and decide who I wanted to be. Did I want to just accept, as so many do, that I am just getting older and need to take it easier and grow older gracefully.
Um , no. Thanks, but, I cannot do that. I accept I am not 24 anymore. But, what is age? Why does it matter? My husband always says, "you're no different from any other human being. You can do whatever you set your mind to." So, I don't see myself as an age - I am going to be active and make healthy changes and stay on top of my game, so I can enjoy every bit of this life. I have an amazing husband who truly loves me unconditionally, a crazy smart and sassy kid I love more than life itself, and a whole world out there with many years to see it all with. What a journey....
So, my point to all this is that.....this blog is for me to hold myself accountable to these goals and ideals, and maybe meet some new people and learn from them as well.
Oh, and I'm riding again, better than I have in a lot of years and having a blast!
Life is Good!