Monday, March 4, 2013

loud and proud

Ten things that I am proud of:

Though I know my kids aren't "things" exactly, I can't help but putting them on the top of the list because they each make me proud, every day.  Maybe I should say it to them more often!They are each individuals, but I feel a great sense of pride because I believe that as their mom, I help(ed) them be the good people that they are.  I'm very proud of (1) Kara for continuing to pursue her dreams of being a city girl, and working to make singing and acting a part of her life, even though it's hard and draining and disheartening sometimes.  I'm proud of (2) Alex for being such a good young man.  He really is such a joy - a kind, witty, thoughtful, respectful boy - often times surprising me with what a decent kid he is.  I'm so proud of (3) Megan for all of the hard work she does in school - she is really committed to getting good grades, and she loves reading and learning.  She's just so smart and intuitive. And I'm proud of (4) Brooke for being a genuinely nice and caring person. She is such a sensitive soul, such a good, thoughtful, fun, funny friend.

(5) I'm proud of Alex for working so hard and being such a success for such a young attorney, and also for dealing with being an actual honest (small time) politician during a tough time. It's a pretty thankless job most of the time, but he just won't ever give up on our community.

(6) I'm proud of a business that I started up and ran for several years.  It makes me happy that even though I sold it a few years ago, it is still thriving in this little community.  Sometimes I really miss it.

(7) I'm proud of finishing college when I was young and broke, and going it alone as a mom to my girl Kara.

(8) I'm proud of continuing the effort to be stronger and healthier.

(9) I'm proud of my home - we designed and built it, and I really like the way it all came together.  Although I have to admit that I am seriously considering selling and building another...

And lastly, (10) I am proud of sticking with this dumb cleanse that I am on right now, and not cheating.  It's hard but not hard, you know?  I have another almost two weeks to go and I really hope I can finish strong!


8 comments:

  1. I gush so much about the lovelies that I went a different way with the proud list. I like that you went this way though- I always enjoy getting to know your family better. Plus, it really is great being a proud mom, isn't it? :)

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    1. It sure is! I really am so proud of my kids... I think I should probably gush more! Your take on this week's list was great, and I loved reading it :)

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  2. Pride does wonders for all of us! ...:)JP

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  3. See? This is some seriously sweet but not sappy Momma gushing. I love all of it, but I want to hear more about that business and the house. Erin

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    1. :) Thanks! You know, I really should do a post on the house and the business! Not sure why I haven't yet...

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  4. You go girl! And I love that you designed and build our home. What a dream come true.

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    1. Thanks! :) We're really happy with it!

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