I took some time off yesterday, put my laptop up and took a break from writing, for my mom came in for an overnight visit.
Not only was it a a meaningful visit for Tyler and I to have this one on one time with "Nonnie" - my mom lives about 3 hours away in Indianapolis and has not seen Tyler since he had his seizure in April - but it also made me realize the impact living a fit lifestyle has had on those I love.
Traditionally, getting together with mom involved a lot of sitting and eating out. Not uncommon to find us camped out in front of the TV watching a rented movie and eating pizza that was delivered to our door. The next day would involve some type of shopping trip and going out to eat. That's what it was like about a year ago.
I suddenly realized just how much things had changed when shortly after mom's arrival, we packed up some essentials and headed out to the park at Freeman Lake. My mom looked great and was full of so much energy - I so need to mention that she turns 67 this year.
It was non stop from this point forward. From the park to the bowling alley to grilling out in the backyard - fresh Salmon, dill and capers, a side of grilled asparagus and grilled mango for dessert. We were living the habits many strive to meet on a daily basis...and it just came naturally to us.
Feeding the Geese
Bowling: Now my mom has not been bowling in over 40 years. She was so hesitant at the start - Tyler was quick to show her what to do as he performed a "granny style" bowling stance. Well my mom ended up kicking both of our butts as her 3 strikes contributed to the highest score.
Jumping on the Trampoline
Our backyard hold many opportunities for fun activities - this was a sight! My mom was jumping higher than Tyler most of the time! The laughter was Non Stop!
We fit more meaningful activities in our short time together than I could ever imagine. This not only made for a fit and active time together, but deepened the memories we created. I am so very fortunate to have such an amazing mom who has taught me many important life lessons. From finding the humor in life to truly believing in myself and having the courage to succeed - no matter what I do.
Thank you Mom for these very special memories. Tyler and I look forward to many more!
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