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Oh, Motivation! Where Art Thou?

It’s the first full day of spring break! Due to the number of snow days used in our county, the cubs lost one day of spring break.  We were the awful parents who took our cubs to school yesterday.  It was obvious after being in the car riders lane that many parents decided to stick with their spring break plans.  To make up for the grumblings we heard from our cubs about how many of their classmates were missing, how they didn’t do anything all day, and how they should’ve been able to stay at home, we surprised them with an outing to a nearby trampoline park to officially kick off their spring break week (minus one day).

Sweet treats waiting for the cubs when they got home from school (SkyZone tickets in the eggs!).


Cub 1 soaring above his siblings.


Caught Cub 3 taking a tumble!


Cub 4 diving into the foam blocks.

We are cramming a lot of activities into three days because Maundy Thursday is the beginning of many church services that we will be attending and participating in at the end of this week heading into Easter Sunday. Easter Sunday is also Cub 1’s fifteenth birthday, which we plan to celebrate on Easter Monday. Ministry families sometimes don’t have the option of putting off a church activity.  PB obviously cannot take off Easter Sunday to celebrate Cub 1’s birthday, so we must improvise.  Thankfully, our cubs are incredibly understanding (most of the time) when our family and church calendars collide.

It’s almost 9 a.m. and I’m still in bed. (Loving it!).  No alarm clocks ALL WEEK means that I am really going to have to push myself to get up and moving in order to get 20+ miles of walking in this week.  (Not loving it!).  The struggle is real, but even as I tap away on my phone right now, I can’t help but think about cancer patients who would love to skip out on a chemo treatment, or who would love to be able to go for a walk, but don’t have the energy, or who would love to play all day with their children, but can’t. Those who still have to get up and go to work.  Those who still have to cook and clean and take care of their family members and themselves…all while battling a dreaded disease.  I’m going to get up and get moving because there are some women and men battling breast cancer who could use the funds I’m raising, and who need to see that we support and cheer for them as they are on their journey to victory.

I am about halfway toward meeting my individual walking goal for my team, Faith Walkers!  Thank you SO much to those who have given, and for those who have not, there is still time! 

If you would like to make a donation towards my Avon Walk for Breast Cancer, you can do so HERE.  If you’d rather write a check, just let me know in the comments, and I’ll let you know how to that. 

Living for Him!