Monthly Archives: January 2014

FOREVER CHANGED…

FOREVER CHANGED

Few phrases have the ability to change one’s life forever;

I love you…

Will you marry me…

I do…

All of these phrases surround us in a whirlwind of emotions.

We relish in the glow of the moment and watch our lives and love grow and change,

But we, as individuals, do not drastically change as a result of these spoken words.

We are going to have a baby…

This one short phrase

This one simple moment in time

Changes our lives forever.

Months of anticipation, appointments, planning.

Months of hopes, fears, and waiting

Wondering how your life will change

Wondering who this baby will be

Waiting to feel the first kick

Waiting to feel the first labour pain

And then…

That moment comes that redefines you

That moment that ends all of the waiting

That one phrase that completes you

“Congratulations, it’s a GIRL!”

Sheri Gaetz

Dedicated to the three Chicklets that have forever changed my essence and my life.

My New Year’s Resolution

My New Year's Resolution

Happy New Year! As we begin this new year, we are flooded with sayings and mantras over various social media outlets. This post I found on my Facebook account and over all of the ones I have seen over the past week it speaks to me personally.

So what if that is the only New Year’s Resolution I make this year; exact what does it mean?

Well, as I speak about in my healthier lifestyle blog, it means making positive resolutions instead of negative ones in my journey to a healthier lifestyle. It also mean accepting my body and loving it TODAY, not when I lose another 40 pounds, or fit into a certain size. The link to my blog is here for anyone interested;

http://fortysomethingandgettinghealthy.blogspot.ca/2014/01/new-year-new-you-challenge.html

I also believe that this mantra means that I am kind to myself every day. No more beating myself up over poor choices, but praising myself for the positive choices in food and exercises choices I make each day. I have spent way too many years putting myself down. I now commit to lifting myself up from 2014 onward!

If I love myself more, I also love my loved ones more. I am going to focus on being happier and softer spoken with my family and friends. I shout and speak harshly too much both to my amazing wife and wonderful Chicklets.

This is going to be by far the hardest Resolution year to keep! But it will also be the most rewarding. I invite you to join me on this journey and also to share your resolutions here in the comments. Together, we can accomplish anything!

Happy New Year Everyone!

Sheri

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