Love is…

Love is when your husband gets up at an ungodly hour to turn the electric fireplace on so the room you workout in will be a little warmer for when you begin 😍 (we still have no heat and we don’t leave the electric fireplace on while we sleep!)

Look, far be it from me to take away any meaning from the huge, grandiose gestures… but for me personally, it’s those small but SUPER meaningful things that matter MOST and remind me exactly why he’s my person 💕

 

 

 

Thankful Thursday – My Awesome Husband

Nothing I do could be done without this guy. I know, I sound so co-dependent, but it’s not that… he is the fire that keeps me going when I doubt myself (happens), when I feel like giving up (happens), when I feel like I don’t matter or make a difference (happens), when I feel like I could possibly not give more of myself or do anything more (happens)… no matter what, this guy keeps me going.

He encourages me, and has from day one. I am sure when I told him I wanted to do this, he probably had his doubts like most other spouses, but I think he saw the light when he saw how passionate and excited I am to help people. When he saw things that meant so much to me that I couldn’t help but cry, I think he realized just how much this means to me.

He has never wavered in his support of or belief in me, and that is priceless. I am sure it is a struggle to see someone go through so much, and I am sure it can’t be easy to encourage someone to keep going when they feel drained and depleted; completely defeated.

But not this guy. He redirects me towards my goals. He points out how much people have said I help them. He pushes me to keep going, to be the best me I can be, to reach more people, help more people.

He knows I am doing this to give us a better life. To give our dog a better life. To give the kids we haven’t yet been blessed with a better life.

And the last two years, he has attended Summit with me. So he firsthand witnesses the sheer exhaustion. He witnesses how jazzed up I come back from workshops and workouts. He sees me light up when I attempt to share how it feels to workout at the crack of dawn with 25,000 like-minded people.

I have always struggled with self doubt and feeling like I matter; like I am visible, not invisible. And he reinforces on the daily that I matter, that I am making a difference, that I can do this, and that I am worthy of it all.

And bonus: he doesn’t point out that I LOOK as tired as I am, haha. Beyond grateful for this guy ❤

Thankful Thursday – This Guy

I don’t give this guy enough credit (or thanks!). I try to always be grateful and thankful, because I AM, but he really does a lot of behind the scenes work to take the pressure off of me. He cooks dinner most nights, helps around the house, takes the dog out usually 2 out of 3 times a day, he works his tush off at work, he is always the first to scrape my car off after a snowstorm, brings home coffees for me sometimes so it is one thing less that I have to do in the morning, listens to my visions, my goals, my fears, my frustrations… he is my soundboard, but he helps me focus on the big picture!

I am thankful for this dude for all of the above (and thats really just a small sampling of what this guy does!), but one of the things I am MOST grateful for is this guy knows how to make me laugh, even when I am really upset or mad (yes, sometimes that happens…), he just always knows how to break that up with laughter and humor, and if you know me, you know how big I am on that, so I am always grateful when he seamlessly breaks a mood with humor!

They say you should marry someone who makes you laugh, and I could NOT agree more. Love you babe!