just think about it for a second...go back up there and read it again, slowly, and maybe even out loud to yourself. it's ok, i'll wait right here.
see what i mean? it's mighty powerful.
you had the power all along, my dear.
whatever we set our mind to, we are able to achieve.
i think, sometimes, we don't have enough belief in ourselves when other people absolutely see the greatness we hold within.
it's not always easy to believe in yourself.
there are mitigating circumstances that act as major road blocks. they keep us stymied in our stuff, keeping us from pushing forward.
we've all had those days.
days where it's hard enough to step out of bed, let alone attempt to slay those dragons.
but dragon slayers we are! and everyone has a different dragon to lay to rest.
it's not the same for any two of us.
it's those very same days that we find our most aggressive growth. the times we do stand up to those dragons when we really don't feel it in our bones.
we've done our damnedest to ingrain this in muscle girl.
never back down.
never give up.
she definitely has the power.
she's had quite an interesting 19 months, to say the least.
there has been heartache and achievement; stumbles and glories; high fives and big lows.
it was one of those big lows that has brought her to her greatest passion and her career.
it's been awesome to watch her grow through each of these experiences.
each one has brought her a lesson to learn.
and by golly! this girl has learned some shit in 19 months. i'm not lyin'.
even today, as we rode together in the wrangler...and i was listening to hear talk about things going on at the gym and conversations she was having with her boss...hearing the excitement in her voice and to see her eyes light up with intense enthusiasm...whew! holy cow! i could almost hear a choir of angels singing in the back ground!
i am so freaking proud of her, and i know you are, too, gentle reader.
she is already a tremendous success.
kiroman and i had some crazy traveling to do!
we started off by me taking him to work at oh dark thirty wednesday morning so that i could pick him up at the end of the day and we could head to magic lake and only have one car to worry about.
and that was all well and good, including a stop at the new grocery store along the way!
but this is what we found when we arrived. it seems the pool had sprung a bit of a leak, eh? gosh darn it. so we stuck the hose in and started filling her up. it wasn't quite full when it was time to hit the sack, so we marked the water level with some duct tape and checked it in the morning. no water loss over night so we continued to fill it. a quick text to our most awesome pool guy at platinum pools, a promise to get out and check it as soon as they could and i was a happy camper. [ a text later thursday afternoon let me know that there was a bad fitting that was now replaced and we were good to go! ]
kiroman had his regular schedule of coaching calls thursday morning while did some minor puttering around the house. then it was time to head for the airport!
we left thursday afternoon for focus in oklahoma city [ of course, we had to fly to dallas and then back to oklahoma city ]. kiroman was speaking first thing friday morning. then we were headed right back to the airport to catch a ride to atlanta, where kiroman would be closing down the lifevision seminar friday night.
i mean, whaaaaa? whaaaaaaat?
two different events in two different times zones in one single day!
who does that?
i'm also happy to say that each and every flight went off without a hitch!
oh man! our hotel was a mere 5 minutes from earl's bbq palace in the brickyard. obviously we headed straight there as soon as we were checked into our room thursday night. simply a tradition when in okc!
this is great! kiroman is the second speaker of the morning for focus. i sat in the front row. i was taking photos during his talk and he caught me aiming at him one time...so...in the middle of it, he stops, says "photo op", poses for the camera and then goes a long his way. i will tell you the crowd thought it was pretty funny...i did, too!
we really had to hustle out of there to get to the airport and on to the next event but kiroman always has time for the students! dt met him at the door on our way out. you never turn down a photo op, right?
shhhh...he doesn't even know i took this! well, i took about 32 before i had one that i was willing to post! this was the okc to atl fight. he slept off and on, i took photos off and on and watched the following.
this is one of my favorite photos of muscle girl and hot lips cookie. i love that kiroman uses this photo to close every presentation! even when muscle girl can't be there in person, she is always present.
one absolute great thing about being in atlanta is that kiroson1 was there also! it's been about a year since we've seen him. when i found out he was going to be there, i couldn't wait to give him the biggest hug ever!
when kiroman and i walked into the event, we grabbed some empty chairs and sat. not before we said our hellos to billy demoss and the most awesome maryjane mirasol...definitely on my favorites chart!
as we were sitting, kiroman spotted kiroson1 with his girl. i waited for a break in speakers and then grabbed my chance to do that hug thing!
it was fabulous to catch up with him, to hear how his practice is growing to see how happy he is! makes a kiromom's heart happy!
after hanging out and listening to the afternoon speakers, we had a drink with these two and the 2014 talk the tic champion.
we were honored to get a lift to our hotel from kiroson1 and girl!
we headed back to the airport bright and early saturday morning. we landed early in the city and we were meeting up with muscle girl by 11:30am at the grocery store!
later that afternoon, our nephew arrived to spend the rest of the weekend with us.
we've offered up weekends to the kids that are old enough to test out their wakeboarding skills.
we started nephew1 out on the knee board, so he could get a feel of what it's like to hold that rope in your hands and balance on the water at the same time.
he was an instant success and rode that board like a pro! we took a few minutes to let him rest his arms and hit the wake board. there is a far great learning curve when it comes to the wake board. he gave it his best and was THIS close to getting up but his arms failed well before his determination did.
we spent some time on the sea doo and he took the four wheeler for several spins around the lake.
we watched a dive in movie and made s'mores and called it a night.
sunday, we had a few more runs on the four wheeler and then it was time for him to head home.
we had an awesome weekend with him!
and then it was time for us to head home, too.
there is always time for a detour, right?
- all four of our flights were great
- for the time we were able to spend with kiroson1
- seeing some peeps i haven't seen for far too long
- for kiroman's passion and energy for this chiropractic profession
- for muscle girl meeting us at the grocery store saturday morning