Day 5 May Blog Challenge – Love and Devotion

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Here is today’s topic of the May Blog Challenge

Day 5, Sunday: Publicly profess your love and devotion for one of your blogger friends. What makes them great? Why do you love them? If you don’t have blogger friends, talk about a real-life friend or even a family member

Who do I choose?   Tamara Buschel (www.theworkoutmama.com

Tamara and Caden

What makes her great?  Her faith in God, her dedication to care for herself, the love she has for family/friends, her dedication in continually learning, her creativity, her integrity, her passion for teaching (whether it is a fitness class or sharing something that has worked for her on her blog), she knows life’s challenges and has come out better because of the journey, plus as you can see she does a “mean” handstand and finds unique ways to entertain her son.

What do I love about her?  Her smile, her generous heart, the fact that she is not shy of being in front of a camera, and the way she takes care of her family, her thankfulness for the little things others don’t notice.  I also love the way she will share what she is learning on her blog to help me with mine.  Truly my life has been enriched since the day I met her twenty-nine years ago.  It is a good thing we are trying to keep the posts to a certain word limit because I could go on and on about her.  

As we approach Mother’s Day this Sunday I am in awe of the woman that has emerged from the girl my husband and I raised – yes, Tamara is my daughter.  She will be celebrating her first Mother’s Day this year – what a blessed boy my grandson is to have her as his mommy (and he has a amazing man as his daddy also – just had to throw that in.)

I’ll end by saying It is wonderful to be a grandmother – watching little toes dance and smiles explode is an amazing invitation to  the miraculous.  But no less miraculous is having the opportunity to watch your own child give their heart away to their own little person.

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Comments

  1. Thank you! I love you so very much!

  2. What a beautiful tribute to your daughter! Being a grandma is the greatest. I have NINE!

    • Thank you Paula. Nine – are they all local and how do you do it? You should write a book. I look forward to exploring your blog.

      • All but one of them lives within a mile of our house. Our oldest who is 22 took flight a couple years ago and has lived in Denver and is now in South Carolina ‘trying to find herself’. I have too much going on right now to write a book but I have been thinking about it!

        • WOW – that is impressive. Yes some of the chicks in their 20’s need to roam for a while before they settle and the best we can do for them is keep them in our prayers and encourage them into adulthood.

  3. You are obviously a very proud mother! This was a joy to read.

    • Thank you for your kind words – yeah admiration for the life she leads kind of just seeps out of me. She was very ill several years ago so we wear the word Thankful like an overcoat on a chilly day.