Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Reaching Out to Encourage

 


Holley challenged us this week to reach out to someone and share our God-sized dreams with them.  I have actually been doing this all along- my dad and my friend Rae Ann.  A little bit about each of them will follow and then an update of where things are! ** I am linking up to Holley in her God-Sized dream post

My Dad- Bill- not even sure where to start- other than to say that he has always (along with my mom but she doesn't blog)  been my biggest supporters.  They encourage me to take risks and step out of my comfort zone and are right there praying along with me.  He always makes it a point to comment on my blog when I post and he sure pushes me (in a good way) to always seek out God's truths and His purpose for my life.  He has never belittled my dreams and in fact has encouraged me to pursue every single one of them.  From looking at athletic training in high school to changing career directions in college to moving 1000 miles away after graduation to pursuing this health coaching dream.  I know that I can go to him with ANYTHING and trust that he will pray for me about it.  He has set the bar high ;) (which could be why I am still waiting in my singleness... LOL).  I love my parents and treasure any time spent with them and talking to them.  My only regret is that I don't get to do it more often and that I live 6 hours away from them.

My friend Rae Ann :)  What can I say about her?  Well, she's crazy, fun, an amazing spin and Zumba! instructor and friend.  She has been another that has encouraged me from day 1 of this journey.  All the way back in June when she went to my first spin class with me so I didn't have to go it alone.  She will post things on my FB wall if she sees them, sends me messages or texts to encourage, and she even has sent me information about a class taking place in May.  She pushes me also- in a different way than my parents.  She is a runner also so she helps me in that way for sure (my dad is a cyclist not a runner so no help there) She encourages me to dream and dream big!

As you can see- I have an AMAZING support system because those are just two of the encouragers I have pushing me and supporting me!  And, because of that support I start one of those classes I mentioned in this post this week!  Eek! 


17 comments:

Bill (cycleguy) said...

First, thanks for being my daughter (your mom's too). Second, so glad to hear you getting started on your dream. I know it will require some extra effort on your part, some good time management, and stretching, but you will be on your way. So proud of you. Third, thanks for mentioning my blog. :) Love you much. Live the Adventure!

Tami said...

Thanks dad- trying to live that adventure. Yes, time management is going to be a biggie! Love you too!

Kristin said...

What a blessing to have such amazing supporters in your lives!!

Amy said...

I love the fact that your dad (and your mom) are a part of your support group. Many time our family is the last one to come along side us.

Caitlin Helsel said...

Your support system sounds amazing! And it's wonderful that you realize it, too :)

Tami said...

Kristin- I agree! I am extremely blessed!

Tami said...

Amy- my mom and dad have been 100% supportive from day 1 and in fact, have often "seen" more than I thought

Tami said...

Caitlin- I agree :)

Holley Gerth said...

So fun to hear about your God-sized dreams buddies! And how great that you have that gift in your family. :)

Tami said...

Holley- I totally agree that it is an amazing gift! I truly trasure it!

Floyd said...

You're indeed a blessed young lady. God gave you a huge chunk of grace when He selected you to be born to your family. They too are blessed by your wonderful and wise heart.

What a cool post! I love that you easily acknowledge others even as you're going out there and running the race with your body... YOU GO GIRL!!!!

Tami said...

Thank you Floyd for your encouragement. I hope and pray that I am just a smidgen of a blessing that they are!

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