My mom and I went hiking with my two kiddos. My mom (we now call her Grandma, or Gammy to tease her) is amazing. Those of us lucky enough to have incredible moms all come to appreciate it more the older we get. She has always made it a point to make memories with us and create traditions (post to come: Xmas in July). The one thing I never saw my mom doing was hiking.
She has overcome huge obstacles and worked really hard to get in shape and become healthy. It’s been a transformation. Her secret is simple: counting calories and adding more exercise into her routine. Over the past three years she’s steadily lost 80 pounds or so. I will say we still enjoy our special treats! When she told me she joined the gym recently, I told my hubs we’re going to have to start going just to keep up with her!
Yesterday she invited my kids and I to go hiking with her. It was an incredible blessing and another memory to add to the bank. Watching her and my son stroll up ‘the hugest hill he never even heard of’ brought tears to my eyes. I’m so proud of her and beyond excited to get to go again.
Here’s to Gammy!! YAY!! Hike #1 together is in the books!