A few weeks ago several moms and their kids participated in Mama&Me mini sessions. The purpose was two fold, 1) celebrate those women in our lives that we could never celebrate enough - Moms; and 2) raise money for Crisis Intervention Services. Crisis Intervention Services serves our community in a much needed way. Their mission statement reads: "To provide services and an environment free of physical violence, sexual assault, verbal abuse, emotional abuse, psychological abuse and restriction of personal liberty. CIS respects the worth, dignity and uniqueness of the individual and supports these values through education, personal growth, self reliance and self determination." As a way to support them and say thanks, the session fee from each mini-session was donated to them. For their donation, each mom received the mini-session, two 5x7 or one 8x10 photo and a goodie bag. Jona Harris (Mary Kay consultant) and Kacee Leithead (Tangles Salon) generously donated for the goodie bags, which were an overwhelming success and surprise to the moms. If you would like to donate to CIS, visit their website: http://www.cis-park.org/.
The mini sessions were held at CrossFit Cody. They were generous in the donation of their space for the event and I love the correlation of what CIS does and how CrossFit has helped me. The second part of CIS's mission statement reads "CIS respects the worth, dignity and uniqueness of the individual and supports these values through education, personal growth, self reliance and self determination." While I ultimately know my worth comes from God, sometimes He sends things along the way to help us out and I have experienced that through CrossFit. It has helped me realize I am stronger than I thought and helped me find dignity and uniqueness through the challenges I faced at CrossFit. Also, the community that surrounds each individual - holding them up and encouraging to the last moment is unparalleled in my experience. CrossFit is more than a workout, it is a community of individuals striving to be the best version of themselves and encouraging others to do the same, while still loving and accepting anyone where they are at. If you are looking for that kind of community, I encourage you to come check out CrossFit Cody. If you aren't in Cody, message me and I'll help you find a good CF where you are at!
Take a moment and look at these beautiful Moms and the amazing kids they are raising!