Erin

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Erin is a Colorado native who loves both the mountains and the plains. She was an elementary school teacher until she did something she said she’d never do: marry an Army guy. Not only did she fall in love with him, she fell in love with the military life, and continues to write about it. Now she’s a stay-at-home mom to two amazing girls, though she’s rarely found at home. Erin is active in her community and church, is a former PTO President, and currently serves as Vice President of the Colorado Springs chapter of American Christian Fiction Writers. She believes in second chances, and is thankful for hers. She was thrilled to remain in Colorado Springs upon her husband’s retirement from the Army, and counts herself lucky to watch the sun set behind Cheyenne Mountain every evening. Erin enjoys reading, gardening, hiking, and any time spent with her family.

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I admit, I frequently observe with envy. Sometimes living in a fitness-oriented community can be like salt in a wound. You see, I have an autoimmune disease that limits my physical fitness capabilities. Physical fitness had always been part of my life until an illness took it away. Finding the right balance in exercise has been its own journey. One minute too long or one hill too far can set me back with flu-like symptoms for up to two weeks. Going from a year-around athlete to struggling to get out of bed was a huge adjustment.

Balance: A Lesson from my Pre-Teen

Initially, her response infuriated me inside. Relax? You’ve been handed an opportunity many children could only dream of, and you want to relax? Don’t you owe it to your teacher and school to represent them? Not to mention you’ve been given a gift, and we should share our gifts with the world. When I was growing up and an opportunity like this arose, saying no was not an option.