Fit to Serve
Hi! I’m Cassie!
I’m a mom of 3 beautiful girls and wife to my best friend, Eric. I live on a farm with lots of different animals, including 3 dogs and 4 cats, a bunch of reptiles, chickens, and a couple of furry little rodents. I serve as a worship leader at Caledonia Community Church in Olmsted IL, and it is such an honor to be able to do so.
I worked at River’s Edge Veterinary Hospital for 12 years before I quit work in February, 2021 to be a stay-at-home-mom. I must say, being home with my kids has given me SO MUCH respect for the women who have done it for years. Some days are amazing, and other days are long and exhausting.
While staying home is great, it is easy to develop bad habits. I never realized how much I enjoyed the structure of having a job and a schedule. After several months of being home, I found myself in a place I never expected. I was constantly anxious and even a little depressed. I started suffering from migraines and found myself less active and laid up in the recliner trying to make the pounding in my head stop. I went to the doctor to see if there was something else causing the migraines, and even sought therapy for a short amount of time. The answer was all the same. I simply wasn’t taking care of myself.
That’s when I decided enough was enough. Things HAD to change. How on earth could I expect to be a good mom and wife if I was eating terribly and not moving my body? How could I possibly be a good servant of God if I wasn’t spending time with Him daily? My journey to fitness became more than just wanting to be a certain jean size, it became life or death to me. I wasn’t living, I was simply existing. Sure, my body was living, but my soul was dying. I was waking up each day just praying it would end so I could crawl back under the covers. God had brought me to this amazing chapter in my life, and I allowed Satan to creep in and steal my joy and peace in it all.
When I look at the title Fit to Serve, it isn’t about big muscles and tiny waistlines. It is about setting goals to wake up each day and become physically, mentally, and spiritually fit to serve God, my family, my friends, my church, and my community. If you are not taking care of you, then you will not be able to take care of anyone or anything around you. This is about NOT GIVING UP. Don’t give up on yourself, friend. I pray that my story and this ministry will inspire you to live life to the fullest.
Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.Galatians 6:9 (NIV) -Emphasis mine