Tuesday, September 6, 2011

I love you anyway

Dear Nathan,
You are doing a great job at potty training, but you don't feel well today. And that, I'm afraid, led to a fairly grotesque accident this morning. But I love you anyway. I had to scrub you and shower you in the tub that ended up clogging up. But I love you anyway. I had to scour two bathrooms top to bottom due to your, er, um, potty trail... But I love you anyway. I had to mop up the leather reclining couch. (I won't say why.) But I love you anyway. I had to mop the kitchen floor a second time after you spilled your cup of sprite. But I love you anyway. I am currently washing your beloved Mickey mouse due to an unforgettable dunk in sissy's chocolate milk cup. But- can you guess?- Yes, I love you anyway. I love you when you are cute and dressed up and combed and ironed up, but I especially love you today. I love you today- messy and wild and unruly as you are. For it is today that you threw your grubby arms around my neck in the middle of your mess and said, "I love you mommy, you're the best!" I love you too, more than words could ever say.


P.s. it is with great love and affection that I tell you- I hope you have a son just like you someday!

Friday, May 20, 2011

The new me- day 5

Totally excited about the 17 day diet! I have not even cheated once, and for me, that's huge! I have even gone out to lunch with a friend and gone to dinner to celebrate another friends birthday. Never once did I feel cheated or like I was missing out on anything. I have successfully gotten out of bed every morning and completed my 2 mile workout, although I admit today was a little hard to get moving, but I did it! My daughter even wants to go for walks with me in the evenings, which usually turns into a run because she wants me to chase her around the neighborhood ;) My family is eating healthier and I am really enthusiastic that I'm goon to stick to this. I don't want to miss out on the good things God has to offer me because I don't feel good or I'm too tired or just plain lazy.

Here's my progress so far:

Started Unofficially on Monday, started officially on Tuesday evening

Total weight lost: 7 pounds

I will start calculating inches today!

Thanks for your support! I feel better and happier than I have been in a long time!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The new improved me

So. I have decided that I need to be a better servant of Christ and in doing that I need to remember that my body is a temple.

I found a book, thanks to a friend, and it changed my eating habits and exercising habits. I have lost 4 pounds in two days and I am so encouraged and truly excited! Having an understanding and loving husband definitely helps, and knowing that I can lean on Jesus when the days are long keeps me going.

I am so proud of my quick accomplishment and am looking forward to having a healthy long life with my family, however long God decides that is. I know that realistically i will have struggles and not every day will be as easy as the first few have been.
As I'm seeking his will for my life, I can't help but be reminded that he created this earth and all the things in it and I need to do what I can to help myself and my family grow strong physically and spiritually. I'm truly happy and feeling great for the first time in a long time. Thank you Lord!!!

1 Corinthians 10:31
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."