Wednesday, April 25, 2012
I'm celebrating my 45th because I deserve it! I have not celebrated my birthday, and I think it's about time that I show thanks for God keeping me all these years. I have had many opportunities for the tragedies in my life to overtake me, and in a couple of incidences almost lose my life. For so long I've felt guilty about my birth because I was the final and surprise pregnancy to my parents after already having 9 children. So this year, I'm celebrating me and the accomplishments that I have made thus far through the talents and guidance that God has bestowed to me.
I am so thankful for so much in my life, that its overwhelming sometimes. How will I celebrate? With the enjoyment of my favorite music with friends and family. I'm going to the Cincinnati Music Festival in Cincinnati my birthday weekend. The day before, on my actual birthday, I'm going dancing.
Watch out, because July is going to be the bomb!
Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Okay, so looking at all the postings and advertisements that show before and after pictures of women in bikinis, I thought "why not". Also, WalMart had a sale on them for $6 a piece. I must admit that I have never worn or purchased one in my whole life, not even when I was a young teenager without "war scars" (lol). Any way, I purchased a black top and bottom and had my daughter take a "before" picture so that I could show my progress when I have my "after" or "big reveal" in July.
I must admit that my family was shocked that I purchased it, and not so much that I wore it. They laughed because they know that other than for the pictures, this outfit won't see the outside, at least not without a cover-up. I'm a 1 piece person to my heart, and find them the most comfortable and flattering for my body type. Anyway, here I am sharing this with my SparkFriends as an act of accountability. Don't be too cruel.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
I need some motivation to reach my goal for the big 45th Birthday in July. You have to understand one thing about me. I don't celebrate birthdays for myself, or should I say I haven't. But this year is different, and I mean it this time. I plan on celebrating this year as a testiment to all the struggles I have overcome in the last 1 1/2 years. This is a transitional year for me in many ways, and I plan to be a healthier and happier me.
Now with all that said, I want to create a virtual trip to Jamaica to challenge myself, and anyone wanting to participate. This will not only motivate me, but also offer a challenge for anyone wanting to participate. I'm going to post my challenge in the Official Detroit Spark Team page within the week.
Wish me luck and loads of inspiration. . . . . . . . . . . . .Jamaica here I come!!!!!
Friday, March 09, 2012
I'm just sitting at my desk at work, and I glanced over to see a current picture of me and the girls, and my little god-grandbaby. It made me smile to think of how she thinks she is my youngest daughter Erika. She thinks because she resembles my daughter when she was a baby, that she is her. It's funny because the picture has my 2 girls in it, and she knows the oldest one is Ashley, but fails to accept that the baby is not herself. How is rationalizes that Ashley is an adult (who was 3 in the picture), and the baby (Erika) is her, and she is 2 1/2 I'll never know. It's just so cute to me! Everytime she comes over, she goes to the wall and says "Ashley and Me".
I believe that is why she has such a fondness for Erika. I think she believes Erika is her, but just grown up. To have the limitless imagination of a child - to believe in the impossible. What would you do or say to yourself if you could as a youth, talk to your future self? I don't know, but it's definitely really interesting to think about. Most of all, who is to say that we can't? We live through others experiences all the time.
Just wanted to think of something that made me smile today. . .I hope you find something too.
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