Thursday, January 20, 2011
It has been a very emotional 2 years for me and my family. Those of you who have been keeping up with my blogs know that there have been some trying times in our lives. I have since moved away from the property I lived at for 10 yrs., where we were being harrassed by our new property manager. We were able to move quickly and have since been happy and at peace. I have forgiven the individual who was so hateful to us and have moved on. My daughter went into labor with our Grandson, Anthony on Christmas Day 2009 and did not have him until Dec 28, 2009. There was some complication and they had to do an emergency C-section...but both Mom and baby recovered quickly. She is now pregnant with her second child and she is hoping it is a girl. I am pretty positive it is...I dreamed of a pink and brown carseat before she even told me she was pregnant....(and I mentioned it) she called me last week and said mom...I believe you are right....I bought this infant cover and didn't realize it matched the colors you had in your dream....pink and brown :)
I have hypothyroid and it takes forever for me to lose any weight and for the last two years I have been stuck at 228.....Dec 2010....I got on the scale and discovered the ounces were finally coming off....now I did say ounces...unlike normal healthy adults that lose pounds and rejoice....I lose an ounce here and there and rejoice!!!! But hey....it all adds up after awhile....so I can proudly say that I have finally with tears of joy instead of tears of frustration have lost 2 whole pounds!!!!! That has been the hardest thing for me is watching others successfully lose and doit with much less effort than me. But I am proud of all of you nonetheless!!!!
I think many of you will agree that 2009-2010 have been some very hard years!! I am glad they are gone now and 2011 is going to be much better. Yes there is still alot of uncertainty in our Country with jobs and marketing...but just like weight loss ...it's one baby step at a time.
I have grown spiritually stronger with our Heavenly Father and not ashame to say so....without him, I truly doubt I would have made it this far.
There has been alot of pain and suffering with me and around me. Everywhere I looked ...I saw such sadness. But lately it seems like the fog is lifting for many folks and they are seeing more hope for their future. I have devoted myself to help those lives I touch everyday , no matter how small it seems to be. Alot of people never will ask for help...it's our responsibility to look in on those we know are hurting, alone, sad, financially unstable, or just need an ear. How much better would this world be if we all just showed more compassion to those who struggle in life...even when we are too. There is no greater reward to me than making someone smile or lift some weight off their shoulder. So how about making it a goal this 2011........to make a difference everyday by giving a compliment, encouragement, some love to strangers, charity or donations in lieu of eating out....small things will make a huge impact with those you help. God rewards everyone 10 folds when they give with love in secret....so how about it sparkie brothers and sisters.....let's start making a difference in this world one baby step at a time :)