Wednesday, February 23, 2011
As I sit at my computer today, my obsession with Idol took over and I had to read all of the spoilers. Well they did not make me happy, and I am hoping they are wrong, but they did make me start thinking about what is important in life. As some of you know (and can tell from my status every Idol night) I am a fan of Chris Medina. This is not by chance! His fiancÚ Julianna is my nieces best friend. For those who don't know the story, Julianna was in a horrific car accident 2 months before their wedding and suffered Traumatic Brain Injuries. Many that do not know these 2 are saying that Chris used her accident to gain success on Idol (NOT), some even asking if the story is even true. WELL IT IS...and it is one of the greatest love stories ever told. I began to think that even IF the spoilers are right, it's not a sad time. Chris has lived his dream and I KNOW will continue; they have raised $1000s for Juli's care; she is happier than she has been in months; and most importantly they still have each other and their love. What else could anyone ask for!!
So remember tonight to give an extra hug and kiss to your significant other, kids, friends. That is what is important in your life and that's what will get you through any hurdle life throws. If you don't believe.....look at Chris and Juli and you will change your mind!
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
February 22, 1949:
This was the day the most wonderful mother was born. Hard to believe she would be 62 years old today. Why is that so hard??? Because she passed away May 21, 1992....2 days after my 20th birthday, after being in a coma since January, 1989 when I was 16.
I'm not gonna lie, we had our problems...hello I was a teenager!! She herself had emotional issues that caused problems in our relationship as well. I say she was the most wonderful mom because she was the only one I had! And now that she is gone I realize how wanderful she really was. I would gladly take all the bad with the good!
In the years since her passing, she has missed 2 weddings, 3 baby girls, tons of birthdays. She also has missed the death of her parents, which I had to take care of myself. It has been hard to say the least, especially without a good relationship with my father. I have blamed her passing on every issue I have had, including my weight. Truth is, genetically she may have something to do with it, but mentally it was ME and the way I dealt with things...not her fault. In the past, this day has been met with many hard times, a lot of tears, and a lot of blame. TODAY will not!
I will remember the GOOD times. I will think about what I HAVE achieved, and how she WOULD be proud of what I have done. She HAS seen the weddings, births, birthdays, etc. And she IS here with me everyday.
I love you Mom and I miss you, but I WILL have a Good Day!
Monday, January 03, 2011
So...I woke up sick but didn't let it stop me! That in itself is a huge step for me. I didn't do all I had wanted, but still did a lot. I set up my new wii Biggest Looser 'game' and did the 10 minute starter even though I had no cardio planned today. I also did part of my strength excersises (part was the above workout though) and plan on yoga tonight if my head stops pounding. We also went shopping and got all good food! NO JUNK left in the house (except what he is taking to work tomorrow so it is out of my face!) Feeling good so far.
Sunday, January 02, 2011
The last day of being unhealthy, tired, sore (well in a bad way!) and not caring. Tomorrow begins the new me. Once and for all I will do this. I have to....my kids need me, my hubby needs me and most importantly I need me. The pain will not go away until I do this, both physically and mentally. Many have said I was putting it off. NO, have never stuck to it when I have started on 1/1, so I changed my date! A little psych for me!!
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