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Faith, Hope, Grief

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

I don't understand how a 28 year old wife and mother becomes a widow. How does a 30 year old husband, father, son, brother, friend, and teacher die so young? I know that we are blessed with our loved ones only briefly and that God calls us back when he needs us. But how is it determined when we no longer need each other more than God does? I need a stronger faith because I don't know how my friend will go on without her husband and yet she is confident in her faith. I think if it were me (please don't let it ever be me) I would just melt into the floor and be done. I can't imagine functioning in any capacity without my husband. I once heard someone say that something is only a tragedy if we fail to learn from it. So, from this terrible event, I hope to learn to have the kind of solid faith that this family has and to learn how to let the silly things go and remember the important things. God is good.

  
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PLSTIVER 1/20/2010 10:17PM

    He is good. Of course, we don't always understand how he works these kinds of things for our good, but he is good.

I am so sorry for your friend. Truly tragic. But I will pray that her faith continues to sustain her. And that everyone touched by the situation will be drawn closer to God because of it.

Blessings.

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CAJUNGANNY 1/20/2010 10:14PM

    God is awesome and your friend is confident in her faith.

Be there for her and have faith in her and in yourself. The rest will come.

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Hernia surgery

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Well, here I am facing a new setback. I have just recently begun running again, 3-4 miles several times a week. I cannot even explain how invigorating it is to run. BUT...I am having hernia repair surgery on Wednesday. The Dr. says I'll only be down for about 2 weeks (which feels like forever) but my neighbor had this surgery a few years ago and he says it was more like a month!! Good grief! I am sooooo hoping that it won't be like his. I may not be losing pounds but I can see my body changing and I feel my best after a run. I am focusing on positive energy and making the most of these last few beautiful days before I'm laid up.

  


Feels like forever :(

Saturday, May 02, 2009

So I am still struggling with my injured foot. It has been about 5 mos. now and after seeing an orthopedist and now a podiatrist, I finally had an MRI today. So..hopefully next week I'll now what the heck is actually wrong. I've spent a month in a walking cast and probably 2 mos. only using a recumbent bike for cardio. I am really ready to get in some high impact work, well except for the pain that seems to continue anyway :) I was supposed to be at my goal weight about a month ago and while I can wear my clothes comfortably now, I certainly haven't lost weight. ARGH!

  


Old analog v. new digital

Thursday, February 19, 2009

I have been griping about my scale for a while now. Well, to be fair, I've been griping about the numbers on my scale not the scale itself. Anyway, my husband has been suggesting that it wasn't calibrated properly and that we should get a new digital one. I have been putting it off because I honestly believed that a newer scale would just reflect a bigger number. I gave in earlier this week and got a new one though. Of course my irrational fear became real as I stepped on the darn thing and yes, a bigger number did appear...this time as 2 inch tall backlit numbers. Good grief. I think I'll throw them both out the window.

  


Price of eating out

Sunday, February 15, 2009

So, in late December my hubby and I went out to eat. The next day I had gained like 4 lbs. It took until last week for me to really see it gone again. Then, Friday night we went out to eat and I had a couple of drinks that I am sure were loaded with hundreds of calories. And now here I have gained 3 lbs. again. Holy Cow! Why is is so easy to gain this kind of weight and so hard to lose it??? I worked out several times this weekend and am definitely back in my calorie range. I am praying that these pounds come off quickly so I can get back to working on reaching my goal weight.

  


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