Monday, April 05, 2010
This past weekend was a phenomenal one for me and my family. Saturday April 3 was my mom's 65th birthday. A few months ago I decided to throw her a surprise party. My mom was diagnosed with breast cancer in June 09. She has had incredible spirit and faith throughout this whole thing. This past week was her last radiation treatment. I figured after 3 surgeries, chemo, and radiation and all the side effects plus her turning 65 this was a prime time to celebrate.
I contacted her friends, former co workers and neighbors and family and alot of them hadn't seen her in the past year. Just about everyone showed up and she was definitely surprised. The Miracle part is that my brother and his family showed up (wife and 2 kids included). My brother and my mother had a falling out and he hadn't spoken to her or seen her in almost 6 years. It broke my mothers heart and over the years I'd tried and she'd tried everything to get them to reconcile. My mom hadn't seen her grandkids from him since they were 4 and 2 .
But God is GOOD and my brother showed - my mom saw her grandkids for the first time in 6 years (even though they didn't remember her) and everyone was on their best behavior. I'd been praying for God to resolve this situation for 6 years. I know that God answers prayer. This was my EAster miracle. Because even when I told my brother that mom had cancer he still wouldn't even call her. And they only live 5 minutes away from each other. Walking distance. So I know it was GOD.
I also know that my weight is something I need to pray about. Specifically around me making lifestyle changes and God working with me to remove the mental blocks I have around food and what is really keeping me from losing the weight and keeping it off. So I'm praying about this that God will work with me and help me lose these 25 lbs and I make it a lifestyle change so I keep it off.
I weighed in at 175.5 lbs this morning. I don't feel fat and I feel like I'm in decent shape but ....I want this weight off.
I know I can do this. I will do this. The pounds are melting off (I'm speaking those things that are not as though they are). If God can bring my mother and brother together he can work with me so I let go of whatever is keeping me from losing this weight.