Thursday, August 13, 2009
So in the span of my doctor's visit, maybe 15 minutes actually with my endocrinologist, I think he hugged me about six times. lol He kept saying: I'm so proud of you! I'm SO proud of you! You look so BEAUTIFUL!! Oh, gush, gush, gush. I soaked up the affirmation like a sponge, of course! My C1A is down to 5.4 from 7.2. The BIG news, since I'm insulin resistant, is that my insulin level is down from something insanely high (I so wish I'd gotten the actual starting number, but I didn't) like 76 to 34 now. Normal is 17, I think. As with my weight, I still have a way to go. I am, however, on my way!! The doctor kept flipping back in my chart and remarking on my improvements and at one point he set the chart down and threw both arms open wide and said BIG hug, BIG HUG! lol With a cheerleader like that, how can I go wrong?! I am SO blessed. As an aside, the scale is NOT moving, not budging one tiny OUNCE! I'm hopeful it will soon.
My baby entered junior high this morning. Yikes!! It's hard to believe time has gone by this quickly. I was going to show you a photo of her on this momentous day, but my camera is still in the van, so I'll have to get that to you tomorrow.
Thank you for being here for me, for cheering on my progress, for dragging my butt up when it flounders. I appreciate you, my precious SparkFamily, so much!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
It's always such a zoo when my husband is home for his two weeks off. We just don't stop the whole time. He's cooped up on that 187 foot ship for 28 days, so when his feet hit the earth, he's ready to stay on the go, go, go! It's fun, but it wrecks my routines. Fitting in, first and foremost, my intimate time with the Lord suffers. I know how important it is to devote time and attention to my husband, but I miss that quiet, personal, quality time with my Bridegroom, too! I do still study and pray, mind you, but it's not quite the same. Fitting in my exercise time is more difficult, mostly because I'm so tired from all the running. The up side is that I get a lot more walking in as we tramp through stores. (In our family, my husband is the shopper and I'm the one who detests it. Weird, huh? lol) Lastly, but by no means least, I don't have as much time and energy to devote to my Spark time, to you, my precious SparkFriends. Anyhow, being done with wound care finally, with Bill back safely on his ship, and with the kids starting school tomorrow, I feel the sweet relief of my routines approaching. I can't wait! Even though I've been here a bit, reading along, I have missed sharing with you, blogging with you, having the time to contemplate your posts and blogs and process them into my being.
For those of you on the teams where we share devotionals, you've seen my posts today about the negativity, the critical spirits, the judgmental hearts of others and how difficult a time I've been having with that in my life. It sometimes feels like those destructive attitudes from others are strangling the life from me, suffocating me. This is not a Godly response and I know it. God has a way of dealing with this and I want so much to align my heart with His and to know how to respond in ways that show compassion and give hope. How tacky and ineffective would it be to meet the critical and petty attitudes of others with criticism and judgment? lol That definitely is not God's way. This is my quest at this season of life, to learn to deal with these things as God does, as He would have me to deal with them.
My debut into the world of water aerobics has again been postponed. Due to appointments that can't be changed on Thursday for me and for my friend, and because I have to pay for all the classes whether we attend or not, we opted to wait until next Tuesday to begin, so we can get all eight classes in. In the meantime I'm still doing the exercise DVDs I bought and they feel great. (Thank you again, Dawn!!!)
You're so dear to me, such a big part of my life. Thank you for being who you are, every single one of you. My world would not be as complete without you.
Tuesday, August 04, 2009
I promised some of you photos from Melanie's birthday party and I'm just now getting around to processing them.
The birthday girl surrounded by our grandson, Heath, our oldest, Big Mel, our son, Billy, my oldest, Michelle, our friend, Bobby, my ex, Marty, and our friend, Gia.
MawMaw and Heath
I hope you enjoyed sharing our party! Had to sneak my little man in there.
I shared a part of my life in the Jesus First thread of the Can't Do This on My Own Team. As you've come to know, brevity is not my strong suit. I won't share it again here, but if there is someone in your life that you need to forgive, it would be worth a jaunt over to the Jesus First thread to read it. We cannot expect forgiveness unless we extend it to others... even when they do not deserve it.
I was disappointed today to learn I could not yet begin my water aerobics classes. Evidently they need a form from my doctor and the faxing to and fro had not taken place, yet. I am hoping beyond hopt it'll be all squared away by Thursday's class. All in God's timing. I have to trust that.
Monday, August 03, 2009
I'm so happy to introduce you to one of the dearest women I've ever known, StarLovesBlake (aka Cyndi). Many of you have heard me mention our two young youseguests. One of them, Katy, is Cyndi's daughter, and she is as precious as her mama. You should be seeing StarLovesBlake roaming around our hallowed halls, maybe looking a bit lost. I know you will make her feel as welcome as you've made me feel here. We schmoozed the camera a bit for a photo when Cyndi and Blake were here, visiting from Arizona, for Blake's birthday this spring.
I haven't been around as much since my husband got home. We tend to stay on the go. He's cooped up on that ship for 28 days, so when he's home for his 14 days off, he likes to be moving. We're attacking the attic again. Our goal is to have it emptied and sorted and have one more yard sale before the end of the year. While I haven't been posting as often, I have been reading along. It's made my missing you a bit easier! I just love being here with you so much!! Please keep posting and blogging. It keeps us connected, and we all need that a LOT!
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