Tuesday, May 10, 2011
To start things off, I had a wonderful Mother's Day. My mama came into town and spent the weekend with us and we had a delicious brunch on Sunday at my boyfriend's mom's house. I got to spend the weekend with the people I love most and the weather was gorgeous to boot. Brian surprised me with a bath set from Bath & Body works, a $30 giftcard to Charlotte Russe, AND a new hot pink set of earbuds for my Ipod. I love him soooo much. He is so good to me!
Yesterday and today have been A+ Spark days... I've been working out regularly and eating well. The excitement for the float trip at the end of the summer is giving me the motivation I need to stay consistent. I'm feeling good and looking better. I really feel that things are going the right direction and this will be the year I reach my goal weight!
Now for the bad news... Over the weekend a friend of ours lost his 3 year old son. My heart has been breaking for him since I got the news. The child was abused by his mother's new boyfriend. He was determined to be brain dead on Saturday and they pulled the plug on him on Sunday. The boyfriend has been charged with murder. I've never had anything like this happen so close to home... and it hits me where it hurts because Austin (the child) was the same age as my own son Tyler. I cannot begin to imagine the pain that this family is going through. If you can, say a prayer. No parent should EVER have to bury their child.
R.I.P. Austin Vietor
Appreciate the ones you love now... you never know when God's gonna call.