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Phone Call Blessings

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Today, I got the MOST wonderful phone call, but before telling you about that, I wanted to give you a brief update on our [my mom and me] metabolism miracle diet. This is day 4, and to be honest, I DON'T think I could have handled my dear mother leaving if I hadn't gotten some of the carbs out of my diet. Unfortunately, they don't like me much! ha! emoticon But after almost 4 full days of limiting our carbs, I feel pretty good, and so does my mom. I'll keep you updated as we progress towards the 8-week liver/pancreas rest and let you know how it's going.

Today, I rec'd a phone call from my PRECIOUS sister-in-LOVE [as we like to call ourselves]. Her name is Karen and she is actually on SPARK as ORDERMYSTEPS. Here is her page if you want to meet her.
We have been 'heart sisters' for 20+ years--married to brothers, and I'm SO grateful for her friendship!

She said she was busy in the kitchen thinking about my weight challenges, when the LORD reminded her of the goal I had created when I joined SP--to be at my wedding weight and FIT into my dress again with ALL 8 of my children surrounding me. I met my weight goal in April, 2011

Then took the photo shoot in June 2011 [my college son was away so we had to wait until May or June]

She suggested that I take that wedding photo of me and stick it in my Bible as a reminder that I [we as Believers] am the bride of Christ, and that all that I do to treat my body like it's meant to be treated will be for that GLORIOUS wedding day, when I will put on another 'wedding dress' of sorts, and be prepared to meet HIM--my Eternal Bridegroom! WOW, what a picture!!!! And what an encouragement!

Thank you, Karen!!!!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SAFETYSUE 9/2/2012 1:24AM

    Amazing blog Susan, you are such an inspiration! I love that you met your goal and the pictures are really beautiful! What a great idea for your children to see you as you looked on your wedding day!
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TERRIJ7 8/31/2012 11:48AM

    What a precious analogy! I love that!

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DOROTHYBERO 8/28/2012 11:54AM

    Beautiful - I love that - Sisters in love!

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BERRY4 8/27/2012 11:02PM

    Good friends are the best!

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KMICHA 8/25/2012 6:56AM

    It is a perfect picture! What an awesome idea!

By the way, may I say again I'm so proud of you for readching your goal!!! emoticon

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BAMAJAM 8/24/2012 11:04AM

  Susan... You and Karen have something very special indeed! The pictures you have posted are truly fantastic.... As the "Heavenly Bride"--- that picture gives me shivers! It is glorious!
May you have God's grace abundantly, Susan. And know that your buddies on Sparkpeople appreciate the inspiration that you provide for us! Happy Weekend!

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ABETTERSOUL 8/24/2012 8:51AM

    What a wonderful idea! I know it will encourage you in many ways! emoticon

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GMASANDIE 8/24/2012 8:05AM

    emoticon I love the term "heart sisters". How wonderful to have such a loving and close relationship. Thanks for haring a sweet blessing!

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SWIMLOVER 8/24/2012 5:10AM

  Really emoticon !!!!!!!!

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KADULAC 8/24/2012 2:41AM

    That is a great phone call. What a wonderful picture, literally and figuratively.

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EJOY-EVELYN 8/24/2012 12:10AM

    Great idea and the photo and you are absolutely beautiful! Your family is such an incredible blessing and your being in the spotlight here is perfect! You're a gorgeous bride!

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MJ7DM33 8/23/2012 10:50PM


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    Oh I love the idea of you in your dress in your bible.

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GOLFGMA 8/23/2012 8:59PM

    Wonderful, wonderful! You and your family look beautiful and I am sure they are super proud of you! emoticon

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PRESBESS 8/23/2012 8:46PM

    Oh my! What a thought to behold.

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    Th pictures are wonderful as is the idea behind it.

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SUNNYDAZE9 8/23/2012 7:46PM

    That is a blessing!

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/23/2012 6:50PM

    What a great image! I'm so glad you shared it!

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CRYSTLE4HIMTX12 8/23/2012 6:35PM

    Beautiful, what a blessing. emoticon

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PICKIE98 8/23/2012 6:19PM

    What a fantastic idea!!! Why not post it for us for motivation???????????

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