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Sticking to it in a difficult time

Thursday, August 22, 2013

I have lost 46 pounds. I am so thankful, because the things I have had to manage the past couple of weeks, I would not have been able to. Our adopted son, has many challenges. Unfortunately that include causing harm to others and himself. Things have escalated to where we had to have him admitted for mental health. This has been the most difficult thing I have ever gone through, and I have not lived on a bed of roses.
I had to physically restrain him...if I had been 46 pounds heavier, it would have never happened.
This past year has had many difficult moments. If I would have given in to every inconvenience, I would have been in a heap of a mess. But that meant sticking to it. I didn't stop and pick up something to eat when running on the road, or during a difficult trial I made it through with out chocolate, when the groceries were low... I didn't indulge in cheap junk food.
And did I give in the past couple of weeks? No way, I need good nourishment to keep myself strong physically and emotionally. In order to be everything I need to be for my children, I have had to make myself a priority. The pay off is big. I'm so glad I did.
You never know, when you will need to be your strongest. When that time comes, you will be so glad for all the good nutrients you have poored into yourself. Every bit of exercise that has made your stronger and healthier. Do yourself a favor, you may just need you later in life.
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    46 pounds? That is AMAZING! Lots of hard work and determination on your part despite the trying circumstances in your life.
    I am so very sorry you have had to experience these challenges. What a blessing that your son has you to care for him despite the hard choices. So many children that were not given hugs and love as babies suffer as they grow older and need someone to protect them from themselves. It is not your fault. You have done your part, caring for and loving him as best you could from the moment you got him. God and professionals will be doing their part also. Sometimes it really does take a team to undo the hurt in a soul. You've been a GOOD mom to see that he gets the care he needs and recognizing that you could not provide it all alone. My heart goes out to you for the hurt in your heart for him. Just know that you are loved and deserving of good things too. Rest in your soul and mind knowing that you made the best choices in the worst situations. Think of all the damage you have already undone in him just by being his loving and faithful mother over these years. Already you have given him a foundation and knowledge that someone does want to love him. Well done.
    (((hugs))) my friend,
    1375 days ago
    Blessings to you in this, another trial by fire. Knowing God has you in His hands and He is aware of all you have already been through....and He will never leave you without hope and help.

    Remember...when you're in the fiery furnace, God's hand is on the thermostat and His eye is on the clock. (Charles Stanley)
    You are in my prayers, and the prayers of and in the time ahead.

    Congrats on "sticking to it" and losing 46 pounds! That's awesome and you're an inspiration to me. I tend to start over every Sunday and I SO want to get with the program and show up for myself! Thanks for your post...and encouraging word.

    1375 days ago
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