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Saturday, June 07, 2014

One of the members wrote me today and asked to be friends. She made my day. The a few minutes later another did. One said I was and amazing lady.
The other:

"You are an incredible woman with strength. You devoted your life to helping the sick and infirm. You have endured one of the greatest losses known--to lose a child. My heart goes out to you. You are doing awesome in living a healthier lifestyle. Congrats on the weight loss and best wishes as you continue to develop a healthier lifestyle. God bless you."

Many times in my life as I have struggled with my clients needs as a public health nurse, finding answers to needs: on a personal level with mental and verbal abuse: at work being rejected due to perceived cultural differences, even though a college graduate, and not fitting the mold of appearance at work for job promotion: through rejection of two previous husbands: and the ultimate loss of my only child: there has always been one to provide comfort The Lord GOD has always sent angels unawares with messages. His words always provide constant comfort. His word lead my heart to healing after my son's loss.

I came to realize a few months ago through a book a friend share with me, called The Daniel Plan, that He has sent us many words and directions about diet and healthy bodies. There is much biblical reference to caring for His temple which is your body. Jesus told us that no food was unclean if we prayed over it before we consumed it. He also told us if we at someone's home not to offend them by eating something in their presence that offended them. I guess that goes both ways. I am not a vegetarian or even totally natural food eater. I do try to be aware. At age 64, with 65 catching me soon, I have found the most important thing for me to do is prepare foods properly and eat in the right portions. I have also found that tracking is the best method to keep me honest.

I pray that each of you continue to strive to your personal goal with His hand directing you and His word educating you. All things are possible to Him/Her that love the Lord.

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    I agree with your final statement and feel that asking for His wisdom and direction is the way to get through losing weight and living a purposeful life. emoticon
    1205 days ago
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    Thank you for sharing. eva
    1206 days ago
    My dear, you ARE a remarkable woman and an inspiration. I am glad that it is recognized!

    HUGS and blessings to you for enduring all the challenges you have endured.

    I do not know why being perceived a different is such a problem. I am 4 ft. 10.5 in. and also a nurse. I've worked ER, ICU/CCU, med-surg, home health and in all of those positions my height was a 'perceived' deficit. Never mind that I did what was expected and THEN SOME! Anyhow, we learn to "prove ourselves".

    1206 days ago
    Lovely blog, thank you so much for sharing. You have a lot of wisdom to share.
    1206 days ago
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