My parents are in their late forties, and since college I've really come to appreciate them. I never took them for granted the way some kids my age do. I go to a school about a half hour away which was always my dream school and it's close. While some of my friends at school and other schools couldn't wait to get away, I was so grateful to be able to just come home when things got rough with my roommate and school.
My parents are both still of working age. I insulted them this year when I went home in summer and told them straight out that they were fat and unhealthy (I probably should have found a nicer way to do that). Anyway....
It all worked out for the better, as I got them going with spark: Mom has lost 17.4 lbs since joining spark. (LISSADEE) Dad has lost a whopping 43 lbs since joining spark in May (JDINSHAPE) I'm so proud of them. They both outdid me.
I can do all things through Him who strengthens me. - Philippians 4:13
Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God's. - 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
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