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Thankful Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

As the whole holiday season really kicks off this week with the food fest of Thanksgiving, I am reflect on holidays past as my parents use to prepare for the big meal. Gran Gran and the gang would come, we go pick up Moma Ruth-my great grandmother and eat and eat and eat. As a child I play all day, as a teen I would yak on the phone and run to the mall to shop and now as an adult living in Kansas I just exhale and give God the glory. emoticon

Moma isn't here to celebrate with me. I am trying my best to put on a happy face for Lou and really get into the holiday spirit. I am struggling for some reason. I feel pressed. I do not like my weight plateau and I really just want to curl up in bed and pull the covers over my head and let the day pass me by. I didn't even sign up for the Turkey Trot 5k as I have done in the past three years. emoticon

So I have to pull myself up by the bootstraps, stop having my pity party and get on living. I have to do the work to get the weight off, that includes limiting my carbs and loading up on the veggies. Moma is not coming back on this earth, so instead of mourning her missing presence, I will celebrate the love and life she always has shown me and my sisters. Time for me to get on busy, creating my new life in Christ, with Louis, with my new friends and my family. I have a lot to be thankful for, this I know. God did not make me a whiner, He made me a champion, so it is time I act like it. emoticon
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    Keep on believing and trusting in God...Its good to reflect but please dont get stuck there. Your mom would want you to celebrate the holidays with a smile and good spirits. Have a wonderful week.
    1632 days ago
    Well said. You can't live in the past. It's up to you to create future memories. I would prefer to be with my mom and dad for the holidays but can't drive the long distance this year. I will make it through the holidays this year and hopefully create some future memories. We can do it !
    1638 days ago
    Great attitude - we must go on! I've lost my mom, a sister, my dad and my youngest son. It doesn't get easier, but with God I have survived. Be blessed have a wonderful and blessed Thanksgiving!!
    1638 days ago
  • BTRX71
    Holidays are the hardest when we miss someone. My grandparents and uncles have passed and the memories of those Christmases are beautiful but can overwhelm me if I let them. We have to remember that the best way to honor the ones we love is to share the memories and traditions, the stories, the spirit of the holidays. emoticon Have a Happy Thanksgiving.
    1639 days ago
  • SUNSET09
    It's good to reflect however, don't let it consume you. Enjoy the life that you're living through and for her and make your own memories for you! Sign up for the Turkey Trot as that's what you had been doing, why stop now?!?!? This will be my second year without my Mom and I'm away from my family however, we are looking up at the same stars and the same God is looking down on us all. Happy Thanksgiving as these are things to be thankful for! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1639 days ago
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