2019 · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · blessings · blog · Blogging · goal · Goals · journey · thankful · Uncategorized · WLS

Blogging Break

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I will be taking a break from the blog.  I am not putting into it what I feel needs to be done on a daily basis.

I had a goal to post daily a couple of years ago, and completed that commitment and goal.  I went from seven followers to over 340 (still can’t believe that!).  I enjoyed a lot aspects of it especially getting to know all of you.

Thank you for being on this journey with me.

Continued blessings.

2019 · accomplishment · Autoimmune · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Bible verse · blessings · Christmas · joy · Peace · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · thankful · Uncategorized · WLS

Peace

“Those who promote peace have joy.” Proverbs 12:20

Trying to remember this as the Christmas season is coming soon. I am really wanting to jump ahead to Christmas but remember that I need to be so very thankful where I am and how far I have come.

Promote peace…have joy. ❤️ Thankful for you.

Blessings.

2019 · accomplishment · Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · Be Kind · blessings · encourage · Goals · Grateful · lupus · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Uncategorized · WLS

Slack

Step back and look at what you are doing from another point of view.

Everyone’s journey is different. I say this to our children as their paths are different from their friends. And I say this to myself with work, weight loss and with my Lupus struggles.

Count your blessings. It helps remind ourselves of what we have done not what needs to be done.

Blessings.

2018 · Anxiety · blessings · Christmas · Depression · Empty Nest · family · Holiday · memories · Merry Christmas · Random Thoughts · thankful · traditions · Uncategorized · Work-job

Merry Christmas Eve

This picture was from last year. Everyone was home and we were able to celebrate as a family.

Stephen’s work schedule (and now that he has moved out) it is harder to see him. When we spoke about it last night, he wasn’t sure that he would be able to come by to celebrate Christmas until New Year’s Day.

It’s hard for those who work in the holidays to be able to spend time with family and friends. I don’t normally think about those that are working when I shop or eat out until I have someone close to me that is going through it.

Holidays are not always a happy time for most. It is stressful and typically has disappointments from unmet expectations. When the kids were small, they shared the holiday with my ex husband. I really didn’t want to even have a tree up if they weren’t home but I knew that when they did get home they would want it. Being separated from loved ones over a holiday is so very difficult.

All of this to say, hug your loved ones. Enjoy the moments you are able to have with one another, and remember the greatest gift.

Blessings.

2018 · accomplishment · blessings · Carmen · LSU · Mother · Random Thoughts · thankful

Nourish

I was nourished this weekend, surrounded by people that I love.

We got to celebrate Carmen’s college graduation. Celebrate her accomplishments of the past twenty-five years.

I am proud to be her Mom, but more proud to have her as a friend and confidant.

I am blessed to be her Mom. Grateful to be her Mom.

Blessings.

2018 · accomplishment · blessings · Carmen · encourage · family · LSU · Mom · Uncategorized

Proud

Carmen posted about her feelings about graduation yesterday.  I am super proud Momma today (well, always, but!).

Beginnings Continued...
Carmen – 2 1/2 Years Old
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Carmen and me at the LSU DG House

Can’t wait to see what the future brings for this one!

Blessings.

Blessings.

2018 · Affirmations · Bariatric Surgery - My Story · blessings · encourage · Goals · Uncategorized · WLS

Terrifying & Amazing

Definitely terrifying and amazing…loving life right now.

What are you pursuing…is it terrifying?  Exhilarating?  What small changes can you make to add a spark to your goals?  Can you encourage someone with their goals?

Blessings!