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!

Be Kind · blessings · Random Stuff · Random Thoughts · Sunday · thankful · Thanksgiving · thoughts · Uncategorized

Sunday Thoughts

I have always been a believer in karma, or what goes around comes around mentality.  You reap what you sow.  Be kind, show love.  It’s pretty easy when you think about it.

“If we learn how to give of ourselves, to forgive others, and to live with thanksgiving, we need not seek happiness–it will seek us.” -unknown

Feeling extremely thankful for my family and friends today.

Blessings.