|Choose you this day whom you will serve. As for me and my house.. We will serve the Lord!|
Anyways, I needed a goal. My mom was soo excited about our weight loss. She never told me how worried she was getting about our weight. I found out later from cousin after she passed away that that was constantly a prayer request. We had gained so much and she knew it was not healthy for us. She is my inspiration. She would be so excited as I would tell her what we were doing. She was able to be a part of the first three weeks of it. She cheered us on through all of it! The week before she died I shared with her my goal. She had soo many beautiful dresses that she has worn all over the world on her trips, and her cruises. I told her I wanted to find one that could be my goal dress (size 10-12). I found a beautiful purple one. I told her when we get skinny enough, Dave and I want to go on a cruise and I will wear her dress. I had my daughter Becca put on the dress. She went into mom and I told her, "I know you wont be here to see me get this small, but this is what I will look like one day!" She looked at me with a big smile and said.."You can do it honey, I know you can!" I cry as I write those words. You see, for the past five years mom has said that to me soo many times. Every time I struggle with something, I would go to my mom and hear those words,"you can do it honey!". She was my biggest cheer leader in everything I did. So, how can I stop, how can I get descouraged when I know that my mommy is up in heaven cheering me on. She probably got a whole cheerleading squad up there! Just for me. Do I miss her terribly? You better believe it. I mis her so much that it hurts, but every time I get desouraged I look at the beautiful purple dress hanging on the back of my door and I hear the words, "You can do it honey... I know you can!"
|This reminds me of my mom and I so different...but yet the same!|
|Jesus says.."I have come to give you life!" We need to live as each day is our last just like my mom did!|