Last week stunk as far as starting out the New Year and working towards my mission. With two major surgeries and months of recovery, I have a few more pounds to lose than ever before. UGH!
My goal was to get out twice and walk; I have to get moving. It didn’t happen due to super cold temps, ice, and two days of feeling horrid due to some sort of food allergy. I’m happy to say I’m halfway to my goal this week and it’s only Monday! Yay! I did one entire lap at our local outlet mall, my hip is sore (had surgery in 2010), but I know how to calm it down. This is such a momentous task ahead of me, it really is. Between all of my surgeries and the underlying food allergies/intolerances, I feel as if I will never get there.
As I drove home from the mall reflecting, I for the first time experienced peace and also forgiveness of myself. Some of this is my doing, but most of it is just life, compounded. I had peace that I did the best I could this morning, which is all the Lord asks of me. I know more laps will come in the days and weeks ahead and I also know that beating myself up will get me nowhere.
I ask for your prayers – for healing, for strength, determination, little pain or no pain, and continued peace through this process. I really need the peace to transfer over into what I can eat that is good for me and keep my mind focused on Jesus and not the challenges. Thank you, friends. Here’s to keeping it real.
If you care to join me on this quest for encouragement and accountability, meet me in the She Breathes Hope Cafe on Facebook. It’s a super group full of beautiful ladies who love Jesus and have a gift of encouraging others.