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Blessings

Monday, December 25, 2017

I was blessed with a host of beautiful memories made with family and friends this Christmas season.

I can tell you without reservation that life is truly good.

My daughters and SILs love me, and are close to me. My G-Boys and G-Girls send me over the moon and back. We made precious memories this year, priceless gifts that will never run out of batteries, or break.

Those 2 year olds kept everybody in stitches. They were just so excited. Seeing their eyes light up was more of a blessing than I could ever hope for. But, there it was.

Years ago I was in very poor health. Very poor, and it was all due to my unhealthy eating and my sedentary lifestyle. I was hospitalized many times, and still didn't have the sense to change my habits. Until I finally began realizing I was killing myself. I knew I had to change or die, quite literally. So, I began eating healthy and walking for exercise in Nov. 2008.

What happened next was a true miracle. My health issues subsided. I weighed 242 lbs, and lost down to 140 lbs in 13 months.

I credit God with giving me the determination and will to see the work through to success.

Every morning I thank God for saving my life. Those simple, but hard changes became easier and easier for me. And I thank God for that too.

Without those changes I would never have lived long enough to have a Merry Christmas with my G-Kids and daughters this year. So, I am doubly blessed. I'm healthy physically and I get to enjoy the blessings of family and friends

God has blessed me with life. And I am grateful.

May each of you be blessed with the blessings that are forever. Sweet, sweet memories of your own.

Have a wonderful New Year, y'all.
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