Thursday, October 18, 2007

Serious decisions

Laughter seems to get me in trouble quite often. Yes, I'm the youngest of three and like attention...what can I say. I like to make fun of things and I seem to side with a joke rather than being serious simply because lets face it: 1) nothing is ever as bad as it could be and 2) frowns give you wrinkles for heaven's sake!

So humor is one of my many gifts; however, I have come to respect seriousness for what it's worth recently. I am finally learning to trust in the Lord and become serious when I say 'okay, lets start making a difference.'

I thought I trusted in him before....I mean when your mom has had cancer, and your dad has suffered a heart attack believe me you realize really quick that someone/somewhere high above is watching out for you. But lately, God is giving me an even more personal lesson in seriousness and trust....He is teaching me to be serious when it comes to things like my marriage, my family, my friends and the relationships I build on a daily basis, my career, and last but certainly not least my health.

October 9th, 2007, I had weight loss surgery. I was/still am embarrassed (part of me excited), but after months of praying, followed by research, followed by information seminars, followed by doctor's trips, and finally pre-op appointments, I am finally becoming serious about me and my walk with the Lord. The me that is a wife, a future mother, a daughter, a sister, and a friend. I am finally seeing that a corporate office and/or fancy title is not going to help me become the person I need to be, and I'm having to lay it all out there and trust in the big man upstairs himself when it comes to life.

As I wake up each morning, I am blessed to look over at my husband and thank God for giving me such a rock to lean on during my hard days. I am blessed to have a great family and group of friends that rock my world because they are so awesome and I am blessed to be able to laugh and keep my sense of humor to go out and face the world even during serious times!!

Remember: 1) nothing is ever as bad as it could be and 2) frowns give you wrinkles for heaven's sake!

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