Tuesday, August 07, 2012


The last two years have been rough for me.  Lots of reasons, many quite personal, some shared here on the blog, but needless to say they've been rough.  Unfortunately eating has always been a source of comfort and all the hard work I've done in losing weight has mostly come back.  I'm working at getting healthy again.  In many respects.  Eating and exercising is just one aspect, but it is one I'm trying to get back online. 

Another way to sometimes "recalibrate" after rough storms is to go "home." 

Home.  Not a place, but rather a feeling. 

Of community.







Good times.









And yes, sometimes recalibrating means going home.

To my hometown, 
to a weekend spent with special friends,
to FAMILY who is always there, 
even if they don't happen to share ties by blood,
we do share ties by HIS blood,
and those are often far stronger.


maureen said...

Loved this post. You cannot always be supermom, you are human after all. You will get back on track and back to being healthy again!

In the meantime, don't be too hard on yourself. You have the most amazing kids! And there is so much more just around the corner!!

Praying for you and sending out encouragement.


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