Sunday, January 17, 2010

be believing

This is me and the Bday boy. I can't believe he is 4 years old. When I look it the picture I see my daughter's unwavering belief. When she found out that they may or may not be able to have kids she did the infertility thing for a few months with no success. They then decided that there were plenty of children already here that need a home. Now I want to remind you that they were 23 and 24 at the time. They put their paper work in the got certified. I was never 100% excited about the idea. I had heard horror stories about the way the system works and I was afraid she would get her heart broken. She was absolutely certain that she was going to get a baby. The people at work gave her a baby shower and secretly I was alittle sad for her. Thinking she is going to get her hopes up, ect ect ect.

Two weeks later she got the call about this little boy. He was a sick little guy and came home with a tube in his nose for feeding. She loved that tube right out of him! She has never looked back. She got her 2 little girls straight from the hospital as well. They are only 6 months apart. I stand in awe of my daughter everyday. She is a great mother and she makes me so proud. Her faith increases my faith. I have to also say she couldn't do without her helpful, thoughtful and very loving hubs. They make a great team.

Sorry, that has nothing to do with weight loss, I just wanted to share that story. Well let's was the food? It was ok, better for sure. Still not in the full mojo mode, but I feel I am doing better. I didn't walk yesterday. My knee was bugging me Saturday after my walk at the bird park. Which was a slow walk and talk with a friend. I am going to really try to push myself today as much as I can without hurting the knee.

At the Bday party I saw people I haven't seen for a while and boy were they surprised at me. Got alot of nice compliments. Which is nice. It still kind of takes me off guard.

I like what the Bday Gson said the other day while he was walking behind me. "GeGe your butt's not so fat anymore". I stopped and kissed his cute little cheek and said thank you kid.

I have the day off today. Going to hit the thrift shops and see about getting me more pants. I have 2 pair of jeans that fit and no Capri's. I live in Capri's in the summer time. I think this year I am going to get summer dresses too. I am feeling a little girly. Then I want to go see The Blindside. I know I am behind in my movies. I haven't seen a movie that I really liked this season. I know this one will be good. Finished "The Help' over the weekend. Read it! I really liked it.

Well best get on my sweats on get out the door to walk. I think it might be raining. Maybe I will have to go to the office and get on the treadclimber. It's about time we had a little weather! Sunny everyday is boring. Don't hate me.

Keep the mood and the food believing!


  1. Delightful picture, Dana. Great story of your daughter. We are so blessed to be blessed with great kids.

    Have a great day!



  2. I enjoyed reading about your daughter- thanks for sharing! :) Those kids are adorable! :)

  3. Loved the picture, he is a cutie and loved the story about your daughter. Those stories always warm my heart - thanks for sharing it.

  4. Thanks for sharing your daughter's story - I am so impressed by people who adopt. Sounds like she is a wonderful mother!

    Nice to get compliments from people who haven't seen you in a are doing great! Enjoy your day off and Blindside - Sandra Bullock won the Golden Globe last night for that movie!

  5. That really is a wonderful story about your daughter. Good for her for providing a home for some kids who desperately needed it.
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  6. What an inspirational story! That's so fantastic that she has that type of faith and love to give. Thanks for sharing!

  7. Loved the story about your daughter. Loved the picture of you and the boy too *smile*. Rub it in about the weather lol.

  8. "GeGe your butt's not so fat anymore"

    That's hilarious! What a nice compliment from him, lol. I also enjoyed the story about your daughter.

  9. Ohhhh that is a wonderful story!

    I love that he said "Gee your butt's not so fat anymore" That made me smile from ear to ear.

  10. Mmmm I wonder where your daughter gets her big heart from;o) Lovely story, thanks for sharing.

    There is something on my blog for you xxx

  11. Me too - there's something for you on MY blog, as well!

  12. What a wonderful unselfish thing your daughter did! And what a great family you have :)

  13. Hey :o)
    Thats a great story! It's good to read where red tape HASN"T hindered someone!
    Nice progress photos below too. Awesome job on losing the 70+lbs :o)

  14. THANK YOU for sharing the story as life is about so much more than weight loss huh?

    you have an amazing family.

  15. I love this story and the picture - adorable (both of you)!

    LOL at the mojo thing, I have just referred to mine on my blog, lol.

    Glad yours is coming back too.

  16. What a QT!! Is he the one that commented on your shrinking butt? Outta the mouths of babes. :) And I loved hearing the story of yur daughter and all her children. Heartwarming.

  17. Dana, I have an award for you on my blog :-)

  18. Mom... 23 huh, and my birthday is Aug 14th...right? LOL I love ya

  19. My daughter has so kindly reminded me that she was 22 and her DAMN Bday is August 15th. I told everyone at church the wrong Bday ONCE...ONCE, years ago and she will never let me live it down. LOL.. Still a source of great laughter in my family...directed at ME!

    Kids, you can't beat 'em!


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