If you've been following along, you know that other plans were in our path for this week and I have been at the hospital with little Peyton since Sunday. We're still there. That means I've had no access to my scale. That's probably a good thing since I have been eating cafeteria food lately. I haven't been able to weigh myself since Sunday morning, so I have no idea where I'm at, which is a little frightening. Yes, 10/20/11 was the date I was to return for bloodwork and, hence, the 20lb weight loss goal was set for this week. Well, I know that as of Saturday, I'd lost not quite 19lbs. I think this little delay is God's way of telling me to cut myself some slack and give myself a little break. I'll probably have gone up a bit by the time I get home. I'll also miss being able to go in for my bloodwork on 10/20, but I will go just as soon as I can when we're sprung from the hospital. I'll be accountable with you all with my progress at that time as well!! I promise.
All that aside, I have a treat for you...
I would love to introduce you to Kimberlee who blogs over at Enough Faith For Today. I actually introduced her to you back in early September, when she shared a beautiful heartfelt post about the tragic loss of her nephew. She's one of my October sponsors, so I asked her again if she'd like to share something with you all. Here she is, sharing a bit about how her blog came to be! Here is Kimberlee:
|the lovely Kimberlee herself|
See, the last few months have been hard for me. Really hard. I don't want to go into specifics but let's just say this: I was not seeing a light at the end of the tunnel. And I wanted out. Not like I wanted life to end, but I just didn't want to be me anymore. In fact, I didn't even know who me was.
Somewhere between the cleaning and coffee, laundry and lunches, diapers, dinners and dishes, I WAS LOST... The life that I had prayed for ~ EVERYTHING I had asked of God, a wonderful husband, healthy children, a beautiful home, I was given. And yet I still wasn't satisfied. HOPELESSNESS gripped me. I was alone, afraid, and LOST. If I couldn't be happy with THIS life, how could I EVER be happy?
Fast forward a few months... I still had the same feelings. I hid them well in public, smiled at church, tried to hold it together... But I still felt alone. It had been a LONG time since I had prayed and HEARD Him... Been in devotion and felt Him move me. But in this moment, while reading scripture, He spoke, right to me ~ through His word.
A dear friend had introduced me to the blogging world right around the same time I was beginning to unravel. I began following (or more like blog~stalking) some amazing women. They weren't claiming to be perfect, to have it all together, to be iconic. But just the opposite ~ they were real, organic. Living through their trials and tribulations and finding a peace that sustained them. They had something I had been lacking. FAITH.
And they were sharing their faith, and through that understanding the good things they had through Him.
I am growing slowly growing in faith... Continually making a conscious decision to choose to look to His Word for guidance and embracing His TRUTH over Satan's lies. He is giving me my portion day by day, and I am receiving just Enough Faith For Today.
Kimberlee, thank you so much for once again sharing your heart! It is always a pleasure having your over here!
Please visit her blog and share some love over there!!