This week has been a little hectic with some sheer fun moments mixed in for good measure.
I started my weight-loss adventure this week by waking up and going to the gym every morning at 5:15 am. I feel better than I did Monday. Monday I was thinking that I had lost my mind!! Today I feel MUCH better. Nathan, by the ay, is leaving when I get back and going to the gym himself. He swam competetively in a former life :o) so he is doing some cardio and then some laps.
Our week got it's first shot of excitement on Tuesday when Nathan called me fromt he gym parking lot. He sounded awful and didn't insist I NOT come get him when I told him I was coming. He ended up at the Dr's office with a neck and head he couldn't move and a migraine headache. The Dr said that he had major infection (sinus, etc) that has been made worse by the swimming. He also recommended Nathan stick to freestyle swimming instead of trying some of the stokes he once could do with ease. He suggested that Nathan probably pinched or pressed a nerve doing the fly stroke and that it would ease with time. Nathan felt much better by the afternoon.
With gas prices being what they are, we are paying over 110.00 per full tank (no typos there!!). Therefore, we are trying to stay close to home as much as possible. I make one trip "into the city" as we call it now that it costs so much to get there.
ON Friday I had my final MOPs meeting of this year. It was so great. Our guest speaker had to leave town at the last minute to attend the funeral of their good friend's daughter, Maria (see post below) . So we had a fmailiar face speak. Her lesson was meant for my ears. She talked about similar struggles to mine and, of course, it was emotional for me. One thing she said that has resonated with me is that most everyone forms their idea of God from their earthly father. I had heard that before, but I just never really thought about it in terms of ME before. It is so true! And I think it is true for people in my life also when I think about their fathers. It makes complete sense. This will be a post of it's own in the future, but suffice to say that I have had moments of freedom in the past day that have been break-throughs for me; nothing public or overly emotional. I didn't realize how distorted my view of God was. I love Him and I knew he loved me. I have known Him and had a relationship with him for a while. I just NEVER even realized how wrong I was thinking in certain aspects of that relationship. Like I said, more on that later.
We ended the week, today, with a family tennis outing. It was fun once we convinced the kids that being ball-runners was a highly exciting job :o) Hehehehehehehehe. Seriously though. We played and taught them a little about the basics. It was fun and great excericise for us all. We took the kids to the playground after and they were so tired that THEY ASKED TO GO HOME!!!
SO now I am going to tuck them in and prepare for tomorrow.
Be blessed!! Oh, and think about what I said about your view of God being similar to your view of your earthly father and how you relate to him. It is interesting stuff :o)