Sunday, May 8, 2011

Parents. . .

My Mom and Dad
I was going to honor my mother, with this blog post today, but decided to honor both my mother and my father. Our relationship through the years is just like everyone else’s. . . it has had its ups and its downs. However, my parents have stood by me through thick and thin. The thing I value the most in them is their undying devotion to God. They have loved Him through every valley and every mountaintop. Their devotion and love for us kids has also been unwavering. They would do anything for any one of us. Drop everything, give everything, and sacrifice everything if we have a want or a need. Nevertheless, when nothing they can do will help us. . . they pray.

They watched me start putting on weight very quickly my sophomore year of high school. Unsure of what was going on with me they scrambled to help me. When all of their attempts failed. . . they prayed. When I was somewhere around 22 years old I began a weight loss program and did pretty well. They were so proud of me. . . I am sure they breathed a sigh of relief. After about a year I started putting all that weight back on, plus some. . . they prayed. When I was somewhere around 25 years old I started another weight loss program that worked for a little while. Once again, they breathed a sigh of relief and once again, when life's stuff hit the fan, I turned back to food and put all the weight back on. . . they prayed. From that point forward, it was a downward spiral. I can only imagine the pain they felt sitting back and watching me slowly kill myself with food. . . but they prayed.

At 35, I began learning what grace really is. . . the Holy Spirit began to move and I was inspired to begin this journey. Their prayers, love, and unending support are part of my success. Thank you, Dad and Mom, for loving me and for praying without ceasing.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hon, I have prayed all these years as you have struggled with your weight but never stopped believing God would give you the strength and determination to overcome this seemingly unsurmountable challenge. As parents we are to be like Christ and he loves everyone of us unconditionally, how could we do less. You are one of the most beautiful people I know both inside and out. Love you, Mom