Saturday, September 18, 2010

When Faith is all there is

So, as I sit here, scrubbing the nail polish out of my carpet, recalling the incident that has just happened, I listen to my little girl singing "Jesus Love Me" and thanking God that she wasn't seriously injured. She hasn't quite learned that her Aunt Amanda's things are off limits. She was only playing with nail polish, but then she got it open, as she came out screaming, her daddy and I saw that she was rubbing her eye and it was all over her. I couldn't grab the bottle quick enough to get it away from her, then immediately grabbed her and sitting on the floor with her in my lap, I started flushing her eye listening to the blood curdling screams of my little girl. I just sat there and prayed that the Lord would spare her sight. I couldn't imagine that through carelessness (mine because I didn't keep a better eye on her), my little girl might be scarred for life. She seems completely fine, content playing and giggling as if nothing happened. Recalling all of this, makes me realize just how fragile life is. Even 1 small thing can cause your whole world to crumble at your feet. It's during these times of reflection that I realize just how important my health is to my family. I have to get healthy because my family needs me. My husband is teh bread winner of the family, he works 2 jobs to supply for the family. We've just added another mouth to feed when my sister-in-law moved in to go to school, but there has been no extra income to supplement for the extra mouth. The Lord is still good though, He knows what He's doing. It's best if I don't question that. I said all of that to simply say that I'm not so sure how eating healthy is going to happen with little to no money for food on a monthly basis. But, I have learned from Dawne, in "Eating Less and Moving More", that it's more about eating less and making sure you exercise more. I think I will take on this philosophy until things get a little better for us. :) Until next time.


  1. That's a great idea, I know it's so hard, but eating less and moving more is a great place to start! I am here for you hon. I can give you some cheap ideas too since we are in a similar boat!! =) I;ll pray Amanda finds a job too.

  2. Jocelyn,
    Thanks for the comment! I think health for your family is a great motivation, not to mention obedience to Christ. For me, food had taken His place.

    It is SO possible and doable to cut calories enough to lose weight, without being caught up in counting them all. Really.

    Eat half of what you normally would and you've cut out half of your calories. Instead of 1 bagel, eat half, etc. That's how I started out and I was able to lose 10 pounds a month for 8 months, although it slowed down following that.

    I'm rooting for you and am looking forward to following your progress on here!

  3. Hi Joycelyn,
    I wanted to come by to see how you're doing. I can really relate to your situation. My husband also works two jobs and is the only bread winner. We're a homeschool family on a very tight budget. My grocery budget is $100.00 a week for a family of four and we eat very healthy. One thing I've found is that eating filling foods (the one's God created) keeps us full longer and in the end saves us money and our health. I just wanted to encourage you and offer my support.