On Doing Something New

So tonight, I did something new… well something I haven’t done for 15 years. I did a gig without my keyboard. I just sang. Last time was in when I lived in Boca Raton 15 years ago. It was fantastic. I was able to move and dance, played tamberine, sang my heart out. So wonderful and all with a terrific, fun band. So that excitement over, I will get back to normal. But I will treasure this experience and am very thankful for it. God is very good, friends!😄❤

Humbly Blessed with New Friends

I have been taking my daughter to a kids Bible study for about a month now on Wednesdays. The church we go to on Sundays has nothing for kids on Wednesdays because it is too small, I guess. So, at this new church we met a young college lady and her little sister and tonight also their mom, who was ill last week. They recently moved here from Iowa and don’t know anyone. And we fell in like family. I love them and my daughter and her young on are best of friends already. It is refreshing. And I just wanted to publicly thank the Lord for a new local friend for me and especially Kathleen. It is an answer to prayer and I acknowledge that and am thankful.😄❤

Surprises

I had some pretty big symptoms of diabetes (and yes, it runs in my parents) before my 50 pound weight loss. And I was on the Paleo for 6 months to accomplish that and weaned off it and exercised and re-gained 15 pounds. Because I gain muscle mass so easily (being a mezomorph like my dad), and the fact that my clothes stayed just as loose on me, I figured I just gained muscle back I had lost during the Paleo diet. But now my symptoms of diabetes are back now that I am eating carbs again. So I will be laying off of carbs and modifying my diet for life now as a result. Yummy foods are not worth all the side effects and I cannot do all the things for God I need to do with diabetes, so there it is. Lifestyle will change permanently and just like that life is different.

When new things come up, you don’t have to freak out about them or sob or go into a depression or pity party. I count my blessings. So far, I have been blessed to stay away from it. I have been amazingly blessed with great health and now I am still blessed. So I have to change things up a bit. I have been needing a change, no worries. God is still good and I am still His. Praise God for His amazingness!❤