11.22.2016

Neighborhood Walks




 With seven more pounds to lose and the food-laden holidays quickly approaching, we've taken to the streets to help us get to goal before 2017 begins. Thankfully, we aren't the only ones who take Trim Healthy Mama seriously, and so our church gatherings and family dinners always feature something that we can eat and stay on plan. Matt has lost twenty-eight pounds this year, and I have lost sixty-five pounds. There's a lot less of us around these days, and that is something to be thankful for.

Charlotte is exploring everything, finding the TINIEST things on everyone's floor, and making totally adorable and unacceptable pout faces when she doesn't get to eat those tiny things. She's been sleeping all the way through the night again lately, which can also be added to the list of things I'm thankful for, right near other shallow things like hand-me-down high heels, double blankets on our bed, and thrifted Christmas gifts. On a less shallow note, my husband gets up early every day and goes and works his tail off in the freezing cold, and then spends most of his afternoons or evenings helping someone else with a ministry or a project, while still making time to tickle our baby on the nursery floor and love me hard. I'm thankful for him. We're thankful to have a real-live baby this year on Thanksgiving. I've been pregnant twice on Thanksgiving, and getting to have a breathing, giggling, crawling, exploring babe is all the gifts from God. We have a church family that loves people. and so many Aunt and Uncles and Grandparents around to love our baby and pray for us.

God has been good to us. He has met every need we've ever had. He has loved us unconditionally. He has comforted us in sorrow. He has given us hope.

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