Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Girls At The Wedding

This is my beautiful daughter who was a bridesmaid at my son's wedding. 
My adopted daughter got to be one too and it made her so happy, she lost a ton of weight to fit into this beautiful dress, so proud of her!

Thursday, October 16, 2014

More Wedding Pictures

I just had to share a couple more wedding pictures, me with my grand-niece in her beautiful flower girl dress and my grand-nephew wearing his Jack Skellington bowtie.  So adorable!

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

October Wedding

My son got married this last Friday in the Seattle LDS Temple.  They did a small ring ceremony before their reception for those that couldn't be with them in the temple and this was my favorite part, when my son saw his new wife walking out in her wedding dress.  He was so happy and she looked so beautiful!  It was a wonderful day!

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Don't Pick At Your Weak Points

I have been working with a friend to be more positive and when I read this line out of the article
Shunning Temptation: A Key to Receiving Revelation in the February 2014 Ensign I felt like it went right along with what we have been talking about:

Satan seeks to tempt us when we are feeling weak and what he perceives to be our weakest points he will pick away at them in the hope that we will succumb. . . .  Nobody knows our weak points better than the person looking back at us in the mirror.

When we are negative and unkind to ourselves, we are doing Satan's job for him.  We don't need to give him any more help.  When you constantly pick at your weaknesses, like a scab, you can just make it worse and uglier.  Be accepting of your weaknesses, they will in turn make you strong as you acknowledge them and find a way to strengthen them.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

I Am Love

I went with my soon-to-be daughter-in-law for her first time to the LDS Temple.  The matron of the temple spent some time with the ladies going through for their first time that day and one of the things that she said I really liked.  She said, "The temple is love, the love our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have for us is here."  When I have gone in the past to the temple I could feel great peace, but I hadn't thought about the love there, not just heavenly love, but the love that all the volunteers there have to be there on their own time, the love that you have for those you are there with and so on.

I have been thinking about love a lot since hearing on The Biggest Loser the thought that we are either coming from a place of love or a place of fear.  I have been re-reading The Power by Rhonda Byrne and the whole book is about love and learning how to love yourself.  As many of you know I have been working on losing weight so this particular line caught my attention:

If you want to lose weight, then give love by imagining and feeling yourself with the body you love, instead of imagining and feeling that you're overweight every single day. . . .  [G]ive love for what you want to be by imagining and feeling whatever it is you would love to be.

When you use loving words towards yourself you can't help but love yourself, your life will be about love regardless of your weight, what you do, etc.  Your life will be about love and, like the temple matron said about the temple, you will be able to say, "I am love."

Thursday, October 2, 2014

They Eat Plain Food

I've been talking about my stomach problems and the research I have been doing online.  I was reminded recently that answers to our problems can be found in the scriptures.  I wouldn't necessarily say that I doubted that, I would just say that I didn't think the answer would be so forthcoming and specific when I did find it. 

I did a search on my Gospel Library app and read through many of the things that I have read in the past, then I came along a link to an Old Testament Sunday School lesson that then sent me to Daniel 1.  In the summary at the beginning of the chapter there is one line that caught my attention, "they eat plain food."

I went on to read the whole chapter and it talks about how the King gave them food described as "a daily provision of the king's meat and of the wine which he drank."  In the footnotes connected to the word "meat" it says "delicacies."  The chapter then goes on to say that Daniel felt in his heart that eating all that would "defile" himself.  In verse 12 it says that Daniel requested that they have "pulse" to eat and water to drink.  In the footnotes it says that pulse is "foods made of seeds, grains, etc."

I have to admit I was really blown away at what I had read, my stomach does do better with the more simple carbohydrates.  The first specialist I saw had told me that I didn't need to eat that way and that was when I had gone back to eating regular foods but the problems have started up again.  I have my answer for now and an appointment in a few weeks with a different doctor to help me with this process.  So at least until everything heals up, it is back to bland, or rather, "plain" food for me.