Whole30/September Reflections Day 10

Well, folks…we’ve made it to double digits!! Can I just say how very thankful I am that I was just honest yesterday and through that I got the sweetest encouragement from two dear friends. They commented on this post with encouragement and prayers! Prayers! I needed that and it just boosted my spirits so much. So thank you Sandra and Dianne! You both bless me so much, weekly, but your support means so much.

If I can just speak into that idea of encouragement? It means so much. It is one of the biggest blessings to receive; someone giving you a boost. Do it. Encourage your spouse, your kids, your kid’s teachers, your school’s admin, your pastors, your life group leaders, your friends, family, parents, siblings, friends…. be the encourage-r. Sometimes we tend to drain our closest friends and family with our needs and struggles. Sometimes a thank you or an atta girl or atta boy just means the world. Do it! πŸ™‚

So today has been good! I am still not wanting breakfast, so I just drink water. I pack a protein rich lunch and it tends to work for me. So I brought tuna salad, lettuce wrap and a boiled egg. I also had some plantain chips. Tonight I had time to make a new recipe. Mexican Cauliflower Fried Rice. I’m usually not a fan of cauli rice. πŸ˜› But, this recipe made sense and it tasted great! It was nice to detour away from grilled meat and simple veggie. Even though that is yummy and easy. πŸ™‚

Yesterday, I also just had some tough mom moments, personal moments and even though it doesn’t happen often, some grief. I was able to go to the dentist today and get my bite adjusted and that has been SUCH a blessing. I already feel better and have less pain. I am SO thankful for a considerate dentist and his staff who want relief for me as much as I do. So thankful and that has helped with my headache/pain. I also slept all night last night and woke up less groggy. I think I’ve flipped the switch. πŸ™‚ yay!

There are some events coming up that I need to mentally prepare for. We have some birthday parties coming up, as well as some other social events. I am just trying to get a plan in place and make the right choices ahead of time in my brain so I can be prepared. I think that is the key for me for the whole ordeal. If I am prepared and have a plan, I tend to do the best. When I have “emergency” food on me, I won’t swing through pak a sak. When I have my water cup full and with me all the time, I am less likely to drive through some where. I am finding things that work for me. When I have a protein rich lunch, I am not as snacky during pick up line. All this to say…it takes time and effort, but I know that the most important things always do.

I slept with his blankee last night and the night before. When I am really missing my boy I just sleep with his blanket. It helps me go to sleep and I can have a good cry in it if I want/need to. Something comforting about the blanket just soothes me and so I keep it handy. I have some thoughts, old and new about Noah and I’m sure I’ll figure them out by the time his birthday rolls around.

So I am always just so humbled by people when we extend an invitation to join us in donating to Cook’s. I just always realize that people DON’T HAVE TO DO IT. But, they CHOOSE to join in and celebrate and honor our son because they are gracious people and I just can’t get over the fact that they are so generous and thoughtful. So thank you to everyone who is donating. I am going to put together a paypal or something for those who are out of town and would like to donate. What a blessing our community is. I am just truly so humbled and excited to bring these items to the Cardiac ICU. πŸ™‚ Thank you

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I found a heart in my dinner!

Day 10 has been pretty good, overall. I am ready for sleep. πŸ™‚ I hope and pray you all have an amazing day tomorrow! God is faithful and is helping us do hard things. πŸ™‚

Shaina

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