Jason and Jamie

Jason and Jamie

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Life as we know it....

Life is good! It's a new year since I've posted last, and so far so good.

2012 was a good year but I am glad it's over. Part of it was rough and part of it was amazing. The Bad Stuff: Mainly health issues. I was told in summer 2011 that I was border line diabetic. I was scared to death that when I went back, they would tell me I was diabetic. Well, I went back in July 2012 and I weighed the most I've ever weighed in my life! It scared me to death. But they did not tell me I was diabetic. I did still have high sugar levels however.

I don't think anyone who weighs heavy says to them self, I enjoy being big and unhealthy. It's not something you "plan" to be one day. Life happens and sometimes food and poor decisions get in your way unfortunately. I've always wanted to lose the weigh but never really had the energy or willingness to get it done. I turned 30 last year and with that came the thought of having children. The older you are, the more risk come into play while pregnant. It kinda scared me when the doctor told me what could possibly happen if I got pregnant at that time in my life. SCARY!!! I left the Dr. office thinking that it wouldn't be fair to a child to have issues b/c the mother couldn't take care of her own body. So that kinda gotta me thinking about it a lot. If you know me, you know I love children. If you've known me since I was a little girl, you definitely know this to be true. A child's love is genuine and there are so many other things I could mention, like their laughs.

With all that being said, I needed to lose weight for my health. So in August of 2012, I joined Weight Watchers. As of yesterday, I am down 28 pounds! I am blown away that I have lost any and kept it off. Sometimes it's hard to keep track and there are weeks where I gain but I keep going. Health issues were my main downer last year.

There are so many great things that happened in my life in 2012.

Jason and I were able for me to quit Ezell and go straight to being a nanny only. This made Jason super happy but I miss those kiddos that I had worked with. I actually got to sub for 8th grade a week or two ago and I saw some of the kiddos I've worked with. Most of them were excited to see me. Some even asked if I was back to work. :) Precious!

I started helping out the Hays' in keeping Ben and Ally during the week. They are super sweet and very lovable kiddos. Ally was less than a year old (by a month or so) and now she's fixing to turn 2.

I also watched my nieces, Dylan and Peyton, over the summer. I didn't have to many days with them but I loved each one of them. :-)

I also watched my other niece, Braelyn, again. She's always good for laughs. She's a mess and I love her.

I love all the kiddos in my life. I wouldn't ask for different ones.

By the end of the year, I had 3 sisters pregnant and 2 cousins pregnant. Once again, all my sisters are having GIRLS! By the end of June this year, I will have NINE nieces. NINE!!!! I'm excited though. I love me some girls. They are full of craziness and full of life.

OVERALL, by the end of the year, I was ready for a new one.  A clean start. A fresh beginning. Of course, I forget all the time you can start new anytime you'd like. I try to read inspiring messages to help me remember that life is what you make it. It's late February and I can't believe how time as flown.

I love my little dog. She's a hand full sometimes but I love her. I love my husband more than ever. He is surprising me these days and it makes me happy. I love surprises. 

I am definitely a blessed woman. I have complaints just like any other person alive but I try to keep them far and between. Very thankful for me and Jason's freedom in life right now. People ask me all the time, "When are you gonna have children?" I simply say, "Whenever God blesses us with some." Would I love children, absolutely. But I think God has a different plan for us right now and I'm okay with that.

Overall, life has been pretty good. Of course there are bad days and really bad days but I get by and lean on God when I just can't handle it. God is in control and I try to remind myself that everyday.

*If you happen to read this, please don't take any offense to anything I've said. I am just simply using my blog now as a journal, which means some personal stuff will be mentioned.*

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