It has been a long time since I have updated my page. I have been so overwhelmed with school it’s unbelievable. I go in for 7:30 am – 8:00 am and I’m leaving about 8:30 or 9:00 pm. If I would have known that it was going to be this hard I would have chosen another profession to go into. My boyfriend so understands he has been my rock in these really hard times. These six months we have been dating have been moving by so fast.
I lost all my living room due to Hurricane Ike. The ceiling collapsed in during the storm, and I have been so busy that I have not been able to get all the repairs completed to date. I am thankful that I was not home when this happen but you can’t imagine my shock to walk in my home after the storm to see my entire living room trashed with the remnants of the ceiling the debris fell so hard it slide my 57 inch television all the way up against the wall from the edge of the entertainment center.
I have been managing to loose a few pounds here and there I’m down to 230 lbs from 412 lbs. I wanted to get down to 195-175 but know that is not going to be a good look for me since I am almost 6 ft tall. I’m starting to get that sick look, and the famous you’re getting to small you need to stop loosing weight seems to be the norm from everyone around me.
I have aged from the stress of school, and dealing with my loss since the storm. I don’t like how I look in the face, and that’s due to not getting enough rest. I’m working 16 hour days Friday, Saturday, and Sunday so I don’t really have anytime to myself. I’m surprised I have time for a relationship with my schedule.
So much has happened since my last update I couldn’t possible write it all, I’d need an entire day to write. I thank all of the people who sent me backline messages to check on me after the storm, and those who called and I was unable to return them due to one thing or another. Charge it to my brain, and not my heart Donna, and Faith!!!!!!!!!! Love you guys, and thanks for all the prayers….. BAF really has some wonderful people.
I am looking forward to December 12th the last day of school. It was going to be the 8th but thanks to the storm that has now changed. I’m going on a few mini vacations while I am out. My sweetie and I went to South Padre in July, and I have been to Las Vegas twice this year. I went in May, and had such a wonderful time I went back in August the week before school started. I have a few pictures of me in my first swimsuit in like ten years. I was sitting on the side of the pool, and a very handsome white guy leaned down gave me a high five, and said nice! I guess he like thick women who know. I live my life to the fullest, and everyday is a pure joy just to be alive. When you live through the storm like Ike you come to appreciate the little things. I knew people who didn’t make it through the storm, and even thought there gone their not forgotten. God has a plan for us all, and I do my part daily to be ready for when ever he calls me home.
This journey has taught me so many things about myself, and life. If I could do it all over again I would in a heart beat. I have no regrets everything happens for a reason. I do make time for church on Wednesday nights, and that is like the sweetest time in the week now. To be able to praise, and worship with my boyfriend has really brought us even closer over the last few weeks that we have been going. I had to make time for church. I was missing it due to work, and school then finally I said all not done by 7 o’clock won’t get done I have to go because God has been too good to me.
I wish everyone the best on their journey, and know that it’s only what you make of it, and not a thing less. Keep God first, and all else will fall exactly where he so desires.