I started dating my husband over 9 years ago when I was a senior in high school and he was a sophmore. From day one, his family has been nothing but hateful. We have been married for almost 7 years now and have three beautiful children. His family has always treated me like crap. I guess it's easy to let other people treat you like crap when you feel like crap yourself. I have worked VERY hard to lose as much weight as I have so far. I have been working at it since Septemer and I haven't given up or gained all of my weight back. My surgery is scheduled for May 3. Again, my husband's family has been trying to start all kinds of drama. They are saying things to my husband like he better get a divorce before I lose my weight and start drinking and cheating on him. They are even trying to start fights with me on my Facebook page. I live my life for the Lord and even homeschool our children with a Christian curriculum. I have never drank, done drugs, or even thought of looking at another man. In the past, I would have just let them talk that way about me.
BUT NOT TODAY!
I stood up for myself for the first time in over 9 years! I said, "This is a very emotional, stressful, and wonderful time in my life right now and I need all of the positive encouragement and support I can get. From now on, I will not be allowing others to insult me, make up lies about me, or put me down. I will also be deleting any hurtful or negative comments from my Facebook. I want to be able to keep everyone updated on what is going on in our lives, but not at the expense of my feelings. Now that I am starting to see my own value and self-worth, I will no longer allow the people in my life to be spiteful or unkind to me; instead, I will remove those people from my life so that I can continue to live in peace and without drama. I have too much to worry about right now than to deal with this nonsense."
I am LOVING this new sense of self-worth and for the first time in my life, I am starting to feel good about myself! I haven't even had my surgery yet, but I can already tell that this is the best thing I could have ever done for myself! I just wanted to share. Thanks for listening!