Monday, June 4, 2012
We're All In This Together
As my sister keeps pointing out, this time is different than any other weight loss attempt I have ever made. The difference, of course, is that this time I'm not trying to "go it alone." The difference is you!
This morning as I set out for my daily walk, a neighbor who I hadn't met before stopped me. Turns out she lives with her 90 year old mother, and she's really struggling with all the demands of caregiving. As near as I can tell, she's doing it all by herself. It's no wonder she's having such a hard time...we are simply not wired to "go it alone."
Galations 6:2 tell us, "Bear one another's burdens, and thereby fulfill the law of Christ. (NASB)" (I'm making a mental note to myself here that it doesn't say, "Solve one another's problems.") There is something very powerful about just being willing to walk alongside someone who is struggling with a life issue. I truly believe I have gotten this far in my struggle because of those who are walking alongside me. I feel your support, I appreciate your listening ear, your encouragement keeps me from giving up.
And, oh, by the way, I logged in a tiny weight loss...finally! I'm at a total of 57 pounds gone as of yesterday! Of course today it went up a bit (arggghh!) but I know that's temporary.
Thanks for walking alongside me. I hope I can do the same for you, and for my neighbor who I met today. All that walking is good for us!