Monday, June 4, 2012

We're All In This Together

Now and then I reflect on how I've gotten this far.

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!


1 comment:

  1. Hi Cindy,

    I will try again to post a comment!

    57! That's wonderful!

    The thing I love about your story is that you stopped, you cared and you listened. Who knows how many people we walk past who need someone to listen to them. Thank you for setting the example of caring for your neighbors. I have already sent up prayers for your neighbor and for you!

    Love you!
    Your sister


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