Weight check! If you read this blog during Lilly's life, you know I often started a post with "weight check" and I'd give Lilly's weight, as she fought for every ounce she gained. Well the "weight check" this time is for me. Though I won't tell you what I actually weigh as I'm sure no one is interested, haha. But last month I shared about how I've been losing a lot of my post-pregnancy weight by following the Trim Healthy Mama book suggestions. At first I was losing about 5 pounds a week. Now it's leveled off to an average of 2 pounds. Not bad at all! I only have 5-8 pounds to go. Now if only the diastasis recti muscle in my stomach would heal faster so I would look skinner ... (My fault there, I've slacked off on the exercises. Must ... rededicate ... myself ... again ...)
During Lilly's life, I shared a couple times about Samaritan Ministries, our non-insurance Christian medical needs sharing group. (We do not have traditional health care.) It is a wonderful group to be a part of. Not only do you receive money towards your medical needs, sent directly by other members in the group, but you get their prayers too. I think it was last fall, someone asked Frank if we still owed money for Lilly's huge medical bills. He was able to tell them they were all completely paid off, thanks to our being a part of Samaritan Ministries. The other day, a mom of 9 children posted about their being a part of Samaritan Ministries and gave a lot of details about being in the group. If you'd like to learn more, read her post here. (Her blog is Large Families On Purpose.)
Today I dug up some daffodils from our woods and planted them where I could see them from my kitchen window. So exciting to know that spring is coming! I love the change in each season, but spring is the most beautiful.
[God speaking] “As long as the earth endures, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night will never cease.” - Genesis 8:22