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Saturday, March 27, 2010

NEWNESS of LIFE!

The celebration of Easter is not that far away...NEW BIRTH...NEW LIFE!!!! The RESURRECTION of our Lord and Savior...SPRING!!! NEW BEGINNINGS!!!

It is truly a BEAUTIFUL time of the YEAR!!! A RENEWAL OF HOPE!!!

As I ponder over the adversity that comes into our lives...I marvel that there is always a LIGHT intertwined in that challenge...For example...Facing Garvin's cancer has brought us the REALITY...that we are truly "mortal"...and that we really do NOT live forever here on earth...that one day...it will be "my turn" to RETURN HOME...back to the presence of our Father in Heaven...IT TRULY IS GOING TO HAPPEN!!! It is the WHEN...that most of us have NO CLUE......But, the fact is...IT WILL!

In the meantime...HOW and WHAT QUALITY of LIFE we have...certainly falls upon our OWN SHOULDERS...WHAT WE EAT...certainly reflects the QUALITY our BODIES will have during this "mortal probationary period"...

I am THRILLED at the RESULTS of our EFFORTS to turn to the "Word of Wisdom" in our daily walk through LIFE! You will chuckle...at an interview Garvin recently had with our Bishop and Stake President...when being interviewed for the renewal of his temple recommend...The question..."Do you live the 'Word of Wisdom"...came up...and Garvin blurts out..."I do NOW!!!" (smile)

We are both continuing to LOSE...I am feeling STRONGER every day...Garvin...is able to FUNCTION BETTER...since we changed his diet...He has lost over 32 pounds and I have lost 16...Though, starting MONDAY...Garvin will begin his CHEMO therapy...he will STAY on his NEW LIFESTYLE diet...He will never go back...to what he was doing PRIOR...to this "challenge" he is currently working through...YES...THERE IS A "LIGHT" in every trial...Living the "Word of Wisdom"...is that GUIDING LIGHT for our "physical well being". In turn...it DOES AFFECT our "SPIRITUAL" side of our nature! It is TRULY A BLESSING of WISDOM!!!!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

The "Lymphoma Diet"

The title of this post is a bit disturbing, I know...but, that is what Garvin is currently calling his new lifestyle of eating...I, personally, would rather think of it in terms of the "Word of Wisdom" lifestyle...

"WISDOM"...As I begin to digest the concepts in the "Word of Wisdom"...I am marveling over Father's LOVE for us...in giving us HIS "counsel" on how to keep our bodies "healthy"...and "strong"...to "walk and not be weary"...

For instance...ever ponder over the idea of "eating in the SEASON, thereof"? Ever think about the CYCLE of our "gardens"? What kind of plants (food) come off in the SPRING? What kind of plants (food) come off in the SUMMER? What kind of plants (food) come off in the FALL? WISDOM....long "created" in cycles before we ever "entered this life"...

I am LOVING my new LIFESTYLE...though, I find I still CRAVE "CHICKEN" every day! GO FIGURE!!!! (smile)

Garvin has now lost "32" pounds...and I am shy of "15"...YES!!!!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

New Additions to the Blog...HEALTH BLOGS and SITES

In recent weeks, I have been studying and researching Health blogs and Health sites that might be helpful in our quest for better health habits and tools to make our new lifestyle easier...

I have added a few for your consideration....and information...

If any of you...have more IMPUT...that would be GRAND!!!!