Sunday, April 15, 2012

My Heart Right Now



Patient:  Needing to be more patient as I begin to change a few things in our families diet.  God has been convicting me for some time to change some things about the way we eat and I am on board now.  After my friend came for a visit and we talked lots about processed food and the reaction our bodies have from it I have been patiently collecting information and seeking ways to make real changes..simply so I can stick to them.  So far so good. 

Kind: After going to a Little Flower meeting with Molly I was reminded of the virtue of Cheerfulness.  It is a virtue to be cheerful even when you feel there is NOTHING to be cheerful about.  And being cheerful is different that be joyful.  Being cheerful is an outward expression.  I like being cheerful...I like being around cheerful people.





Humble: Feeling humble in my true lack of knowledge when it comes to true and good nutrition for my family.  I have been blind to so many things and I feel like I am just now waking up.  I am glad to be awoken!!




Encouraging:  Feeling encouraged about my home school state or affairs for next year.  With year 1 in Virginia almost under my belt I can see the GREAT homeschooling future I have here and I am SUPER encouraged by that!!

Selfless:  Knowing that making some of these changes with our food choices will require more of me..more time to shop, prepare and consider our food choices.  Trying not to be sad about the 3 rows a day I have been able to knit on my shawl that I want to wear desperately!!




Self-Controlled:  Fighting the urge to sleep that extra 20 minutes and put my run off until later...



Content:  Trying to be happy with the small steps I am making in lots of different areas.  Knowing that all good things come in time.

Forgiving: myself...not trying to be dramatic..but I can be harsh sometimes with myself for the things I don't get to or do...There is no need !

Trusting: I decided not to do our day school, Aquinas Learning, next year.  I was going to but suddenly felt like I needed to put my energy somewhere else.  I am trusting in God that it was what I was supposed to do.  I want my kids to build friendships and I think next year they will get to do that a bit better by NOT going to Aquinas.



Hopeful:  I am so full of hope for so many things.  Hopeful to prepare better meals for my family..hopeful to have my Divine Mercy Novena prayers answered, hopeful for a good home school week.  I am hopeful for my children who are finding their way amongst friends.




Thankful:  For 2 moms who spent the whole school year with 30 kids teaching them about drama and letting them be dramatic.  Especially for giving Emily and Molly the chance to lead in 2 of the 3 plays they put on.  I am thankful for getting the chance to watch my girls memorize their lines and shine in front of lots of people.  I so thankful for people who do so much for others...






Have a Great Week!!

12 comments:

  1. We started going "clean" with our diet in early spring of 2011. Then in January we made even more changes! My husband turned on Forks Over Knives on Netflix, and my pantry and kitchen will never look like it once did! Lol! It can be time consuming, but it is so worth it! We feel so much better. Start out making small changes, and it will all fall into place. :)
    Also, the picture of you holding your sweet baby and the two little girls making faces in the mirror is just precious!

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    1. I will check it out. I have lots of stuff to learn!
      Lisa

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  2. Hi Lisa! My name is Colleen and I have been following your blog for a couple of months now. I love it and can relate to oh so many of your posts. I feel like we have so much in common I wish you lived in the Chicagoland area:) I was wondering if you could share a little more about the steps you are taking for feeding your family. I have also felt like we should make a change, but it all seems so overwhelming I don't know where to begin. Thanks so much!!

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    1. I will try soon. But I am still fleshing all this out myself. I have to collect my thoughts...but I will try and share something.
      Lisa

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  3. So many great moments and photos! You are something else, Mama! ~ B

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  4. Love the photos!! We have been eating cleaner too. A great resourse is 100daysofrealfood.com
    What is the The Little Flower meeting you referred to? Is that named for the saint? Thanks!!

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    1. Little Flower is a Catholic Girls club that studies different virtues and Saints. It is a darling program and I have gained so much from being part of Little Flowers. You can google little Flower girls club and find the materials to purchase.
      Lisa

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  5. I loved all the words and all the pictures...

    Have a lovely day!

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    1. Thanks! I sometimes like o dump all my random favorites in one post!
      Lisa

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  6. I know all to well how you're feeling about dietary choices. I found out a few years back that the reason for my 5 miscarriages was because I was sensitive to gluten! And now my 2nd child has digestive issues and gluten free hasn't been enough for him. I'm going to have to make our whole family grain free, sugar free and I feel like I need all the courage God can give me to follow through on it. Maybe you can pray for me and I'll pray for you? The great news is that I've been grain free for awhile now many of my symptoms have cleared up.

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