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I'm Christy. Christian first, wife to a Retired Soldier, mom to 7, our oldest is with the Lord after he called her home against a battle against AML leukemia. I am a Homeschooling/SAHM/Housewife. The biggest blessing in my life is serving The Lord, Jesus Christ. I am a sinner, fail often, but am forgiven.

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Excited!!

In a few hours I will be having a life changing surgery. I know not everyone does or will support it, but honestly that's their own issue. After 5 years of research, talking to numerous people who have had various types of it done, and working one on one with a doctor to prepare me for this, I will be having Gastric Bypass Sleeve surgery. The sleeve is far less invasive than the RNY that so many are familiar with. The biggest difference is that with the sleeve your intestines are left alone vs the rny they are cut and rerouted. The biggest advantage to that is that I will be able to continue to absorb nutrients without having to take all types of vitamins for the rest of my life.
I am not nervous at all, but  just so excited. I have peace and know that this will be the TOOL that I have needed for so long to get HEALTHY, for myself and for my family. The thought of running and playing with my kids, I have no words to describe how much that excites me. To know that we can go on family bike rides, walks, play sports together. Beyond words. In the whole vanity side, the thought of buying clothes in the normal area and not the plus size, makes me want to cry with tears of joy.
I am looking forward to being able to walk up a flight up stairs without heavy breathing, being healthy, and expanding my life in so many ways.
I covet your prayers. If you are not supportive, I just ask that you say nothing and just instead pray for my surgeon, for me as I make major life changes.

With that, I'm off to get a few hours of sleep before I have to be up. I have a couple loads of laundry I want to get done in the morning.

I'm excited to see where the Lord takes me from here!!

Christy

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Introduction

Here's an introduction of who I am.
For right now, I'm only going to be sharing my name, the rest of my family will have nicknames or initials, until I decide otherwise.
So, I'm Christy!  The most important thing to know about me is I'm a Child of God. I serve one Lord and that's the Lord Jesus Christ. I'm a sinner, fall on my face quite often, make mistakes constantly, but am forgiven and saved by grace and grace alone, through the blood of Jesus Christ.
I'm a wife of at this point 17 plus years. My husband is about to retire from the US Army after serving proudly for the last 20 plus years. We've been blessed to have been stationed in Kansas (3 times), Virginia, and Germany twice. Our hands down favorite duty station was our last duty station in Germany. I miss it every single day and will always call it "home". God blessed us though, at every single duty station.
I am a mother to 6 amazing children (yes they are all my husband's and mine and yes I gave birth to all of them). Our oldest is with the Lord. She was called home when she was 2 years old 1 month and 8 days after a 14 month battle against AML leukemia. Not a day goes by that we do not miss her, but oh how thankful I am to know she is safe in the arms of Jesus. Our other 5 range in the ages of (Mr) JK is 13, (Mr)JT is 10, Miss EG is 6,(Mr) NT is 3 soon to be 4, and Miss OJ is 2. I home school our children, and feel so blessed to be able to do so.
I'm a daughter, sister, and blessed to have amazing friends.

I want to share my walk with the Lord, my journey to being healthy (which in only 2 days will get a big jump start as I'm having the Gastric Sleeve done). Gastric bypass, by some opinions think it's the easy way out. Surgery is never the "easy" way out. Facts are though, that some of us need extra help to get healthy. It's only a tool and if I do not exercise and eat properly, it will do me no good. Currently I need to lose at least 120 to 140 lbs to be at a healthy weight. I look so forward to being able to run and play with my kids without huffing and puffing. Goodness, I look forward to being up to just go up and down stairs without huffing and puffing! I have learned a great deal in the last 5 years of my research. I've been blessed to have friends who have shared the nitty gritty with me with their own experiences. What was hard at the beginning, before and after surgery, and what it's taken for them to maintain a healthy weight. I am so thankful for honesty. The good of this surgery is pretty obvious, the ugly is what I wanted to know and thankfully friends have shared.
If you do not support my decision, think I'm taking the "easy" way out, that's fine, but keep your opinions to yourself, please.

I do love comments and hope you'll leave them when I do post. I hope you'll pray for me and my family. I hope you'll allow me to pray for you and yours as well. Please be respectful when commenting. IF you do not have a relationship with Christ and would like to know more, please leave a comment with contact information and I'd love to speak with you.

So here I am seeing Where the Lord Will Take Me.