A New Beginning

on July 1, 2012

Tomorrow morning I am leaving my life for a week to go here.  You may have remember several months ago when I entered the Biggest Loser Year of You contest. Remember how I begged you to vote for me?  Remember how I begged you to beg your friends to vote for me?  Remember how I made the “semi-finals” because I got enough votes to make the top 30?  Wasn’t that awesome?  Then remember how I lost and wasn’t selected?  Sigh!

I really was a little disappointed.  I felt so positive about entering the contest.  I felt so blessed by friends who helped me with the video.  I felt so overwhelmed with love from all those who sent their best wishes and support that to not win was a downer.  When it was all said and done I knew it was okay.  To leave for 4 weeks (the prize) would have been a big time commitment.  Then when I was asked to be the Ward Camp Director I knew that had I won, to take off work to go to Girls Camp would have not been possible and I needed to be at camp this summer.  God is good . . . and wise!

Then a couple months ago my dear friend (who I will call Laurel – because that’s her name) called and asked me to think about going to Fitness Ridge – The Biggest Loser Resort for a week in July.  I had thought about it before and had even recently been praying about it.  It was a hunk of change though — even to go for a week.  But her call came at the right moment and turns out was an answer to my prayers — so I signed up and gave them my money.  I realized that for me – it’s important that I “pay the price” — financially AND physically.

In the past few weeks, as I’ve anticipated this, I have gone through a variety of emotions — fear, hope, trepidation, wonder, excitement, and some I don’t even have words for.  But I know this — tonight I feel at peace.   I feel like an author of an adventure novel knowing that there is a story about to be written but not knowing exactly where it’s going to go – only that it’s going to be a lot of fun.

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One response to “A New Beginning

  1. Erin says:

    So excited for you De. I will be right here cheering you every step of the way.

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