Denver and I last October when fredlevyart started to take photos for the black dog project. Can’t believe its almost been a year!!!! Denver has changed so much since this photo too. He’s become more of a “man” we like to say lol
With everyones posts about what they are thankful for this year it got me thinking…what am i thankful for? Who am i thankful for?
As i grow older, I’m learning the steps my parents took while starting out helped give me the opportunities that i have today. Because they paid for my college in full, i could buy my first home at 22 without ever having to rent. I could start off my life off debt free and stress free. I truly don’t think there is a bigger gift they could have given me. They have sacrificed so much since the day i was born. As i see friends struggle with loans and debts, my thankfulness for what they have done grows more and more.
I also can’t thank them enough for having a loving marriage of 29 years. My parents marriage gave me the courage to end a potential marriage mistake i was going to make. I can’t say i regret being engaged, we both learned a lot and left that relationship with the tools to succeed in a new relationship with a more fitting person.
My mom truly is my best friend. I watched her go through life with a lot of ups and downs. Having lost her mother when i was young, its taught me to enjoy every single day and moment i have with her. She is always there for me with advice, a hug, and the never ending love a mother has. I am forever in debt to her for that love she gives me everyday, whether I’m near or far. She was my biggest supporter of my weightloss surgery, has put up with countless boyfriends and passed on my true love of animals. She has showed me that friends will turn their backs on you, will say mean things and do malicious things but in the end, she is the one true best friend i have for eternity. I can count on her for endless advice on anything. I love her.
A lot of girls aren’t close with their fathers but i am not a lot of girls. My dad and i share such a unique bond. He has taught me so much over the years. How to fire a gun, gut a fish, if you fold your pants before putting them in the dryer they won’t wrinkle, but most of all, how a man should treat a woman. Watching my mom go through her surgeries years ago was hard. My dad was by her side, in sickness and in health. He has shown that not all men are assholes and i should be treated like a princess. My father is one of the most selfless men on this planet. He would give you the shirt off his back and always has something positive to say. Whenever i’m down he makes me laugh. I am so happy to have the same sense of humor as him. I don’t know who i would talk to about polish heritage, the holocaust, my love of WWII documentaries, our love of traveling and our love of labradors.
Thank you mom and dad. For everything you do. Everything you’ve done and everything you will do. I am forever thankful.
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Can my smile get any bigger??? I have alot to smile about these days! An awesome boyfriend, a new house on the way but most of all I lost 100 lbs! Yup thats right, 100 lbs! Still can’t believe it either! August 18th will be 8 months out from my surgery and i already beat my goal for the one year mark! My goal was to lose 70lbs the first year! Now my goal is to be a size 8 before Christmas! The last time i was a size 8 i think i was age 8. So much has changed for me and as i sit and reflect, i cant help but wonder, what took me so long to have this surgery? I go to my closet every morning smiling because i get to put together a cute outfit to wear. My weight loss not only shows physically but people can see how truthfully happy i am now. My smile on my face is no longer painted on but worn proudly. I hold my head up high walking into rooms and when i consign clothing for clients I can actually pick through things and find sizes that fit me!
If anyone is on the fence about surgery or making a life change, don’t be. I told myself that i can stay miserable my entire life and be comfortable or i can take a risk, put myself out there and be the happiest girl alive. January 18th was the day that forever changed me and i cant thank God enough for that!
Cheers to an amazing summer i’ve had so far!
Thursday July 18th Marked my 6 month anniversary since Surgery! I cannot believe in 6 months how much my life has changed! Everything i used to love and enjoy i can now do again, including golf This dress is so special to me. I bought it about 6 years ago, hoping to one day fit into it. Now that day is here! A size 20 to a size 12! 90 lbs!!!!