Tuesday, October 31, 2006

So no one wants to talk about God huh.

How about some pop culture news. Reese Witherspoon and Ryan Phillippe announced their separation yesterday. How sad. I love Reese, and I thought they were such a cute couple. I know one thing, when I get married I am not moving to Hollywood. That's the place marriages go to die!

Here is a little video I found the other day. The song is called Red Rover by Rosie Thomas. She is probably my favorite musician right now. I just love her voice.

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Time for an update, eh?

I just got home from Peet's coffee shop where I was writing a paper. It's a tough paper. The topic is God. Who is God? How do I answer that? It took a long time to wrap my head around this. The thought that kept coming to mind was: God is redemptive. In all of our sin and pain and filth, God is working hard to redeem us. So, I want to know who is God to you? Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.

By the way, thanks for all of the love and support following the post about my surgery. It means so much.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

I've been missing my mama lately.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006


Yesterday I registered for my last semester of school. I will actually be graduating in May (as long as I don't fail). I can't believe how fast my time here is flying by.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Diary of a Fat Woman

Well, I have an announcement to make. It's kind of a big deal in my life, so I'll give you the back story. The summer I worked at Camp Blue Haven ('02) I busted up my knee. I dealt with it for two years until I saw my doctor about it. He said that he needed to operate, which I was expecting. Then he said that I was in for more knee surgeries, ankle surgeries, hip problems, etc. unless I did something drastic about my weight problem. In his opinion, with my disease and medical history my only realistic option for losing the weight would be gastric bypass surgery. It came as a shock that my doctor would recommend something so drastic. At the time I didn't know anything about the surgery except what I'd seen on media reports. So, I started doing some research about the operation and decided that it was probably my best option. The timing didn't feel right though. I had just graduated from college and was looking for a job. I was also somewhat emotionally unhealthy at the time, so I decided to shelve the issue for a while. During the spring of this year I started thinking about the surgery again. I was/am doing so much better emotionally. I would like to have already had this surgery before I start my career. And, my school schedule would be good for this type of surgery because I have huge month long breaks for recovery time. So, I started looking around at doctors and even went to Dallas one weekend for a initial appointment with a surgeon who'd been recommended. The doctor I felt the most comfortable with was Dr. Syn who practices in Lubbock. He is very competent and has even operated on a patient with my disease. I trust him completely with my operation. The next big battle was with the insurance company. They initially denied my request for coverage, but I found out last Friday that they'd approved my second request. That is such a huge blessing. So, there you have it. On December 12th, I will be going in for a major surgery that is going to change me drastically. Honestly, I don't even know all of the ways this surgery is going to change me, but I'm as prepared as I can be for both the good and the bad. I would ask for your support and prayers as I enter this new phase of life.

By the way, Grey's was awesome tonight!!

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