I love to share these posts with you. It really has made me reflect in so many ways about what I've been through and who has been a part of this journey with me. This week we get to hear from my mom. One of the things that I have loved about my mom through this whole journey is that even though I know weight is something that she struggles with herself, never once has she tried to down play or sabotage anything I was doing. (Often I would get this from others who were dealing with weight issues.) She has been so encouraging, full of support, altered meal planning, and just made me feel special for every pound she saw me lose. Not to mention, our time we spend together these days is different. Different because I've changed. In a good way. A healthy way.It blesses me to have a mom that is not only my mom, but also my friend. Thanks mom! Love you.
I don't know where to begin to express how I feel about the accomplishments Paige has achieved over the last two years. Of course I am incredibly proud of her for the tremendous hard work and sacrifices she's made in her body transformation and weight loss achievements. She has shown fierce determination and developed an "I can dot it ", "I won't give up" attitude that I really admire.
But, during this process she's also become a runner, a dedicated gym rat, a fashionista, a dietician, and even a writer. She has gained confidence in all areas of her life and to me, these accomplishments are as great as the weight loss. Paige is an example of someone who has shown us that anything really is possible if you dedicate yourself to it; not just "talking the talk", but really "walking the walk".
I'd never followed a blog before I started reading Paige's, and honestly didn't know her talent for writing. She inspires me, she makes me laugh-out- loud, she makes me cry and she gives me a sense of calm and peace. I don't know how she does it but I love that she does. Some postings have been emotional for me and I admit that I've really cried over some things in them. Most were tears of genuine happiness but there were a few sad tears. I think I was feeling responsible or shall I say irresponsible for things I may have done that contributed to the unhealthy Paige. But I don't think about that now. I truly believe that this Paige; the healthy, happy, energetic one is the only Paige we'll ever see. Her new active lifestyle suits her and their family. There seems to be more running, hiking, camping, biking, etc at the Morrils and everyone seems happier and closer.
Have a mentioned that I have this remarkable daughter with the best weight loss/exercise transformation story you'll ever hear, who is so comfortable in her skin that she's beaming most of the time. And did I mention that she has a terrific, handsome, husband and two very smart and talented children who all adore her. Have I mentioned how much she makes my heart smile and how really blessed I feel to have her as my daughter. Have I mentioned that I want to be more like her in many ways. And did I mention how much her infectious laugh makes me laugh and I can hear it now. Hugs and Kisses Paige!