Monday, April 20, 2009
Busy month.....change of life styles
You know, sometimes we get into a rut. Our lives get so busy that we choose to make bad choices in how we live and our health. During this time of economic problems, which has hit the Schroeder home along with others, we kind of get a little discouraged which then we tend to also just let ourselves go and we don't have that passionate feeling about taking care of ourselves as well as we should.......well, we at the Schroeder house are, out of necessity, making that change to our lives...TODAY...This has been a crazy month. We have had 3 April birthdays (1 end of March Birthday), Easter, I have been terribly busy sewing for the production Beauty and the Beast on and on and on....this has lead to a lot of eating out, eating bad, sugar eating etc etc etc.....well, I am done with costumes, done with birthdays, done with Easter and done with unhealthy living!! I want Gary and I to be around a long time to see our wonderful kids and grandkids live long, exciting and happy lives....I have been suffering from a 4wk long headach, back and neck ach, swollen ankles and full feeling in my head....Gary just showed me last night his ankles and feet are terribly swollen.......There is a diet change, exercise change, and Spiritual change at the Schroeder house.. starting today. (I also have a doc apt this afternoon) I know the Lord loves us and wants the best for us...he knows the needs at the Schroeder house...he knows the worries we have, our kids and their futures...Kati and Rob getting jobs...Kristi moving to Logan and getting a job...me getting a part time job so that we can provide for Robs Mission in a year...we don't ask for, or need much, we just would like to be able to live lives full of love and the Gospel. We have been so blessed in our family and our lives for so long. I know that we have to play a part in what happens with us and our family. The Lord doesn't just give us everything, he wants us to work and live for what we get. Gary was set apart for a new calling recently, he was blessed at the end of his calling with the fact that the Lord knows of our family needs and desires and that he loves us and will provide for us those things that are important....it was a beautiful ending to his blessing, but I know and knew then that we have to have "works" with our "faith"......we are not perfect by any means, we are struggling and working hard just like every family out there...I know we are committing to these changes, but I also know we will make mistakes, but we will pick ourselves up and move forward doing those things that are important......READY, SET, GO!!!! And we're off!!! Wish us luck!!!