Pretty in Pink

Temptation was swift to follow my declaration to diabetes control.   Last night, I found myself in, of all places, Ace Hardware.  It was “ladies night.”  To raise money for Breast Cancer, “the helpful hardware place” was selling hot pink 5-gallon buckets.  There were pink-shirted-hardware-selling clerks, pink balloons, pink Christmas trees, pink punch–it was like walking into a bottle of Peptobismol.   And there, amid the pink carnations and pink grab bags was a huge-mongous, pretty-in-pink cake.  FREE for the taking.. taunting me with it’s sweetness.  Normally, I would say to myself, “It’s LADIES night!  Eat CAKE!”  Or, “maybe if I just take a small piece–it would really be rude NOT to.”  But I turned the other direction.  Yes sir! I ran straight for the fall decorations and did not look back.  I don’t think I can say accurately enough how much a truly LOVE cake.  Like a fat kid, some would say.  But last night, I decided to remain committed in the face of frosting-covered carbs.  As amorous my feelings for cake may be, my love for God and my desire to stay committed are stronger–by His grace!

Today, I am slightly on edge because I have an appointment with an endocrinologist tomorrow at 3:15.  It will be the first appointment I have had since Ben and I moved to PA.  I know that my blood work will not be great, but I am going to ask for a plan to get on the right track.  I’ll let you know what the game plan is tomorrow.  Meanwhile, pray that I ask the right questions and that I make it through without a complete breakdown.

Commit your way unto the Lord; trust in Him, and He will act.”

 (Psalm 37:4 ESV)

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10 thoughts on “Pretty in Pink

  1. I love your blog! Praying for you as you go to the doc tomorrow. Thru this blog I pray that it helps inspire other and yourself!

  2. Thanks so much for showing us that our love for God and a desire to stay committed can get us through and we can be made stronger by His grace. Your blog is helping me in other areas, including eating. Thank you for taking the time to do this and I will be praying for your appointment!!!

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