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Everything Rachel Hollis

Good evening! The sun was shining but I’m seeing that snow again…I am oh so ready for some warm temps, as I am sure many of you are!

I had a friend this winter suggest a new author to me and so I headed to the library, but later that day I knew I wanted this book in my collection! It was inspiring, to say the least! so I ordered from my Amazon Prime and couldn’t receive it fast enough!

If I had to choose 3 words to describe this book, they would be: honest, inspirational, and Funny!

She was so relatable but encouraging at the same time. I needed so much that was in this book-especially working on not comparing myself to others, being the BEST me! God only created one of me so I need to be the best me ❀️ not the best Dawn, Kelly, Candy, etc. etc. etc. but ME! Christy!

It also really made me think about my goals and why/how I can work on achieving them! I don’t know about you but having kids, job, marriage, etc. I kind of lost sight of my goals πŸ˜• so it felt good to focus on me and what I want for a little while πŸ€”

Here are a few quotes from the book that really hit home for me:

  • “YOU, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are “
  • “Recognizing the lies we’ve come to accept about ourselves is the key to growing into a better version of ourselves”
  • “stop allowing your fear of getting it wrong to color every beautiful thing you’re doing right”

One other quick note about this book that I like, I love how she (Rachel Hollis) gives us what worked for her/how she met her goals, at the end of each chapter. it gives a realization and connection because then I really felt, “wow she’s really BEEN THERE!”

So anyways, I highly recommend picking this one up today! And here’s how:

They offer it for the Kindle, Audio, soft and hardcover. The pic below will bring you to the hardcover option for only $13. 29. If you have Prime and order today, you could be reading it by Wednesday night! But seriously, its a good buy!


” Stop believing the lies about who you are so you can become who you were meant to be” Rachel Hollis

And get this! Her next book comes out TOMORROW! πŸ‘ŠπŸ»πŸ₯³

I truly hope you enjoy and are blessed reading this book!

Blessings,

Christy

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EOE

EOE stands for Eosinophilic Esophagitis, yeah I can’t say it either πŸ˜‰

Last June, actually Fathers Day, I choked on a piece of steak and to make a long story short, I was diagnosised with EOE. I had no idea what that was and I had never even heard of it. But since then, I have learned more and more and I have had 4 (tomorrow 5) EGDs. Since the last one in October, I have been on a Gluten and Dairy free diet. EOE is an allergy to certain foods, so we are trying an elimination diet.

So hopefully tomorrow, after my next EGD, this elimination diet worked and my tests look better. But then again, I may have another elimination added to my diet.

This gluten and dairy free diet, has been tough, not only for me but for my family as well. we’ve made some big changes, but they have all been so supportive and working on this right along with me! This is something I am forever grateful for, our family is a team and we got each others back. Missing some of my favorites like pizza, lasagna and ice cream makes me sad…but it really could be much worse and I am so thankful my family is standing right next to me!

I will keep you updated as I learn more. But to start if you’re interested, check this out: https://www.gastro.org/practice-guidance/gi-patient-center/topic/eosinophilic-esophagitis-eoe

Have a blessed weekend,

Christy

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Help us reach our goal of $40,000!

In partnership with the Norwex Foundation for a Brighter Future, a portion of the proceeds from every October Customer Special will benefit breast cancer organizations across North America.*

To help support and order, go to my website:

https://christyvankoevering.norwex.biz/

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Children Of Working Moms Better Off Later In Life, Study Finds

Children Of Working Moms Better Off Later In Life, Study Finds

Children Of Working Moms Better Off Later In Life, Study Finds
β€” Read on philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2018/07/20/children-of-working-moms-better-off-later-in-life-study-finds/

Great little clip I had to share! Just because it made me feel a less guilty about being a working mom πŸ™‚

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Holidays-Missing Loved Ones

I have always loved Holidays! A day off of work to spend with family, is how we always spent our holidays! Usually eating, talking and laughing… a lot 🀭 😊🀣and just being together! I really gave a great family that we love to spend time with!

But since my dad passed away, I kind of dread a Holiday. Yes, I think of my dad everyday, talk to him everyday and a lot of times cry! But Holidays, is just a huge reminder that we have this piece missing. My mom comes and leaves alone, I’m not thinking about what food to make sure and have for dad, or what he’d like to drink… and the list goes on and on of the thoughts that run through my mind. And I just miss him more on days like today! Oh and Thanksgiving and Christmas, can I just skip this year?! And maybe next?! Please πŸ˜“

I know, I know , I can’t skip! That’s not fair to my kiddos and that is for sure, NOT what God wants of me! I always ask God for the strength and grace to get through this season because I need all the help I can get. But come on, it is Tough!

And I hear from many that it gets easier as time goes by but I have felt as the days and months go on without my dad, it’s been getting harder and harder! maybe more realization that he is not coming back? Not sure. But I miss him! I just miss him. 😞

And then here comes my positive outlook and my hope; that I do truly believe That Gods got this! He is something that I can always count on to be there and I am blessed to have a Heavenly Father like that! But I’ll be honest, it’s hard some times to believe that! and I think that’s okay, because we all go through rough patches and maybe what WE want isn’t Gods plan. God has a plan and reasoning that my father passed away and yes, I am suffering through this grief. But man, look at Jesus and what he endured, but he still trusted his father and dying for you and me on the cross, was the ultimate sacrifice! But he trusted his Father and that is how I know God will take of us and I CAN make it through this!

Gods got this!! ( and that is what my earthly father always taught me as well!)

Miss you dad πŸ–€

(Many ask why I use a black heart all the time, in reference, to my dad – and Black is the color for melanoma cancer awareness, that my dad passed away from)

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End of School Year

So I don’t know about you but our crazy end of school chaos has begun! Programs, celebrations, end of school year parties and then don’t forget about class field trips and just the day to day homework and everything else already on our calendars- it is so flipping crazy busy!!! BUT… try not to stress and enjoy it! This is for your kids! They are proud of what they are a part of and you should be too. So if you need to complain ….I’m all ears πŸ˜‰ but don’t let your kids here ya complain about it because some kiddos might take that complaint the wrong way and think it’s about them and there is no way I want my kiddo to think I don’t want to be a part of anything they are involved in ( did this last night, so speaking from experience) 😬🀭😞

Take a picture or 2 and savor these moments! When others tell you that “kids grow up so fast” they aren’t lying!

The end of a school year can be emotional, so make sure you have your Kleenex’s, next to your updated calendar and be prepared for the next month of quick dinners and running to get the best seat for the program. And take those pics πŸ™‚

And something funny to end with, I love The Office!!! πŸ˜†

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Visiting…

This week my family and I spent the week with my mom at her place in Florida. My dad and her bought it October 2016 and December 2016 he was diagnosed with Melanoma…and they never went back.

They spent one month down their together and this was my moms first time back. They had worked so hard, finally retired and was finally able to buy a place in Florida! They were so excited and had so many plans…but they were their plans…not Gods plans.

While down their we continued to ask “why God? Why couldn’t have dad had more time down here?” When he talked about retirement, all he would talk about was Florida. 😒

There are so many times in our lives that we ask “why God?” And does God ever answer us? The good news- He does! he answers us! God has a reason for EVERYTHING! We have to trust him! Trust that He has a reason for even the smallest detail!

Even though I do not know why God took my dad, I will continue to trust Him! It’s hard! It. Is. Hard. πŸ’”

I would have LOVED to see my dad in his Florida place, but I didn’t and it will be okay. I had tears, my mom had many tears, but our family was their for her and I am so glad I was able to go with her and support her in this.

The thing that keeps me going is believing that someday I will see my dad again in Heaven. And he was a blessing to me while he was here on earth. But this is not our home, not our eternal home, that will be with God.

There is even a blessing in this…