Thursday, March 8, 2012

Learning to Change

Today's blessing comes in the form of medical test results.

I know, weird blessing, right? 

Here's a little background:  when we moved, last July, we had to transfer all of our insurance policies to our new state.  Not a big deal, right?  Well, we decided to change all of our policies at the same time.  We'd basically had very, very basic coverage when it came to car/house/life insurance, and we wanted to look into all the options available to us, and possibly change things.  We did end up changing some things...and that led to needing to get a new life insurance physical.

Not a big deal, again, but the results from our lab results (back in August) kind of was a big deal.  To say it was less than ideal would kind of be an understatement.  Mike's, especially, was a bit more like a wake up call.  So, we decided to do something about it.

We drastically changed our lifestyle and eating habits, some of which can be read about in more detail here.  It's been a hard transition at times, but today came the first big reward.   Part of our adoption journey   involves lots of paperwork and references and approvals by all sorts of people:  including our physician.  So, appointments were made, and Mike and I both had a pretty in-depth physical.   More blood work was ordered as a part of these physicals.

I'm happy to say that BOTH of us now fall into the "ideal" range for all of the tests ordered (which were the same as back in August).  For Mike, especially, this was a HUGE change in the right direction. 

It's a good feeling when you realize that all of your hard work is paying off, even if it is in ways you can't necessarily see with your eyes.

So, today's blessing comes in the form of a pretty boring looking piece of paper that encourages, motivates, and reassures.  Today's blessing gives me hope for our future. 

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