A food addict's travels on the road to recovery.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


I ordered some magnetic car signs for 5 of my little fairies to advertise and see if we can drum up some business for them.  3 of them are college students and 2 are in their early twenties.  All 5 of them are friends and they're a great bunch to work with and I'm enjoying getting to know them.  I met with 2 of the girls at the restaurant that Brittany is a waitress at this past Sunday for lunch to give them all their car signs. 

Brittany waited on us and we got to converse a little bit.  It was so nice.  She's just an awesome kid.  She goes to school full-time and she waitresses full-time, and on the little bit of time off she has, she's hoping to do some Errand Fairy work.  This is only the second time I've seen her in person, but I continue to be amazed at her level of maturity for a 19 year old.  She was raised well and I thank God for leading me to the parents that I chose for her.  He took a really bad situation and turned it into something wonderful.

I'm having a garage sale in 2 weeks and Brittany wants to come and sell some of her stuff to make some extra money.  I'll be so happy to have her there!  I told her that her mom was also invited but I'm not sure if Becky is really ready to be around me yet.  Maybe one day.  I'm not pushing anything....just letting her know that the door is open.  Some of my other fairies are bringing stuff to sell too so it should be an awesome day.  I'm really looking forward to spending the day with my girls. :)

Twenty years ago I was such a young, foolish and absolutely terrified girl.  My first thought when I found out I was pregnant was abortion.  I did not want to own up to my resposibility in any way.  I wanted to end the "situation" as soon as possible and pretend it never happened.  Due to this happening around tax time, I had my refund check to pay for the abortion and I had an appointment made at a woman's clinic.  My mom, my best friend Pam from high school, and my cousin Veronnica are the 3 wise and strong women who talked me out of it.  They are the reason Brittany has the full and thriving life that she has today.  Yes, the decision to adopt was ultimately mine, but it would be wrong to take the credit knowing my state of mind and overwhelming fear back then.  I'm thankful to God for these women who bravely shared their thoughts with me and gently guided me down the right path.  They saved Brittany's life, and for that, I am so thankful.

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