I haven’t written a full blog post in almost two weeks.  Lots of ideas.  Lots of notes. But nothing completed.  I’m working on something that I pray will bless you as we go into the Valentine’s holiday. But in the meantime, someone blessed ME by sharing a video that I just have to pass along to you.

I’ve been fighting the #fatdemon for most of my adult life, and many times I’ve felt alone.  Even though I know intellectually that I’m not the only person battling the bulge and fighting for my health and my life… it certainly feels  that way at times.  It has been one of the most freeing things to talk about my journey to health open and honestly.  In doing so, I’ve gone from having an  awareness  that I’m not alone to really knowing that there are lots of you on this journey with me.

And it helps.

It helps to know that I’m not alone.

It takes a lot of courage to stand up and say, “Hello, My name is Chrystal and I struggle.”

I know what that feels like – to stand up and wave a hand that says to everyone, “Hey! Look at me! I have an issue! Watch me as I battle for my life.

I know what kind of courage that takes.

So I want to publicly applaud Amy Perry of the aware-winning group Selah of being courageous enough to share her story for all of us to hear and benefit from.

Someone on twitter shared this video with me today. My mouth was open as I listened to Amy share a testimony that was so similar to my own.  I realized, listening to her, that I am not alone. The song that follows her testimony is a huge bonus and also reminds us all that we are never alone because Jesus, wherever we are, is always with us.