So… I’m beginning to question the wisdom of starting a stringent diet right before the holidays. Day 1 of the 8 week Step 1 – no carbs – was the first of November and at the time I figured “How hard could it be? It’s just 2 holidays and there are plenty of meats and veggies!” The 8 weeks will end on December 26th.
I’m going to talk about something today that is likely to make you uncomfortable. I’m going to tell you a story you’re unlikely to believe. A story of love and redemption. You will probably wonder why I’m telling it at all. Stick to the end and you should understand. But first, I’m going to tell you a little bit about where I come from.
My mother died 2 days ago. To say we weren’t close doesn’t really convey the reality of our relationship. In fact, to call it a relationship is an overstatement. I hadn’t seen her in nearly 25 years. I had only spoken to her on the phone a handful of times, most recently about 5 years ago.