Worth a Thousand Words

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May 19, 2013

Several of you asked about my mother-of-the-bride dress. This is the first picture that has come since the wedding of me in it. I’m not standing or even posing, but it shows the dress and captures my JOY in my daughter’s delight.

They say a picture is worth a thousand words.

In this picture I’m completely comfortable with my body in my clothes. Wow. I’m not thinking about trying to hide my double chin or suck in a tummy. I’m just sitting there, looking for my dear husband to escort our beautiful daughter down the aisle–uh, sidewalk.

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September 2011

I’ve told many people that you don’t know what you give up in the area of health until you start getting it back. People say I look and act ten years younger. That’s because I FEEL ten years younger. I’d forgotten what it was like to hop out of a chair or flit across a room. Fifty pounds ago I lumbered. Aches I thought were age related are disappearing as my body is once again active and carrying around a normal amount of weight.

I say all of this because I want YOU to know that change is possible. With good nutritional support, some mental focus, a little exercise, and healthy spiritual and emotional under-girding, life can be different for you, too. The pounds CAN come off. You CAN regain some of what you thought was gone forever.

And since a picture is worth a thousand words I want to remind you that I know what I’m talking about.

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A picture is worth a thousand words

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Life is different as you regain your health

You, too, can live a BeNew journey

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9 thoughts on “Worth a Thousand Words

  1. Ann Marie Boatright Ryals May 22, 2013 at 9:52 pm Reply

    You’re absolutely beautiful! Purple, of course, lol! -Ann Marie

    • Paula Moldenhauer May 22, 2013 at 10:48 pm Reply

      Ann Marie! How awesome to hear from you!! Hope all is well in your world!

      • Ann Marie Boatright Ryals May 23, 2013 at 12:18 am

        All is very well!!

  2. Things i love..... May 23, 2013 at 8:29 am Reply

    You look fantastic and so so happy! Your outfit is stunning.

    • Paula Moldenhauer May 24, 2013 at 3:14 pm Reply

      Thank you! I WAS happy. My girl married a man who truly loves her and her day was just what she wanted. Wow. How many times in life can we say that is true? Thank you, Jesus!!

      • Things i love..... May 27, 2013 at 9:24 am

        Even more perfect – i hope they have a long and happy life of health and happiness together!

  3. mariekeates May 24, 2013 at 10:21 pm Reply

    Stunning dress. Glad it all went well 🙂

    • Paula Moldenhauer May 25, 2013 at 4:05 am Reply

      Thanks so much, Marie. The alterations lady designed the sheer sleeve ’cause I was uncomfortable with wearing it strapless. I love what she did. Looking forward to hearing good news about your upcoming event!

  4. Paula Moldenhauer May 27, 2013 at 6:00 pm Reply

    Yes, Things I Love! The day is special, but it’s the lifetime that we’re pulling for! Thank you for your kind wishes. Do you have a blog? I couldn’t find it from your gravatar.

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