How many times have we heard, “Don’t forget to count your blessings”? This is something that we should all remember to do. Just minutes ago I turned 36. The number is nothing special, no milestone; actually it’s rather square [a dose of my corny comedy… get it? 6²!].
For those of you that don’t know me, my name is Lizabeth Coppock. I’m the [*quick witted] blogger and event coordinator behind Montgomery County Housewives in the City. By day, I am an auditor for a company that I’ve just celebrated my 10-year anniversary with. I have an amazing husband who loves me despite my quirks and silliness and keeps me level headed. Then, there are my two beautiful boys; who seek to offset their father’s efforts!
I’m a rather passionate and creative person. My pastor recently asked our small group to describe ourselves as a pizza, too which I responded “extra cheesy, extra saucy… and loaded with tons of pepperoni, sausage, bacon and any other meat you can find”. Why all that meat? “Because you never know what to expect, but I’m frequently hard to digest”. That pretty much sums up my directness, but deep down I’m really just a caring, generous soul that is overflowing with feelings.
These are just some of the things that come to my mind when I am counting my blessings. It’s so easy to forget our blessings and take them for granted that I would encourage you to take a moment to compute your own blessings!
Despite life's many blessings, our journey is not always going to be easy. Just because our paths may not be straight at times, however, doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t stop in our tracks. Take today for example. I had full intentions to support The American Kidney Fund’s silent auction at Gordon Biersch this evening. My mom is the recipient of a kidney due to Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), which I also inherited. I thought it would be a great gesture to support to this organization’s initiative to educate the public on kidney health and kidney disease prevention. However, my Crohn’s Disease decided that my attendance wasn’t “a must”. After weeks of on-again, off-again discomfort, it hit me like a brick: I’m officially in Crohn’s flare up territory. It’s a very dark and ominous place to be. At about 2pm is when I nearly slid all the way down the spiral slide, but I caught my bearings. While the pain can feel completely intolerable at times, I thought back on my decade and a half-long battle with this disease and remembered that I had made it this far. So, I called off the pity party and recalculated my GPS toward PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY. At 36 years of age, I can sit here and let my life perpetuate my disease or I can buckle down and take action to be at my best and kick Crohn’s “where the sun don’t shine”!
So instead of bidding on silent auction items this past evening, I found myself deep in thought, conjuring up the perfect trifecta approach to regaining control of my life: SPIRITUAL, HEALTH and MENTAL adjustments.
I know that when the first card on a deck is God, the rest of the cards effortlessly fall into place. I’m giving God more control over my life and putting Him first [even before MOCO Housewives... shhhh!]
I'll be working with my GI physician and nutritionist to ensure that I am treating my body well from the inside-out. I'll also be working with Pure Barre Rockville to ensure that I am keeping a healthful balance! *More details to follow!
I'm going to commit the rest of the year to taking "ME" time and maximizing family time as well. Prayer and meditation will be integral to improving my overall positivity.
I'm planning on checking in periodically and letting you all know how I'm doing in my journey. I hope to give some inspiration to each of you to be at your best!
The fact of the matter is that the arrival of my birthday was a reminder to be thankful for yet another year of life. Life itself is such a blessing. It is cut short for so many people that we need to remember to count each day, and especially each year, as nothing short of a blessing!
#countyourblessings #personalresponsibility #whatisyourformula #declareyourhealth
I’m Laura – wife, mommy and coffee lover! Im so excited to be the new face of MoCo Housewives and connect with you.
Im a Southern California transplant living life in the greater DC area and love meeting and connecting with new people like you.