Monday, November 11, 2019

November 11th, 2019 Three Brave Men

November 11th, 2019 Three Brave Men

Since our last edition, I've maintained the integrity of my calorie budget, I've remained refined sugar-free, I've met or exceeded my daily water goal, and I've stayed well connected with exceptional support.

Today's post is in honor of all Veterans who have served our country. I'm proud to say that I'm the son of a Vietnam veteran and the grandson of two World War 2 veterans. Inside me is the DNA of three brave men who fought in horrific wars amid unimaginable conditions. They survived, somehow, someway. I'm grateful for them and their service.

The above collage includes upper left, my maternal grandfather, Roy Anderson, upper right, my paternal grandfather Silas Haynes, and bottom middle, my dad, Veyon Haynes.

When I think about their stories and what it took for them to make it through, I often wonder if some of their qualities and instincts trickled down to me in some way. I'm not a fighter, that's for sure. I've never been in a physical fight in my entire life. But I have been called a survivor many times. Perhaps there's some kind of survival code deeply embedded in me, passed down by these brave men. Again, I'm grateful.

Mom and I enjoyed an outing last night. It was the first since her hospitalization. We had to take oxygen along for it, but we made it work. Mom's nurse wasn't too thrilled with us, citing her condition and the fact that it's flu season. Mom loves getting out. She was about to go stir crazy. The nurse suggested dining in at the nursing home and perhaps just taking some after-dinner rides for a little while until mom builds up some strength.

My morning foundational routine is complete, my food plan for today is outlined, and I'm ready for today.   

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