Wednesday, 22 January 2014

Something Beautiful: My Daughters New Life

I know every mother out there thinks her child or children are beautiful and they are. No matter how old you children are you are just as proud of everything they do . I remember the days when they would bring home that funny little drawing, and even though you had no idea what it was, it would get stuck to the wall! That first smile, that first step its all there locked in your store of memories.
My children are grown-up now and I am still so proud of the people they have become. My oldest is going to be a first time dad in June, and we are so very excited at being grandparents.

My youngest has totally transformed her life in the last year , so much so I am amazed by it!
She had weight problems (like me) since she was younger. Once she gave up being a competitive dancer she gained even more weight. She was still beautiful but life is hard when you are big, everyday is a fight and I know that only too well.
Then she decided she could not cope any more and wanted to have a gastric bypass. I was worried as she was so big you hear of all kinds of things going wrong. I didn't have to worry as she sailed through and then set about losing all her weight..

As the weight dropped off her drive to make changes in her life came to the front. She wanted to be a Nurse. I have to be honest and I thought she was mad as she had no formal education after age 16. Credit to her she went away and researched the subject and found out how to go about it. She completed a higher education course and then started to apply to nursing schools.  We were amazed when she was excepted!

So fast forward to right now and boy am I proud of how much she has achieved in the last 15 months. She has lost 184 pounds or 13 st to us Brits, and so much more healthy and happy. She is in nursing school and doing well, something that never would have happened when she was larger. Its not been easy but I am so proud of her. I am so lucky to have two wonderful children who have grown up into wonderful adults.

Natalie before 

Natalie today

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  1. Wow! No wonder you're proud of her, she's achieved so much in such a short space of time and she looks amazing! Lovely, uplifting post x

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    1. Thank you Tracy I'm on my own journey so watch this space. I'm a very proud mummy :-)

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  2. That is amazing, of course you must be proud! Well done to her.

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  3. What a lovely tribute to her Jill xx

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    1. Thank you Lou it comes from the heart xx

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  4. Lovely post Jill, she looks amazing! xxx

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  5. Oh my goodness...what a transformation...both inside & out. No wonder you are beaming with pride. Well done, Natalie....go out there and get um! Well, done to you to mum...for I am sure your support helped her journey.
    Lisa

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    1. Thank you Lisa I'm am very proud of her .

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  6. Oh my goodness that is absolutely amazing. You should be very proud!

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    1. Thank you she has made amazing changes I'm very proud.

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  7. Wow, she looks like a completely different person. What amazing determination, no wonder you are proud of her!

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  8. What a contrast! WOW before and after photos. Where oh where did she get so much DRIVE from? Give me some please. xxx

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    1. I know it such a change losing all that weight is the answer

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  9. Wow, what an achievement. I hope things keeping going well for her. Hard work and determination really does pay. Well done to your daughter #ThePhotoGallery

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