Well, I’ve started a five day break from my pill cycle (20 days on - 5 days off) this past Saturday - it’s like a little vacation. This five day break I was scheduled to do a Juice Fast (detox) for two of the five days. It involves drinking carrot, celery and apple juice (from my juicer) six times a day... and nothing else to eat during that time. I am on my second day of the fast... must say that I greatly underestimated the power of the Juice Fast. Going into this I thought no problem, probably won’t have any side effects, etc.. Guess my body had more toxins (and cancer) to dump than I thought, because I have really been in detox mode. I have experienced headaches and chills for the last 28 hours. I am talking the kind where I have a sweatshirt and jeans on inside a house that the thermostat is set on 80. This afternoon I even crawled under the down-comforter for an afternoon nap and it was 98 degrees outside. So needless to say it is working and not the cake walk that I expected.
Also, thought I would share something interesting that happened last night... Julia crawled in my bed about 3:00AM and proceeded to talk for another hour and a half. Do you know what she wanted to discuss.... Jesus! She starts off “Mommy, does God have a Son?” And I said -yes, remember Jesus is His Son. Then “What was his mommy’s name?” - Mary... “Where does Jesus and God live?” - Heaven... “Why did the bad men put Jesus on the cross?” This conversation went on for over an hour. I was amazed at what her little mind was thinking and obviously how Jesus had touched her life. This morning the first thing she said when she woke up was “Mommy, I want to see that picture in the bible (children’s bible) of Jesus as a baby and on the cross” . She was so interested in learning more that we spent part of the afternoon picking out more books at the Christian bookstore. She was still talking about it tonight at bedtime. It made me realize how much more I should be nourishing their little souls.
my little Juju
(her nickname, a.k.a - juju bean)
I adore those cheeks and nibble on them every chance I get