Do you know when you have those gasp moments in life?...Well, I had one this morning! I looked at myself in the mirror and thought “Bec, you really need to start watching your weight a bit.” I could tell you that my mother being Northern Irish and force feeding me beautiful traybakes and tonnes of potatoes since my birth is a contributing factor here…but then again, I am reminded of my last week, and feel I should come clean. Let me explain….
It all started when I devoured some of Ashlea’s beautiful rocky road that she had made and brought to share with our HYP and HI:5 families last Monday, which rolled in to Tuesdays Hope Ladies to which Becks brought the most delicious lemon cheesecake which has ever passed my lips. Thursday came around and I made my way to Hope Stakesby where, I was of course, greeted by the vast quantities of amazing cakes and bakes our teams had made to treat the residents of Marton Court. I did avoid Sunday’s sweet treats at our Alive service, as it was my turn to look after the little one. However, when my other children came home to tell me of the feast that I had missed out on post service….I will admit – I did have mixed feelings; relief that I had avoided the extra calories blended with a small amount of righteous jealousy ;)
So the new week brought a fresh challenge…Ashlea, once again, brought her out-of-this-world rocky road to HYP and I honestly and truly thought it would be downright bad manners to not accept a piece…so I was polite, very polite. (It had smarties and malteasers in it…you must see my pain!!) At Hope Ladies we had scones with jam and cream and today our Clios group met for breakfast which consisted of Marion’s homemade pancakes, croissants, bagels, cake and pain au chocolat to name a few! No wonder my scales aren’t happy with me J
Families eat together. Families laugh together. Families support each other through the tough times. Being part of the Hope Whitby family means we love God first and then we love and serve each other. We do life together, keeping God at the centre. There is faith, love, support and oh yeah….cake…did I mention we do cake…big style!
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