When puberty ends... so does the growing. The doctors were concerned that she would sprout up quickly & then stop growing too soon. She went through blood tests & bone age tests. Thankfully (thank you Lord) it didn't stunt her growth... she is taller than me for crying out loud. She does have a few joint issues that are working themselves out though. That scare led me to investigate the differences between organic & regular foods. I've always been a bit of a naturalist at heart anyway. I like to keep it simple and as natural as possible. God created everything we need to sustain human life for as long as it needs to be sustained. (that's a whole other post... don't get me started.)
Our first organic switch was our milk. Now we buy organic meats, dairy & produce. Since we eat mostly whole foods... that's the bulk of our grocery shopping. Right now I am in the process of trying to figure out how to eat organic on a non-organic eating budget. It's been a challenge and what I'm finding is that due to supply and demand it may not be totally possible... but I'm determined to make it as close as possible. I'm convinced that with proper planning and research organic eating CAN be affordable for anyone.
This is a journey that I plan to blog about. After learning in anatomy how our bodies operate and also learning about how our food industry operates I've developed a passion for healthy eating. I'm even thinking that my future as a nurse may be involved in this area a bit. Not totally sure. For now though... what I am sure of is that I will find a way to make this organic eating thing affordable. I'm also convinced that I can't afford to NOT make the switch.
Maddy update: She got her wallet on time & she arrived in Mexico TODAY! :) There is no electricity where she is so they already warned us that we probably won't get an update for a few days.
I did get to talk to her before they crossed over the border & she has already decided she wants to either go to Italy or Panama next year. I told her she better get cracking on the fundraising as soon as she gets home :)
Oh & she said she wants to adopt a child from another nation so they can always be appreciative of what they have. She hasn't even gotten there yet.... I know this trip is going to change her life.
(photo off of Global Expedition Facebook page- VBS training)