Merry Christmas friends!!
I hope you all had a beautiful Christmas. I had waaaay too much fun with my family, and the day got away from me!
So to make up for not posting yesterday, please enjoy this glimpse into last evening’s antics.https://beautybeyondbones.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/img_1183-1.mov
Yes, it’s the Spice Girls.
But no, for real, I decided to share this because ten years ago, when I was deep in the throes of my anorexia, I never thought that I would find my “spark” again. I had always been a spontaneous, fun-loving goofball with a big laugh and a big heart, and in my disease, I lost that, becoming a shell of who I was. Dead behind the eyes and even more empty in spirit.
And Christmas time was one of the hardest times.
So I wanted to share this for perhaps any girls who are going through that dark valley right now, or any loved ones who may be standing by, feeling helpless: I got my goofiness back.
You will too.
This is your life to reclaim. Your fears and pain to surrender to Jesus. What a perfect time: on His birthday.
There is hope friends. And this video, in all it’s embarrassing glory, offers just that.
I love you all with all my Spice Girls-loving heart, and I’ll see you tomorrow for a recipe, and Thursday for programming as usual. 🙂
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87 responses to “Blackmail Material :)”
Happy Christmas! Nice dance moves ;)!
Haha thanks Charlie:) you too!!
I’ll tell you what I want, what I really, really want! Sorry, you said Spice Girls so I couldn’t resist. 😀 Anyway! I’m glad you had a Merry Christmas and that you have your spark back! It definitely shows in the video, which was very funny. Again, I am so happy for you. Have a great night!
Hahaha thanks friend 🙂 love me some spice girls! Merry Christmas! Hugs and love xox
You are best!
haha thanks!! hugs xo
thanks 🙂 big hugs to you x
The title of your post had me fooled! But I should have known a girl as lovely as you would never let us down.
Wow. And wow. And wow again. And thank you for being you.
hahaha thanks 🙂 yeah, i’m just a big goofball at heart! big hugs to you x
You are! A great big beautiful goofball, which is why your blog is such the destination point. Keep on keeping on sistah!
What a kind thing to say. Thank you again 🙂 big hugs xo
Well, question #1 – What happened to the rest of the clip?? This is all your loyal followers get for Christmas, a few measly seconds of you in an eggnog delirium?? This is me leading all 34K of us: WE. WANT. MORE!!! WE. WANT. MORE!!!
#2 – Just kidding. Glad to see you spark-le! So happy you are back from hade’s gate and giving hope to so many who are still fighting for their own spark to return. Glad to say – Merry Christmas, my good friend!!
hahaha, that’s all there was! it was a snapchat video…only 8 seconds 🙂 eggnog delirium…you’re too funny Jeff. thanks 🙂 seriously, though, thank you. I am so grateful to be back too. hope you and your family had a wonderful wonderful Christmas. sending big hugs to you all!!! xoxox
We did. Low key and quiet. BTW, you might get a kick out of a little family history; I related the story of Hillary’s birth (Dec 21) in my 12/23 post. From my viewpoint anyway. Merry Christmas to you and yours!
Oh awesome! Can’t wait to read it! g’night!
Joy to the World 🙂 Merry Christmas
same to you Kalida! big hugs xox
Thank you 🎄✨
xoxoxoxo 🙂 🙂 🙂 xoxooxox
My how you’ve grown! I haven’t seen your blog for a long time. Congratulations! 🎉🎉 Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!
Thank you so much Jessica!! I’m so glad you stopped by tonight! Same to you 🙂 hope it was lovely! Hugs and love xox
It was a great Christmas. Thank you. I have been taking Spiritual classes for months, so I haven’t been blogging very much. Pretty hit and miss. Can’t wait to get caught up on your posts. 🙂
That’s so great to hear! Yeah sometimes life gets in the way! It’s a good thing 🙂 hehe Hugs and love xox
Merry Christmas, from Grumpy Gorman… (see what I did there? 😉 )
Haha i did!! Thank you! Same to you! Hope it was wonderful 🙂 Hugs and love xox
Hope you had a great Christmas
Thanks friend! Same to you! I hope it was fabulous! Hugs and love xox
Hey Sis’. 🙂 I still love the Spice Girls as well, even after so many years later. Awesome video by the way! It made me smile because it showed me how I need to be more happy and have more fun despite whatever storm I may be in and going through. I needed to hear your message because it helped to uplift me and keep me motivated. Thank you! 🙂
They there friend! Oh they are so good aren’t they?! Thanks 🙂 glad it made ya smile. Yes – these storms are only temporary. Hang in there beautiful friend 🙂 sending so much love and hugs xx
Sending you back much more love as well. 🙂 xoxo
Loved the video clip. Took me back to my rock and roll days so you can see that does date me. lol That was a positive glimpse of hope you shared for those who experience what you went through. You are a treasure. Happy New Year.
Haha thanks Ian! I’m so glad you though so. And gosh what a kind thing to say. Same to you! Happy almost 2018! Hugs and love xox
Cute – looks like a great Christmas. 🙂
Thanks! Oh it most definitely was 🙂 Hugs and love xox
So glad you got your “sparkle” back!
Thank you Nita:) me too:) big hugs to you xox
Goofy: Yes! Provocative? Eh. Maybe.
Hahha thanks Brian! Hugs and love xox
Wow! Thank you. I really felt that.
You’re beginning to believe in yourself. That’s so beautiful.
That is such a beautiful thing to say. Thank you Brian. You’ve made my morning!! Hugs and love xox
I thought that was normal when Spice Girls come on?
❤ lovely post! Very inspiring!
Hahah i think it is 100% normal! Thanks Rachael 🙂 Hugs and love xox
So fun! Merry day after Christmas! And the next day… love and peace to you and yours! XO 😄❤
Thanks Tonya! Same to you!!! And happy early 2018! Hugs and love xox
Yay! Thank you, you too! 😄🎩🎶❤
You are hilarious! Thanks for sharing! Happy for you!
Haha thanks Paul 🙂 big hugs xox
Hahahahaha love the dance moves! I am assuming the eggnog was in control and at that point?😂😂😂 or one of your family secretly spiked the eggnog jut to see you jam out to spice girls? Just saying 😂😂😂 Merry Christmas!
Hahha thanks Izzy!! Close—tequila haha my own doing. Haha but i wouldn’t put it past my fam! Haha hope you had a great Christmas! Hugs and love xox
That would make you Goofy Spice?
Hahahhaahhahahah ph my gosh yes!!
Thanks for your upbeat posts as you share your journey. I also enjoy seeing your growth and love for the Lord in the Catholic Church. I’ve been learning from some of the Catholic mystics and it’s been helpful in my own journey. My wife and I went to Rome this September, and we found it to be a profoundly spiritual experience. The Vatican was amazing, but the artwork and fountains in the city also pointed us heavenward. If you haven’t been there I hope you can go some day soon. I pray that you have an amazing 2018, and that the Lord fulfills the desires of your heart, Psalm 37:4,5.
Thanks so much friend 🙂 yes! God has been so good to me and my family. I hav e a lot to be grateful for. Wow – sounds like an amazing experience! Thanks for your prayers. Hugs and love xox
Haha you goofball!! we would get on so well in real life you have no idea! you heard of Spice Girls, have you heard of bands like S Club 7 & B*witched? they were basically my childhood haha. I absolutely love the photo of you with the tree, look so happy & beautiful. hope you come to the UK soon would be so amazing if you did, sending lots of love and blessings xxxxxxxxxxx
hahah thanks Benny 🙂 S Cluuuuub! 🙂 nice. hope you had a wonderful christmas! Hugs and love xox
You’re having waaaaay too much fun. Somehow, the politickal correctness police are going to find a way to get you, I fear.
hahahaha oh gosh thanks Daniel Hugs and love xox
Fun, silly, and wonderful. Enjoy life, laughter is healthy!
thank you friend 🙂 big hugs x
Hugs to you also my friend.
Great message.we learn our life when we are ill
Thank you!! Hugs and love xox
So happy for you 🙂 and I’m glad you got a new sponser!!
thanks so much TR! big hugs xox
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thanks for the link up! Hugs and love xox
Very cute! I love the rocking out, spice girls and goofiness!
thank you so much Sierra! haha glad you enjoyed it! Hugs and love xox
Happy you had a lovely Christmas💋😌 Hopefully 2018 brings wonderful memories and opportunities for you❤️🎄💕
Thank you Beline!! Same to you! Hugs and love xox
Thank you so much❤️ Hope you have a great 2018✨💕🌸
It seems to me that God knew exactly what you really really wanted and gave it to you it in full measure,
The best Christmas present for all your readers, seeing you in such vibrant health and full of the joy of life
You are a real Beauty beyond bones, the Joy God has given you Shines out I Praise God for allowing me to meet and get to know you and your story
I think you’re right about that! Aww thanks Graham. What a kind thing to say. I praise God for allowing our paths to cross! Very grateful for our friendship!!
Thanks for sharing this during this time of year. Will definitely be an encouragement to someone!
thank you so much for this thoughtful response! Hugs and love xox
Haha!!! I so had loved Spice Girls when I was yea little lol!!! Great post and Merry Late Christmas lol…sorry just reading this post girlfriend lol 😂😂😂🙏💕 God bless much love and hugs haha! Xx
awww thanks Tammy! yoooooo I’ll tell you what I want, what I really really want! hahah God bless and have a great night! xox
Haha!!! Ah wanna, ah wanna, ah wanna, ah wanna!!! Lollolol good times man lol…you’re welcome much and thanks same to you too!!!! Xxoo ✨💕💕
hahaha yassssss 🙂 🙂 🙂 big hugs xox