3 little Miracles

3 little Miracles

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Abby leaves Biggest Loser and is READY TO FLY

Tonight my favorite Biggest Loser constent went home because she said she was ready to "FLY" and ready to "Dream Again".  Abby sacrificed herself from the Biggest Loser ranch so that others, who in her opinion still had more work to do, could keep working on their personal battle that got them there.  Abby's tragic journey to being on BL started 3 years ago this month when she lost all of her family in a head on collision when another driver going 100+ miles an hour hit their family van 5 miles from her home.

Abby is a 35-year-old teacher from Mabank, Texas, who tragically lost her husband, 5-year-old daughter, and two-week-old son in a fatal car accident in October 2006.  Since that time Abby felt no desire to go on and said that "By the Grace of God I was able to get out of bed each day."  In  a speach given to a high school auditorium filled with students shortly after she left the BL ranch, Abby told the students that if the man that killed her family that day was standing on the stage beside her right that moment, she would tell him "THIS is your chance to start over".  She went on to say that we can let lifes tragic moments define our lives, or we can choose to let them make a difference in us and try to make a positive impact on others.  In eposide one when Abby introduced herself, she said "I wasn't in that van for a reason, God has a plan for me and He isn't done with me yet." 

She has been searching for a way to finally get back to a "normal" life and felt this wouldl happen when she lost the weight. She is a high school teacher and is a favorite amongst the students, often being requested by students that are not even required to take her classes. She enjoys inspiring students to achieve their personal bests, but often feels like a hypocrite since she is not doing the same.

Abby recently went back to school and graduated with a Master's of Education degree maintaining a 4.0 grade point average. Abby desperately wants to live a healthy lifestyle enabling her to make the most of the next step in her new "normal" life.

I am sure that God does have a plan for Abby, and I think she is already beginning to fulfill the work He would have her to do within herself and in this world.  I pray for her continued success and can't wait to see her at the finale.  I know that Abby's precious family is looking down on her with pride in the DREAMS she is beginning to have again, and the wings she is sprouting to FLY into GOD's PLAN.


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