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Hi, my name is Jodi, and most SP members know me as a former co-moderator and former senior moderator of the Dealing with Depression SparkTeam, which continues to be very dear to my heart.
I left these leadership positions in order to pursue my lifelong dream of being a published writer, a dream which is gradually coming true.
Please check out my two blogs:
http:/adarkershadeofblue.wordpress.com
(my blog about surviving depression) and
http:/motherhensnest.wordpress.com
(a blog by a typing chicken with an attitude)

This is my story.
I am a former teacher who reluctantly had to go on disability because of depression, OCD, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. One year to the day after I became very ill, my 21-year-old son died as a result of Cystic fibrosis. He was a remarkable young man in his second year of university, had just received an academic scholarship, worked with youth at his church, and was planning to marry a lovely young woman. I miss him every day.
I also lost both of my parents to strokes 25 days apart, in June and July of '09. Needless to say, it made for a very intense and rather overwhelming time, but I am finding my bearings again.
I am the wife of the most wonderful man in the world. I also have a beautiful daughter who is a kinesiologist at a medical clinic, plus am blessed to have two step-daughters and their families, including 4 grandsons.
I am a Christian who has had her faith challenged by life. I have crawled back into my Father's lap, and am gradually regaining confidence in His love and provision. While my faith is very important to me, I try not to impose my views on others, but instead I trust the God's Spirit to guide me to minister gently in the lives of others.
Cosmo and Zinnia are my dear furbabies and current feline companions.


Member Since: 12/2/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,683

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I have gained about 40 pounds because of medication and inactivity due to pain and chronic fatigue. I hope to lose this weight and to alleviate my symptoms through stretching, nutrition and staying as mobile as possible.


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I am a Canadian living in Southwestern Ontario.


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I love to write and read and watch movies.




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  • v WORKOUTWITHPAM
    MERRY CHRISTMAS! May your NEW YEAR be filled with HAPPINESS, GOOD HEALTH, and MANY BLESSINGS!

    HUGS
    Pam
    1645 days ago
  • v NOMUFFINTOP3
    Wishing you well! emoticon
    1914 days ago
  • v WOWEETOO
    howdee dear friend
    posseing through to wish you the best of new years for sure and let you know you are always on my mind for sure
    love and hugs
    the lady mary
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    2001 days ago
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    `*✲SNOWBALL FIGHT!! KEEP IT GOING!
    2029 days ago
  • v SYLPHINPROGRESS
    Glad you stumbled upon the blog about losing 96 pounds. As of October 25, the total is 104! My wish was to make 100 for my first lapband anniversary. As that humiliation of a nitwit, Bush the Younger, said, "Mission accomplished." A propos nothing, too bad he's attractive-looking in a monkey sort of way.
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    2064 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/30/2010 4:18:43 PM
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