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A month full of happiness....

Sunday, July 13, 2014

emoticon This month has been one happy moment right after the other!
This weekend I was able to spend some time with my friend Amy whom I haven't been able to go out with in a year! We both have such busy lives! It was great to share our Birthdays together like we do every year. Her Birthday is in June and mine is in July! We have been best friends for almost 11 years! She was my rock when my Son's Dad left me all those years ago. If it wasn't for her, I might not be here today talking to you. emoticon emoticon
This weekend my darling husband and my Son and I are going to Tennessee! It is a much needed vacation! I am looking forward to water and sun! emoticon emoticon
Then the last weekend in July, is our 4th wedding anniversary! emoticon It has been an amazing 4 years and if I had to do it all over again, I would in a heart beat! He has been my rock and I love him dearly! We will have been together a total of 7 years and they are the most wonderful years of my life other then when my Son was born!
All these wonderful events this month! I am so blessed! I love this time of the year! Now if the weather would just cooperate today so I could go to the pool and soak up some sun!

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Here's to getting to know your Spark Friends...

Sunday, July 06, 2014

I borrowed this from CLAIREINPARIS! emoticon

What is my favorite Season? Well, it's certainly not Winters in Illinois, but I will take the Summer we are having any day! I love being outdoors and I am just not one who likes to run in the Winter!

What is my biggest accomplishment? Well, right now I would have to say it's being on this website for 4 years and being able to maintain my healthy lifestyle!
When I was younger I was in activities such as tap dancing and piano, but most things in my life back then were short lived. Who would of though I would have committed to this wonderful journey I am on with my Spark People friends! emoticon

I am definitely a coffee person! I do like tea occasionally, but when I'm not drinking coffee, then I am drinking my water!

I do not own a beach house, but I would love to live back near the beach like I did when I lived in NC. I miss it so much! It is so peaceful there and it reminds you of one of God's greatest creations when you look at the endless body of water in front of you!

Am I a follower or a leader? Well, I would have to say both. Sometimes I like to lead, but most of the time I like to have instruction in my life and follow it.

What is my biggest inspirations in life? I would have to say my faith in God is #1, but then my Son and my husband are my biggest fans followed by my family!

What is my favorite perfume? I would have to say that I like Haiku from Avon, but mostly I use body spray more then I do perfume.

The worst day of my life would have to be losing my Mother and Father and my middle Sister! They were always there for me and I miss them deeply! I can't wait until we meet again someday!
Now if you want to cut and paste the pictures feel free and share some information about yourself! I love this idea by the way whoever started it! emoticon


Prayers are most appreciated...

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Tonight I struggle with such strong emotion about the issues that are going on here in our household. We just find out my 14 year old Son has been doing Marijuana, and I guess I am just disappointed more then anything. I had such high hopes for him. I know that this doesn't mean it's the end of his life, or that he won't turn it around because he is only 14, but it doesn't sound like he realizes that dangers of using it or why it's not appropriate at his age. I just keep praying for him and not sure what to do as a parent. I have had a serious talk with him about it, and that I am disappointed, but that nothing he does will ever make me think differently about him or love him any less.
I just pray he wakes up before it's too late, or before he tries something far worse that could really affect him. I have always felt a lot of support on this website with my success in losing weight, but now more then ever I need the prayers and support dealing with my family. Any suggestions would be appreciated too!
Thank you so much Spark Friends! emoticon emoticon

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JUDITH316 7/2/2014 1:24AM

    I want you to know I stand with you and will keep you in much prayer and of course your son, you are a good Mother and have said all the right things...I'm sure in time your son will stop using and will turn around, he has come from a good home and you have laid down all the ground work, the roots are there and I'm sure he will return to those roots...We serve a Mighty God and He loves your son and has a great plan for his life... emoticon emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 6/30/2014 9:15AM

    It sounds to me like you said the right things in your talk with your son...now you just have to try to trust him to do the right thing.

Maybe you could try taking him to a homeless shelter or drug rehab place or something like that and have him do some volunteer work. Possibly seeing that lifestyle and talking to some of them will help him see that he is on a bad road.

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ICECUB 6/30/2014 7:43AM

    you are in my prayers. try not to worry which I know is nearly impossible. hang in there. emoticon

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MCFITZ2 6/30/2014 12:24AM

    Sending a hug. Being a mom is challenging. i hope things will get better,

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SLOWDETERMINED 6/29/2014 11:33PM

    I have seen this with my own children, and my grandchildren as well. They buy into the "stuff" the other kids tell them, and it is Very hard for you to get through to them. Your best hope is that the foundation you have laid for them will win out over it all. Believe it or not they have heard what you said. It took several years and Lots of prayer before my children woke up. In the mean time, you get gray hair and lots of worry. Hang in there, pray and believe. You are in my prayers. God bless your family.

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Short but sweet...

Sunday, June 22, 2014

emoticon Today the weather is so beautiful outside! What a great day for my husband and I to go to the Old English Fair! We do this every year and we even dress up for the event!

My goals for this week are to continue to get in at least 8 cups of water and at least 40 minutes of exercise every day! I have been doing Yoga on Sundays so hopefully I will get to do that again this week! I plan on continuing to examine my goals and see what needs to be updated!

I hope everyone has a positive week and you stay focused on your goals! Have a emoticon Sunday everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FERRETLOVER1 6/23/2014 7:11AM

    I would love to see a picture of you and your husband in your Old English outfits!

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JUDITH316 6/23/2014 1:05AM

    God Bless you my friend, keep up the great work, you can do it...I cheer you on your week and know you will be successful in all that you set your hand to do..

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MYTURNNOW2013 6/22/2014 9:56AM

    Sounds like a lot of fun! Enjoy your day emoticon

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ELRIDDICK 6/22/2014 9:49AM

  Thanks for sharing

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Happy Father's Day to all of you!

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have to raise your children all on your own without having your spouse there beside you? There are many women out there who act as "Fathers" and "Mothers" and it isn't an easy job! I am speaking from experience, but God gives us the strength we need as single Mother's to move forward and do the best we can to set a Godly example for our children.
If you are one of the fortunate ones that has a spouse, then you know how important it is to raise your children together and to be on the same page. My husband is a Step-Father to my child and it's so difficult to raise another person's child, and I think we need to remember these Father's because they didn't have to raise these children. It was a choice they made. Then we have the families who stayed together and have raised their children for years and I sometimes wonder what their secret is to happiness forever, but whatever it is, "hats" off to you!
Whatever your situation, God has given us these children for a short period of time and we must always set good examples for our children. If you have a child such as myself right now who is going through rebellion, I remember that God is always with me and he never forsakes me! I pray for my child and I pray that he will learn to have a more positive attitude and listen to wise instruction.
I was a difficult child growing up, I would give my Step-Mother such a difficult time and my Dad was lost and didn't know how to control me, but I turned out to be ok! Sometimes it's not giving up on our children that brings them around!
So again hats off to all the Father's out there who are raising their own children or someone else's children because it is a blessing from God! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ICECUB 6/15/2014 2:07PM

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PICKIE98 6/15/2014 2:01PM

    I have been a single mom since DD was 8; she is going to be 33. It is VERY difficult... My wonderful dad died 14 years ago a week after his BD. I miss him so much..
Stepfathers, good ones, are a gift!

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