Saturday, January 09, 2010
What a wonderful day! On November 21 our team, the McAllen Sparkers, met in Weslaco at the Blue Onion. We had looked forward to this for so long and were jumping up and down. One member even sent me a goodie "the Trampoline" so I could jump higher and faster.
Not many were able to attend but we had Dan our leader with his family and three of us ladies. What a great time we had visiting, trying to eat good for us, and taking pictures. By the way where are the pictures. Oh well, maybe later.
We plan to meet again soon and hope more of our team will join us.
For those who have local teams you should try this. It is so good to finally meet those who inspired us, motivated us, lifted us up, encouraged us, made us laugh and just were there for us, friends to the end of this weight loss journey and far beyond as we are enjoying Spark too much to ever let it go.
So McAllen Sparkers, no one wrote a blog about this and I just couldn't wait any longer. and I love you and send a million
Friday, January 01, 2010
This is in answer to my blog "How do you get through Christmas when you are alone".
God surely does supply all our needs and many times our wants as we rely on Him and serve Him at home or in strange lands.
Thinking that my Spanish Sunday School class really didn't care for me as a teacher any longer I had determined to resign and leave the class to someone younger and possibly of a Hispanic background. My heart was breaking as I had had the class for years and truly loved these people who were originally from Colombia, Chile, Mexico and the USA.
One of the ladies from the class, whose family has adopted me as one of their own family, invited the Sunday School class to her home on the 21st of December for an evening meal.. People usually don't surprise me but they sure did this time as the party was in my honor. They gave me a beautiful card each one telling me how much I meant to them and how I had helped them and they also gave me a liberal monetary gift. Then other gifts followed.
The 21st of December after the am. service at church they had a Christmas dinner for the whole church. I was invited to sit at the table of the family who had given me such a difficult time and she waited on me like I was a queen.
Christmas hasn't even arrived and God is showing I am never alone. He is always with me and is there through His people also.
On the 24th of December I was invited back to the same home for the family Christmas eve dinner and the opening of gifts. More gifts. I am beginning to feel ashamed. It isn't even my birthday, it is Jesus birthday, and I am receiving all of these blessings.
The 25th of December one of my best friends and I went to a wonderful buffet for Christmas brunch and she also had a gift for me.
Then the same family who had held all of the dinners invited me back again to their home. This time they had invited our pastor, his wife, his daughter and me. This was to honor them and it was such an honor to be part of that.
People called, people sent cards. I am feeling more ashamed all of the time for feeling I was alone.
Then my SPARK FRIENDS and others from SPARK, some of which later became my friends also voted for my blog as POPULAR BLOG and I received almost 200 comments on the blog for being an inspiration to them. I received no negative comments.
SO I FOUND OUT I WAS NOT ALONE
I had God
My step kids who love me even though two of the three were so against their dad remarrying
My two brothers; one I heard from, one I didn't
My Sunday School class.
The family from church who has adopted me into their family.
And all of my SPARK FRIENDS.
Thank you one and all.
And remember you are never alone. God will supply your needs, He will touch your family, He will touch your pets, He will touch your body, He will restore what has been taken from you by the enemy.
God bless you and Thank you from Irene
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Yes, we want change. Do we get it? Sometimes. We would like to change wrinkled skin for smooth skin, flab for muscle, so many things we would like to change. We would love to change our weight to the ideal weight for us.
Now today I got a change I didn't expect. I received notice my social security check which each year went up just a little was going to be less this year because Medicare went up.
No COLA for the older people. Many rely completely on their social security. It is already very difficult for them. Some people get raises, some have no jobs at all and no social security. The stores are suffering, the restaurants are suffering, the economy is suffering. Yes, we got change.
Some things we can't help, some things we can. We can help how we eat and sometimes how we exercise so we can be in better health and even look better. Just have to cover the flab with long sleeves I don't usually do that though especially in our hot summers down where I live.
So be careful what you ask for. It can be good or it can be bad.
I am so thankful for all my Spark friends on my Spark teams. You are the bestest.
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