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HUG-Pass it Forward--WHo are YOU sending a hug to ???

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Thought it would be fun to send hugs! Write who you are "HUGGING!"[Can be a SP person/team or not!] Mine is my Late-In-Life Mommies team! Thankyou for who all of you are!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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TEACHINKIDS2 12/28/2010 4:56PM

    I would like to hugg all my teams :)
And a big hugg to you for the friendly reminder :)

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How do you do it,my Late-in Life Mommies Team? You KNOW just how to HELP!!!!!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I was checking my inbox for Sparkmail as Sparkuser SUSANSKI and I are reading Jane Austen's book ~ Emma ~jointly right now & I checked for one of her messages[we started with Pride& Prejudice in March ,then Mansfield Park and now Emma.---I'm a new Jane Austen fan}.
Imagine my SURPRISE & JOY, when looking to see Mommy of the Week[ to send someone a goodie & happy congrats] that it was ME !!!!
You Mommies are the BEST emoticon emoticon,especially right now in my time of need!!!![My aunt just passed away recently and then I just found out my mother's best friend passed away!] THANK YOU from THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART! It is so UPLIFTING to BE ON THIS TEAM!!!!
Anyone who is not on a sparkteam that is reading this,you are keeping yourself from such JOY,FRIENDSHIP & CAMARADERIE!!!!!!
THANK YOU AGAIN ,LADIES!!! THIS UPLIFTS MY SPIRITS SO MUCH!!!!~~Betsy emoticon

  
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RONIE11 12/27/2010 11:41AM

    Congrats on Mommy of the week... you sure are a good mommie too.... and I'm so very sorry for your loss... we are waiting for my client to pass. he was not supose to make it to Christmas and I'm gratful for the family's sake that he had a great weekend and everyone was happy... I have only read Pride and Prejudice and I loved it.. What a great way to get though a book ... sharing it is kinda like the Oprah book club...LOL I'm glad your enjoying Jane Austin.. she seems to be very popular every so many years.... Ronie

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DETERMINEDJANET 12/27/2010 12:16AM

    Hugs!

I thought about downloading a Jane Austen series of books for free today while "Kindle shopping." You recommend this author? Hmmmm

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KRPBMPMOM 12/26/2010 10:53PM

  Congrats on being the mommy of the week:-)

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Losing Someone You Love--

Sunday, December 26, 2010

I feel numb. I feel pain. I feel grief. My aunt just passed away this week and then on top of that I find out that my mother's best friend passed away,too.
I am well acquainted with grief ---we have known each other since I was 16 and my dad passed away.Then,my mother passed away when I was 24. Grief just keeps coming for a visit.It had stopped visiting me for a few years as I got married .Then,my grandmother-in-law passed away.For the next few years,my parents'friends that I knew in my childhood were passing away...now it's family again.
I am depressed,but I know that's part of the process of saying good-bye to a person's physical body. I have the memories in my heart and grief can't take that away.
I also know Jesus as my Saviour and He helps my hurt day-by-day.
But for now,the pain is there and it hurts....

  
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2LABS2LOVE 12/26/2010 8:01PM

    emoticonI am so sorry for your losses. Death is a journey we will all take and there is no distance with love. The worse part is the temporary separation but it is just that...temporary. Sorry.

Christie

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DETERMINEDJANET 12/26/2010 7:04PM

    Loss is tough anytime, but even more so around the holidays in my opinion. Big hugs to you!!!

We've been discussing headstones and that it is "just the leftovers" buried as the most special part is in heaven with God with our 6 year old son. He's been most interested in the "head" part. He was just sure the head was buried underneath the stone and wasn't quite sure how to deal with that!

Will be praying for you as you go through the emotions this week.

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BECKYLYNNE77 12/26/2010 3:51PM

    I will keep the families in my prayers emoticon

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GAYLLYNNE 12/26/2010 10:27AM

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I too have lost many including my mom in '08. It can take a great deal of time to get over it but you have done the right thing. Letting others in to surround you with friendship is so helpful. I'm thinking of you in your time of grief.

Gayl

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MILLISMA 12/26/2010 10:19AM

    Sorry for your loss and your pain. It has been two years and my 3rd Christmas without my husband. The depressions till comes and the grief is never ending but the memories are beautiful. Hold on to the memories - they warm the heart and the soul.

Hugs....Mary Anne

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DOROTHYBERO 12/26/2010 8:33AM

    So sorry for you rpain Betsey. I hope they had a full and happy life!!

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/26/2010 8:09AM

    Betsy, grief is such a strange thing. It's necessary to have grief in order to move on, but experiencing grief is so hard to experience, and often tries to keep us from moving on! As I look at my aging parents while they're visiting, I am reminded quite strongly when I become frustrated, that they will not be on the earth much longer, and I must be loving and kind to them and let the frustration leave my mind! Thank you for reminding me, at this time, to hug my parents extra while they are here visiting! Love to you, my friend! Lori

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HSMOM2FOUR 12/26/2010 6:49AM

    I'm so sorry! I'm sure that each additional loss reminds you of all the others too, and that has to be so incredibly hard, considering all the loved ones that you have lost. I'm saying a prayer for you this morning, that God will comfort you in a special way today!!
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THENEWME43 12/26/2010 1:48AM

    Betsy, I'm so sorry. I'm praying for you, my friend.
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Annette

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Similar to my other blog earlier this week~~Top FIVE Christmas Movies!Any year!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My top five~The Christmas Wish, A Boyfriend For Christmas, The House Without A Christmas Tree[might have been a CBS special Presentation instead of a movie but I count it anyway!},A Christmas Carol {with Alastair Sim],The Little Drummer Boy[a chidren's special but a movie just the same to me!].
What are your TOP FIVE CHRISTMAS MOVIES/SPECIALS???? emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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B-FLAT 12/26/2010 9:44AM

    It's a Wonderful Life; How the Grinch Stole Christmas, White Christmas, Charlie Brown Christmas, The Night they Saved Christmas (if anyone knows where I can get a copy of that one let me know--haven't seen it for a few years)

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FLMOMX2 12/25/2010 3:24PM

    I love "It's a Wonderful Life", the original Grinch, and Christmas Shoes.

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LITTLEFARMMOMMA 12/25/2010 8:23AM

    We watched, "It's a Wonderful Life" again last night with our teenage son, and I have to say I love it!

I also remember and loved, "Prancer" and hope I can find it someday for our grandson!

"Frosty the Snowman" is a favorite just because the way our grandson lights up every time he sees it!

I like both renditions of "the Grinch" and watched them also with our teenager this year, which made it that much more enjoyable!

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Merry Christmas ,Sparkers...We've Come a LONG WAY....

Friday, December 24, 2010

I can remember the beginning of this year on that day in late January when I joined SP and was not SURE I could handle this WORK____ learning the site & how to do things like:
-Tracking ALL my food
-watching my caloric range
-making SURE I exercised every day at least every other day
-meeting all the new Sparkfriends
-learning the ins & outs of the computer-lingo
-learning to CHANGE what I ate
-learning to spend my calories wisely
-receiving sparkgoodies & giving them to my new sparkfriends
-writing blogs and what was one!
-learning to put phtos on my sparkpage
-designing my sparkpage!
-getting my icon for wt.loss set-up
-getting as many points for sparking as I can each day!
-writing my many secrets to success[I have enough for a book!]
-finally reaching my goal weight!!!!
-learning to read & USE the reports & ALL SP TOOLS available to me!
-learning to maintain that lost weight and NOT gain any back--haven't so far@ 7mos. maintenance!!!!
-learning to ASK for ADVICE or HELP when travelling
-learning to NOT stay on the computer for so LONG--Sparking is addicting as my family dan attest!
-huddling with my teams & posting on the many threads
-meeting others who share same interests I have[including one SParker that I am joint-reading our second book together since March--she & I are Jane Austen fans--but no, i can't join another team[ I'm at my workable limit]!

What have YOU learned on SP this year?????? emoticon

  
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NELLIEC 12/26/2010 12:40AM

    Yes, it can be work -- but it is worth it!

May God bless you!

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ALLIEINSHAPE 12/25/2010 1:13AM

    Yes we certainly have come a long way in a year. I can certainly tick off on your list many of those learning experiences on Sparks too. Especially struggling with limiting my time here to what is absolutely necessary so I am not on here allday. While I have not reached my goal and only lost 15 lbs this year I have not gained any back and am maintaining within 1-2 lbs. I have made some wonderful friends I hope to meet some day. I have learned a lot about myself besides my eating habits, strength and weaknessses. I have the skills now to lose AT LEAST another 15 lbs next year.

You have done fantastic! Keep up that maintainance program and have fun on Sparks next year!

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