Tuesday, December 15, 2009
I never cease to be amazed at how precious the spark network of friends is! Honestly, I'd never blogged before coming to this healthy website and the idea was alien to me. But I immediately understood the value of reaching out, sharing my thoughts, and documenting my progress (or lack thereof).
A week ago today, I decided I'd had enough. With so much going on in my life with relatives' illnesses and imminent departures from this planet, I felt that doing this website was the least of my concerns. I'm not a big fan of structure or routine of having to do anything each day , so the fact that I've participated in this website for nearly 11 months is mind-boggling.
The kindness of those who reached out and said that they'd "leave the light on for me" and hoped that my break wouldn't be too long was truly touching. And was instrumental in making me realize that I need this website and its accountability until - someday - I will know how to do it on my own.
My heart wants to tell all of you how much you've helped in reaching out to me during this time. It is when I want to isolate the most that I really shouldn't.
Thanks again, wonderful sparkfriends.