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My DD will be 18 tomorrow, where did my sweet little girl go?

Friday, November 13, 2009



I can't believe time as gone by and my little girl will be 18 tomorrow. I reflect back on myself at this age and thank God she is not as wild as I was but no consolation to the grief she has caused me these last 2 years. It makes my mother's loss that much harder as she is not here for me to talk to.

I continue to pray for her to make the right choices and follow the right path but at this point maybe I just need to let her fall if that is what it will take for her to open her eyes. Parenting is the toughest job in the world of that I am sure.

  
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SHARBABY123 11/13/2009 1:41PM

    Yes.... time just flies right by and our children get older but somehow we stay the same, lol. It's especially difficult with them being 18 since you can't tell them what to do but yet you still can if they are still living in your house. At least that's what we are experiencing with ours. Parenting is the hardest job I've ever experienced too. It's not so bad before they become teenagers and then look out!

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RANAWAY 11/13/2009 1:03PM

    My oldest turned 18 in May and is away in college. The hardest part is not being able to "fix" her problems. She has to learn on her own - and yes it's hard to see them fail or get hurt. I'm excited about how our relationship is changing and growing but I still miss the days when she was little. I guess that's what grandchildren are for - and hopefully we won't have those for several more years!

Have a fun day with your daughter! She's beautiful!

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SUZANNE0606 11/13/2009 10:51AM

    Hi, Suzanne.

Your daughter is beautiful and yes, they grow way too fast! These teen years are difficult and as much as we want them to learn from their mistakes, we find that sometimes they have to repeat the same mistakes several times before they actually learn. It's so frustrating, but eventually, most of them will get it. Just keep on guiding, loving and praying for her and remember that God is in control!

Suzanne


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JANEYTEE 11/13/2009 10:38AM

    Suzanne - so true parenting is the hardest job. I think the hardest part of parenting is letting our kids fail. I am going through that with my DS too. But sometimes the only way for them to learn is from their own mistakes. We can only be there to guide them, to be on the sidelines, but they have to be able to make their own decisions or they will never "grow up." I wish you and your daughter the best.

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MSLZZY 11/13/2009 10:37AM

    Our babies grow up but they are still our babies! They have to make their own way in life and make bad choices. We try to help them skip the hard parts but it is for them to learn from their own experiences. Our voices of experience are just a whisper to them.
In time, she will learn and grow and mature into the adult she needs to be but for now, love her, support her and be there for her. Our moms were there for us and I miss my mom very much but I know she's there for me in spirit! emoticon

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A crazy week

Sunday, October 25, 2009



I have not been around this week much and have not exercised a bit except on Monday morning before my world turned upside down. Thankfully DH and I had a nice weekend before that up at the lake and I think I am ready for another one already.

I got a call on my way to work Monday from my DH and he had fallen off his truck and was dazed and bleeding. I hit the highway and headed north instead of south and called for an ambulance for him and then kept him on the phone until they got there. It is almost an hour drive to where he was at but I finally made it and got to the ER to be with him. They did a brain and neck scan and determined he needed to go to another hospital 25 miles away to see a neurologist. I followed the ambulance and they ended up admitting him and doing an MRI and keeping him a couple of days. It was really scary but was not as bad as it could have been.

I got him home on Wednesday afternoon and meanwhile there was high drama going on with DD and her love life. Ended up talking to the school and the bf's mother and not sure what to do with her at this point. I suggested to her yesterday maybe she needs to see a counselor, after her pregnancy and miscarriage over the summer I think she may have some unresolved feelings she needs to talk about.

Consequently with all this uproar trying to keep my stomach in check. I guess I will get back to the doctor at some point once I get everybody else taken care of. Will take DD back on Tuesday to get his stitches out and have the dr check him over. He is still really unsteady on his feet and has some numbness on the left side of his face. Just praying he will get back to feeling well and we can move past all the crazyness. We go to court on 11/9 for custody of his son and that has caused a lot of uproar also.

I need to get back to my exercise routine and work off some of this stress if nothing else!

  
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JANEYTEE 10/26/2009 10:02PM

    Suzanne, so sorry to hear about all the craziness. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Getting out and working off some of that stress may be exactly what you need. Now remember men are extremely hard headed! LOL

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RANAWAY 10/26/2009 9:54PM

    Saying prayers for all of you - especially for some calm times after you get through this craziness.

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MSLZZY 10/25/2009 4:16PM

    You have so much going on right now! Get otuside and let the fresh air clear your mind. Even a short walk and you will feel better. All that stress! I hope your husband is felling better-what a scare! I'll be praying for you and your family this week. emoticon

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SHARBABY123 10/25/2009 2:49PM

    Hey Suzanne, when it rains it certainly pours for you! Here's wishing you less drama in your life. I agree some exercise will help relieve some of the stress. It certainly can't hurt. emoticon

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A new day, ready to recommit to my fitness journey

Thursday, September 24, 2009



I was thinking this morning on my way to work about revamping my page, I have been on SP for about a year and a half now and after my realization yesterday that I needed to do something different thought this would be a good time. It has been a year today since my mother passed away and while it was a sudden injury that ended up taking her life her health had been deteriorating for years due to her lack of caring for herself. I fought with some anger over that for years before she died because I just knew if she would make some changes she would enhance her quality of life but she would never do it.

Anyway, I come in and get on my email and there is a great blog and success story that enforced my mind to update my page. And then I read two other great blogs about getting older really stinks and the first step to getting fit. Seems like the day to get just what I need from SP. With my blog yesterday my great buddies and some I don't know encouraged me and gave me a kick and I showed my trainer at the gym to so she will hold me accountable as well. So, no turning back now I have to do SOMETHING, no more excuses.

I am going to reset my ticker and make some new goals and see where I go from here. Thanks to all you fellow Sparkers and see you around the threads.

  
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MSLZZY 9/24/2009 10:20AM

    I'm sorry your mother didn't take the chance to change but you have and that is a good thing!
You have learned and you will continue to learn on each step of this journey. Life is too short
to have regrets. I commend you on recommiting and trying each day to live healthier and get stronger. It takes work but you already knew that!
Hang in there! Stay strong and focused! You can do this because you are worth it! You deserve the best! emoticon

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RANAWAY 9/24/2009 9:29AM

    Keep us posted on your progress! When I'm stalling, I do the same thing - reset and start over.

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I see the problem and plan to fix it...

Wednesday, September 23, 2009



I love Spark People and the great tools they give us if we use them. I was getting points this morning and ended up at the Spark America page and clicked on the reports for my fitness. OMG, no wonder I am going backwards in my progress! Back in April when I was really kicking it with my cardio and exercise I was nearly 2000 minutes/month and I have moved downward ever since. I guess I could blame some of it on summer vacation, etc. but the end result is I need to get my butt in gear!

As they say, a picture says a thousand words...and this picture says get off your butt and MOVE!

  
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JANEYTEE 9/23/2009 11:30AM

    This is one time that the phrase "Use or lose it" doesn't apply. If you don't move that body you will gain, gain gain! So lets get up and move it!

Glad you got your wake up call. Now go and make the best of it. I know you can do it.

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782298 9/23/2009 8:37AM

    Here is a emoticonbig emoticonnow get busy and do what you already know you need to do. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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782298 9/23/2009 8:34AM

    here is a emoticonhug. Now get busy and do what you already know you need to do.

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LIFEFTER45 9/23/2009 8:34AM

    That is so cool. I am going to look for mine. If you look at your weight lose graph does it have the opposite spikes? Not sure if that made sense.
At least you know what you have to do.

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MSLZZY 9/23/2009 8:28AM

    Seeing is believing! You know what to do so get to it! Fall is here and time to get back to the task at hand. You are worth the effort. emoticon

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CRITTERLOO 9/23/2009 8:28AM

    That's really cool! Thanks for sharing that

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Too true, had to share this...

Monday, September 14, 2009

  
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RANAWAY 9/14/2009 6:53PM

    Thanks for today's laugh!!!

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JSTINMT 9/14/2009 1:07PM

    This is GREAT!! Thanks for sharing.

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SHARBABY123 9/14/2009 12:39PM

    Too funny! I need to post copies of this around my house!

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FLUFFYGIRL213 9/14/2009 11:45AM

    Love it!lol

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JANEYTEE 9/14/2009 11:39AM

    Your right! Too true! Thanks for the giggles!

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MSLZZY 9/14/2009 11:39AM

    I've seen it before but it is still true! Thanks for sharing! LOL!

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BUDBABE10 9/14/2009 11:32AM

    TOO CUTE!! Thanx for the smile today.

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