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Saturday, 7/2 WOW--MOD and more!!

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Hi Everyone!
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I had a tough night and was awake off and on, but I fell asleep this morning and managed to finally get my 6 hours in. I work for that each day, anyway. When I opened up my computer, I had many, many, many emails about comments on my Spark Page. I get them from time to time, but never like that--so I knew something was up. I opened the first one and found out that I was MOD. Thank you all, I am humbled. It will take a while to respond, but I will try to get that done.

I appreciate the support more than you know. There are days that it feels as if I have scratched my way up to a real life. It takes one baby step at a time for some of us. I am getting to the place I want to be and my most recent "aha" moment is that it takes growth in every area. I have had to learn to take care of myself and speak up for my health and decent treatment from everyone. I had to learn that I deserve to be treated right before I could do anything. That doesn't seem like it should be tricky, but for me--it has taken a long time and many setbacks before I finally "got it." I am worthy and deserve to be treated well. That is true for each of you as well--and I believe that is the real starting point of becoming healthy, inside and out.

Today is a special day for a number of reasons. I have lunch with my best friend today. We make a date each month so that this important time we share doesn't get pushed aside. I am going to the pool and then bowling with my kids. Bowling--really, me!! I went with Micah yesterday and using an 8 pound "little kids" ball, I bowled 114. I wouldn't have guessed I could do that a year ago!! After that, I am going grocery shopping for our family weekend with my husband, two of my sons, and Mitchell's girlfriend. She and I had a long phone call last night as I told her all of the honest things I feel about her. She is a wonderful girl and I thought it was important to tell her that. I also wanted to let her know that if I messed up and forgot to ask her opinion or if I assumed that she was joining us on a family event, it was simply and oversight because I think the world of her. It seemed to have touched her--but I wanted to make her feel welcome as she settles down here, away from her family and childhood friends. I am thinking that might be a bit difficult.

Anyway, I wanted to thank you all before I head out on a busy day. You are all awesome and I will be checking in later.

Life is good.
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Gentle hugs,
Sylvia
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TWEETYKC00 7/8/2011 8:52AM

    you are the awesome one! big, but gentle hugs for you Sylvia.

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MORTICIAADDAMS 7/5/2011 10:50PM

    Congratulations, Sylvia!! You are the best!!

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MMUSICK85 7/3/2011 10:01AM

    Congratulations!!

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_LINDA 7/3/2011 1:49AM

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Congratulations on a well deserved MOD!!! Your struggle with your life journey is proving to people it can be done, no excuses.
That is special, welcoming the girlfriend into the family! You are a very kind, caring and considerate Mom!
{{{gentle hugs}}}
Linda

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ACIMPEGGY 7/2/2011 11:19PM

    Read this like it someone else wrote it...you will see why we love you!

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DEBBIEOLMOS57 7/2/2011 10:40PM

    you look great

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NARNIAROSE2003 7/2/2011 8:05PM

    You are such an inspiration! Thanks for sharing your journey.

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ANYVAR54 7/2/2011 6:10PM

    Congratulations! I was very inspired by your story and your spark page. You are very busy!! emoticon

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LOULOUBELLE2 7/2/2011 3:51PM

    They couldn't have picked a better MOD....Congratulations, you deserve it.

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PEACEFULHOME11 7/2/2011 2:54PM

    I am so happy for you!! Congratulations.

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-PAULA 7/2/2011 2:17PM

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MALKS_ARIA 7/2/2011 1:13PM

    wowsie!!! MOD!!!!

Sounds wonderful :) Didn't know there was such a thing....

but Glad you were it... You deserve it!!!

aria

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EMRANA 7/2/2011 11:53AM

  MOD ~ WOW!! Congratulations, my friend!

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