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Thursday, July 19, 2012

It has been a long while since I have been on Spark people. I will turn 50 in a few days and making the decision to become a parent again through adoption has kept me very busy. The adoption is final and my daughter, Alejandra Silva-Santos, is officially mine. This happened at the end of May and that was one of the best days of my life. Of course, the other awesome days were the births of my two sons. In order to facilitate the adoption, we moved from California to Texas because my daughter was born in Texas and it was just too complicated to adopt her being in California. My family lives here and that is a bonus but I miss my two sons who are grown and etching out their own lives. My youngest is working and getting ready to move to Orange County to be near his girlfriend. My oldest son has started his own business and I wish I was close to him to help him out. Although I was born in Texas, I lived my entire life in California and until my partner passed three years ago, I thought I would live out my life there. I am grateful for the life I making here in Texas, but I sure miss the beautiful beaches and the many friends I left behind. In the process of raising this beautiful little girl, I have found myself wanting to eat healthier to set a good example for her. Since October of last year, I have lost 29 pounds and have about 60 more that I want to lose. I know that it will happen, it has to. Chasing after a one year old gives me plenty of cardio. :)

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MANDYLOVE_76 7/19/2012 9:43AM

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SUSIEQ911 7/19/2012 9:05AM


That's so wonderful that you have added to your family.


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BUSYGRANNY5 7/19/2012 8:15AM

    Congratulations on your adoption! How exciting to be a new mommy at almost 50! Happy early 50th!!! I turned 50 in March! It was important to me to be healthier for myself and to keep up with my grandbabies! I worked really hard and lost a good deal of weight, still not at my goal weight, but I'm working on it... that's the key... keep on keeping on!

Enjoy your day! Blessings!

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