Sunday, November 25, 2012
In January of this year I began a quilt that I call War and Peace...little did I know what this year would bring to my life:
February: my Daddy died unexpectedly.
a son announced marriage plans
another son announced a new addition to their family
March: I began a new journey toward weight loss and health.
April: Husband becomes gravely ill...missed two weeks of work with an unknown virus.
I'm sued by my step-mother to produce my Daddy's will...and I find out that she hates me and refuses to speak to me...apparently forever...and I still don't know what I've
done wrong and feel as though ive lost two parents this year. I wasn't and never have been the custodian of dad's will.
May: a plague of grasshoppers take over my hill...eating everything I'd worked so hard to plant. No...really...epic numbers of grasshoppers...I promise...you probably cant imagine their numbers...in the billions.
August: discovered my uncle has throat cancer.
Dear friends first grandbaby arrives...and the mom nearly died after the doc nicked a major artery...and apparently didn't realize it until she required 4 units of blood...paddles...and another emergency surgery.
October: birth of another grandchild finds me helping with the unexpectedly quick delivery.
Wedding of a son.
November: wedding of another son.
Decision that I must go to work...I've been home with our children for nearly 30 years...big life adjustment.
Uncle is nearing death...so hard to see him go this way.
And I'm struggling with a painful UTI.
December already has at least two challenges...new job and saying goodbye to Uncle Don.
It has been a difficult year. Among it all are thousands of reasons to be thankful. And among it all I'm trying to stay positively motivated to get this extra weight off and become more healthy. I'm feeling the stress. But I'm not giving up. And the friends I've gained on Spark are largely the reason I'm still focused on my health and weight loss. I really appreciate the contribution each of you bring to our experience here on Spark.