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Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Hey there Just Me checking in. Since September 29th we have been very busy. We placed my MIL in hospice for terminal lung cancer. Though we have a wonderful staff of Dr's and nurses coming in everyday. I am challenged with mantaining two households. 2x the laundry, 2X the grocery shopping 2X the yardwork and 2x the bill paying and financial stress. It has been very wearing on me. Through it all I lost 2 pounds but gained it back over the holidays.

I will not give up on my health or my internal happiness. 2013 is not a year for resolutions, It is a year of health and happiness. It is a year to reconnect with Family and friends. I would like to express my deep gratitude to those of you that have encouraged me over 2012. YOU are my shining stars when my days seem gloomy . Thank you Spark Sisters and Brothers for everything...Blessings for 2013...Paula

Here is our family on New years eve... Notice the big parts were left out....LOL

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    We're all thinking of you. I think your face looks thinner in the pic. That's great your MIL celebrated the New Year. emoticon
    1487 days ago
    I totally can relate to your situation. Hang in there and know that we are thinking of you. You are really sweet and doing a great job. Keep your positive thoughts going. Thanks for letting us know.

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    1808 days ago
    all things considered...you all look great in the photo I hope that's a good omen for this year
    1874 days ago
    You are so strong and courageous and we all "thrive" when you are around. I hope things ease up a bit and that you continue to go strong in 2013.
    1874 days ago
    So glad to see you here and a year of health and happiness! Best wishes for a wonderful 2013!!

    I love this quote:
    We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face... we must do that which we think we cannot.
    Eleanor Roosevelt

    I KNOW you can do this!
    1874 days ago
    It sounds like you've been through a lot. Sorry to hear about your MIL. You have a great attitude, though. Hang in there and things will be better. If you ever need support of any type, just "holler."
    1876 days ago
    Good to hear from you, praying for you in this difficult time! emoticon
    1876 days ago
    You definitely have a heavy load to carry but I know you will be able to handle it with ease!
    1876 days ago
    Wow, that's a lot to cope with. We are here to support!
    Happy that you checked in!
    Happy New Year!
    1876 days ago
    Hang in there - you clearly have a lot on your shoulders. It sounds like you have a positive outlook and direction for 2013 - you can do it! Happy New Year!
    1876 days ago
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