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TRUE SPARK FRIENDS

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

A new emoticon mentioned that I have over 900 friends but I still took time to comment on her blogs. I explained to her that although I might have 900 I only hear from a fraction of them. Praise the Lord for these few good emoticon ,s

Let me tell you about a Spark friend I have who lives 20 miles from me. She is in the school system so much of the year is too busy to really do what she did yesterday. Well yesterday at noon I heard a motorcycle pull up in front of my house, saw someone get off, take her helmet and jacket off and come to my door.

We had a three hour lunch and visit and she proceeded to make her 20 miles back home on her cycle.

We have a Spark team in our area and some of us have gotten together a few times. It is always so much fun and you feel so close to each other as we all have the same goal. Get healthy.

Soon she said she would return with another Spark friend but this time she will drive or if I have to see the cardiologist before my next knee surgery we can meet there this time.

If you have SPARK FRIEND'S close by visit them. You will be so glad you did.

Irene
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LAVENDERLILY 6/27/2013 5:26PM

    emoticon It would be so special to meet you in person! Since that is not possible, keeping in touch through Sparks is the next best thing. You truly are an inspiration to me. Hugs, Nadine

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LOISJOHN14VS6 6/27/2013 10:38AM

    To meet some spark friends in person, would be like having icing on the cake.

My husband has offered to take me to another state while on vacation to meet one. That was so sweet of him for he knows I love my spark friends.

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LKWQUILTER 6/27/2013 7:32AM

    You are so lucky Irene and blessed to have SP friends near you. I have tried to get some friends interested in SP by they never really participated. I do have a friend that used to be in my exercise class that used SP but we are not on the same teams and now she has quit coming to class.

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PURPLELVR7 6/27/2013 6:55AM

    you are truly blessed

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HAPPYMOM8 6/27/2013 6:07AM

    DEAR IRENE,
I AM HONORED TO HOPEFULLY BE COUNTED AS ONE OF YOUR 900 SPARK FRIENDS!
YOU ARE A BLESSING TO HAVE IN MY LIFE. AND I APPRECIATE THE HELP YOU ARE TO ME ON OUR LITTLE TEAM .
WE HAVE NEVER MET IN PERSON BUT I FEEL LIKE I KNOW YOU WELL.
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PAT

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CHANGING-TURTLE 6/27/2013 1:30AM

    You are so lucky

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SPARKFRAN514 6/26/2013 11:07PM

    You are a lucky Sparker to be able to have a in person visit how nice. i usually have a cup of tea as I spark along and it makes me feel like we are sitting and visiting together and this is on of those teams. have a great evening emoticon emoticon

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LIVELYGIRL2 6/26/2013 10:33PM

  You are truly lucky to be able to met a Spark friend and spend time with her. Neat! emoticon

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CVRONEK 6/26/2013 6:42PM

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 6/26/2013 5:00PM

    Thankyou so very true, it was through one spark friend that I met last May, we are now good friends that I meant my other very good friend who only lives 10 mins from me, we have coffee nearly every week, love having you as a friend also, where we can have virtual coffee together.
Take care and hugs

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BESTSUSIEYET 6/26/2013 4:40PM

    Hope your knee recovery is going well -- thanks for being a Spark-ly gal, encouraging so many! Stay cool this summer! Susie

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DIDMIS 6/26/2013 4:13PM

    BAMJAM since you don't have a Spark Page I will write my reply to you and hope you read it.
Yes, the Bible says to have friends we must be a friend. My mom was much like yours as when she came to visit me here in the winter to get away from the cold she knew everyone before too long.

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BAMAJAM 6/26/2013 1:30PM

  Hi Irene---
Isn't there a saying about--- to have friends, you must be a friend---?
No doubt, you are a very special friend to many-- because of your warm, caring nature. Also, because you radiate the love of God in your daily life.

In our busy world, sometimes we miss out on great friendships! My husband and I were a young couple, both working full time. I did not really know our neighbors---
until my mom came to visit from another state. My mom engaged in conversation with Carmen, the grandmother who lived next door. Well, mom had immediate love for this sweet woman, and the friendship bloomed! If not for my mom's initiative, I might not have had the joy of knowing dear Carmen. I guess the lesson is...extend yourself as a friend, and you might be thrilled with the rewards of friendship.

Bless you, Irene, for sharing yourself with others-- Wish I could stop at your house for a little neighborly chat !! (smile)

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L*I*T*A* 6/26/2013 11:27AM

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SADIEDOLORES 6/26/2013 11:16AM

    IRENE, YOU HAVE A BLESSED LIFE WITH SO MANY SPARK FRIENDS, BUT IT'S NOT SO FOR MANY OF US, I HAVE NO ONE WHO LIVES NEAR ME BUT I COMMUNICATE ON THE COMPUTER THAT WILL JUST HAVE TO DO FOR ME.
SADIE

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YELLOW09RED 6/26/2013 10:51AM

    I'm so happy for you Irene,
I haven't met any in person. I almost did, she lives in Ok. They were looking for a motorhome. Her dh changed his mind about where they would buy one. They stayed in Ok. If they would have come down here to Ft. Worth I would have met her.
I wish you & I lived closer, I would visit you.
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SEWINGMAMACDS 6/26/2013 10:44AM

    I have some SP friends that we get together a couple of times a year.
Great to have you as a spark friend! emoticon

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MAMISHELI53 6/26/2013 10:04AM

    What a blessing!
Shel

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YJNANA 6/26/2013 10:02AM

    Your so Lucky to have Becky, Marcy and I think you had another lady?
Lunching together and discussing Healthy issues is always a nice way to stay on track, and learn from each other. Or hold each other up for various reasons. :)
I need to go to my City and see if there are any people in my area close by.
most were several miles away and our weather isn't very kind. But that's what I will do.
Hugs to you Irene, your always there for Friends

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SHIRLA7 6/26/2013 9:22AM

    I have a Spark Friend who lives about an hour away from me, we have met once. She was such a dear to come visit me and get me out of the house when I had my TKR in Dec. we had such a lovely time and now we have become very close friends. We send emails to each other nearly every day! It is wonderful to have friends who share with the daily struggles of weight loss. I so wish I could meet all of my Spark Friends that I have made this year. emoticon

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MOM4407 6/26/2013 9:17AM

    Wow what a great friend your are. Is this the same friend who thought you were going to kidnap her???

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RACEWELLWON 6/26/2013 8:20AM

    So true Irene that although we have many friends here on Spark , we often take that for granted how close we are to one another . Thanks you for that reminder . Two of my spark buddies have been hit by the terrible storm that have afflicted this area - one clinging to life in ICU the other her husband keeping vigil. I have offered to drive down to help if needed . Hugs Karen emoticon

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123ELAINE456 6/26/2013 7:44AM

  You are very Lucky and Blessed to Have these Spark Friends all around You. I haven't met any Spark People so far. Glad that You had a Wonderful Lunch and Time with your Spark Friend. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Delightful Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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SANDRALEET 6/26/2013 7:11AM

    You are so lucky to have friends like that I have a few I count on.

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RAINBOWMF 6/26/2013 6:40AM

    That was very nice of your spark friend. I have meant up with many of my spark friend's we have done lunch and breakfast, done a 5K walk for the Children's miracle, I have had trips with some, lets not forget the one's who are always near when you need to just talk. Yes having true spark's friends is awesome.

Hugs Mary

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CAROLYN0107 6/26/2013 1:03AM

    I've gotten together with Omaha Sparkfriends several times. I also live in a duplex and the gal who lives on the other side is a SparkFriend as well.

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DESERTJULZ 6/26/2013 12:42AM

    I do enjoy meeting the local Sparkers. Our local SparkTeam has walks, signs up for 5k events, and organizes short hikes. It's such a pleasure.

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FLEMIDG 6/26/2013 12:35AM

    Yes, that is fun isn't it. I have met with 3 Spark Friends. We had a great time.

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61INCHGAL 6/25/2013 10:59PM

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