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Saturday, August 10, 2013

I haven't been on SP in almost a month. It wasn't intentional, in fact until the last day or two I honestly had forgotten all about SP, and several other online communities I am part of.

my last blog was about being fired up, wanting to make holistic changes, evaluating what was healthy to my families lives. And... I spent weeks processing the fallout from the accident. My sweet Hannah had more injuries then I originally thought and as we began dealing with memory loss, some behavioral changes and extreme fear of being in the car/loud noises. It has taken its toll on our family.

What came from it is changes have to happen. We have begun having foster children leave the home and are down to just one little one left. He will be gone next week. I gave my notice at work and we are moving back to Oregon where we are closer to family. This was just a huge wakeup call for everybody. I look forward to living by the ocean, to have a gym available for the first time in two yeas (yahoo!!) and to the cooler temps, as well as having my family close together.

As far as fitness and goals, I haven't begun exercising again though that is primarily due to the sauna like weather here in the south (Another benefit of Oregon! Better weather!). I have lost the few pounds I gained plus one more so that is a 26 pound weight loss since I began! WooHoo!

I truly am sorry to the BL challenges, I am sure I left people wondering. In times of stress I tend to block the world out. We will be moving within two weeks and once we are settled I will be back in full force! Promise! Thank you for the notes, comments, cards that everybody has sent. I appreciate them all!

For those that have prayed for my sweet Hannah, I wanted to share a pic of her and her puppy. She is doing better... We have decided to homeschool this year to help with the adjustment and give her time to pull everything back together. She is a smart cookie though and will make it just fine!

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  • LOREN009
    So glad to hear that things are going alright for you and that you have found meaning in the terrible accident. Good luck with the move! It sounds like a great opportunity.

    No need to apologize to BLC... You did the best thing for you. Incredibly, you lost weight in the process, though I'm sure that wasn't even close to the first thing on your mind. Come back and visit when you're ready.

    1684 days ago
  • SINGER73
    Good luck with the move. Taking care of yourself and your family is way more important than a BL challenge. Keep posting blogs to keep us updated emoticon
    1685 days ago
    Good luck with the move--you need to do whatever it takes to get your family settled. It's great that you will have family support where you're going--that's so important!! Keep in touch.
    1685 days ago
    Katrina~ I really appreciate you letting us know you are okay and that you have a plan set in motion. Sounds like a good one too. Family is so important! Take care of yourself. Drop in on us from time to time when your time permits and keep us posted on your progress. emoticon
    1685 days ago
    It's step at a time. Be blessed. Keep Sparkin'!!
    1686 days ago
  • ACT0612
    Katrina, I know you are making the right decision! You have a beautiful family and you have been through a lot. Good luck with everything. I will keep your family in my prayers. Hannah is truly beautiful and is lucky to have you as a parent. I look forward to hearing from you when you are ready to come back to the BLC.

    Love and good fortune with whatever you do! emoticon
    1686 days ago
    Luv, take care of your family. Get your new home & job situated. We will be here when ever you decide to come back. Hanna is a beautiful girl!
    1686 days ago
    Katrina, I'm so glad that you blogged about your situation. I have been thinking of you often with prayers for you and your family! Amazing how many changes have taken place in such a short time but your decision to be closer to family is wonderful! I can't imagine being away from my family - they're my support! Good luck with all of the changes and I hope that once your life settles down, you're able to come back to Sparks and let us know how you're doing! Hugs and prayers!

    Hannah is beautiful!
    1686 days ago

    Comment edited on: 8/10/2013 1:01:34 PM
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