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Super Bowl Sunday - Letter to Scott

Friday, February 04, 2011      18 comments

Hi Scott... it's going to be Super Bowl Sunday again. I can't believe it will be three years since I last saw you! I remember every minute of that day: you BBQing pla... Read more

Countdown to Palm Springs

Tuesday, August 10, 2010      9 comments

This is my countdown week to me going away from home for a week alone: I rented a small studio-size condo in a Palm Springs resort complex with a huge pool/spa area, and will take time for a "personal retreat." Although I'll miss DH and Kaile,... Read more

Another Step on My Spark Journey

Monday, July 26, 2010      14 comments

I wrote the following in my journal yesterday morning, figuring it out in my head as I typed. Because my feelings were so intense, I wanted to do more with it; perhaps post an edited-down version on some of my teams' threads. I decided to "Blo... Read more

Celebrating Scott's Life 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010      17 comments

I'm not sure exactly what I'm going to write today, but I know I want to acknowledge the second anniversary of my son's death. First of all, to my many Spark friends & teammates, thank you for your caring & support! When Scott was killed t... Read more

Another Senseless Death...

Monday, January 11, 2010      22 comments

I haven’t posted a blog in a long time – it’s not really my thing – but I feel compelled to write, and I want to share what has happened. I am overwhelmed by my emotions. I’m stunned, angry, devastated, and confused. It's been a few days,... Read more

Scott's Special Days 2009

Thursday, February 26, 2009      5 comments

It's been a long time since I've posted a blog; I've "written" several in my mind, but couldn't get my thoughts down on-screen. However, Friday, February 27th - the first anniversary of Scott's death - is approaching fast. It will be a tough d... Read more

We're going to a party...

Saturday, July 19, 2008      4 comments

Tonight is the big party my stepdaughter has been planning to celebrate her dad's (my DH's) 60th and her grandmother's (my MIL's) 80th birthdays. It's turned into a family reunion, with people flying and driving in from all over to attend.... Read more

Slowly working on getting it together

Tuesday, June 10, 2008      11 comments

The last month-plus has been a roller coaster of ups and downs. After an especially rough grief counseling session, I crashed and burned... I stayed down and out for a full week, completely off-line and self-isolated. Then, somehow I ma... Read more

A Realization - A New Start with Hope

Friday, May 02, 2008      10 comments

I had a realization. This is probably a big "DUH", but it took this long for me to truly understand it. I've been floundering for several weeks, both emotionally and physically. I've been binging for at least three weeks, turning to food for ... Read more

A Memorial to my son Scott

Saturday, April 26, 2008      21 comments

Please take a look at the Memorial DVD I created for Scott's funeral. It was difficult to do, but is a good remembrance. I watch with Kaile to help her remember her beloved Uncle Scott. He's in her life, in all our lives, even now. You c... Read more

One Year Spark Anniversary

Monday, April 07, 2008      7 comments

One year ago I finally had the courage to take a look at Sparkpeople.com and committed to truly trying to change my way of living. So much HAS changed since April 2007... This past year brought learning about Spark and making baby steps t... Read more

Information about my son Scott

Friday, February 29, 2008      31 comments

(this photo is Scott walking his lil' sis Aubrey down the aisle) I was able to talk to the neighbors who witnessed my son Scott's death. They said he seemed to lose consciousness BEFORE he fell, rather than slipping as reported. They said... Read more

My son Scott was killed.

Thursday, February 28, 2008      25 comments

My son Scott was killed this afternoon. His 28th birthday is next week. I just finished making arrangements to donate his organs & tissues. I can't think now of all that has to be done - but I'll have to face it tomorrow. I don't know when ... Read more

I'm back... still coughing & wheezing, but BACK!

Wednesday, January 30, 2008      1 comments

Hello to all my wonderful Spark friends and teammates! How much I have missed you ALL… I haven’t been online – not just not-on-SparkPeople, but not on the computer – since last Thursday, January 24th. I’ve been very ill with “Winter Res... Read more

Are Your Toes Out?

Tuesday, January 01, 2008      3 comments

Back in 1993, I felt I was doing fairly well in life. I was married, working part-time, raising five children, and volunteering at church, the kids’ schools, and in the community. I was happily pregnant, and late in the year fulfilled a dream ... Read more


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