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One Year Spark Anniversary

Monday, April 07, 2008

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 toward health; the upheaval of the water damage in our apartment, which eventually led to our landlady forcing us out of our home altogether; my daughter's magical, wonderful, beautiful wedding on the PV cliffs; the stress and fallout from our traumatic move, searching for a better place to live to no avail, and depression following my daughter leaving home; regrouping emotionally and enjoying the 2007 holidays, entering 2008 with hope and growing joy, and finally feeling like we could unpack and make this our home after all; then, at the end, the death of my beloved son Scott, and trying to survive the greatest pain ever known.

It's been quite a roller coaster... and I know without Spark I wouldn't have made it through - at least, not without gaining dozens of pounds, and with a lot more pain, anger and anxiety.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all my Spark friends and teammates - you have made such a difference in my quality of life. May you all be well and happy, have peace of mind and heart, and live every day of your life to the fullest!
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    What an amazing woman you are! To go through the things you've gone through and still be hopeful and have so much faith, you are absolutely amazing. I can only hope that if I should ever endure the kind of pain you've been through that I can be just as strong as you. Continue being an inspiration to everyone because you are truly an inspiration to me. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    3439 days ago
    I watched the tribute to the memory of your Son and pary that the Lord sustains you in this time of pain best is your not dwelling on how he died but rather expressing and remebering how he lived and that he touched eveone who knew him.

    And the key to imortality is in first living a life worth remembering and Scott did that.

    3860 days ago
    I have smiled and cried with you in the 4 short months I have had the opportunity to know you. I pray that you are picking up the pieces and are able to focus on your health for all of the other reasons in your life! Thank you for posting something, I have been praying for strength for you...

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    3874 days ago
    Congrats on your one year mark, but more important, congrats on being such a strong woman. On those days when you don't feel so strong, we wil be here for you. {{{hugs}}}
    3878 days ago
  • ~ENIGMA~
    Bless your heart. What a rough road you have had during the past year. Please accept my condolences with regard to the loss of your son. I lost my mother in December.

    I am proud of you for staying with it through it all. Congratulations on your one year mark!
    3879 days ago
    We love you, Elizabeth! SO glad you are here.
    3879 days ago
    We love you Elizabeth!
    You are so strong and so determined.I applaud you!
    3879 days ago
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