She's Up and Pulling Out of the Tailspin

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

I am officially back into Spark Mode again after hitting bottom with my son. I think it hit me extra hard with the holidays coming up. I gained 2 lbs. after two days of eating dove chocolates along with my healthy meals...well, at least I've got that chocolate craving out of my system for several months now. Trimming the hedges burned up what was left of my emotional implosion, and what a great arm and thigh work out! So I am ready to jump back into tennis tomorrow morning where joking and laughs with friends takes me to a lighter place. I am focusing on the positives in my life and moving forward. My daughter reminded me that he will absolutely miss having Thanksgiving festivities with his family. I think she is right.

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    I know you are getting a lot of support. It is a blow to the family and the holidays may be very difficult. I think one can intelectualize about the grief stages as a professional but when it happens to you are the mother not the nurse. Crying is so important to do. I am glad your son is still alive even though he may not be available to you just now. Time is a healer. No one can ever replace you. emoticon
    3508 days ago
    Isn't it odd that when someone causes us pain we add to the pain with eating (hence treating our body and emotional self badly). It's good to see you back and working through things with the hedge trimmer!

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    3513 days ago
    Glad you are getting back at it and I hope you have wondeful holiday memories!!
    3514 days ago
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    Tell me how you managed to get the craving for chocolate out of your system. The chocolates here in Germany are outstanding, even better than Dove!
    Focusing on the positive is a great goal! emoticon
    3514 days ago
    I'm glad you're feeling better and things are getting back to normal.
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    3514 days ago
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    Great news!

    3514 days ago
    I had to go back a day to get caught up! I am so sorry for your heartache. Darn kids! They think they're so dang smart! And "worldly"! I remember causing some trauma at my home when I was 20 or so. (I thought I was smart.) You did your part. I like this passage I read a while ago where St. Paul said something to the effect that our parents had paid the down payment on our faith and now it is up to each individual to pay off the rest. You made a nice hefty down payment for your son. He'll remember the kindness one day. I am grateful to my folks. I know that doesn't make it any easier for you when you're in the midst of the painfulness.
    I'm glad that you are finding ways to straighten yourself out of that emotional tailspin.
    Keep up the good work, and I will say a prayer for mama and her young man who is exploring the big wide world. He is still very precious and so are you.
    3514 days ago
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