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Friday, December 30, 2011

SparkFriends, I have not been very faithful to journal these last few months. Life has been absolutely insane... Crazier than late spring of this year when my house broke for those who remember that. I wanted to take a minute to share with you. It's good for me to write it, and someone else might need to read it.
In September, my Mom who is disabled from heart disease (She's young, only 58) became sicker. After 25 years of battling heart disease, she was suddenly much worse and eventually classified as "congestive heart failure". She's needed a lot of help over the past 3 months as we waited for a defibrillator/pacemaker implant to take place.
During this time, my husband (the UPS man) hurt his knee and missed 2 months of work. We're a one income family. As hard as the last 3 months have been, there is even more to praise!

1st- I stayed on track. Eating well on most days; almost always within my calorie range.
My son and I kept on training for the half marathon. We're signed up and right on track.

2nd- My husband has been back to work for a little over a week and is doing great. We've always tried to plan for "a couple months off". Well, we did it. We actually enjoyed the extra time with dad as we don't normally see much of him in Nov. and December.

3rd- Mom is here with us from the hospital. Just 2 days after surgery, she's already feeling better. Her shoulder (where the implant is located) is sore, and she has to be careful with it, but her spirits are good and she's already feeling some added strength. She'll be staying with us for a couple of weeks.

As long as this blog might be, it would take much more to paint an accurate picture of the crazy year that I have had. Through it all, I can say that everything is working out. I'm stronger and healthier than I was a year ago. I am so grateful for all the changes of the past year. I don't think I'd have survived this year if not for a healthier lifestyle which SP helped me achieve.

Whenever life gets too hard, I always remember Who is at my right hand AND that I am never alone. So best of luck to all of you. No matter your struggles, you can make healthy choices in life.

Keep on Sparking!

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    What a beautiful story. God never promised our lives would be without problems but He did promise to be with us through all of them. It's important to remember that and I know you do. May you and your family have many more blessings throut the New Year!!!
    2636 days ago
    Even when we think we're not making progress on this new way of healthy living, our efforts are benefitting us in ways that we can't know until we face some challenge. Then, we find that we're stronger than before and have more endurance because of what little bit of exercise we've been doing and whatever healthy food choices we've begun to make. Even a little progress is still progress and we never know when we'll be called upon to be strong in order to help someone else!

    Nice blog--thanks for sharing!
    2636 days ago
    I can so relate to what you said about who is at your right hand taking care of you. I've had a very rough couple of months too, especially December with financial and medical crisis in my family. But like you said, the blessings are greater than the trials and difficulties. Your positive attitude is so inspiring!
    May 2012 bring great blessings to you!
    2636 days ago
    way to have a posative spirit, keep up your good work with the weight loss emoticon
    2637 days ago
    Good luck!

    You have such a positive attitude!

    2637 days ago
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