How do I begin this

Thursday, June 21, 2012

My dear Spark friends,

This has been a difficult year to say the least.

At times, I have felt much like Job from the Bible. So many things have been taken away from us. Some gradually, like our retirement funds.....some tragically, like the loss of our nephew in an ATV accident.

We have lost insignificant "things" like one of our cars was totaled in an accident. Fortunately, our son, who was driving the car was in pretty good shape considering. We praised God for that.

My husband lost his job and has been unemployed since the end of February.

Through it all, God has persevered. He has remained by our side and held us up and held us together.

My husband got a job offer yesterday and starts back to work on Monday. Now that we know we will stay in our home and not have to move to another state, I am beginning a job search.

This has been a difficult time...yes....but God has remained faithful to us and we continue to have our health, our home and each other. We don't know if it will get any easier, but we know it will be better as we move forward.

Through all of this, I have gained all the weight I had previously lost. I am disappointed in myself for that, but what is done is done. All I can do is move forward and lose it again.

I have been without my computer for some time.....well over a year.

My Android died 10 days after my warranty ran out, so I could not use it to stay connected to SP. Ugh!

But now I am back!

I have a computer available to me.....part time!

I have a new smart phone!

I have NO reason to not log what I eat.......calories I burn......how much water I drink!

I am ready to get back to work and make it work for me!

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    emoticon back. You sure did have obstacles to overcome. It is impressive that you hung in there and are now seeing your life move in a positive direction. Start back tracking what you eat and trying to get at least 10 minutes of exercise a day and realize there are many people here who want to offer support and encouragement when you need it and want it. emoticon emoticon -- Lou
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  • MARIJO150
    Best wishes to you and your family as you come out of this challenging year. Hoping for smooth sailing ahead.
    2707 days ago
    2707 days ago
    First off let me say, I am so sorry for the loss of your nephew. Glad to hear that your son came out of a car accident ok. Congratulations on your husband getting a job. The weight will come back off. Like I have heard people say before, life happens and gets in the way of our best laid plans. You can do this, I know it feels like starting all over again. Atleast you know some of the things that work and don't work already!! Good luck and God be with you always.
    2707 days ago
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