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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

I have been away for quite some time and not by choice.
In August and September my son Mike decided to marry the woman of his dreams and it would be in 2 months!! Of course they had little money so we took on the venture of a wedding and reception feeding approx. 70. so we prepared 16 pans of stuffed shell, 800 cookies,400 chocolates and of course the cake. Well I think I over did it. It was a 5 tier cake that I baked from scratch.
They were fortunate there was no rain in the AM as their wedding was outside. Just close family and friends. The reception was at my brothers house in the basement and of course not as many people came as planned.

Now they are married and I have a new family including 2 new step-grandsons

So 4 days later my Dad was admitted into the hospital. He was diagnosed with Diabetes AND needed bi-pass surgery. This all meant ME staying with my mom the 24/7 and then with my dad also after he came home. 12 very L_O_N_G weeks with very little relief from the rest of the family. Very little to no exercise (my mom has advanced Parkinson's which means having to stay very close to her. I could barely shower without her needing me. (now I know what my DD goes through daily)

Fortunately he went to Cleveland Clinic and had a triple bi-pass (doctor said his arteries were to small to attempt the needed 6)

All of this ran into Thanksgiving and Christmas. And just now I am returning to you all of my spark friends. I sure did miss you. ( I did stalk the site once I figured out how to use my I pod touch)

Long story short... after a OMG moment (I regained 12 pounds and totally lost muscle tone) ...I have restarted EVERYTHING!!!

I know the journey will be difficult, but with the support and help of my SparkFriends I know I can do it.
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    You family is lucky to have you. Welcome back!!!
    2500 days ago
    emoticon back! Good luck! emoticon
    2500 days ago
    Thrilled to have you back. The wedding pics look great. I have also found 17 of the 39 pounds I lost. We will do this! emoticon
    2500 days ago
    Wow what a roller coaster ride! The wedding looks beautiful, and your cake is AMAZING! So sorry to hear about your dad and mom's health issues. Family is the most important priority in our lives. Glad you are able to get back sparking after all the turmoil! emoticon
    2500 days ago
    You baked that?? That's AMAZING!! Can I hire you if I ever get married?
    I'm sorry for all that's happened to you. Hopefully you can get your life back on an even road now.
    And welcome back to Spark : )
    2500 days ago
  • LADYJ6942
    Oh me, oh my, talk about stressfull. Hang int here and good luck to all.
    2500 days ago
    You definitely can do it!! Welcome back! You've had a pretty huge rollercoaster couple of months but you're back. Good luck on your journey!
    2500 days ago
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