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Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dearest Spark Family,

Lately trying to move forward here has been going at a snail's pace and each day sometimes more bad news comes in and I am trying to receive it with dignity and class....though at times my initial reaction is to get upset as if I was just punched in the stomach.

Time is going by so fast and cost emotionally, physically and financially sometimes hard to not be paralyzed about yet what are the either give it all up & lay down and die or live to fight another day to the best of your ability. I try each day to be very mindful that we all have challenges and obstacles on our paths. I try to also see the lesson in each thing I am going through yet have to admit I am at a loss lately to understand. I know at this time I need to leave it in God's hands.

For today I am realizing that I must take one hour at a time, be content to do all I can do and take satisfaction from that and try to look at any positive aspects I can see in the day and not to take all the problems too seriously since it hinders my ability to work effectively toward a better outcome.

I praise God that since 1/1/13 the Lord and my Spark family have been helping me track my food intake to keep my awareness up and no indulge in mindless eating for stress and comfort. I also try to visit the site to the best of my ability.

Due to the long length of time I have been going through these uncomfortable challenges my objective is not to be a professional victim on any level which is what I call someone always moaning and groaning about something. I realize now that most people have to go through these trials and tests alone but having this site handy really helps a lot because we are all connected in joy and sorrow and need the support to keep all things in proper, positive perspective.

Thank you Spark Family for supporting me along with God and his heavenly angels and guides through this trial of fire I am going through.. May God give me the strength to accept my journey with class and dignity so I come out on the other side being a better person for myself but also for others.

I am also hoping that sharing this not only helps me but helps others.

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    Yvonne ... I'm so sorry about all these trials in your life. It seems when we go thru these things it is called a 'dark night of the soul' ... even Mother Theresa went thru one for years before the Light returned. I support you in your faith and spirit that you may be renewed and sustained through it all. You are very brave and strong.... Blessings and the One Light are sent your way, now and always. Love, Jackie
    2620 days ago
    You said, "May God give me the strength to accept my journey with class and dignity so I come out on the other side being a better person for myself but also for others." With that attitude you can and will survive this ordeal. You can do all things through Christ who can and will give you strength. God bless you, my Spark friend, with much courage and strength. Hugs coming your way! Sharon
    2620 days ago
    Yvonne, every day I pray for all the Spark Family and I do believe that prayers bring miracles. None of us know when all will be right with your house, but we all know that you are and will be all right because of your faith and determination. I have no idea how you feel, no one does. We only know how we feel for we don't walk in each other's shoes. But God watches over us all in the same ways and He will surely take care of you and yours when the time is right. Until then, all we can do is pray and I guess a little glass of wine wouldn't hurt:) Love you, hon-remember I'm here for you! (hugs) Noel
    2621 days ago
    Yvonne, that is such a great way to approach it. You can make the best of a really bad situation and still come out better for it. Sending you lots of hugs and best wishes for continued progress. It really is so important to take care of yourself first...if we aren't healthy, there is no way we can manage to deal with all that life throws at us. Keep doing the good work and fighting the good fight! Love, Jeannie
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    2621 days ago
  • JILL313
    Yvonne, Beautifully written and I'm so sorry you've had so many problems with the Builders, Lawyers, etc. But, they should be a small part in the overall picture which I realize is easier said than done. It's not worth ruining your health and emotional well being by focusing on them constantly. Do what you can and then put it in God's hands. I'm so glad you have the Lord and Spark in your Life and I really do care about you. I've asked myself why me (and him) referring to having a son with a mental illness. But, for me there aren't any real answers but then I think why not me or him, or anyone else for that matter. We're all in some kind of trial on earth whether it be a big one or lesser than that. I've had to move forward myself and make the best Life I can for him and myself. No one ever promised me a Rose Garden but as a young girl I believed in good Fairy Tales and thought I would live a charmed life. But, next to so many others I've been so blessed in my Life. I never take my Blessings for granted and try to take one day at a time. You are such a strong and wise woman and I know you will do the best you can. . .I believe in You and know with time things will be better for you. Take really good care of Yourself as You are a very Special Lady.

    Hugs & Love,

    2621 days ago
    emoticon Excellent reminder that we all have difficulties in life and that we each face the path differently.
    2621 days ago
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