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What I found on Spark

Thursday, January 15, 2015

I have been a member of the Spark community for over 7 years.
I came here looking for support to lose weight from the pregnancy I had just gone through. My lil guy is now over 7, I have lost and gained many pounds, and I am still here.

There is something about the people here that makes a person want to stay...to fell cared about...to belong. I have so many dear "old" friends on Spark....we may not see each other for months, but as soon as we are active on the site, we pick up wherever we are and continue on our journey.

I have also been very blessed to know some very special ladies. We have shared so many highs and lows.....the wedding of a daughter, the birth if a grandchild, the graduation of a son, the loss of a mother and a father and grandson, the challenges with long distance family, the illness of a spouse, the illness and loss of a beloved pet, to name a few. I love these special ladies more than they will ever know!

I am starting to realize that the roller coaster of life never really slows down. The highs are so high- like the birth of a grandchild. And the lows can be so hard- like the passing of a parent. I am so glad that we are all in this together. I know that there is always a hug, a hand to hold, and an ear to listen here on Spark.

I came here looking to lose weight...and I am hoping to do that again.....but what I have found is a circle of sisters that I truly adore.

My goal for 2015 was to find deeper connection in my life. I am hoping to deepen even more of my friendships. To be here more for my friends, and to be more present for you.

Hugs to everyone today...we are all facing something, and a good hug from a good friend always make it easier.

My most special thoughts and prayers today are with Lorie....I love you like you can't imagine and my heart is aching for you. Stay strong and remember that God is always by your side. your strength...of which you have so much...will help you through this very difficult time.
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