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Catching the Cali Wave - Hello SP, Nice to See You (Again)

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

We stumble, we fall, we get back up again. That's how we roll. Oooops, rather, that's how we spark.

Hello SP, the prodigal son returns.

There are so many country songs about being gone with my shotgun and my hound-dog that any title fits my longest absence from SP. I tell ya, it has been a bumpy ride...and while the bumps aren't quite outta the way, at least my head is filled with positive thoughts, positive actions, the desire to be encouraged and the willingness to stand by my SP friends.

Too much has happened in the last many months...to sum, lost weight, gained weight, lost weight, maintaining weight loss (yay!)...daughter healing well from car accident (thank you God!), a couple of job changes (good!), diabetes and cholesterol numbers way too high (not good, very not good), running again and signed up for the California International Marathon on a relay team, and a proud member of the California Department of Health Care Services Health Advisory Committee...yeah, me....who would have thunk it?

It was weird logging in yesterday. I saw a lot of the familiar faces which was great, but I also saw that a lot of folk did exactly what I did and stopped coming by SP. emoticon

But.....that's ok....some will come back, some wont, and I will meet new people, make new friends....and start again. There is positive in just about everything and that is a mindset that I have recently re-embraced and it feels soooooo amazingly good.

Especially ready to hang out with my Victorious Secret team, catch up, see who is left and see who is still sparking in faith!

Yep, I stumbled, I fell (flat on my fat face) and I stood up again...and I ran again....and here I am. Because that is what we do, that is how we roll, and that is how we keep the spark burning.

I'm home again.
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    welcome back my dear sparkfriend. I have patiently been waiting for your return. Glad you are back in our midst. I too left for awhile then returned back. Lots has hapenned in my life as well. I so missed chatting about our runs and road races. Let us celebrate The Prodigal Sparker returns!
    2362 days ago
    Welcome back!!
    2377 days ago
    It's good to see you posting again.


    I hope to see more of you.

    2378 days ago
  • no profile photo CD7682703
    Well, we all fall down. What makes us a winner is the simple act of getting back up again! It is great to see you back, my friend. Let's ALL band together here and encourage, build up, and spark some motivation in one another! I'm happy to hear of your accomplishments, praying for your strength to continue through the bumps and struggles and ready to encourage you through it all.

    Welcome home. :)
    2378 days ago
  • KAYDE53
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    2378 days ago
    Welcome back Caliman. And welcome back new enthusiasm. emoticon
    2378 days ago
    Wow, what a nice surprise!
    2378 days ago
    There are some of us that just hang on..and stick around to be here - just for YOU.
    You will see a lot of changes here on the SP site, but never fear, you will enjoy most of them and you can pick up where you left off.

    Big congratulations to you and your family on the bumpy ride..but then that is life and that's how it goes.

    Sounds like you have some work cut out for you with the marathon and all, but I know with your determination and spirit... you can do it.

    Again, welcome home.. Looking forward to more of your wonderful blogs.. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    2378 days ago
  • GRACED777
    I don't know you, but welcome back. We may need time away, but there are so many reasons to come back. Glad your daughter's healing, that your job changes were good, that you are now maintaining, etc. It's good to come back to work on the other areas as well...

    2378 days ago
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