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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

You are all so sweet with your notes, gifts, and mail. Thank you so much.

Life continues to crank along here at Life Dawn. I continue to emotionally eat. I continue to live life, challenge myself, fail, pick myself up, etc. etc. etc.

The holidays were less than merry. You may recall my dad passed earlier in 2017. This was our first Christmas without him. In addition, our 18+ cat died on day 2 of our vacation, December 19th. Put a damper on all things merry. But we survived.

Mom and Dad's anniversary would have been Friday. Once we get past that, and New Year's, we will be past all the "firsts." I am not trivializing grieving for anyone, at any timeline. But for me, the "first" is always the worst.

Wishing us ALL a peaceful 2018.

Much love,
Me
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  • BECCABOO127
    Sending hugs and prayers, Dawn! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    574 days ago
  • EO4WELLNESS
    So sorry to hear of all of your losses.

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    592 days ago
  • MTN_KITTEN
    Whew ... I am sooo glad to "hear" from you. YOU have been in my thoughts.

    Make sure to reach out to ... us or anyone you choose.
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    596 days ago
  • JUDITHANNIE
    So glad to hear from you. It's always hard to try to celebrate any holiday after loosing someone. Sending prayers and hugs emoticon
    614 days ago
  • BEESHELL8
    Dearest Dawn.... I’ve been thinking of you. The firsts are hard. Losing your kitty (another family member) is really hard. It pretty much sucks. We are here when you are ready to come back
    620 days ago
  • SPARKFRAN514
    I have missing you and praying you come back and travel with me to our goals we can do it one day at time . Sorry to hear about you cat this year and your lose last year . remember the good time and know that he is smiling down on you and sending his love. my parents have been gone several years still miss them. hugs and Prayers
    welcome back. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    625 days ago
  • SERENEPRIVATE
    I'm with you on the Firsts. Love you, and wish you a MUCH MUCH MUCH better 2018.
    626 days ago
  • CHERYLA2012
    So glad to see an update from you and know you're still with us.

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    626 days ago
  • HARRIETT14
    I truly am sorry for all of your sorrows and hope that your good spirt returns. It was still good to hear from you. Your like an old friend bouncing in for a visit. Take care.
    626 days ago
  • TRENTDREAMER
    "Life continues to crank along here at Life Dawn. I continue to emotionally eat. I continue to live life, challenge myself, fail, pick myself up, etc. etc. etc. "
    * emoticon emoticon

    "The holidays were less than merry. You may recall my dad passed earlier in 2017. This was our first Christmas without him. In addition, our 18+ cat died on day 2 of our vacation, December 19th. Put a damper on all things merry. But we survived. "
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    "Wishing us ALL a peaceful 2018. Much love, "
    * To you as well!

    #happy_new_year
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    626 days ago
  • VALLEYGIRLSPAGE
    Prayers and hugs. emoticon
    626 days ago
  • DELIKENS2014
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    Hang in there. The firsts are always the toughest. I remember the first Mother's Day after my mother had passed away in a store and seeing all the Mother's Day cards. I had to leave my shopping cart and head out to my car to do the ugly cry in private. Missing my mother hit me hard. You never know when it will hit you. I went through the same thing when my father passed away 4 years later. And I was heartbroken when my beloved mutt of 16 years died. Just keep hanging in there and it will eventually get better. It is healthier to cry the tears than to stuff the emotions with food.
    626 days ago
  • LIVEDAILY
    Those who are special to us, whether it be a parent or a beloved pet, will always continue to hold special places in our hearts and memories. Acknowledge and celebrate that, even while you're grieving. I'm glad you checked in with us. We've missed you!!
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    626 days ago
  • SERENASEA
    Yes, the first is always the worst. And I am so sorry to hear of your sweet kitty, as she (as I recall...?) showed up or made sure we heard her in the background of many of your vlogs. We know from the beginning that our furbabies won't be with us as long as we'd like, but it doesn't make it any easier when the time comes to say goodbye. They come into our lives, they make us their slaves, they enchant us, they comfort us when nobody else understands, they love us no matter what. Place your hand over your heart and know that your sweet one is with you.
    626 days ago
  • KENDRACARROLL
    Hang in there, Dawn!
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    626 days ago
  • TRESSWANN
    Missing you. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    626 days ago
  • LKWQUILTER
    I know what you mean and really understand your mother's feelings. II have gone through the "first's" with my parents and now my love's passing and starting on #2 for him. This year Christmas was a smidgen easier but still emotional for me. Life does go on and I keep trying to just remember all the happy times we had. ((HUGS))
    626 days ago
  • ALEXSGIRL1
    mourning our loved ones especially what is supposed to be a happy time is so darn hard emoticon I was wondering about you and waiting fora blog glad your here .
    626 days ago
  • EISSA7
    I cried for days after my beloved cat died.....it.is.hard!! And grieving the passing of a parent.no.words.
    Strength to you as you get through all of your “firsts”..... emoticon
    626 days ago
  • SNOOPYLINKOS
    I have missed your positive Spark and crazy lipstick colors. Totally understand. Peace to you in the new year.
    626 days ago
  • JEANKNEE
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    Losing those near and dear to us is not easy.
    627 days ago
  • 1FARMER
    I miss you. I totally get the hard times of the holidays. Prayers and hugs.
    627 days ago
  • MILTONS_MAMA
    Oh, I'm so sorry about your cat! emoticon

    GlaminGlowDiva is also having a year of "firsts", after her father died this year, you might like to read her blog. She's a good writer and I think you would really like her.
    627 days ago
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