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My daughter with University Degree


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Hi, my name is Jodi, and most SP members know me as a former co-moderator and former senior moderator of the Dealing with Depression SparkTeam, which continues to be very dear to my heart.
I left these leadership positions in order to pursue my lifelong dream of being a published writer, a dream which is gradually coming true.
Please check out my two blogs:
(my blog about surviving depression) and
(a blog by a typing chicken with an attitude)

This is my story.
I am a former teacher who reluctantly had to go on disability because of depression, OCD, fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. One year to the day after I became very ill, my 21-year-old son died as a result of Cystic fibrosis. He was a remarkable young man in his second year of university, had just received an academic scholarship, worked with youth at his church, and was planning to marry a lovely young woman. I miss him every day.
I also lost both of my parents to strokes 25 days apart, in June and July of '09. Needless to say, it made for a very intense and rather overwhelming time, but I am finding my bearings again.
I am the wife of the most wonderful man in the world. I also have a beautiful daughter who is a kinesiologist at a medical clinic, plus am blessed to have two step-daughters and their families, including 4 grandsons.
I am a Christian who has had her faith challenged by life. I have crawled back into my Father's lap, and am gradually regaining confidence in His love and provision. While my faith is very important to me, I try not to impose my views on others, but instead I trust the God's Spirit to guide me to minister gently in the lives of others.
Cosmo and Zinnia are my dear furbabies and current feline companions.

Member Since: 12/2/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,683

My Goals:
I have gained about 40 pounds because of medication and inactivity due to pain and chronic fatigue. I hope to lose this weight and to alleviate my symptoms through stretching, nutrition and staying as mobile as possible.

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I am a Canadian living in Southwestern Ontario.

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I love to write and read and watch movies.

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    Hey Jodi, thanks for the comment on my measurement muscle shot pic. lol. Wonder Woman has a busy day today. But I will bring the lasso, and the boots and kick some bad as*! lol. I have physical therapy, run home take the dog out, than run over to help my mother with some yard work. You know I should look as good as Wonder Woman all the running I do. Hehehehehe
    4022 days ago
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    Yes, and we all know that "one" is the cat!
    4022 days ago
    There is only one "She Who Must Be Obeyed," and she rules the roost!
    Jodi emoticon
    4026 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/9/2010 7:33:38 PM
    **tug of war** I am She who must be obeyed
    No, I am! **Tug of war** hehehehehe
    4026 days ago
    I am so happy to now be among your friends. Since the first time we encountered each other, I thought you were terrific in so many ways. In fact I put you in my friends section long ago...but better late than never! Just teasing. That isn't the sort of thing I'd be miffed about. Plenty of other things, but not that. There are limits to my crackpotness.

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    4027 days ago
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