DWDMOTHERHEN

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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:
http:/adarkershadeofblue.wordpress.com
(my blog about surviving depression) and
http:/motherhensnest.wordpress.com
(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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Personal Information:
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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  • v TARAFROMONT
    Thank-you DWD So very much appreciated. And I am trying.. the 10 lbs I lost last month within 2 weeks after getting back from my vacation I put on 25 lbs while On Vacation.. And once home I knew I had to start walking which I did I just recently in this last 3 days started eating more healthy came back to sparkspeople and started tracking my food. It's just hard because it's so expensive to buy healthy food I really can't afford it
    4026 days ago
  • v WOWEETOO
    hey sweet jodi!!!!!
    loves you lots..still running around after that princcess who manages to stay in trouble for sure..she is thinking of becoming a diva what the heck does she expect me to do with all these princess tiaras while she is off doing the rise from the clamshell on the beach with jack dancing attendance???
    lovingly yours
    the lady mary
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    4032 days ago
  • v PRINCESSTTM
    you are so funny.... loves....
    4033 days ago
  • v no profile image MARLADIA
    HI JODI. THANKS. YOU ARE RIGHT BUT IT JUST SEEMS TO GET OVER WHELMING AT TIMES AND IT MAKE ME FRUSTRATED. SO INSTEAD OF LETTING IT GET THE BEST OF ME TODAY I VENTED.
    4035 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/30/2010 9:12:09 PM
  • v MJDEVEREUX
    Hi Jodi. Thanks for commenting and all the wonderful suggestions you left on my blog today. Have a good one!
    4036 days ago
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