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Offical Introduction

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#1 lavendar

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 01:47 PM


I am a single mom of a wonderful, bright, happy, glorious four-year-old. She is everything I wish I was and I am doing everything in my power to keep her happy and safe smile.gif throb.gif kitty.gif

I'm fourty-two years old and just got divorced last week. Yup -- the papers were signed last Monday. Hey, today is me on week anniversary greet.gif

If you go over to read my "offical" story you'll discover this is my second go-round at dealing with this stuff. So I've got myself all sattled up on my horse I'm ready for the ride... I know it can get wild.

I work full time and manage a pretty large, high profile department. I'm a little afraid of the effects this jouney is going to have my career. But what kind of career will I have if I really let this stuff beat me?

I firmly believe that God hasn't gotten me this far along to let me fail. No, remember what Gene Krantz said as the brave men of Apollo 13 circled the moom with little hope of getting home... FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!

This is my life and gosh darn-it -- FAILURE IS NOT AN OPTION!!!! pray.gif clapping.gif

Edited by lavendar, 04 October 2004 - 01:49 PM.

#2 Kelly


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Posted 04 October 2004 - 05:35 PM

Welcome to After Silence, Lavendar! I hope you find what you need here. hug.gif Feel free to jump in when you are ready.


(and four year old girls are really fun throb.gif .... hmm.gif did yours shove a blue bead up her nose too? blink.gif duh.gif )

#3 SheShy

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 07:57 PM

Hi Lavendar!
I hope you find being hereas helpful as I do.
Little girls are so much fun....I have a 2 year old who goes around telling me she is the princess smile.gif

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#4 Guest_butterfly_*

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 08:49 PM

WELCOME greet.gif greet.gif
You sound so positive tongue.gif I enjoyed reading your introduction.
"Failure is not an option" I love that. thumbsup.gif
I have a 15 almost 16 yr old girl blink.gif
She can be so wonderful...but she can also be sooo 15 smile.gif cry.gif mad.gif tongue.gif

Anyway Welcome ... hug.gif

Butterfly hug.gif throb.gif hug.gif

#5 Donna


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Posted 04 October 2004 - 08:58 PM


Welcome to the board sweetie. smile.gif

Children are so wonderful, I cant say i have my own children, but i do have nieces and nephews that i love like their my own, so i can see exactly what you mean about little ones. smile.gif

Anyhow, welcome again! Please post as much as you would like and know that we are here for you always... hug.gif

(((Welcoming Hugs)))

Donna =)

#6 megan

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 09:11 PM

greet.gif Hi Lavendar!

Welcome...I'm going through a divorce, too...and much of it relates to my issues with my past.


#7 Survivors sanctuary

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Posted 05 October 2004 - 05:02 AM

Hope that here helps in yur healing journey ..

#8 Charlene


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Posted 05 October 2004 - 06:16 AM

hi and welcome to the boards, and I agree, failure isn't an option, lol
throb.gif hug.gif throb.gif

#9 betty


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Posted 05 October 2004 - 02:08 PM

welcome, i'm glad you've found us hug.gif