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this is a discussion within the Everything Else Community Forum; The season is in the tank, pretty much regardless of what else happens. Lots of things matter more though. I'm on the road this week - recently divorced, nasty custody battle. I won 50/50 Joint legal and physical (and lost ...

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Old 12-10-2014, 11:29 AM   #1
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The season is in the tank, pretty much regardless of what else happens. Lots of things matter more though.

I'm on the road this week - recently divorced, nasty custody battle. I won 50/50 Joint legal and physical (and lost everything I own in the process, but that's what it costs for men unfortunately), and I am now seeing my kids more than I ever have, because the ex routinely went to great lengths to prevent me (and anyone else) from having access to them without her approval and supervision, and whenever challenged she (the ex) would throw tantrums, scream, yell (with language), throw things...very bad stuff.

So anyway, her worst nightmare is the kids bonding with me. My daughter is 8, and my son is 4. The kids and I have come so far in the last year and a half - a testament to the value of a father.

So I'm in Dallas, and the reminder I placed on my calendar to call the kids pops up, and with it a note that I didn't type. My daughter snuck back onto my laptop and left me the following note on my Outlook reminder. I'd be lying if I said I didn't tear up a bit. Because it's kinda Saints related I thought I'd share it with you guys.

Dear papa,
I really miss you!!!!! I wish I could be with! Are you having a good time in the hotel? Remember when Tripp was trying to attack you last Saterday night? Did you know that in The return of harmaoy part 2 Fluttershy yells THAT,BIG DUMB MEINEIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ? Tell me if Pumpkin has done anything strange the past few days . Muffin the cat is a 40 whiner fan because one because she belongs to a 40 whiner fan and two because she is gold and the 40 whiner colors are red and gold and Pumpkin is a Saints fan because he is black and the Saints colors are black and gold plus he follows you around and you are a Saints fan! Boo whiners!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did you know that in the Halloween episode on my little pony PinkiePie yells too old for free candy NEVER!!!!!!!!! I really miss you
Love,
Marlee
How awesome is that?!?

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Old 12-10-2014, 01:12 PM   #2
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That's pretty cool man.
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Old 12-10-2014, 01:38 PM   #3
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That's awesome man, . My daughter's 26 ... they never stop being that little girl, .
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Old 12-11-2014, 03:48 PM   #4
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Do everything possible to keep your children in your life.

My bother-in-law's first wife acted like she was Miss America, looked like one of the flying monkeys and had the personality of the Wicked Witch of the West. Wonderful "lady", she was.

They divorced after three children and she did everything possible to convince the children that their dad was a POS. Twenty years later my brother-in-law is dying of cancer and his son still won't talk to him.

Some marriages don't last, but never, ever let the children believe that they aren't loved.
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Old 12-11-2014, 04:26 PM   #5
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Do everything possible to keep your children in your life.

Some marriages don't last, but never, ever let the children believe that they aren't loved.
Amen to that brother.
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Thanks for sharing
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Old 12-14-2014, 10:47 PM   #7
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Now you can finish your life long dream.

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Old 12-16-2014, 09:36 PM   #8
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That was awsome saintsfan, daughters are amazing. And Sons too.
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Old 12-17-2014, 02:48 AM   #9
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Ihad sole and now joint 50/50 custody with my 14 yr old son. I can relate. Luckily my ex is not that psycho though. I'm sorry you have to deal with that. Hopefully one day yall can be friends when it comes to raising your kids.
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Old 12-20-2014, 12:29 AM   #10
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Kids come first!
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