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JENNABEAN

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Well, I have already posted in the main forums, but I had not scrolled down and seen these other forums. So I thought I would say a little about me :blink:

I am SO happy that I found this website...and SO grateful for the people who created it, and the people who contribute. I had no idea such a wonderful resource was available to vets!

You may have read my post in the research forum, so I am going to leave out the details of the ucky VA stuff, and focus on the happy stuff in my life.

I am 25 years old and I have the two most adorable children on the face of the planet (well, I think I may be biased, but they are cute lol). I got married when I was 19 and stationed at RAF Mildenhall in England had had my first son at 20 and my second at 21. I got divorced when they were 1 and 2. Got medically seperated from the AF when they were 2 and 3. Got remarried this past June to an AMAZING man. He has never once made me feel bad for all the disabilities I have. He goes out of his way to try and make me comfortable, and he has taken on the role of "daddy" with gusto. But, as wonderful as he is, I try to keep him from the dark thoughts I have during the hard times of depression. So reading posts on here from other people who have the same thoughts as me is invaluable. I haven't done so yet, but I feel like this would be one of the only places I could freely discuss the depression and thoughts that go along with it...and not be made fun of, or judged.

My husband works for the state of Tennessee, and at Ruby Tuesdays...just to get us through until the VA gives me my disability pay (we were doing okay until my ex husband stopped paying child support when he got out of the Air Force in Aug). We found an amazing church here and I sing in the chior and I am assisting with the teens in the youth group, and hopefully sooner rather than later, I will be able to fully take over the youth group. Being around those kids who are so full of life, and aren't contaminated by a life full of disappointment really lifts me up, and I desperately need that right now.

Anyway, that was way too long, but I am lonely right now, so thanks for listening.

Peace and love,

jenna

Here is a picture I took of my boys at the playground 2 weeks ago :o

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Hi, Jenna!

Now, go to the Tennessee Attorney General's local office and give them your louse of an ex-husband's name and address. Tell 'em that you are barely getting by and that your kiddoes need help from their FATHER!

I paid my children's child support, bought them their school clothes, carried health insurance for them....etc, etc, when I couldn't even make my car payments, and when I had no car, I walked. I walked to the post office every month and mailed that child support, even though my ex-wife wouldn't let me see my kids for 10 years. She would ask for extra money for something the kids "needed", I'd send it.....and get a call from her later, telling me what a good time she was having in Vegas/Branson/Cancun.

I've got some names for your ex....but, just like my kids and their mother...I won't go there.

My kids still think that their mom was wonderful. That's good.

G-d bless you and keep you.

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Hi, Jenna!

Now, go to the Tennessee Attorney General's local office and give them your louse of an ex-husband's name and address. Tell 'em that you are barely getting by and that your kiddoes need help from their FATHER!

I paid my children's child support, bought them their school clothes, carried health insurance for them....etc, etc, when I couldn't even make my car payments, and when I had no car, I walked. I walked to the post office every month and mailed that child support, even though my ex-wife wouldn't let me see my kids for 10 years. She would ask for extra money for something the kids "needed", I'd send it.....and get a call from her later, telling me what a good time she was having in Vegas/Branson/Cancun.

I've got some names for your ex....but, just like my kids and their mother...I won't go there.

My kids still think that their mom was wonderful. That's good.

You know that is what a real parent does, we sacrfice so our kids will not do without. Your satisfaction is knowing that you did all you could and although your ex was unappreciative I bet your kids will one day realize that you are not just a father, but daddy.

G-d bless you and keep you.

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