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butterfly35

Joined: 1/8/2010

My mom is freakin' amazing. She is totally deaf (that's not 'hard of hearing', people...don't shout, she aint gonna hear ya) since she was 6 years old. Graduated from high school, got married, got divorced and raised four kids all by herself. We always had food, clothes, and a roof over our heads and we all graduated from college (thank God for scholorships). She's 67 years old now and lives alone and still puts us in our place when she needs to!

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jem1987

Joined: 7/20/2007

My mom is completely lacking in empathy, or even sympathy, which mothers are supposed to be experts in right? My dad and I have a pretty good relationship, except when he just sits there when my mom is berating me with her insanity.

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gamaforce

Joined: 10/10/2009

Reply to: My mom is freakin' amazing. She is totally deaf (that's not 'hard of hearing',...
Thats incredible!

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Kajunqueen

Joined: 11/29/2008

Reply to: I never knew my dad. Never even bothered to see me. My mom did all the raisi...
I never knew my dad. Never even bothered to see me. My mom did all the raising.
Chino,all I can say is that your Dad missed out on knowing an awesome person.YOU!
..HIS loss!

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The Chino

Joined: 8/26/2005

Thanks, Kajun. It is his loss, but you know what, I will learn from this so that when I start a family of my own I won't be going through the same mistakes that he made.

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Kajunqueen

Joined: 11/29/2008

I never knew my mom. Dad and her were going through a divorce when she got killed in a car accident.I was 2,my brother was 4...My brother and I had to go live with my dad after that and he worked construction. In between jobs,my brother and I stayed with my grandparents. He finally settled down with this one lady and we started living with Dad and her. She was a real bitch to my brother and I. Dad stayed with her for 10 miserable years. The only good thing from those 10 years was she had my 1/2 sister. (My brother passed away at age 19.)
If I was to ever have step children,I would never treat them the way she treated my brother and I..She also abandoned my sister after her and my dad split up. She would leave my sister alone for weeks at a time,until one day,a neighbor that lived by my sister called my Dad and told him that the "mother" has left this child with no food,and she has been gone for 8 days. Dad sent the money to fly her here. I just thought I would answer my own thread,since I started it.lol. :)

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Kajunqueen

Joined: 11/29/2008

My Dad is cool! He is a very soft spoken man. He reads at least 7 books a week. He was an electrician for most of his life,up until he left my step mother. He went to Missouri on vacation with a buddy from work and ended liking it there. He met a woman and she owned a restaruant/bar. He became a bartender for the next 7 years,lol. People would come in and request drinks from Dad. They would say he made the best White Russians in the state,lol. He wasn't JUST a bartender,Dad would always have a good joke,or give some advise to people who would be drowning their sorrows. He even split up a few fights! He made a lot of good friends there,but moved back to La. in 1999.Then we became a lot closer. We are practically best friends.

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butterfly35

Joined: 1/8/2010

You're dad sounds like a great guy, Kajun! You're very lucky that you both are still so close.

BTW, I looooooove White Russians...lol

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Prince Polo

Joined: 8/24/2009

Reply to: Chino,all I can say is that your Dad missed out on knowing an awesome person.YO...
Yea he bummed out big time on that.

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The Chino

Joined: 8/26/2005

It's aiight, I am who I am because of my mom, my brothers, and all my close friends who helped keep me in check during my high school years. LOL.

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Prince Polo

Joined: 8/24/2009

Reply to: It's aiight, I am who I am because of my mom, my brothers, and all my close fri...
lol they must have had a hell of a time lmao

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jem1987

Joined: 7/20/2007

Oh I'm sure his mom threw plenty of shoes at him.

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The Chino

Joined: 8/26/2005

Nah, she threw plenty of cheap chinaware plates at me. Bats too. LOL.

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peggyp

Joined: 11/29/2008

I guess I am one of the lucky people in life. I had amazing parents, but unfortunately both of them have passed. My parents were married for 50 years when my Mom died. They had 6 children and raised us all to be confident, respectful adults and good parents to our children. They instilled (sp?) strong morals and family values. I can't remember ever hearing them fight, although I'm sure they did. I honestly can't even remember Dad ever raising his voice to me. Even as a teenager, I said that I was going to be just like my Mom when I had kids. I am alot like her now, with the only exception being, I'm not quite as naive as she was when it comes to my daughters. I know what I got away with as a teenage girl, and my daughters are pretty much screwed now because of that. Hehe.

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calidaydreamer

Joined: 3/26/2010

The best thing my parents ever did for me, was a lot of bad things to make me see what the real world holds. I'm not saying I wouldn't have loved a "Leave it to Beaver" life ( or at least clean clothes and electricity?), but if I hadn't experienced some of the hardest and most fucked up parts of life growing up as a child, I wouldn't be as strong as I am and behold the street smarts I do today. I taught myself book smarts, anyone can do that, but street smarts...beats a little more out of you to learn but O so necessary in today's world. And I wouldn't have learned all the lessons I have to be able to use them as a parent. I know what it is to love your child, because aside from all the pain, my parents never did anything directly to us..their actions and choices just, affected us(my sisters and I). Love my dad though, in her later years my mother has slipped a little and has gone a bit crazy, lost her mind and fell into depression, but my dad is still there, still loyal, works, she doesn't, and still comes home to take care of her every day. That's love. Real love, and if just to him, I'm glad he showed me really exists.

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Ready for Jesus

Joined: 7/8/2009

Sing unto the Lord a new song,

Sing to the Lord all the earth.

Sing to the Lord, praise his holy name,

Proclaim his salvation, day after day.

Declare his glory, among the nations,

His marvelous deeds, among all people.

GREAT IS THE LORD, AND GREATLY TO BE PRAISED.

HE IS TO BE FEARED ABOVE EVERYTHING ELSE IN YOUR LIFE.

ALL THE GODS OF THIS NATION ARE IDOLS, BUT THE LORD MADE

THE HEAVENS. SPLENDOR AND MAJESTY ARE BEFORE HIM AND

STRENGTH AND GLORY ARE HIS SANCTUARY.

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Ready for Jesus

Joined: 7/8/2009

“Thank you, Father, for Your wisdom, revelation, and understanding upon us as parents to lead and direct our kids into your paths of righteousness that they might dwell in the secret place of the Most High. Because my children has made You their refuge and their dwelling place, there shall no evil befall them, for You give Your angels charge over my kids to accompany and defend in all their ways. (Ps. 91:1,9-11)
Thank you, Father, that my children do not love or cherish the world or the things that are in the world, but that they will be eager to do Your will and carry out Your purpose in their life. My children will keep in their heart what they have heard from the first, and that my children will dwell in the Son and in You, Father. (I Jn. 2:15, 17, 24) Thank you, Father, that my children abides in You, rooted in You, knit to You, and that my children abide in Christ so that when He is made visible, will not shrink from Him at His coming. (I Jn 2:28) Then God’s peace will be theirs, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, so will fear nothing from God, and be content with their earthly lot, that peace which transcends all understanding, shall garrison and mount guard over their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:7) In Jesus Name, Amen”

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nashv755

Joined: 7/19/2010

dad was one of those show up once a year types, Thats about all i allow him to see me now. as for mom, when i was pre-teenager it was ether go outside or to your room. In my teens it was, your not even leaving the house if I think there's going to be a girl there. My only relief was I moved in with my grandmother when i was 13 and even then she came over almost every day to go threw my room. I moved out as soon as I hit 18. by the time I was 20 I got a decent job and moved 200 miles away and been on my own ever since.

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sammilicious

Joined: 7/16/2007

I've seen my mother take care of her ailing father, 3 teenagers, bend over backwards to please her husband, work a full time job and go to college.. I've seen her cope with her fathers and husbands deaths, seen her fall to her knees when my brother was sent to prison, but seen her stand up , back straight, head held high, when she absolutely needed to..I still see her help out family members, even tho her funds and time are tight.. she also raised us w/out us being jealous of one another, giving us the attention we needed, and the motivation to be responsible adults ( with the exception of my wayward brother) ... she's an amazing person overall .

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*Sliver!*

Joined: 4/25/2005

Holy fuck it's Sammi!

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sammilicious

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Holy shit- it's Sharky!.. ermm Snarky.. errrmm Sliver.. errrmmm.. yea.. it's YOU!..

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*Sliver!*

Joined: 4/25/2005

How YOU doin?

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sammilicious

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Doin' pretty good actually, thanks!.. Just got done enjoying some Christmas cookies.. how YOU doin'?

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*Sliver!*

Joined: 4/25/2005

Slightly bored. I apologize on behalf of all the assholes for all the idiotic threads.

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ghostcat69

Joined: 10/16/2010

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my parents were wonderful people and I missed them very much my father died in 1985 from Cancer and my mom died in 2007.

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