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Old 07-15-2018, 10:13 PM   #1
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Knowledge is Power
I don't know if anyone remembers me, but 18 years ago tonight, I was near the end of my labor with Doodlebutt. After about 36 hours, I gave birth to a boy who one day would stand 6'3" and weigh around 230 lbs. The feet that fit into my hand that night now wear sized-14 shoes. He's not done growing.

During the end of my marriage, throughout my divorce and after, you folks gave me invaluable advice and support. The most powerful: Knowledge is power.

I've not spoken to my ex-husband since I was pregnant, and he was demanding I have an abortion. Until I signed off and shipped the papers back to my divorce attorney, all communication was through my attorney and my ex-husband's attorney. He has not paid a cent of child support.

My son is a senior at a conservative, Christian school where his grades are B+, but his SAT and ACT scores are awesome. He is a powerhouse on the football team and is being recruited by various schools in this part of the country. He can be an absolute jerk at home at times, but his teachers, coaches and other adults at school and in the volunteer world tell me he is kind and supportive.


Thank you, DOLer's for your support.
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:15 PM   #2
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Re: Knowledge is Power
Thanks for the checkin, LB!
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Old 07-15-2018, 10:49 PM   #3
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Congrats Lightnbug. You've done well!
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Old 07-16-2018, 09:56 AM   #4
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Hey!!! So glad you checked in. Your son sounds like a fine young man. Live well.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:31 PM   #5
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Great to hear! It's amazing how quickly they grow up.
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