Originally Posted by SleeplessMommy
I am so happy for you!
Originally Posted by Theia
J - Wow, that post is so amazing! I am so happy for you. You have come so far in your journey and I am sure you will achieve your personal goals. You deserve it! I for one am glad you are here on MDC. Mother's take many forms, and aren't always the biological or even long term example we are most familiar with. And sometimes we need to be around other mothers, other strong women, to learn how to mother and love ourselves. You belong here as much as any other mother.
(It sounds weird to write "other mother", like I'm trying to be all hip and use slang or something
Thanks for saying that!
Originally Posted by kristenok18
Jaime, I have tears in my eyes. What a powerful and beautiful post. Print this out and read it on those days when you are feeling low, because your strength and character glow brightly through your words. I am another one who is glad you are here on MDC; the place just wouldn't seem right without you.
Thanks for your nice words! I can't imagine not being at MDC!
Originally Posted by _ktg_
I am crying here at my desk at work, such a beautiful post! You have come so far and yes its all baby steps but my dear you are making those baby steps into giant LEAPS!
Like Theia I am glad you are here on MDC and you belong here just like the rest of us
More importantly thank you for letting me be on this journey with you and despite having several thousand miles apart, I consider you a dear friend.
Originally Posted by Barbie64g
I dont know where you live, but one of the ladies at my Chidlren DCP is leaving on Friday. She has been there 16 years! She was there when my sister attended. Im heartbroken to see her go.
If you lived in my area, I would be tickled PINK to have YOU as one of my children's DCPs to take her place. Seriously.
Nice little fantasy world I live in, huh?
I would love to take care of your kids
I love them dearly. I just don't make any money so it is such a hard position to be in.
Okay so this is a cross post
What a bizarre day. I filed for divorce- did not have to pay the fees, BTW, because I qualified for the waiver
Then I thought that I would take a tiny amount of the leftover money and buy a journal for myself, because literally I have not bought a thing for myself since August. So I thought I would take the divorce money and put it towards a medical bill, but just save that $20. I went on the way to work and bought a pretty journal about going for your dreams.
Then I was overwhelmed with the need to write- I used to write poetry before STBX took my soul- so I pulled over in a parking lot and wrote a poem. I haven't written in wow, how many years now?
Then I went to work. Started walking down the muddy hill *it rained this morning* even though I have told my students 100 times not to do that, to take the ramp instead. I fell, twisted my leg and landed in a pile of mud
One of my students asked me if my Mommy was going to be mad for getting mud on my clothes
Another one told me that my Mom would have to come to school and fill out an accident report. Then she said "Miss Jaime, you are allowed to go to the doctor, then change your clothes, but then you probably need to come right back to school."
My boss took me to Urgent Care and I had 7 xrays done. I normally would not have gone but I guess the Workers Comp insists on it and plus she is paying so, why not? My ankle is sprained and I just brought back the memories of the knee injury I had 10 years ago. I had physical therapy on it a few years ago and it's been fine. Then I came home and had a good cry, mostly from the pain I am in than anything else. And I wrote in my new journal.
She told me I could stay home tomorrow too, but you know me, I would have stayed today if I had some extra clothes in the car
So this has just been a really odd day all around! But I started the process of divorce
And I wrote again