cd 20 - did I O - who knows ??
"and I have to announce here that I realized today (not so much a realization as a simply first time stating the fact) that MDC is the community I'm so lacking in real life. This place offers me the reflection and the dialogue that I don't have the opportunity..." by annakiss
I have to totally agree. I lived in AZ for 32 yrs & I met my wonderful DH when I was thinking about moving BACK to PA (orig from). He's in PA. I left my Mommy (y'know what I mean-sniff), my 20 yr DD, my BEST girlfriend ( like a sis to me) & moved back to PA.
That was 2.25 yrs ago. I'm an only too.
I was in shock for the 1st 6-8 mos. Leaving my support system was so hard. Mind you, my Mom & I don't have the best relationship but still.
Plus DH had custody of his 3 kids (8,10,12) @ that time. They were not very nice to me. We live about 40 min from any reality (Barnes & Noble, Michaels, Pier 1, etc). This made things worse.
Then their bio-Mom decided to come back into the picture & make trouble (she had abondoned them 4 yrs prior).
Short story - she has the kids now & we're drowning in child support. All kinds of lies were made against DH & I.
Anyhoo - skip ahead to me getting unexpectadly PG w/ DS while all this legal crap was going on. I was 42 & DH was 40 @ the time.
I have a tough PG & DS had to be c-sect'd 4.5 wks early.
His parents are on bio-MOMs side because she takes them to the DR for every sneeze & takes them to church every week. THe kids have no idea what the sermon mean so ??? WTH ?
My IL's have not seen my DS not do they barely recognize MY DD so we don't talk.
My DD decided to move back w/me las X-mas to be with her baby bro & fo to school but after 4 mos of PA & culture shock, she just went back to AZ.
. His rotten kids have not even called the Father that raised them after Mom ran off to be some guy she met on the net. Brats.
So it's now us 3. We have to give up our home due to all the $$ going out.
We found a nicer home (than ours) to rent & they are letting me have all my dogs !!
We will be closer to my elder relatives so that will be good.
Moving 1 hr will do us good - it will be our place - not the house DH & ex lived.
WE are so busy packing & w/a baby, 5 dogs & 5 cats that all need attention - yikes
SORRY this is so long.... feeling sad about all the losses around here
needed to vent.
I really do feel close to you gals here..... you're a great bunch that filled a void for me.
I dabble on other board but none compare to you all.
Even other threads on this board are not as cozy as here.
I'm really glad I'm here with you all!