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First blog of the year and long over due!!!

Friday, January 10, 2014

Hey all, I'm soooo sorry for not keeping up on blogging but when August of 2013 hit nothing slowed down and there were tons of appointments, sicknesses, and other things going on to where I just haven't been able to keep up with blogging... So I will be sharing a lot with you all on this blog and get you caught up...

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So in August of 2013, there were many counseling appointments, doctor appointments, and in home appointments... Legal Aid ended up not being able to help me in my divorce process... So I copied all the paperwork and the long process of filling it out...

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In September of 2013, my son started Kindergarten, the appointments multiplied, and I had to hold off on school because of all the appointments that we both had... Not to mention I have bad muscle spasms of the neck and limited mobility so I was in the process of getting physical therapy, which was denied and I had to appeal for...

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In October of 2013, not only did the appointments multiply from the last couple of months but there were appointments in another city which we took trip link for and ended up being an all afternoon thing... So I had my appointment for family law and all the paperwork was done and signed and the Sheriff served him the paperwork while he was in jail... My son also had an Occupational Therapy evaluation, and we had to wait to see if the insurance company would pay for his therapy sessions...

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In November of 2013, The occupational therapy sessions were cleared and thus began the journey of even more appointments but much needed ones... Another trip to Portland for an appointment, counseling, and doctor appointments, & in home visits. Also had Avery's first parent/teacher conference and found out that his fine motor skills are what's holding him back... So I was given some really helpful tools and advice on how to help him... It's still a work in progress... Also I got the chance to have a night out with a girl friend of mine... We went to Winter Jam, which is a Christian concert that had 10 different bands playing... It was a blast...! A night to remember!!! I also had to take the parenting COPE class in order to get custody of my son...

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In December of 2013, My divorce became final, I got permanent custody of my son, my maiden name back, he's suppose to pay child support, but I doubt will see any of it, oh and the payments for the divorce have been turned over to him instead of me... Of course we had lots of appointments but they dwindled off the closer Christmas got and we were able to enjoy no outside appointments for 2 weeks... Boy was that nice!!! I participated in a Christmas musical that my church did... It was a lot of fun... I also got to be on Worship and praise team for 3 weeks!!! My son & I spent Christmas with grandma Jean and her family and it was nice to see how others celebrate Christmas together... Avery had a nice Christmas and so did I... This was the first holiday season where I actually lost weight instead of gained any!!!

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So now that brings us back to the present January 2014!!! Lots of things have happened and it's only the 10th... I've lost a total of 42 lbs and 15 1/2 inches all over!!! I've gone from a 3x to a 1x, a size 24 in jeans to an 18-20!!! I can fit into that black dress that is a size 16 that I haven't been able to wear for years!!! My son read his first book, we passed our first housing inspection, the school has asked for further testing on my son, I am going to be getting a cat scan on my head, he has a speech evaluation coming up, my housing recertification is coming up, I also have to submit an new restraining order before this one expires... Also on the 28th of this month my ex husband gets out of jail, so I'll be looking over my shoulders quite often.. Well because he's broken the thing 4 times and I believe that things haven't changed with him and if given the chance he'll do it again...

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So as you can see, I've been one busy momma... I will do my best to at least post one blog update a month... Also things we could use prayer in are as follows:

~ Finances ~ God's protection ~ Continued leading, guidance, and direction ~ healing of my neck, headaches, and dizzy spells ~ a correct diagnosis for my son ~ For me to get physical therapy ~ And to continue putting one foot in front of the other...

Thanks for taking time out to read my blog and thanks for your support!!!

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  • COUNTRYLUVNMAMA
    You certainly had a lot on your plate! God never gives you more than you can handle. He will equip you and give you the strength to get through it all! Trust me, I know!

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    Laurie
    1580 days ago
  • K1TT3N
    Welcome back
    1610 days ago
  • COOP9002
    Welcome back. Blessings to you on your journey.
    1621 days ago
  • MPETERSON2311
    welcome back! You've certainly been in my thoughts. I am glad to hear that things are doing well and that you reclaimed your life. You are an inspiration. WAY TO GO! You are doing so well with everything!
    1622 days ago
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