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Thank you so much for your words of support, Native. I do still get along with the ex, so that makes it slightly easier. At least I can say that despite him being a lousy husband, he's a great father, and I'd never try to come between him and our son. I like to keep the drama at a minimum, especially since all I want is the happiness and well being of my son.

You are right that come February, I will have a great time. I'm moving into a bigger place (with a park literally in the back yard) in a safe area, so I'm in the process of moving and getting things set up for his arrival. Time to focus on getting the toys and furniture and new toddler clothes into the house!

Congrats on your daughter going into the AF. I too agree that it's the best branch! I actually got out of the Air Force for about a year and went right back in (as full-time air national guard) when civilian companies wouldn't offer me enough. But no matter which branch someone joins, I think the military is a great start in working life with awesome benefits.

Hope to see you around here more, it's great meeting you!

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Military is a hard life sometimes. I can and do speak from experience. I wish you the best in these tough circumstances when it comes to your son and I wish that come Feb, you have the time of your life with him! Guilt is a terrible emotion.

Don't know what to say about your ex husband except there is a reason behind everything. I hope that you have a good relationship with him still so that your son benefits always.

On a personal note, my daughter is going into the AF soon. I believe it to be the best of the 4 services. I was Navy, her father is a retired Marine.

Best wishes for your goals, ambitions and desires!!

Native
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When you are in doubt, be still, and wait;
when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still;
be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists
-- as it surely will.
Then act with courage.

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Ok, it's been the past few weeks really. Let me start from the beginning. My name is Megan, and I'm new here to start a fitness journey! I'm 27, Air Force. It feels like I've been away from my son for most of his life thus far. I had him at the end of 2008.. deployed for 8 months in 2009 (the day he turned 6 months old), and returned home to a nasty divorce.. my ex husband left me for a younger, skinnier gal. The terms of the divorce was 4 months joint custody. I moved to California for work, and I've been away from my boy since last October. My ex is pretty good about Skyping, but it doesn't help the overwhelming feelings of guilt from being away from him. Of course I didn't ask to deploy, and I didn't ask for the divorce, but it's still hard. I kept thinking back on the times when he was still little, before the deployment, when I used to hold him and feed him, and he'd always fall asleep in my arms at night. Those are the things I miss the most, and now in a blink of an eye he's a toddler.. and I haven't been there for most of it. Ugh, guilt. Sorry for bringing anyone down. At least I have to look forward to seeing him very soon - in February!

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