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4 comments17 Oct 2007 @ 18:07 by celestial : skookum
I applaud both you and your wasband for living so close to each other, I presume for the children's sake.
I wish I could have done that myself with my waswife for our children's sake.
17 Oct 2007 @ 20:38 by skookum : the kids ARE
my main focus.. one of the reasons this all rankles.. I give my all for them.. have for years. Now that they are older I feel I can help out at the school a little. It makes a big difference. As it is said.. it takes a community to raise a child.
The children are doing great. I feel it was the right choice. I did have to explain to my wasband that I am a social person. I need people in my life. The children and him are not enough. He on the other hand really doesn't like people. I worked while he was on disability. The kids were floundering with him at home and me at work. When he was finally able to get back to work (my work coverage provided health insurance for him),I quit to care for the family. So I made the decision to be home. I don't regret that, but I am surely not to be a prisoner in my own home.
Besides... I want my children to learn to serve and contribute. How will they learn if I never show them?
18 Oct 2007 @ 16:01 by vaxen : Isn't...
"serving" what got you there in the first place skookie? ;) Repeat this 20 times a day: "Non Serviam!"
ahhahah.. no, serving HIM got me there
helping at the community level.. schools, neighborhood etc I think is fine
community service I think is allowed.. perhaps...it isn't what we do that matters.. as long as WE truly want to do it
I am working with great people and learning a lot.
18 Oct 2007 @ 17:51 by celestial : In Defense of Skookum,
She is the queen of her castle. Only she can decide if it is to be a prison or a castle and it sounds like she has chosen it to be a castle.
A wise woman (queen BEE) builds her house, her home, her hive, her FAMILY: but a foolish woman rips it down with her own hands!
And from the sages I've read...
"The highest river will be brought low.
Which is greater, the highest river or the lowly ocean?"
Thanks Celestial for that understanding. I think I know what Vax was referring to. I have priorities and the kids are pretty high up there. They are no longer small children so I heap what they should be responsible for on them more and more. They have no problem with Mom heading out to do some things she wants to do. The problem is who I am married to.
I have always loved being home. Doing my homey stuff etc. I love it, but it isn't ALL I am to be defined by. I will eventually have to get more training so I can earn a good wage so I can become financially independent. I have a plan you know lol. When I worked I didn't earn much.
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