Hello Andrea, Thank you for sharing the details of your tragedy, it mirrors mine almost exactly. My husband was taken by authorities on the morning of November 16, 2009. I have lived with that event ever since and will continue to try and overcome it. My children are now 19,13 and 5. We still live in the same neighborhood and my children beg me to, “stay with Daddy”, Daddy will not be released until 2018. No one can prepare for this ,but it is comforting to know that someone out there has taken the same steps I have. Keep your head high, put your children’s needs first, and believe you are deserving of success and happiness once again. I admire your strength…. good things will come for us!
Hello friend, and thank you for commenting. I am sorry to hear you have lived through a similar tragedy! What a hard thing to have in common. And yes, I , too believe good things will come for us! We just have to keep working for it:)
Kelly, thank you for your comment to my blog. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to respond (for some reason, I didn’t see it until recently) and I am so sorry that you experienced anything similar to me! True, no one can prepare for it but it IS comforting to have a friend in the experience. Thank you for your good example of carrying on. And I too, believe good things will come to us! I hope you and your family continue to do well. Good for you and your children! Keep up the good work!
I tend not to drop many remarks, however i did a few searching and wound
up here Andrea Merriman | The Unexpected Life.
And I do have 2 questions for you if you usually do not mind.
Is it simply me or does it look like a few of these comments come across like they are coming from brain dead people? :-P And, if you are writing at other social sites, I would like to follow everything new you have to post.
Could you list of the complete urls of your
public pages like your linkedin profile, Facebook page or twitter feed?
Claire, thank you for sharing your comment and perspective with me. However, I must correct your misunderstanding: there is no “Shame on Me” for all of those dead animals. I am not a proponent of weapons, hunting or death. I have never killed an animal, never touched a dead animal, never touched a gun or a bullet or a bow or an arrow… that was an activity my former spouse, alone, strictly indulged in. However, I was told all those “trophies” went to museums. I am thankful that people can enjoy them and learn more about animals and nature now that those items are in educational institutions being shared with the masses. Thank you, again, for your comment. Have a peaceful and happy day!
Thank you for taking the time to find me and my blog and to offer your perspective. But please let me correct your mistaken assumption: Although I am not a vegetarian, I have never hunted or killed an animal. And as to where the trophies ended up, you’d have to contact the federal government who seized everything of value my former husband had accumulated through any of his activities. As for me, I’m hoping they’re in a museum somewhere, adding to the education of others and enriching the life experience of those who may view them. Thanks again, and have a wonderful day.