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January 06, 2008

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Maggie-beth

Hi Jenn. I found your blog courtesy of Mrs. G's Slow Cook Thursday, so I thought I would come over and give you some props. That is, if "some props" means giving encouragement - I'm not really good with current lingo, so I should probably leave well enough alone; but hey, giving some props sounded like fun. I really like what I've read, although it sounds like you've had a very tough couple of days. Just stick with denial and grabbing laughs when you can until and unless you can think of something that serves you better. I really like your graphics - where do you find this stuff? Or are you one of those really talented people who can create them yourself? I'm new to blogging, too - my first post was December 29th. It's exciting, and pushing myself to create something every day - even something silly - will be good for me, I think. I don't know about you, but as soon as I hit that "publish" button the first time, I began yearning for comments. I wrote everyone in my address book. Apparently, I need to get more friends, because of the few who have viewed it, fewer still commented. I think this is mostly because many of my real-world friends know little or nothing about blogging, and don't seem inclined to learn more. At least I HOPE that's why they didn't comment! Anyway, keep up the good work, and I'll be back to check in on a regular basis now that I've found you. Happy New Year!

Prof. J.

Wow. I am impressed by your brother in law. I've heard of many women who nurse their ex husbands, but I've never heard of a man caring for his ex wife. Your nephews have a heckuva role model.

Richgold

This may sound like a bitter Betty. I'm saddened that it took THIS life event for him to get in gear. (I know that marriage is difficult and it takes work from both sides. It doesn't sound like he was holding up his end of the stick when he needed to.)

I am glad that the boys will have some one to help them transition into a life without their mother. Maybe this will be the making of their father.

Grandy

What a beautiful post!!! Thank you for sharing!!! I'm going to go back and get my tissue now. k?

Jenn

Actually, although he was a less than ideal husband, I'd have to say my BIL got the worse end of the deal throughout his entire marriage to my sister. Maybe someday I'll do a post on what it was like to watch as my sister manipulated the judicial system to render my BIL penniless, homeless and possessionless on the basis of a well-placed lie.

Richgold hit the nail on the head though, this experience has been the making of a man. As they say, every cloud has a silver lining.

Mrs. G.

Your BIL is not just a man. He's what Chris Rock calls a GROWN ASS man. Good for him and his kids.

CircusKelli

I'd say so! Wow... Good on him.

Melissa

He sounds like a prince, and should've beat out K-Fed for Father of the Year, no?

Beth

Your BIL sounds like an amazing, unique man.
And thank heavens he is - for the sake of the children.

manager mom

Wow... now that is when he became a REAL man. It's good to know that people can change.

Tricia

Sometimes it really does take a significant loss for someone to alter their behavior. What a difficult road it must have been for your sister and her family, and what an amazing example your sister and BIL must have provided to their children about family, love, loss, priorities, forgiveness and stepping-up-to-the-plate.

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