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On Monday December 19th, 2011 my boyfriends son, Michael, was killed in a car accident. He'd lived with us for a long time. He was just like my own son.

Everyone is devastated. There are no words to explain the depth of this loss. Emotionally, some days are better than others. We had over 500 people attend his wake...he touched everyones life.

This was the worst Christmas ever. I cried all day on Christmas Eve. His empty place at the table, hanging up his stocking...just all so painful. Our family will never be the same. The other children are in shock. We all are. I just keep waiting for him to walk in the door.

Member Since: 10/8/2011

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My boyfriend & I have been together since 1997.
I've got 3 children, from my first marriage. Jessie (1988) Chris (1990) & Karley (1994) Plus my boyfriends son, Michael (1992). He's my bonus boy & has lived with us since 1999.

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I've been in the airline industry since 2000. I was working for a small airline, that was slowly & painfully going out of business. Loved the company. Great coworkers & travel benefits no one else in the industry could even come close to. But, I couldn't take the stress. On Nov. 30th, 2011, I submitted my resignation / 2 week notice. The company closed on Jan. 2012.

Dec. 2011, Michael was killed in a car accident. There are no words to describe the loss & heartbreak.

In the spring of 2013, we moved to a new house. A bittersweet move, but it was too hard to stay at the old house. We needed to move out of the area. The new house was an absolute disaster & not my 1st choice, to say the least. There's been a lot of blood sweat & tears during the renovations.

I've been a flight attendant, with my new airline, since Dec. 2015. It's a wonderful career, but can be stressful at times. My goal is to retire from the company in 2025

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    Omg ur going to make me cry. Thank you for the kind message on my blog. I added you as a friend so I can follow your journey too :)
    1855 days ago
    Welcome back! I've found that if you get involved in supporting others, being active in a team or two and working slowly but surely towards your goals that in the long run you'll be on the right path to better health!

    1871 days ago
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    Put the ham bone in your crock pot, cover with water and allow it to cook all day. Strain out all the ham, shred the meat and remove bone, gristle, etc. Return the meat to the broth along with a pound of beans, chopped onion and carrot, salt and pepper and just a pinch of red pepper flake. Allow to cook on low all day or until the beans are tender. Awesome bean soup, especially when served with hot corn muffins or cornbread.
    2567 days ago
    This is going to sound weird but I just wanted you to know....I saw your post on the "winter time motivator'' and saw that you like to run, walk, ect.. and can't wait for spring! I too love the outdoors and my husband and I actually live in a 5th wheel camper on the lake.... so I clicked on your page and was reading about your family. Then I read about your 19 yr old son..... I wanted to cry.... I am so sorry for your loss and wish for Gods healing on your family's broken hearts. Best wishes for you on your weight loss journey. emoticon emoticon
    2647 days ago
    Thank you for your comment on my blog. What you said was so nice. I really appreciate it! emoticon
    2661 days ago
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