Thanks guys... glad to be able to FINALLY provide some promising news... But regardless, this rollercoaster ride will continue (at least) until Lil' Jake turns 18...
Originally Posted by LEVE
... have you found that job yet to support the tribe?
Uhhh.... in a word, 'No'. In my (albeit lame) defense, with all their mother's odious machinations of allegations, accusations, protective orders, arrests and etc, I've discovered that I am not as hireable
as I thought... Her character assassination kills any chances of using my education/training/experience (i.e. law enforcement or legal), and employers tell me I'm "overqualified" when I apply for something wherein her trumped-up BS does not matter as much.
Truth be told though, w/ my military retirement and the child support SHE would have to pay ME (when I
have the kids), we could get by quite well. Maybe not to 'The Jones'es Standard
', but then I've never tried to live to someone else's level...
One Question.... Where did you find Kahki color Icing????
Those are 'custom-mixed' colors... by yours truly.
I've gotten pretty adept w/ icing(s), different flavorings and an array of food colors. The khaki is a white cream cheese icing w/ a little maple flavoring mixed in... nice khaki AND terrific taste!!
It IS great to finally bring you all some promising, if not yet good, news... these have been a hellious & very 'draining'
18months... emotionally, financially, etc. That said, I've kept my faith (as Job) and trusted God (as Daniel), and the Lord was faithful to keep His promise of rewarding those who put their trust in Him. Without the strength He's provided throughout this time, I would have crumbled long ago. He
is what has gotten me through. He's also taught (not given
) me patience and the understanding/appreciation that His
plan is per His
timing, not our own. By tarrying His 'answer' He has greatly
strengthened my faith, and as importantly, further refined His 'vessel' (me) to do His work here on Earth. (See Proverbs 25:4, & Psalm 12
.) It is also my prayer that by my walking in faith, not falling to her means & methods or returning railing for (her) railing, the peace and longsuffering produced/exhibited thereby will be a living testimony to others that their faith might be kindled (to seek Him) &/or strengthened (if already a believer). I commend and recommend Him to all of you if you do not have a PERSONAL
relationship w/ Him - it is not always an easy 'row to hoe'
, but it's the most rewarding one you'll ever have... BAR NONE!
Okay, now down outa my pulpit...