Skip to comments.Thank You St.Jude!!! Saint Jude Stories...VANITY/I GOT MY BOY!
Posted on 10/25/2001 4:43:35 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache
Thank you Saint Jude! God is powerful and the Almighty! After 2 long years of hacking it out my prayers have been answered BIG TIME tonight on one issue. The custody of my son has out of nowhere been decided! I had my hearing for it on Nov.8th coming up. My sons mother tonight gave the word to my attorney and myself via phone call...she is STANDING DOWN!!!!!!!!! 50/50 Custody!! No more just when she says so. This has taken its toll on me and I have spent some pretty dark days about it.
I am no longer going to be just a weekend father but the father he needs in his life everyday. I got the alternate holiday offer and custody of whenever I want him. I should never have doubted the staying power of praying to St.Jude. Although my requests have been plenty this one has taken its presidence as of late due to the court date coming soon.
I feel like a mountain has been lifted off of me. I have a few other things yet to face that are very touchy for me to face. I am facing a replacement of my right knee ( I am only 27 ) and I am totally freaked out about it. Years of football and hockey have caught up with me. Plus big time doctor negligence. I was never supposed to be treated the way I was by the docs I was seeing. Now I am screwed.
My problem I have with the operation is the fact that I do not do well with anestisa at all. I am on a R/X to deal with dizziness from concussions and this operation is a risk on me. I worry like no other on this. I just need the strength and protection from harm on this.
I haven't joined any prayer lists for myself because I did not want to feel embarassed by all of the issues facing me in my life. For some reason so many people on FR are like family to me offline. I feel there is a line that gets crossed with personal info on here and did not want to expel it.
As I learn to trust my instincts more and more and start having more faith in people and let the level of cynicism drop I do not feel so on guard. I also am aware that it is an internet forum as well and not a priest or therapist. But I tell you what...some of you people for the most part are better therapy than any of them could be and it is free!
Some of the posts in here sometimes whether they be an flame right back at me or a joke or just a comment or image brighten my day more than you will ever know. Between working, being a single parent, and having some other issues to deal with this is one of my solace outlets I get everyday or when I can get here.
I thank you all for that. Hell even Registered's pictures make a horrible day end sometimes with a laugh like never before. So I end this vanity asking you all to add me to your prayers. I have a 4th interview with a law enforcement agency tomorrow (it will be the final one of the series) and it is for Public Relations Officer. This job would change my life in so many ways you just can not begin to understand. I enjoy what I have right now but this will change it for the better 100,000,000 times.
So if any of you on here would like to add to this thread please do. I am interested in some stories of St.Jude and your life or someone you know. I for one am a TRUE believer as of tonight. If you do not want to post...I will just say thank you. Thank you for being here without you even knowing it through my darkest hours.
Your Favorite Headache
I'll add you to my prayers for your other concerns.
PS Maybe you should try to get him interested in computers or or...anything but football or hockey!
A couple of my greatest prizes in my life are my sons.
The others are my wife and three girls. Good for you, you deserve it!
I am in the middle of a custody with a real monster-
1) She is a DIAGNOSED psychopath
2) She had her children removed from her in the past by CPS for abuse and neglect
3) she filed false ASSAULT charges against me so as to gain advantage in court (I was able to PROVE I was not even home at the time)
4) she has a history of mental illness and abandoning her children
5) she has children by 4 different men- EACH relationship violent (on her part) and turbulent (i.e. for the children)
6) NUMEROUS child abuse charges filed against her DURING the trial (by OTHER PEOPLE- not ME, including the hospital where my daughter had to go for 10 days after one of her weekend visitations at moms house
7) The judge himself noted she had a 'poor track record' with her other children
... and the judge TOOK THEM AWAY FROM ME after TWO YEARS and gave them BACK TO HER!...
I swear to GOD there is NOTHING in my background like police or abuse and everyone is stunned beyond belief at this decision- I am going to appeal, but first filing a motion to try to get it changed...
PLEASE SAY A PRAYER FOR ME (if anyone has time, thank you)
You can say that again! I thought this was going to be a lost cause. Saved by the bell!
Much thanks and here is to the hope that they do.
Like I stated there are other things that I did not address and things that are a nightmare. I think all of us who have been related or involved in a situation like a custody one all know some of these types of stories. You have my prayers with you and please keep me informed on the injustice that is happening in your life.
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