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I'm turning 40 this year so I guess it's time to figure out who I am. I can tell you basics. I'm married to my best friend Paul. Have 6 great kids. Two doggies, a spoiled rotten cat, and two snakes. I currently work as a nurse. I am a major book worm. Read every chance I get.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Update on my dad

Okay...so for the first time in 28 years I have a dad. I wasn't sure how to react to that fact. It seems to be going okay. I'm not spending all my time there with him though. He did apologize and said he wasn't a father but that he does want to be a grandfather to our children. So far he is standing good to that word. My little one Nicholas is in heaven with it. He has all these plans to go camping and fishing with his gramps. It's funny how your life can change in just a few days. My friend Teri said we don't always get the parents we imagine we would get and she is absolutely right. We do have to accept and realize that we are who we are no matter how we got there. I'm good. So I'm giving it this try.


  1. That's great Shelby....life's too short to not give it a try and see what happens :)

  2. I'm so happy to hear that it's "so far so good!" I have been wondering how it went and hoping that you were doing okay with it.

  3. I'm glad to hear that he wants to try thing out at the grandpa level and you're open to trying too. Life works in funny ways.

  4. I'm glad to hear things are going well. I've had to do some forgiving and making peace with parent issues and as well and sometimes we just have to accept what was and move forward and past it.

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  6. Shelby,
    My dad died at 44. He was a father with a lot of issues, and often I wonder what my life would be like if he were still here. Crazy though, I adored him and would have given him a zillion chances (or so I like to think).

    My children have no grandparents at all. My mom was last one and died two Aprils ago. It is sad not to have a grandmom or a grandpop, and the more the merrier.

    Give him this chance ... we all deserve to make up for our mistakes, and your children and he will have a relationship that really has nothing to do with the one you had.

    You will be happy for it, I think. Good for you...forgiveness is one of the truly greatest gifts a person can give another human.

  7. Shelby, I think it's amazing and wonderful that you are giving him a chance. I hope you will be glad for it.

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