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post #21 of 97 (permalink) Old 04-14-2009, 06:57 PM
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Re: Single Mom, Struggles and Hunting and Fishing

Thanks for sharing Gal, Not everyone would be able to share with everyone on here like you just did. My hat is off to you. Sounds like your daughter is going to have a wonderful chance in life because of the things YOU taught her.
My kids never wanted to hunt with me, till this year, my son who will be 18 in a couple weeks started groundhog hunting with me. He missed the first couple he shot at but still wants to keep going. So who knows deer hunting might be next.

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best post of this year!good things come to good people and obviously your at the top of your game--great pics

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Excellent post! You gave her the most prescious gift you could give her "your time" and both of you are being rewarded for it.

Congratulations to your daughter for making her mother proud.

Wishing you both the best for continued blessed memories

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Re: Single Mom, Struggles and Hunting and Fishing

Gal

Great job, and remember ... she may not have had a lot of the material things, but she had what was most important a mom's love and an excellent teacher.

Well, sometimes you eat the bear, and sometimes, well, he eats you, so the Dude must abide!
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That's great, I'm glad to see that, keep up the good work.

That's what I call a real Mother, and not a "baby's momma".
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Great story/post.

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great post

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Re: Single Mom, Struggles and Hunting and Fishing

Anyother good post gal, I've said it before. Even though our children ask for material things, but what they want most is our time.

I agree with others in that most of the kids today have almost everything they ever wanted. One thing I don't see much of is the parents spending time with their kids. Yea, some do, but it's no longer the norm.

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Re: Single Mom, Struggles and Hunting and Fishing

My daughter and I have been going on dates recently. Her schedule is SO hectic that if we don't plan time together, we simply don't get it.

After her ecology lab at the U yesterday we had a "date". We went to dinner and were going to go bowling, but the entire place was taken by a league.

We had such a good time! We spent about 7-8 hours together. Cell phones off, and lots of talking about life.

We're going fishing on Saturday! I can't wait!

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“I couldn’t afford our house on my salary, so I sold it- thankfully before it went into foreclosure, and moved into a tiny apartment.”

“Things were so tight financially; I had to move in with my parents. I paid them monthly rent for one bedroom, and got a job in Pittsburgh.”

“I had a ton of bills from the divorce that he wasn’t paying for, and I didn’t believe in bankruptcy, so I was paying all of them.”

“When the bills were finally paid, I saved and bought a house.”

“My rule- once you start something, you see it through till the end.”

“Value in learning to not give up and gaining new experience? Priceless.”

“It was teaching her the value of the dollar more than anything else.”

“Times have changed. I have 4 house payments left. 2 seasons ago, I splurged and bought hunting clothes and boots for myself that fit. I also bought a 243 youth rifle that I loan to mentored youth. Two youth have harvested deer with it.”

“I still make sacrifices and sometimes struggle to make ends meet. Don’t we all? Unexpected things happen. We need a new roof, or whatever.”


TOUGH TIMES DON'T LAST, TOUGH PEOPLE DO


IMO, hunting & fishing is just a bonus for your daughter. With your beliefs and more importantly, your actions, you’re teaching your daughter how to be a survivor as well as an accountable, responsible adult.

Gal, you are truly a Great American!
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