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  1. #26027
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    Mar 2008
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    Fuquay Varina, N.C.
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    Reading about those of you that have children and how you are a part of their lives, makes me smile to see that so many of you realize the greatest assets you have, I have 8 children, 4 boys and 4 girls. my two oldest are married, my son bought the house next door to us and my daughter and her husband only live about 1 mile away, when I had my business in PA my sons wanted to always go out with me on the calls, my daughter even worked in the office till we moved to NC. We go on vacations to the coast every year as a family, get together on Sundays and sometimes more often during the week.
    My greatest assets are my children and I could not imaging life without them, the older married and single ones are now my best friends as well and they speak into my life and help me to become a better person, by talking to me about my shortcomings without being condemning.
    Thank you, all of you who have shared your stories about how you are raising your children, you too are an inspiration to me to continue being an influence in my children's lives.
    RSES Member.
    Mainstream Engineering Certified.
    HVAC/R PM Technician.
    410A, & GREEN HVAC/R Technician.
    NATE Core.
    Working not as to please men but to the Glory of Christ my KING.

  2. #26028
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Upper Michigan
    Posts
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    Me and the little one after hunting.Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1352072148.111647.jpg
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  3. #26029
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vancouver Island, B.C.
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    Y'know for 40 years women have been on an odyssey to establish better grounds for themselves to be fulfilled and take advantage of the many things apparently men had been only the ones to be offered and enjoyed. We have helped many of them embark and travel this journey but the unkind reality is that they are now dying earlier and suffering problems along with us associated with stress and 'trying to be all things to all people, all the time'.
    Bottom line here is men struggle like hell day in and day out, as did my Dad silently, courageously and in absolute loneliness, to find 'balance' in being a good father, husband, breadwinner, coach, mentor, psychologist, example etc. The problem is this guys knows only about .00001% of the time whether I'm 'doing it right' as although I am not complaining, I am not 'measuring up well' most the time......until I read of the exploits, experience, strength and hope of others.......
    Thank you men....for that......cause I sure as he11 never said it enough to my Dad......who gave me a very full tool box for the mechanics of all this......but still have a very clumsy time with the 'comfort' part of....that my girls help me with as Sparky alluded to....
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  4. #26030
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Y'know for 40 years women have been on an odyssey to establish better grounds for themselves to be fulfilled and take advantage of the many things apparently men had been only the ones to be offered and enjoyed. We have helped many of them embark and travel this journey but the unkind reality is that they are now dying earlier and suffering problems along with us associated with stress and 'trying to be all things to all people, all the time'.
    Bottom line here is men struggle like hell day in and day out, as did my Dad silently, courageously and in absolute loneliness, to find 'balance' in being a good father, husband, breadwinner, coach, mentor, psychologist, example etc. The problem is this guys knows only about .00001% of the time whether I'm 'doing it right' as although I am not complaining, I am not 'measuring up well' most the time......until I read of the exploits, experience, strength and hope of others.......
    Thank you men....for that......cause I sure as he11 never said it enough to my Dad......who gave me a very full tool box for the mechanics of all this......but still have a very clumsy time with the 'comfort' part of....that my girls help me with as Sparky alluded to....
    Are you reading my mind??

    I'm blessed with a wonderful partner who I can share my insecurities with. She is my strength more than she'll ever know even as she knows me, maybe better than I know myself.

  5. #26031
    Join Date
    Jun 2004
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joehvac25 View Post
    Me and the little one after hunting.Name:  ImageUploadedByTapatalk1352072148.111647.jpg
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    That's a great picture.
    If you help others then you are a Success

  6. #26032
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vancouver Island, B.C.
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    Ok Guys.....take this to bed with ya !!!!!




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    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  7. #26033
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    May 2012
    Location
    Upper Michigan
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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Ok Guys.....take this to bed with ya !!!!!




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    You mean the bathroom right? Lol

  8. #26034
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
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    Vancouver Island, B.C.
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    Joe,
    THAT is Holly......she was a bartender at Frank's wife's Helen's Hilltop Bar and FRANK let her get away.....NONE of us here will EVER forgive him.....
    So, we HAVE to post a picture of Holly....every now and then.....it's like reminding us all of where 'perfection' is....y'know wut i'm saying...?
    "The quality you deserve is not expensive---it's priceless"

  9. #26035
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Kansas City, Kansas, United States
    Posts
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    God I miss Holly!



    Quote Originally Posted by Doug Lockhart View Post
    Ok Guys.....take this to bed with ya !!!!!




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  10. #26036
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Southeastern Pa
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    Good morning, Bret and everyone!
    [Avatar photo from a Florida training accident. Everyone walked away.]
    2 Tim 3:16-17

    RSES CMS, HVAC Electrical Specialist

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  11. #26037
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    Sep 2008
    Location
    Western PA
    Posts
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  12. #26038
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Location
    GTA, ON
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    'Morning Bret and everyone. Sorry to hear about your uncle, JP.

  13. #26039
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Southeastern Pa
    Posts
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    Quote Originally Posted by jpsmith1cm View Post
    Just found out this morning that my uncle passed away.
    Sorry to hear that JP, has he been ill?

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