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April 1st, 2012, 08:03 PM
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So since they took Eric's tax return, we've been bummed. BM has promised that she's giving Eric half of her portion of taxes that she gets for Owen.

They met tonight to do the final draft of the parenting plan. He told her she needs to file her taxes soon because now he plans to use THAT money to buy my ring. So they sign all the paperwork, nothing changes, week on week off just as planned. She tried for the day in the middle of the week and he said no thats not fair because he won't be able to do the same on her week as he works nights. She was bummed but understood.

So she follows him back to the house to pick up Owen, and she gets to the door and says "Hi jennifer!" with a big smile on her face. I thought that was nice since we really need to just move on and be civil. I invited her in, and Owen showed her his new angry birds poster in his room.

So then Eric says he has to follow her to her house. And I said why. Turns out, she called him on the way to our house and said since she's filing her taxes next week, just to show she plans on keeping her word, she's going to write him a check tonight for $750, so he can buy my ring and not have to wait on her.

Ummmm.

I was floored. It seems like she is doing SO much better, and she's in the right frame of mind. And to put out $750 to your ex so he can buy his current gf a ring is awesome!

So yeah
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April 2nd, 2012, 06:52 AM
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That's awesome!
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April 2nd, 2012, 07:01 AM
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WOW that is really nice of her.
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April 2nd, 2012, 07:28 AM
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April 2nd, 2012, 08:00 AM
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Wow That is awesome!!!!!!!
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April 2nd, 2012, 10:17 AM
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That was nice of her.
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April 2nd, 2012, 10:44 AM
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Wow! That's great! Hopefully this is the start of a better relationship for all of you.
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April 2nd, 2012, 07:28 PM
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yeah when he got home he had tears in his eyes. He said this is the first time that he's been able to be excited about buying me a ring and proposing because now he's not stressed about money.

It was a super nice thing for her to do. I said to Eric I don't want to be her friend but I am glad that she made this step to show us that she appreciates us and what we do for Owen.

I am glad she is doing better and I look forward to having a civil relationship with her.

And WOO HOO NOW I GET MY RING SOON!

Eric told me to be patient and I asked for how long and he jokingly said a month. Then later on I kissed him and I said next weekend? and he said Mayyyyyybe. So hopefully soon!
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April 2nd, 2012, 10:31 PM
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She sounds like she is really trying to make things right. That is just awesome. I hope you can all move forward and be great allys for O

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April 3rd, 2012, 04:03 PM
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I really do think it was a peace offering. She knows what her issues have caused in our family and I think she truly feels bad.

We would b so much further in our lives had she not ran into problems. HER problems cost US a lot of money.

But Eric and I are very firm believers in everything happens for a reason. And had she not ran into issues, maybe Owen and I wouldn't be so close. Cuz his relationship with his mom is right back where it was. He's 7, so he bounced back just fine. But it did give he and I the chance to bond. And now he and Eric are closer too. Eric hated being a weekend daddy. He WANTS to be involved. He wants to know whats happening in Owen's life. And all of this helped us to achieve that.
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April 4th, 2012, 11:00 AM
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Part of most recovery programs are making amends. Glad to see she's working that.
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April 4th, 2012, 09:58 PM
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Part of most recovery programs are making amends. Glad to see she's working that.
Good point. She did make amends back on fathers day. She called Eric and apologized for how she treated him and said he was a wonderful man. I thought she was trying to get him back, but then she went into rehab 2 days later and it all made sense.

I am very happy to see she is making the necessary steps to remain a crucial part of Owen's life.
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