Many on the old board saw me through some horendous times with my abusive husband. We also had some of the most hilarious times together...The Saga, coffee in the mornings with Becky and friends...Whats for dinner...sharing our trials like my two boys,,,,Nitro and glycerine! Learning new ways to use duct tape. (ON them...by the moderator ,no less!)......I have to say the choice I made to leave my husband cost me almost every thing. (Except my life) I struggle with my hatred toward him.... I have run the gammot of life since then,,i.e....homeless shelter with kids(,2001 ) kids kidnapped from shelter by their father., one back the other gone and hated me for six months. got a good job, bought a home in 2 yrs. after leaving the shelter at the same time dealing with breast cancer,Lost my job due to property insurance hike after 4 huricanes went through Fl. Lost my Home, car. credit ,then had a mental breakdown, For over three years I lived from pillar to post....lived alone in the woods(I actually loved that part) slept behind and ate out of dumpsters..slept under houses on pavement,sidewalks barns,,whereever I could find and not get arrested for being homeless. Yes, in Jacksonville,Fl it is illegal to be homeless! So much in between!...Went BACK to the homeless shelter withOUT my kids(adults now)in Jan. 2011. I followed all requirements and now have a beautiful 2 BR. Apt. in the historic district of Jacksonville, 2 blocks from my dear sweet Austin!(son). I often wonder/ed why God gave to me then took away, but I never lost my Faith and knowledge that God is the potter, I am the clay, and in all ways that I could and had opportunity, I shared Gods word. I am truly happy, and content. And IMREDY when HE is to call me home!