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Creation Date: 02-20-2003 02:23 PM
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In General How the mighty have fallen... Entry Tools Rate This Entry
  #20 New 02-17-2006 07:43 PM
The last three years have flown by so quickly that I am shocked by the sudden loss of time. When last I was practicing, I had gone into a temporary retirement due to pregnancy. That was august of 2003, now here in february of 2006 my life has come full circle. I gave birth to a seven pound ten ounce baby girl named Hannah, and within a year we were seperated and now divorced. I've been delt so many low blows in the last months that its is hard to keep my head up. My court battle for custody was a joke, no matter what I did, our evidence our proof was always twisted and shut from the record. Three days ago, my daughter was taken from me, all based on heresay. Three days ago my life as I know it ended. And now today, I am rebuilding my life, preparing for another battle, preparing for the long fight for justice.

Thus I return to Aikido, to find my center of peace in the midst of the chaos in my life, to find my balance in the quiet moment when there are no papers to sign, no rush to get to work, nothing but the silence and emptiness. This is my zen, my own bauble if you will. The one thing I hold for my self.
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#1 02-20-2006 12:28 PM
jducusin Says:
Kaitlin, I don't know what words I can use to describe the bittersweet feeling with which I welcome you back to Aikido and this community. I am sorry to hear about the loss of your marriage and custody of your child; for myself, I am currently in the middle of a divorce after a year and a half of separation --- thankfully, there were no children from the marriage to worry about, but I still don't know what I would do without my training and the support of loved ones during these times. For what it's worth, you are in my thoughts and prayers and will always have my support as a fellow female Aikidoka. It really is good to see you back again. Jamie
 




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