Staying strong

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    Nov 14, 2012 3:20 AM GMT
    Im a single parent, well hes my 1 year old brother. Yup im raising my 1 year old brother on my own! Its hard @ time because i have to manage school & work && i also have to make some time to spend as much time with him as i can! Sometimes @ night i just cry & cry but then i told my self "stay strong steven you can do this." As hard as it is to raise my lil brother i wont give up school or my job because when he grows up i want him to follow the steps his big brother took (me).
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:45 AM GMT
    Well mister you know how I feel on the matter icon_smile.gif

    You're a gem of a person and father figure. MOTD nominated from me
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:48 AM GMT
    Sounds like a good plan
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:50 AM GMT
    Wow Steven you got it rough, but you stay strong, eventually it'll get easier. (That or you'll get used to it)

    Anyways, good luck, and kudos for getting this far.
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:00 AM GMT
    I couldn't even imagine, man! The good thing is you're in fantastic shape, seem to have your head on your shoulders, and trying to better your younger brother. You're pretty much a modern-day hero!

    Don't be afraid to ask others for help (in real life more-so than RJ)!
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    Nov 14, 2012 4:03 AM GMT
    You have bragging rights for the rest of your life and for the next several years a better boy magnet than a puppy, but you're probably too mature to get much solace from that. Just buck up for the terrible twos and once you get past that it's all downhill! icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 14, 2012 5:55 AM GMT
    I always wonder how people like you (with all these challenges) do it... evokes nothing less than admiration. icon_biggrin.gif
  • onefortified

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    Nov 14, 2012 5:59 AM GMT
    That is awesome! It's great to see people with such drive. Just when you think you life is hard there is always someone who has it harder.
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    Nov 14, 2012 6:02 AM GMT

    Yep, stay strong Steven you CAN do this; many other single Dads do, and you join their very honourable team.


    admiring you,

    -Doug of meninlove
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    Nov 14, 2012 6:09 AM GMT
    Now you're even hotter. icon_wink.gif
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    Nov 14, 2012 6:12 AM GMT
    This is what being a real man means. You're amazing for rising to the occasion and taking care of your baby brother. You are for all intents and purposes his Dad.icon_biggrin.gif
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    Nov 14, 2012 6:24 AM GMT
    Pssst you guys. Go and nominate him already!!
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    Nov 14, 2012 6:29 AM GMT
    My mother had the financial support of her father but otherwise she was the mother of her family from when she was very young, her own mother being severely impaired by manic-depression.

    I don't know if she was even 12 years old when she was changing her baby brother's pants. She had the support of extended family living nearby but otherwise took on huge responsibilities for such young person, so much more than should ever have been asked of her by life.

    Though she didn't have the childhod she should have had, having to grow up so fast, I believe that experience helped to make her the incredible person I was so lucky to have in my life.

    If life doesn't make you cry sometimes, you are not living it right. Best of luck to you. That's a real good thing you're doing.
  • RaggedyMan

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    Nov 14, 2012 6:30 AM GMT
    That's some good advice and it came from you. Stay strong, you're a role model. Wish I had a brother like you.
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    Nov 14, 2012 6:36 AM GMT
    Congrats on the hard work. It takes a lot of dedication to raise children... I could empathize there with you. But I'm sure you won't have to worry about your younger brother aspiring to be a great individual when he gets older because he has great role model right under the roof of the very same house with him.
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    Nov 14, 2012 12:02 PM GMT
    Fellow RJr look at your situation this way...
    If you walk into a gym skinny fat or somewhere in between and workout once and expect to call yourself a body builder...does that make you a bodybuilder?...no! What is your plan? Your going to take one day at a time and learn to develop and build the muscle, right?

    My point. Learn and develop ways to carry yourself through your situation with your little brother. You made compromises that you may not like. But you do it for a reason. It may take a simple thought of you having to transition your kind soul to find new ways...new perception. And when you do this you develop and change for healthy reasons.
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    Nov 14, 2012 1:14 PM GMT
    Steve, you are a terrific man to do what you are doing. Take it one day at a time, and you and your little bro will be fine.

    You are the kind of man who will make a great partner or spouse someday. Be sure to call for help when you need it.
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    Nov 14, 2012 3:44 PM GMT
    where did he go?