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My Children's Father

campg Wrote: Jun 15, 2012 10:02 AM
Jimmy is the luckiest of all to have a woman who loves him and encourages him like this. You did not mention your Dad, but his values flow through your words. Even though he has been mischaracterized and abused through the political wars his courage and his perseverance in upholding the high principles and values the Founding Fathers passed on to us is a role model of Patriotism. Maggie and Robert are lucky kids, too.

In January 1995, I made a list of 18 attributes that described the type of man I wanted to marry. The list included "wants children," "high family ties -- loves his mother," "secure in themselves" and "social."

Three years later, I married such a man. A man who more than met the list, Jimmy Cushman.

I first knew that we would marry when he was helping me hang curtains in my house. Standing in front of the window, wearing jeans, hammer in hand, he was staring up, determining the next steps. In a flash, I knew that we would one day...