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Jennifer E. Thomas
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It's almost like there are these periods where our relationship is smooth and steady, and then there are times when it's like standing on the edge of this gorgeous, wonderful waterfall and just letting yourself drop, knowing that there's a safe pool of water ready to catch you at bottom. You take the plunge and you're in wayyyy over your head, but oh man, it's exhilarating, it's breathtaking, it's just incredible and you feel better than you ever have before and the water is cool and refreshing and exactly what you needed.

Sam is my waterfall.

- LJ entry from 8/2005


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Jennifer Ellen Thomas

For the first time in almost 25 years, I now bear the name I was given by my father.

I went to the DMV today to get a new ID card, as my old one from California is expired and I have to fly to CA at the end of May for Amy's HS graduation ceremony. While there, I asked the woman behind the counter what I needed to do to change my name back to my maiden name and lose the name "Orr" which has been like a millstone around my neck for too long now. She said I just needed to ask, as my maiden name belongs to me legally via my birth certificate. So I asked.

Sam and I are working on what ails our family. Cannot let a fucked up teenager win on this one. He's got two years until he can move out, while Sam and I have a lifetime we don't want to give up if we don't have to. More on this later after I sort out exactly what's going on.

But I have my real name back. Hallelujah. I feel like celebrating that. It's a good name, Thomas is.

Borderline symptom of the day: okayokay

> Sam and I are working on what ails our family. Cannot let a fucked up teenager win on this one.

very glad to hear that! *hugs to both of you*

and congrats on the name :)

I agree. I am praying for you and Sam and your family and that somehow a solution will be found that will keep you and Sam together.

I've got the dress and your new book packed in a box. I already sealed it and forgot to send you the measurements, so I'll give you those via email or something.


Don't let Sean win. Yes, he's a messed-up kid and he's causing a lot of trouble, and he needs some care that you guys may or may not be able to readily provide. But from everything I've seen, problems and all, you and Sam are stronger together than apart. I'd hate to see it end because Sean's acting out his own drama and pain. Besides, I'm pretty sure those boys need you.

You know that if you come up with a plan for Sean and need help implementing it, you have a lot of friends who will do what they can, right?

You sound so much better today. Like, maybe you can actually look into the future. They say, don't make a permanent solution to a temporary problem. I hope you and Sam can come to grips with Sean's behavior and find a way to adequately deal with him without destroying the good thing *you've* got together.

And BTW--Thomas is a great Welsh name. I come from a long, long lines of upstanding Thomases. :-)

We're distantly related to the late great Dylan Thomas, even. :)

My sister has a very Welsh name, but doesn't want her name put online, so I can't tell it to you, dammit! But they used up the PRETTY Welsh girl name on her, so I'm glad they didn't stick with the theme and name me something like Blodwen. :D

Thank God you are working it out. I almost had a heart attack when I read your post the other day. *hugs big time*

I obviously like the name Thomas.

I continue to worry for you.