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Introduction to Me!

Hello, there! If you're reading this, then you're probably debating whether or not to friend this journal. Or maybe you were friends with bressa621, the journal I'd been using for the past 3 years. Maybe you saw me posting in various communities and got curious. However you got here, there are some things you'll probably need to know to understand what I'm talking about.

My name is Faythe, pronounced "Faith". My mom is an individualistic woman who wanted me to be unique, I guess, and let me tell ya, that worked!

I grew up as the chubby, responsible kid. My mom worked a lot, my dad worked midnights, so more often than not I had to help my sisters with the day-to-day. It wasn't something that was planned, obviously, it's just how it happened. I liked it and I'm definitely not complaining - it helped me grow up faster. I got my first job at 15, working at a McDonald's drive-thru in Flat Rock, Michigan (a little Nowhere's-ville in the Downriver area). I volunteered at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Monroe, Michigan. I was a member of the Woodhaven Warrior Marching Band, playing the alto saxophone, for 2 years. Despite being chubby, my dating life was healthy and thriving. Being a teenager was going well for me.

And then I met Charlie.

He was 27, I was 16. He was engaged, I was just barely of age. He lived in Iowa, I lived in Michigan. He had a good-paying career, a house, 6 cats, and a freeloader sucking all his money away. I had practically nothing to my name but a driver's license. At that point, I was unemployed and fighting to find work in a failing economy. We tried to be "friends", but that only lasted about a week. We were crazy about each other.

Fast forward two weeks: My parents are in Vegas, my sisters are staying at a friends' house, and Charlie's in my bed. From the moment we met in person, we knew there was no going back. Letting him go home on Sunday was the hardest thing I'd ever done but I had to do it.

My parents found out about us about a week later, through a text message that wound up in the wrong hands. They hated the idea and tried to have him prosecuted for soliciting a minor. Age of consent in Michigan being 16, there was nothing they could do. Still, they kept trying. We fought to stay together, talking online when we could and calling whenever it was possible. It was a hard way to live.

Fast forward three months: Mom and Dad find out that I slept with him. Mom makes me take a pregnancy test and takes me to get tested for STD's. Then, they promptly ruined everything I owned and kicked me out. I lived with a very good friend for a week, and then moved in with Charlie. Yes, that's right. At exactly 17, I moved 3 states and 550 miles away from everyone I'd ever known to live with a man I'd only spent a weekend in person with.

We got married surreptitiously on June 27, 2007, in a little brown church aptly named the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. We consummated the marriage quickly thereafter, but agreed to wait to have children until we felt that we were ready. We gave away two of our cats, which broke my heart but was entirely necessary. The one cat we had that had been a foster was given to another home to await an adoption. I enrolled at West High School, and because of my hard work in Woodhaven, I only had to go for one semester to fulfill the graduation requirements. Which was lucky, because by mid-July, I was pregnant.

The pregnancy was unplanned but inevitable, because we couldn't keep our hands off each other. It was a good one, restful and easy. The hardest part was morning sickness, gone by the fourth month. We decided to expand our family a little early, and in October 2007, we adopted a 2-year-old black Lab, who we call Daisy. She's the sweetest dog I've ever met and I'm so thankful that she chose us to be her people. Noah James was born after a hard, 16-hour labor on April 11, 2008.

Our family life since has been about as close to perfect as I can describe. I battled PPD (post-partum depression) briefly, because of a Mirena IUD that went crazy with my hormones. I worked at Sam's Club in Waterloo, Iowa for roughly 2 months in the fall of 2008.

The main purpose of this journal will be guiding me on my journey to bettering myself and being the best person I can be as I lose the 100+ extra pounds that are sitting heavily on my poor 5' 4.5" frame. There may be occasional bits of writing, definitely some cute baby pictures every now and then, and probably a rant or two about this crazy little life of mine.

Whatever choice you decide to make regarding whether or not to friend me, know that I respect it and that I definitely applaud you for making it all the way through this entry!

With love,


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Jan. 15th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee <3

(you know who this is, right? It's Elle-s-Shadow, new LJ also. you copycat =) )
Jan. 16th, 2009 04:59 am (UTC)
Of course I know who you are! <3

I just felt like it was time - our old journals are probably even around the same age, huh?
Jan. 28th, 2009 01:16 am (UTC)
Hello. I know this is kind of weird but I was looking through some users on 100 pounds to lose and I came across your writing on your profile. I must say it's pretty excellent. I enjoyed Go immensely. That's very good writing. I know people in my journalism classes that aren't that good.
I write a little bit myself but mostly in paper journals.
Anyway, I added you as a friend because I'm hoping to see a bit more of your writing. This is my weight-loss journal but I've added some other random communities and friends to keep things interesting on it. Hope you don't mind!
Jan. 28th, 2009 02:59 am (UTC)
Oh my gosh, thank you so much! It's been a long time since I've written to be honest, life is busy with a baby. But I do post in this journal regularly. I've been using it to ease myself back into writing, so my posts will written in a comfortable prose.

Of course I don't mind! Thank you for adding me. :D

(Nice to meet you!)
Mar. 26th, 2009 10:25 pm (UTC)
Inspire me ;)
Mar. 27th, 2009 01:55 am (UTC)
Definitely! I hope I can. :)
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Apr. 21st, 2009 02:08 pm (UTC)
Marriage is a very fun adventure as long as you take your vows seriously. I know a lot of couples will tell you that it's "hard" and all of that, but it's really not when you're doing it right. In my experience, anyway.

Thank you. :)

I will add you.
Jun. 24th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
>.> I saw you on vp and wondered if your icon was meant to be the Hogwarts house colors, and read this entry and thought it was awesome (I've been through similar stuff myself). Can I add you?
Jun. 24th, 2009 05:45 pm (UTC)
It is the Hogwarts house colors! I use it as a default because it's such a subtle tribute, not to mention it's totally pretty. ^_^

Definitely! :)
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:27 pm (UTC)
Hi, I came across your journal browsing members of a book community an wanted to know if you'd like to become friends.
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:39 pm (UTC)
Hmm, yes, you seem interesting. Friended. :)

By the way, how'd you manage to come by over 1000 friends? Of course, feel free to punch me in the face if that's too personal!
Jul. 17th, 2009 11:54 pm (UTC)
Well, I've been on Livejournal for a number of years but I took off almost 3 years just returning last November. Back in the day I have about the same number of friends but half those old friends abandoned their journals so now I'm looking for new friends.

I'll add you, add me back.
Oct. 26th, 2009 11:48 pm (UTC)
I found you through fam and absolutely love your story here. Loves works in the most interesting of ways! Mind if I friend you?
Oct. 27th, 2009 03:58 am (UTC)
You betcha. New friends are welcome. :)
Nov. 27th, 2009 03:57 pm (UTC)
Hey there, a friendly moderator reminder that you're supposed to post the friday five today at april babies! Happy turkey day weekend to you, noah, & charlie!
Dec. 24th, 2009 09:02 pm (UTC)
Hey. It's Chas. Add me.
Feb. 27th, 2010 05:26 am (UTC)
can i friend you??
Feb. 27th, 2010 05:28 am (UTC)
Sure but how did you find me? Just wondering.
Feb. 27th, 2010 06:28 am (UTC)
From the random journal link. Strange, I know.
May. 23rd, 2010 05:25 pm (UTC)
I saw you in the pregnancy community and we seem to have a lot in common. Are you looking for a new friend?
May. 24th, 2010 03:22 am (UTC)
Added! :)
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