Anyone want a Jamie update?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by DammitJanet, May 29, 2007.

  1. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Its been awhile since I have done a Jamie update so I thought I would post one.

    Our goofy ADHD almost 23 year old young man is doing rather well for himself. He has been out of the Marines since mid February and was accepted into the ranks of the Stafford County Va Deputy sheriffs Department as an Animal Control Officer. He loves his job. He had his firearms test recently and scored the highest he could score! (Thank you USMC!)

    He loves driving all over the back roads in his truck catching bats, possums, and raccoons. He did say the raccoons scare him though! Cant say as I blame him there...lol.

    He had a really lovely baby shower on the 12th of May where he proposed to his girlfriend Billie and their baby is due in mid-July. Im really wondering if she will last that long because she is already huge! This is gonna be a big baby. Of course, Jamie was a big baby at 9 pounds even and 24.5 inches long! Poor Billie!

    This all goes to show that ADHD isnt a life sentence of doom and gloom. Jamie is a success story. He is doing all a parent could hope for with his life. He left home at 18 and his responsible for everything in his life. He isnt perfect by any means but he is good enough to pass all the background checks that law enforcement did...lol.
     
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    Janet

    I'm so happy for Jamie. :biggrin: I have a feeling he's gonna make a great Daddy. You should be proud of him. :bravo:

    Hugs
     
  3. Wiped Out

    Wiped Out Well-Known Member Staff Member

    What a wonderful update! :bravo:Glad to hear he is doing so well!
     
  4. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Janet,

    Is he in stafford county va?

    Both my kids and I love the Animal Precinct show on Animal Planet about the animal cops! Cool job. Gives us other moms hope :smile:

    Sharon
     
  5. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Awesome update! Wonderful he loves his career so much!

    Congrats on the new baby on the way! And now a daughter-in-law!
     
  6. On_Call

    On_Call New Member

    Janet,

    What a great post. Thank you, thank you. Goes to show you that the long road can lead to a bright future.

    Love your comment about him passing the background checks! :laugh: Too funny!

    Good for Jamie - and good for you, too! :wink:
     
  7. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yes Sharon...he is living just up the road from you...lol. In fact, I may be moving up there if the planets align just right. We wont be moving there permanently but we may go up and stay for awhile.

    If Billy gets this job he is applying for down here and Cory is out of the house, then we are free to travel.
     
  8. hearts and roses

    hearts and roses Mind Reader

    Wow - what a great post, Janet! Thanks so much for updating. It sure is encouraging to read such wonderful success stories. And congrats to Billie too!
     
  9. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Thanks for the update! It's great when they find a job they like......encouragement for the rest of us....
     
  10. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Way to go, Jamie!:bravo:

    ~Kathy
     
  11. Just keep swimming

    Just keep swimming New Member

    Wow! What an awesome post to read! Way To Go Jamie! How cute about him proposing at the baby shower, I assume she said yes?? LOL!!

    He sounds like he will be a wonder dad and husband.

    Hugs and thanks for the good news,
    Vickie
     
  12. LittleDudesMom

    LittleDudesMom Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Janet,

    just keep me posted!

    Sharon
     
  13. KFld

    KFld New Member

    I love these kind of updates!!!!!
     
  14. HereWeGoAgain

    HereWeGoAgain Grandpa

    Good going Jamie!
     
  15. Sunlight

    Sunlight Active Member

    wow it seems he just signed up for the marines and it is over already!! he sounds happy!
     
  16. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    You give me hope.

    Any chance he wants to come mentor a difficult child 1 that's not doing quite so well?
     
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