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Offline mfer

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« Reply #15 on: May 08, 2009, 08:47:50 AM »
Thank you for sharing Tim.  It is so heartbreaking to imagine the kind of distance you endure daily.  I bet these daily calls help so much.  I hope the day is soon when you don't have to pick up the phone to talk w/ your children.  Will you be visiting your children soon?

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« Reply #16 on: May 08, 2009, 11:25:39 AM »
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Will you be visiting your children soon?
I'm planning on going this summer.

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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2009, 12:54:09 PM »
Tim, I just want you to know that you are a asset to the bringseanhome foundation and that i know everything you do is from your heart and may GOd bless you in everyway and that this comes to an end for you..Your childrens eyes are going to light up the whole room when they see you ...

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« Reply #18 on: February 02, 2010, 07:35:51 PM »
Although we dabbled with Windows Messenger before, today, I hooked up a camera to talk with my son. I then took my laptop with the camera and showed him his bedroom. It is almost as he left it 3+ years ago. . .

The Cub Scouts uniform was still hanging on his door and the Rescue Heroes boat with all of the characters were still lined up. I showed him his "Student of the Month" award from school and the pictures on his dresser.

For me, it was very strange because I have mentally resolved his room. It always feels strange to walk in it (I have probably entered it no more than 10 times since his abduction). He didn't tell me how he felt as he watched the images, but I can only guess what he felt as it was the first time that he saw it again.

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« Reply #19 on: February 04, 2010, 11:38:28 PM »
That is great tweinstein. He was back home, if at least virtually. It is exciting to think that technology can bring their home to abducted children before they are able to come home. At least in the case of children that have access to their left-behind-parent.

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« Reply #20 on: February 05, 2010, 02:01:01 AM »
I'm so happy you can communicate with your children! Your son probably has visions of his room dancing in his head right now...along with his wonderful memories, which will continue to pop up since they've been triggered by the images. The camera is a great tool for you and your children. I hope your daughter will be more likely to talk on the phone if she can "see" you and her home in the U.S.

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« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2010, 07:45:09 PM »
Tweinstein, I'm glad you were able to work out video messaging with your son to show him his room again despite how strange it felt for you. Although your son didn't comment on them, I'd think it had to leave quite a mark on him that his room is still the way it was.

Is the video resolution good enough to have a face to face talk with your daughter? I know you've said you understand each other much better in person, and I am just curious if the video is able to help you two communicate better.

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« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2010, 11:09:40 PM »
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Is the video resolution good enough to have a face to face talk with your daughter? I know you've said you understand each other much better in person, and I am just curious if the video is able to help you two communicate better.
It is, but we haven't gotten the audio to work. I know that they have a microphone there, but without being able to troubleshoot it myself, it doesn't work yet. We'll get there eventually.

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« Reply #23 on: February 14, 2010, 09:20:41 PM »
Tim, this is great news. I'm so glad to see your relationship with your children is still progressing.
What was their reaction to Sean coming back to the US?

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« Reply #24 on: February 14, 2010, 11:01:44 PM »
Tim, this is great news. I'm so glad to see your relationship with your children is still progressing.
What was their reaction to Sean coming back to the US?
I have never spoken with my daughter about their illegal retention or Sean's case. My son thinks that Sean's return will not set a precedent for other cases because his mother was dead. He also thinks that the judge in my case is no good because he sits on the case without making a ruling.

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« Reply #25 on: February 18, 2010, 12:53:32 PM »
He also thinks that the judge in my case is no good because he sits on the case without making a ruling.

Amazing how astute children are...

I hope the microphone can get working soon as a temporary solution to help you communicate better with your daughter via video.

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« Reply #26 on: February 18, 2010, 01:27:03 PM »
Smart Kid...no question where he gets it from! :biggrin

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« Reply #27 on: February 22, 2010, 07:55:44 PM »
I'm so glad that you are having positive communications with your kids and they know you're trying hard to get them back! Sean had no idea and thought the opposite.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you!

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« Reply #28 on: March 04, 2010, 02:48:57 AM »
Totally agreed!


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Tim,
 
 
I have all LBPs in my prayers, everyday, with hopes of one day reverting this awful situation. But the reality is, I don't know how you have the strength to get out of bed every morning.

I read this and it reminded me the time I went through divorce (almost 11 years ago), my youngest was 4 months old and the oldest was 4 years old... we had just moved from Europe to USA, with my closest and most trusted friends/family in Brazil...
 
For those who can actually keep their sanity intact (in the long run) I can tell you right now that KIDS ARE THE REASON. You just do it. You get up and go. When you can't get up and go, you drag yourself to the next step in some sort of unnoticeable survival mode... you build strength without even noticing you are actually "working out"... from baby step to baby step... until one day you look back and realize what a huge mountain you moved.
 
We are moving mountains right here, and right now.
 
Tim, work that heart muscle... never ever let it go... you will need that much strength and more to hold your babies close when you finally get them to come home to you :)


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« Reply #29 on: March 08, 2010, 10:29:44 PM »
I always wanted to have a child but my husband (my daughters' dad , in Brazil) didn't want because he had already a couple  of kids and prohibit me to get pregnant. Even with all precautions I got pregnant and I didn't know; I was 4.5 month , studying to be a dentist , when my husband took me to the doctor because I had a terrible headache , I was founded pregnant and he abandoned. Only 2.7 years later ,with remorse,  he took  us back, but he never gave love to my daughter. He always rejected her, however, when he got very ill, as I always asked her to love her dad no matter what , because she would never regret of giving him love .  Was beautiful when he recognize all the years he lost without that sweet, loving caring child , loving him and staying with him when he was dying, he asked her to forgive him.  My daughter, (only one), today with 33 years old, always thanks me for teaching her to love even those he didn't love her. It's a Christian principle.
Why I am saying all that? Because when I started to feel David's  pain, and later the other Dads here in the same situation he was, I got so involved emotionally because I see you guys suffering for being apart from your child (or children). I see you guys suffering and fighting  for your child (or children) and have the right to raise them and draw them close to you. I suffered for David and each one of you that want so bad to have your child back and give them a chance to receive more love (because it needed two to make a child, and it need two to love her and support her , as God planned). I wish I had the power to bring all these children back but I know One who can do  and there is nothing impossible for Him. God bless you all! Celita