“Other than the shooting Mrs. Lincoln, how was the play?” No matter what happens that’s bad, something good will come from it. Happy Thanksgiving.
Thurs, Nov 21st, 2021
Because of a mountain bike accident, I used to have some pretty bad back problems.
And I remember once getting out of my pick-up truck and having a spasm.
As I cursed to myself about the pain I was having, I looked up and saw a man walking with crutches because he had cerebral palsy.
I told myself “stop your whining Eyman — others are facing much worse challenges than you.”
After getting married, Karen and I spent 4 years going through fertility.
26 embryos (all of them different combinations of us), we tried them all, faced multiple miscarriages, many times they were twins, and none of them made it.
As you can imagine, it was just awful.
But looking back now, I realize that if any of those 26 had been born, we may not have adopted our 3 kids:
* Jackson (now 23)
* Jeremy (now 22)
And Riley (now 13)
And the universe would not be the way it was supposed to be without these 3 great kids in my/our life.
Karen and I met on May 14, 1993.
I proposed to her on her birthday, Sept 22, 1993.
And we were married on May 14, 1994.
For 4 years, we did fertility, dealt with miscarriages, etc.
In 1998, we adopted Jackson, in 2000 we adopted Jeremy, and in 2008 we adopted Riley.
In 1999, political activism became my passion.
Karen and the kids were always supportive and we were always able to make things work.
But with the stress and strain from the AG’s attacks on me and Karen and the kids starting in 2012, we went our separate ways and separated.
I moved out of the Mukilteo home in December 2018, nearly 3 years ago, and now live in a condo in Bellevue that I rent from Karen’s sister Carol who also happens to be one of my best friends.
For 3 years, Karen and I have tried to get divorced but the AG has blocked that from going forward.
Recently, Karen’s attorney got permission from the court for that to go forward and in the coming months, that divorce will proceed.
I believe that God has a plan for all of us and that things are turning out exactly as they should be.
In the recent interview by KIRO’s Dori Monson, he said: ” … if you don’t mind me asking, has this destroyed your marriage?”
I responded: “Oh, oh ya, absolutely, but I gotta quickly say it’s completely amicable. I mean it is a realization that this wasn’t because we’re mad at each other or that someone did something bad to the other. It’s just that the government is going after me and I figure the best way for me to protect my family is to be away from them. 99 times out of a hundred you’re the best provider for your family by being with them. In this case, I think I’m protecting them more by being away from them. I am now finding out Bob Ferguson is unconcerned with the fact that I don’t even live in the house and yet he’s nonetheless saying, as the Seattle Times reported, he wants a Chapter 11 trustee to sell the house so that Karen and the kids have no place to live. I mean that’s what’s currently going on and I read the blog posts and certain people are cheering that on and thinking that’s great and wonderful. But that’s not gonna stop me from being a political activist. If anything that just simply lights my fire to go even harder at ’em because you can’t be intimidated by that kind of stuff. Imagine if I just moved to Idaho and sold real estate for a living. I’m sure personally, I’d be great. But what would happen to the next person? Who would even step forward to take on government?”
Dori said: “So the issue here is you are public enemy #1 to the state of Washington. And because of all your initiatives, the money cash flow has been reduced. And because of that, I have no doubt that they don’t just hate you filing initiatives, I’m guessing they hate you personally because of that.”
My response: “I think that’s true but I think it goes further than that. Because I’m continuing to be politically active. I’m promoting an initiative right now to repeal the capital gains tax sponsored by Rep. Jim Walsh, it’s Initiative 1408, I’m working in 7 key swing states on 7 election integrity initiatives that require photo ID to vote. I think it is gnawing at Bob Ferguson that I haven’t slowed down. If anything, I’ve accelerated my political activities. I can’t make any money doing any of it but it is the passion of my life and I’m continuing to pursue it. And I think that’s what’s really gnawing at him.”
I continued: “In construction, they call it being stripped down to the studs. I’m stripped down to the studs. They’ve taken everything I’ve ever earned in my lifetime. Now they’re going after a house I don’t even live in anymore. There’s nothing else they can do to me. But I have to step back and realize that the important things in my life: my family, my friends, my faith, my health — these are the most important things. And there’s a whole lot of people out there who have it tougher than me. I’ve been financially destroyed by this thing. But it hasn’t broken me.“
Today is Thanksgiving. And I choose to focus on the positive things in my life, and when I do that, I quickly realize that I’m very lucky and have a lot to be thankful for. Most especially having so many friends like you being in my/our corner.
I encourage you to do the same.
I love you all.
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