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Hi Donna....

I am not 50 so I've not raised a family like you, nor do I have the wisdom that comes from life experience that you do.

That being said, I totally relate to you and am basically in the same situation you are. Perhaps the slight difference is that I was expecting this and actively planning for it but it still hurt when i did it.

Congratulations on being what the American Left despises: A self-made American. And to boot, a self-made woman! Women like you, and so-called minorities like me aren't supposed to be able to make it on our own, or so the Left thinks.

I still feel saddened, but I feel relieved. They can't steal from me now. They can't make it harder for me. They can't tell me that I didn't build what I really DID build. If interested, here was my story:

Jedi, I have read your story and congratulations on your success in life. I am still raising children! I have a 29 year old, a 26 year old and an 8 year old!

My husband and I were expecting this, and even so, I am distraught.

XLife stated the basic economy of the U.S. has not changed due to this election, but I beg to differ. Enough people who think like you and I do will tighten the strings to their purses and the repurcussions will be felt.

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