Friday, July 24, 2015

Bucket List #2

Whewwww.  One of our deacons in our church has been going through a nasty divorce for exactly three and a half years.  It has been a LONG JOURNEY.  I say long journey because, not only have we tried to be there for him......he has had us subpoenaed numerous times during the three and half years.  (This was NOT something that we willingly participated in.  We told him that we were not comfortable, but for some reason he felt that we could help his case.)

It has been such a long journey partly because the deacon had been married before and he and his first wife had a son, who is now grown.  His first wife got very sick and died.  He remarried and had two children with wife #2.

The divorce was with wife #2.  Neither party could agree on ANYTHING.  They could not agree with who got what, etc.

We got our court papers this week that told us to appear at the courthouse at 9:00 on Thursday, July 23rd and that this would be the final trial to grant the divorce.

Their trial took a little over four hours.  We were asked to sit outside the courtroom because we were witnesses.

Finally, after a brief break, they went back into session.  Then, Roger was called to testify, which took about ten minutes.  As soon as he left, I was called to testify.  I was scared to death................but it was not near as bad has I had anticipated.  It was over quickly and I got to leave.

Fifteen minutes later.......the judge walked out of the courtroom, followed by the lawyers and everyone else.  (Our fear was that it was to be continued.........we were already so tired of this journey.) was OVER!  The divorce had been granted.  They could not agree on anything, so the judge TOLD them what they would do.

It's OVER!!!  No more dreading going to the door in fear of another summons to court.  It's OVER!!!

For the second time this summer...........I had a first.  
  • First - road the kayak. 
  • Second - testified in real live court, under oath.

    Two things to mark off my bucket list that was NEVER even on it.  Smile.
I guess the moral to the story is.........You BETTER......... unlike me....... MAKE a BUCKET LIST...........or you will begin experiencing "FIRSTS" that you did not plan.  LOL.

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