I just wanted to give thanks to everyone here on AO. this is a very strong community, and has been supportive of me (and others i'm sure) during a tough time in my life.
I don't come from a perfect home, in fact ,sadly, I come from the new "average american home"
my parents divorced when i was young and my mother used me to wage a war to take everything, my "dad" conceeded to keep me and my half-brothers together. Shortly after my mother "won" we lost everything and moved around from apartment to apartment. the friendship support was never so strong as when i joined the service.
I had a new family, people to watch my back, guys i defended and they defended me...
when i was injured, it all changed, work load had to be redivided and the mentors i looked to for support looked down on me and said you're not worthy.
the reason i am telling you this is not to make you feel sorry for me but to make you (AOer's) to feel good. As a community AO completely supports it's users. complete strangers offered to help me pay for a toy that would likely never be used. I can not say enough about the support i've recieved here, thank you AO
I would like to dedicate this thread to giving thanks, so call them out, tell people how good they really are!
BTAutoMag: thank you for your support, and now friendship. thank you for helping me when I needed it most. You will be a hero in the eyes of your children, my Dad is, and I see the similarity
OPBN: thank you for the support and motivation, for the offer to help with my build
Need4Reebs: thank you for being there, someone to talk to, thank you for sharing with me your passion
Blackdeath1k: thank you for the concern and offer to help
KnowNothingMags: thank you for the support, and for buying most of everything posted in the FS thread (the money kept my wife happy)
Flatliner333: thank you for the insiration and the kind words, thank you for the help with my project
Tbaggin: thank you for the support
Laku: thank you for the kindness and support
Mercenario: Thank you for the support
Freedy500: thank you for the support, and i hope you make it back to paintball
Xmagterror: thank you for making a dream come true
and to all the other support, there is just to many to list...
again let this be a thank you thread