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Drew Smith
Works at Chesapeake Board of Education
Attended Marshall University
Lives in Huntington, WV
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MARRIED OR NOT, YOU SHOULD READ THIS ...


“When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes.

Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a divorce. I raised the topic calmly. She didn’t seem to be annoyed by my words, instead she asked me softly, why?

I avoided her question. This made her angry. She threw away the chopsticks and shouted at me, you are not a man! That night, we didn’t talk to each other. She was weeping. I knew she wanted to find out what had happened to our marriage. But I could hardly give her a satisfactory answer; she had lost my heart to Jane. I didn’t love her anymore. I just pitied her!

With a deep sense of guilt, I drafted a divorce agreement which stated that she could own our house, our car, and 30% stake of my company. She glanced at it and then tore it into pieces. The woman who had spent ten years of her life with me had become a stranger. I felt sorry for her wasted time, resources and energy but I could not take back what I had said for I loved Jane so dearly. Finally she cried loudly in front of me, which was what I had expected to see. To me her cry was actually a kind of release. The idea of divorce which had obsessed me for several weeks seemed to be firmer and clearer now.

The next day, I came back home very late and found her writing something at the table. I didn’t have supper but went straight to sleep and fell asleep very fast because I was tired after an eventful day with Jane. When I woke up, she was still there at the table writing. I just did not care so I turned over and was asleep again.

In the morning she presented her divorce conditions: she didn’t want anything from me, but needed a month’s notice before the divorce. She requested that in that one month we both struggle to live as normal a life as possible. Her reasons were simple: our son had his exams in a month’s time and she didn’t want to disrupt him with our broken marriage.

This was agreeable to me. But she had something more, she asked me to recall how I had carried her into out bridal room on our wedding day. She requested that every day for the month’s duration I carry her out of our bedroom to the front door ever morning. I thought she was going crazy. Just to make our last days together bearable I accepted her odd request.

I told Jane about my wife’s divorce conditions. . She laughed loudly and thought it was absurd. No matter what tricks she applies, she has to face the divorce, she said scornfully.

My wife and I hadn’t had any body contact since my divorce intention was explicitly expressed. So when I carried her out on the first day, we both appeared clumsy. Our son clapped behind us, daddy is holding mommy in his arms. His words brought me a sense of pain. From the bedroom to the sitting room, then to the door, I walked over ten meters with her in my arms. She closed her eyes and said softly; don’t tell our son about the divorce. I nodded, feeling somewhat upset. I put her down outside the door. She went to wait for the bus to work. I drove alone to the office.

On the second day, both of us acted much more easily. She leaned on my chest. I could smell the fragrance of her blouse. I realized that I hadn’t looked at this woman carefully for a long time. I realized she was not young any more. There were fine wrinkles on her face, her hair was graying! Our marriage had taken its toll on her. For a minute I wondered what I had done to her.

On the fourth day, when I lifted her up, I felt a sense of intimacy returning. This was the woman who had given ten years of her life to me. On the fifth and sixth day, I realized that our sense of intimacy was growing again. I didn’t tell Jane about this. It became easier to carry her as the month slipped by. Perhaps the everyday workout made me stronger.

She was choosing what to wear one morning. She tried on quite a few dresses but could not find a suitable one. Then she sighed, all my dresses have grown bigger. I suddenly realized that she had grown so thin, that was the reason why I could carry her more easily.

Suddenly it hit me… she had buried so much pain and bitterness in her heart. Subconsciously I reached out and touched her head.

Our son came in at the moment and said, Dad, it’s time to carry mom out. To him, seeing his father carrying his mother out had become an essential part of his life. My wife gestured to our son to come closer and hugged him tightly. I turned my face away because I was afraid I might change my mind at this last minute. I then held her in my arms, walking from the bedroom, through the sitting room, to the hallway. Her hand surrounded my neck softly and naturally. I held her body tightly; it was just like our wedding day.

But her much lighter weight made me sad. On the last day, when I held her in my arms I could hardly move a step. Our son had gone to school. I held her tightly and said, I hadn’t noticed that our life lacked intimacy. I drove to office…. jumped out of the car swiftly without locking the door. I was afraid any delay would make me change my mind…I walked upstairs. Jane opened the door and I said to her, Sorry, Jane, I do not want the divorce anymore.

She looked at me, astonished, and then touched my forehead. Do you have a fever? She said. I moved her hand off my head. Sorry, Jane, I said, I won’t divorce. My marriage life was boring probably because she and I didn’t value the details of our lives, not because we didn’t love each other anymore. Now I realize that since I carried her into my home on our wedding day I am supposed to hold her until death do us apart. Jane seemed to suddenly wake up. She gave me a loud slap and then slammed the door and burst into tears. I walked downstairs and drove away. At the floral shop on the way, I ordered a bouquet of flowers for my wife. The salesgirl asked me what to write on the card. I smiled and wrote, I’ll carry you out every morning until death do us apart.

That evening I arrived home, flowers in my hands, a smile on my face, I run up stairs, only to find my wife in the bed dead (His wife had been fighting CANCER for months and he was so busy with Jane to even notice). She knew that she would die soon and she wanted to save me from the whatever negative reaction from our son, in case we push through with the divorce.— At least, in the eyes of our son— I’m a loving husband….

The small details of your lives are what really matter in a relationship. It is not the mansion, the car, property, the money in the bank. These create an environment conducive for happiness but cannot give happiness in themselves.

So find time to be your spouse’s friend and do those little things for each other that build intimacy. Do have a real happy marriage!

If you don’t share this, nothing will happen to you.

If you do, you just might save a marriage. Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up. ♥
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Occupation
Ast. IT Coordinator
Skills
Network Infrastructure/Design, IT Security Protocol/Schema, Virtualization, Windows/Linux Server, WiFi LAN/WAN, Administration/Consulting
Employment
  • Chesapeake Board of Education
    Ast. IT Coordinator, present
    Assistant District Director of Technology. Duties include configuration of Windows Active Directory from 2003 to 2008 R2, Hyper-V, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Virtualization, Cluster Management, SANS/Mass Storage Array and RAID configuration. Currently our network consists of three Dell PowerEdge R710, Dual I7, 72 gig DDR3 Rack Mount Servers. We are running 4 ISCSI ports paired with a Dell MD3000 Back-end storage device. We have all three servers setup in a cluster with the back-end storage. We are running Microsoft Server 2008 Enterprise utilizing Hyper V technology and running Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager for our centralized management. All of our VHDs for our virtual servers reside on our back-end storage array which allows for fail-over protection should a physical server fail. In that event a "witness disk" on the storage array initiates a hand-off to one of the other physical servers to manage all the virtual servers. I utilize SCVMM to make snapshots of our servers before any changes are made or updates are deployed as well as keep templates of key servers for fast on-the-fly implementation.
  • BMS Natural Resources, Inc.
    Responsible for the relocation and initial setup of a BMS’s business network. Preformed all cabling runs, termination, and testing. Wired and configured all network equipment including: Cisco Catalyst 1900 Series Switch, Fibernet T1/T3 Router, and establishing baselines for network connectivity. Setup individual workstations, installing software, and setting up network permissions and shares. I have traveled to Mexico Beach FL to setup and maintain a temporary network at one of their demolition sites, and do computer repair calls 24/7. Responsible for the design of several equipment inventory databases for BMS, as the design and maintenance of their website, (http://www.bmsnr.com). I do a lot of various other jobs with them as well. Designed multiple ads for various publications, business cards, brochures, and monthly flyers. These are available upon request Formatted and maintained monthly expenditure reports
  • NG-Innovations, Inc.
    Duties Coincided with employment with BMS. NG was a start-up company funded by BMS Natural Resources.
  • DK Tech Services, LLC
    Responsible for running and terminating several thousand feet of CAT 5 and CAT 6 cabling. Terminating both CAT 5 and CAT 6 Cabling at RJ45 jacks and patch panels. We also used Fluke cabling testers to check line attenuation for each cabling run that was present.
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Currently
Huntington, WV
Previously
Wayne, WV
Story
Tagline
I'm a high energy individual that finds himself at the center of a good time. I'm married, great wife & son, active martial artist, and an IT Professional.
Introduction
I live in Huntington, WV. I attended Marshall University. I received 2 associate degrees in computer science (AAS), and 1 Bachelor in business/fine arts (RBA). I hope to finish my masters one day soon and then take up teaching at the university level. I would love to teach network infrastructure and design as well as wireless security and WAN administration.

I am the assistant IT Coordinator for the Chesapeake Board of Education. I have a my own company ConnectNet IT Specialists and right now we are responsible IT Administration for several offices in the Wayne County Courthouse. 

I got married July 29th 2006 to Jenny Maynard. We have been together almost 6 years. We have a great relationship, 2 beautiful kids (Connor & Kennadi) and great friends. We enjoy doing things with our friends, we love the outdoors, the beach especially, and anything that is energetic and fun.
Bragging rights
Work a full time job and manage a business on the side while helping my wife with our two children!
Education
  • Marshall University
    BS / Computer Science, 2002 - 2006
    Cisco CCNA courses 1-4 IT 131 Introduction to Networking IT 141 Networking Systems II IT 231 Networking Systems III IT 241 Networking Systems IV I Net+ IT 240 Internet Data Communication A+ IT-270 Computer Repair IT-276 Computer Maintenance Cisco Network Security IT-286 Sp. Tp.: Network Sec Solutions Operating Systems 1 IT-120 Operating Systems Admin I Operating Systems 2 IT-221 Fundamentals of the Internet Visual Basic IT-115 Introduction to Basic
  • Marshall University Community College
    AAS / Computer Science, 1999 - 2002
  • Wayne High School
    College Prep, 1996 - 1999
    College Prep
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Married
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