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Your Mommy...
David Kahnt
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As I sit here in front of the computer I ponder my 50th GeekList. I have found the GeekList function one of the hardest on the 'Geek to do because some great ideas just fall flat while other spur of the moment ideas take off.

So here I am, thinking about this GeekList and thinking about me.

So who am I?

Well... I am 28, married, and going to be a father soon... real soon... it scares the crap out of me.

But luckily I have a wonderful person to help along the way. Someone I can fully trust and confide my worst fears in.

So this list is for you little gamer... your mommy is the best person in the whole world.

-DK
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1. Board Game: Uniquely New Jersey [Average Rating:2.67 Unranked]
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Your mommy was born in New Jersey, 1980... where you too will be born. She considers herself a full-on Jersey Girl, a moniker that only other Jersey Girls can understand.

She apparently was a precious little child, as I'm sure you will be too.
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2. Board Game: Church On The Way [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
David Kahnt
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Religion has always been important to her. She was raised in a Christian household and is now a Presbyterian (USA) Pastor - no small feat.

I have always been in awe of her commitment to her faith.
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3. Board Game: Divorce Cope [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
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North Carolina
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In 1994, her mom and dad were divorced. An incident that she never quite recovered from. She from there on needed to help pay bills and began working in order to do so. From this year on, she's been very hard working and very concerned about money.
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4. Board Game: Wings of War: Watch Your Back! [Average Rating:7.01 Overall Rank:694] [Average Rating:7.01 Unranked]
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In 1996 she jumped off scaffolding on a Mission trip work site and heard a pop. At first the doctors thought it was just a minor injury, a simple bruised muscle... but then she eventually lost all mobility in her left leg and needed a walker to get around. She was only 16. She eventually became paralyzed beneath the waist and needed an operation on her back.

Your mother is a trooper... she got better and finished high school with no sweat!
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5. Board Game: Guess How Much I Love You Game [Average Rating:2.00 Unranked]
David Kahnt
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October 29, 1999. We were officially dating. A great night indeed. Our first date was after church on the following Sunday. We went to Friendly's.

Your mom loves Friendly's. Its one of her favorite restaurants. I'm sure we'll go there many times.
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6. Board Game: College: The Game of Knowledge [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
David Kahnt
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North Carolina
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Believe it or not, your mom wanted to go to college for elementary education. That was short lived when she decided to go for Youth Ministry instead. She did great in all her classes... even the ones that help shave off people who weren't ready for the ministry. She got mostly A's in her classes...

Your mom is brilliant! You have no idea... her mind is one of the best I've ever known.
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7. Board Game: Against All Odds [Average Rating:7.52 Overall Rank:4320]
David Kahnt
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North Carolina
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January of her Sophomore year, she woke up one day unable to move. We went to the doctors and found that her disc in her back had herniated once again. L5-S1... She was confined to a wheel chair.
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8. Board Game: The Fellowship of the Ring [Average Rating:6.11 Overall Rank:4249]
David Kahnt
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Laurinburg
North Carolina
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March 23, 2001.

While still in a wheelchair I pushed your mom to a bench on campus at college. We talked there for hours. I then proposed to her. I'll never forget her answer... "You sure?" then "Yes."
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9. Board Game: Eastern Operation: Invade Oahu! Dec. 7, 1941 [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
David Kahnt
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Laurinburg
North Carolina
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You know, they say there was a man who jumped from the forty-FIFTH floor? But that's another story...
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Easter: 2001.

Your mom wasn't doing so well. She couldn't walk anymore and couldn't concentrate in her classes. Her back was hurting so much.

It was decided to do another operation. This time it would be a different doctor. So the Monday after Easter, your mom went under the knife for a second time.
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10. Board Game: Walk a Crooked Mile [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
David Kahnt
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You know, they say there was a man who jumped from the forty-FIFTH floor? But that's another story...
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Some people ask me what's my favorite memory of Becky, our wedding? honeymoon? No.

My favorite memory of your mom wasn't when she walked down the aisle at our wedding... it was a week after her operation. She was staying at her grandmother's house and I knocked on the door. Her grandmother opened the door and Becky came walking towards me.

To this day I still tear up telling that story. Your mom is a brave woman.
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11. Board Game: The Wedding Game [Average Rating:4.00 Unranked]
David Kahnt
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North Carolina
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You know, they say there was a man who jumped from the forty-FIFTH floor? But that's another story...
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May 24, 2003.

We were married.

Your mom looked so beautiful walking down the aisle with her father in her hand.

You mom is amazing at parties... an extrovert to the extreme. She is great.
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12. Board Game: Bible Search: Sunday School Edition [Average Rating:2.00 Unranked]
David Kahnt
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You know, they say there was a man who jumped from the forty-FIFTH floor? But that's another story...
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Your mom graduated two weeks before we got married and started Princeton Theological Seminary three months after.

She once again did really well.

Very few people go right from high school to college to Seminary and graduate, but she did. Your mom is smart.
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13. Board Game: Pizza Box Football 2006 Expansion [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked] [Average Rating:7.23 Unranked]
David Kahnt
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Laurinburg
North Carolina
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2006

A good year and a bad year.

She graduated and had a job waiting for her in Morrisville, Penn. What a happy day. She passed all the ordination tests the first time through (not many people do that) and started her job.

Then her father died without any warning. She was devastated... but carried on, she was ordained in September and became pregnant soon after.
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14. Board Game: SAD... The Game of Depression [Average Rating:7.00 Unranked]
David Kahnt
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Yes, that's right little one. Your mom was pregnant! She was so happy. After all she went through with her dad, it was a fitting end to a roller coaster year.

But it wouldn't last. We miscarried in mid December. It was a very sad time in your mom's life.

That's something I love about your mom. She wears her emotions on her sleeves.
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15. Board Game: Game of Real Life [Average Rating:5.94 Overall Rank:8266]
David Kahnt
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Life went on over the next few months.

Your mom excelled at work.

Then in September of 2007 we were blessed to be pregnant again, with you!

I hadn't seen a smile on her face like that since that last time she was pregnant.

I too was happy.
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16. Board Game: Shhh!... Mom's Asleep [Average Rating:0.00 Unranked]
David Kahnt
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You know, they say there was a man who jumped from the forty-FIFTH floor? But that's another story...
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So here we are little one.

I hope one day you will get to know your mom like I know her.

She's always been a child-less mother and you will help her dream come true.

She is precious to me.
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