I should be more important than I feel I am

My name is “E”, and I am 18 years old. I am not satisfied with the performance of my Guardian ad Litem, Ms. T.  She was appointed by court to be my voice in all legal matters concerning me at this time.  In the two months that she has been my GAL, I have not…

hope

On this site, the kids’ writing and art has come from their deep feelings of betrayal and hurt, loss and fear.  At times they have felt like their life was a nightmare.  They were desperate and wanted so badly to escape. Although it may not be clear in every letter and drawing, their hope has come from faith in…

grief

My heart hurts when I look at this drawing. About 3 1/2 months into our court-ordered separation and no contact, my children’s grief at being apart from me was overwhelming. Late one night, one of my daughters went into the bathroom of the home where she stayed.  Her pain and distress were so terrible that she sobbed uncontrollably for…

Dear GAL..

Mrs. T., My name is “F”, I’m 12 years old.  I just want my mommy to stay with us 24/7 and for us to be able to chose to see our Dad.  Our Dad has been cruel, and manipulative, and I don’t wish him ill will, I just want him to be gone.  And I…

A letter to my sister

Because of false accusations of parental alienation syndrome, my kids and I were forced apart and allowed no contact.  By God’s grace, they were able to be together during that time – but their sadness was tremendous.  They did much to encourage each other  – including notes and letters and pictures to one another.  I found this sweet…

my statement – “G”

This is the last of the kids’ statements, written in their desperation to be heard and believed – and in the hope it would make a difference. What I really want on top of anything is to be with my mom and best friends.  I never EVER want to see dad again.  Not dad or anybody else that…

my statement – “F”

Another statement from one of the kids, sent to my lawyer along with the others. I need for Dad to go away forever and Mom not to have to get a job.  At the present I don’t ever want to see Dad again!  He’s been cruel and I don’t believe he loves me at all. …

my statement – “H”

My son’s statement was brief and to the point. Well, I’m pretty much down to 2 requests.  I want to live with Mom, and I never want to see Dad again.  I don’t want to talk to him, I don’t want to see him, and I don’t want to be in the same house as…

my statement – “N”

This is the third of the kids’ statements, which they decided to write in the hopes their voices would be heard. I am “N”, I am 16 years old. The reality is, besides desperately wanting to be with my mom, I need to be with her.  I need to be with her, with my siblings, away…

my statement – “C”

My 9 year old wanted to give a statement that day, too.  She didn’t know who would see her words; my oldest daughter didn’t tell her.  But knowing it was possible someone might read it, and listen and believe her was inspiration enough. No one helped her write it.  Her words came from her heart. I need to…

my statement -“E”

My kids tried desperately to be heard.  One day, my oldest daughter decided they should all write statements and send them to my lawyer, hoping it could make a difference somehow. She prefaced the statements with a short paragraph to explain their intent. Mr. R – These are the statements of how we feel right now. …

how he hurt me

It’s hard to find words that adequately explain what it feels like to be manipulated and intimidated by someone on a regular basis.  It’s the pattern of behaviors and words, more than just a single incident, which make it clearer.  I’ve read that it is good to write things down as they happen, that way you can…