time

Recovering from our separation takes time.  The kids have had different highs and lows the past four months, since we’ve been together again. They’ve had anger, sadness, fear, anxiety, and insecurity like nothing they’ve had before. We do the best we can to get through those times by talking about how they are feeling.  Often, the way…

don’t give up

Over the months that my kids were writing the letters I have put on this blog, they were seeing their dad with opened eyes.  I had provided a buffer between them and him throughout their lives in a way that none of us realized, until I couldn’t be there all the time.  You can see it in their…

I need you to believe me

Dear Ms. T, I am depressed.  I am being constantly torn from my mom, my best friend.  Not only that, I was being forced to stay with my abusive father, who has repeatedly betrayed my confidence and trust.  He has yelled at me, calling me a liar and poison when I have done nothing wrong. …

My Feelings

Writing has been a way for my kids to express how they feel, when they couldn’t say it.  Seeing their feelings in words made them real.  This is especially important when the person who is hurting you makes you feel like you are overreacting, or that the hurtful thing they just did to you, or said to you, didn’t even…

That is all I have to say.

It would be really nice if I could have a different guardian, one who actually is on my side, understands, and has actually seen us.  Ms. T is not that kind of guardian.  She does not know us, but from the words of our father she believes we are unforgivable children.  Obviously, our father is…