Well…..here I am again!
Seems as if I hardly ever have anything good to write about lately. I try to stay positive…..and find all the good things in my life…..but other than me and my family are alive …..which is a wonderful thing……that’s about all that going good right now.
Yesterday was the court hearing to determine the custody of my grandbabies. I THOUGHT my grandaughter’s custody was in the bag….and all I had to worry about was my grandson. Boy was I WRONG……!!!!!!!!
The judge kept my grandson with the family that has him. His father gets visitation as well as my daughter. I was really worried that he would be placed with his dad…..not that his dad is a bad person….but he likes his beer, and has been known to get very drunk……often! He has also been known to drive with the kids in the car while drunk……which I only found out about AFTER the fact. I was not happy…..to say the least!
My grandaughter on the other hand…..was pretty much a done deal. Her father had only seen her 3 times in her 2 short years. Her grandmother had only seen her 2 times. When my daughter and I got off the elevator at the courthouse, and walked around the corner, she said to me “Mom…..isn’t that Kayleigh’s other grandma?” I looked at her and said NOooooo…..that wouldn’t be her. They don’t care what happens to Kayleigh….if they did they would have made an effort to see her!!! The more I looked at this woman….the more I was convinced it WAS the grandmother. I got up and walked over to her and sat down and said to her “WHAT ARE YOU DOING HERE???” She said….we only found out about this on Weds…..and my son couldn’t get here in time…..so I’m here representing him! I almost broke down right there. I asked her WHY……WHY did he care? He hadn’t seen Kayleigh or been a part of her life…….why all of a sudden is he showing interest in her. I had to hold my daughter back…..she was ready to go at this woman. The anger she had….was soooo bad that she was shaking so much I thought she was gonna pass out!
The witnesses were are called into the courtroom. I guess Kayleigh’s father is hiring an attorney. I am SCARED out of my wits. Surely to GOD they would NOT give this little girl to a man that doesn’t even KNOW her……and that she has no idea who he is.
So as of now…..they are scheduling a court date for the custody of Kayleigh.
Yesterday…..my daughter talked to a Pastor…….about her life……the drug use, the children, her attempted suicide the night before that I had NO CLUE about, getting her life straightened out, reaching out to God for help…….and most importantly being a MOTHER to her children!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was so happy to hear her say those things. She has lost everything. Her kids…..her car…..her job…..everything that mattered to her. I pray this is what it takes for her to change!!!!!! God how I pray this……….
Til next time…..I will try to stay in closer contact with you all so you will know what is going on!