I don't have much to blog about today. I'm very upset. My children in Texas are very distressed. There have been more "events" causing this.
You know how in a court room there's a side for the prosecution and a side for the defense. The prosecuting side sits to the judge's right as he faces the courtroom.
Last year in court that's where X and his wife sat. Behind them was a large group of their family and friends - about a dozen people. Actually - ten people. I think that's all. Anyway, it seemed like quite a group. We had no one sitting on our side behind us. This year we'll be on the prosecuting side.
So many things have happened in the past year that we will be bringing to the judge. Things that X and his wife should be feeling incredibly shameful about. Friday afternoon was just another shameful event with the stepmother causing slight injury to my 10yo daughter and upset to everyone in their household.
I cannot imagine how they could possibly want those ten people to be sitting behind them this year. Those ten people are ten of the nearest and dearest family and friends they have. Yet those ten people do not know the shameful things that happen in their house involving my children.
I am sick to my stomach, flushed in the face, and shaking right now thinking about what happened - less than two weeks before the upcoming hearing. I am seriously wondering if the stepmother isn't intentionally doing these things because she wants the children to be taken away so she doesn't have to deal with the responsibility that is obviously stressing and overwhelming her.
I subscribe to the Writer's Almanac email that is put together by Garrison Keillor. Today's Writer's Almanac told that it is the birthday of F. Scott Fitzgerald. He once said "What people are ashamed of usually makes a good story." That's so true.
These people are writing quite a compelling story with the shameful things they are doing - X and his wife. I will be so happy when the children are away from there.
Please keep the kids in your thoughts and prayers. They have 11 more days to wait until the hearing and they really are counting the minutes. We all are.
I hope when the drama is over you'll keep coming back for the knitting and baby pictures.