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Carole and Johnny June 18th, 2003 03:08 PM

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I realize I have been quiet. This is because I was in the process of taking my ex to court to fight for custody of my kids. Their stepmom is verbally and mentally and emotionally abusive. This was in the paperwork. The kids were claiming abuse. They called the attorney and signed paperwork to change their managing conservator. It was so bad over there that the kids cried (at 15 and 17) everytime they had to go back.

The ex husband called an hour ago and said, "Get this attorney off my back. I will sign anything! (The wife) can't afford to have her daycare shutdown because of this. They can move in today, just get him off my back."

It's official, the kids are moving in !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!
The final paperwork comes next week.


mbuckellew June 18th, 2003 03:18 PM

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Congratulations, Carole! That is fantastic, wonderful news! Rejoicing with you. :)

I wonder how someone so abusive to her children could possibly run a day-care? Ugh!

Cheers,
Michelle B.

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Jason June 18th, 2003 03:18 PM

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Excellent news. Congratulations for both you and the kids. Sounds like everyone wins..Except, the mean stepmother...Some reason a glass slipper comes to mind...


Carole and Johnny June 18th, 2003 03:19 PM

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She is really sweet with the daycare kids. Jeckal and Hyde personality.
Jason - I thought the same thing. She treats her own sons like they are perfect treasures.



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Phyllbo June 18th, 2003 04:19 PM

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Congratulations Carole.

I had no idea that your kids weren't with you full time. I can only imagine how happy you must all be at this outcome.

Phyll


sue June 18th, 2003 04:30 PM

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Good news Carol! Now you will have more time with them :)


Set2cruz June 18th, 2003 04:31 PM

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Well congratulations Carole, a wonderful end to a horrible situation! :-)


LGriggs548 June 18th, 2003 06:07 PM

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Carole,

I am very happy for you! Enjoy every minute you have with them.

Linda

Luanne June 18th, 2003 06:34 PM

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Great news Carole!

Luanne


rollerdonna June 18th, 2003 08:02 PM

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Great news Carole, wonderful for you and your kids. But it makes me wonder how this "wicked stepmother" is running a daycare. Somebody should report her, or make your court case open to the public. Good luck to your kids, it'll probably be an adjustment for awhile. Mine are still adjusting to their anger at their father's recent disappearance, and their relief at his return.

donna


pamda June 18th, 2003 10:09 PM

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You know how I feel.

Had a sweet note from Ms. A. earlier.

Love to all !!!

CruzNut June 18th, 2003 11:23 PM

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That's great news, Carole. For some reason I thought your kids were already living with you - glad they are now!


Lisa June 19th, 2003 12:35 AM

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Congrats, Carole!!!


April June 19th, 2003 11:02 AM

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I never would have guess this Carole--- this is the BEST--- I'm so happy for you and your family !!!!!!
Cheers
April

CKing June 19th, 2003 12:36 PM

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That's great Carole!

I know you will sleep easier at night knowing they are safe now!

What a wonderful belated Mother's Day gift!


Donna June 19th, 2003 03:26 PM

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Carole,
What wonderful news, just sorry you had to go through so much to get to this point, but I know its worth it, congrats!


Kuki June 19th, 2003 04:05 PM

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Congrats Carole. Hopefully having the kids with you full time, will also fill your life, and bring the entire family much happiness!


annee June 20th, 2003 07:46 AM

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Carole I am so very happy for you,enjoy and treasure every moment you have with them as I know you will.
I was left by my Mother at 2 weeks of age to be brought up with my Grandparents aged 60 and 58,they had already brought up their own 6 children but they never once made me feel unwanted-my Mother on the other hand forgot I existed,she went on to have 2 more kids(boys-each with different fathers).
She has told numerous untruths about my parentage-I went to trace my Polish Father to find he had died 2 years previous,but she continues to tell my half brothers that my father is Canadian.
Now history is repeating itself with my own daughter-3 children all boys 14.12.&7.The 7 year old is with his father who has been to court to get Parental Rights,the 12 year lives with his father(ex-husband)and now she has re-married again and does not want the eldest boy and has signed him into the care of the local authority,my heartbreaks to see him-he knows he has always been the blacksheep as far has his mother is concerned,last evening he visited after school and said he wished he could just go once on a family holiday,what do you say to a boy nearly 15 who is crying for the family he will never be part of,Some people really do not deserve to be blessed with children.
Carole ,I hope you have lots off happy times together making memories.

Carole and Johnny June 20th, 2003 12:22 PM

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Thanks everyone! Annie - My heart breaks to hear your story. Having your mother go off and leave you must be incredibly difficult to understand and live with. The grass may be greener on the other side, but it still has to be mowed.

As far as my kids, their father has always been an incredibly good father. Then he married this woman and she is very controlling. He is an easy pushover, therefor, she controls him too. He doesn't defend the kids or stick up for them, so they don't feel protected by him anymore. It's a shame too because that was his best feature - being a devoted and wonderful father.

As for the "stepmother, she is jeckle and hyde. Her daycare kids are treated very well, and she is very tolerant of all them. She also treats her own boys with tenderness and love, but put her around my kids, and it's the cinderella story. Very sad.

The kids went through a difficult decision making process and this is what they decided they needed to do. Although they knew they would have to hurt their dad to do it, they said they couldn't bear another day in that house. Ashley said she would rather live on the street than to go home.

Anyone who has met my kids, knows they are loving, giving and tender hearted kids. They are not spoiled and disrespectful. I couldn't be prouder to have teenagers thatn act this well. So for them to go to these lengths, really says something. I am proud of them.

This is a great early birthday present for me, as my birthday is tomorrow!



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