I have been very busy lately taking care of some things for my household so I haven't updated as much. Thank you all so much for continuing to share this around while I have been taking care of the family!
I would like to thank my followers and donators again for your kindness and support. We are getting closer and building an even stronger case every step of the way. There are a lot of good positive things happening with our family this year, lets have improvement with this situation be one of them. I know this will take time, and it will be a long process.
I was able to see R on Skype today. It was my first call with him via video chat in 5 months. He is such a wonderful child! He was able to talk to each of our 4 children here for a few as well. They were able to wish him a happy birthday. Here's to you R, 6 years old today, we love and miss you so much!
R's father agreed to a Skype call with my son on Monday, which will be R's birthday. I have been told Skype times in the past and when the time has come been told that he is no longer available at that time, which makes me skeptical. I truly hope that he follows through as it has been months since I have been able to see my sweet boys face. I miss seeing my little man. When I have been on the phone with him he loves to play while talking, he includes me in it. Lately he has been a Dalek from Dr Who. In my opinion, Dependable, Reliable, Reasonable communication for a parent over 1,000 miles away is Skype as well as a phone call, of course nothing would be better than if R was living with us and we could play as often as we could! Please Keep this cause in your thoughts.
Please keep sharing, Donate. I know we can succeed in this custody battle if we have the funds to start it. We are the better fit family for R to be with. His siblings are here, we are more stable. We have better access for his needs. He needs to receive an education. I believe he will need therapy. R needs to be able to know his sisters and brother. I will never give up fighting for what is in the best interest of my son, I pray every single day for him. Please continue to help!
Our children wrote their Christmas lists yesterday after we decorated the house and put up the tree. On their lists they each put "R to be here". We ALL miss him. I wish it wasn't so difficult sometimes and that I could just go to the courthouse and file. However I am over 1,000 miles away, My husband is deployed, we have our four children here to take care of as well. THIS is why I need your support and help so I can financially afford to travel back and forth between Minnesota and Texas, Filing fees, Attorney costs. We have a VERY strong case but I can't pull it off if I can't afford the traveling and court costs. Please Keep this cause, and R in your thoughts.
Today I am Thankful for R, for all of you who continue to support and understand the importance of R to be home. This has not been an easy journey, I am grateful for the people who told me to not give up, to continue to fight the good fight for all the right reasons. It is Thanksgiving and I might not be able to talk to R, I wish more than anything that R wold be able to talk to his Sisters and Brother, without hesitation, or complication. Please keep sharing and Donating!
Thank you everyone for your continued support. I was able to talk to my little guy yesterday for a few minutes. He was excited about a wagon he was given. I asked him about Thanksgiving and he said he missed me, and wished he could come see me in Texas :) Gotta love that little man. Keep praying, Please Keep Sharing and donating.
Every time I check into this page I keep seeing the Shares going up, Thank you ALL. This will be a costly case as traveling between Texas and Minnesota alone is very expensive, I feel we do have a very strong case to point us in the right direction on this, but we need to be able to fund it. Travel expenses alone with driving back and forth will cost at minimal $800.00. Even if I were to enter this Pr0-se(representing myself) the filing fees alone are very expensive. WE need your help. Thank you all for your continued support!
Even $5.00 helps our cause, that could be a meal at an airport while we travel to Minnesota, it could be the last $2.00 needed to fully cover a filing fee. ANYTHING helps. Thank you ALL for sharing our cause.
I know this page has been shared around by a lot of people and I AM very thankful for that! WE have been doing a lot of editing back and forth to bring out R's story in the proper light, with the proper wording, I'm sorry f this has caused or will cause any confusion with you all, I would have waited to make it public until the editing was finished had I not felt this was urgent to get out and start this campaign now.
I would like to thank The people who have shared our story so far, and to those who have donated. Every penny helps! R is such a wonderful little boy who is so smart. I know in our home environment he could flourish and bloom with his natural character. Please continue to share and donate!
My family is about to enter into what we believe will be
a difficult battle for custody of my son, R. He currently lives with his father
in Minnesota in what we consider unsuitable conditions.
I currently live in Texas with my husband who is
active-duty Army, four of our children and two dogs. Unfortunately I left
Minnesota because I did not feel safe, and at the time I was forced to leave R
with his father. Because I was leaving under such distress, and there was such
a drastic difference between my financial means and those of R's father (and
his family), I felt there was no way I could take R with me. And I felt coerced
into signing a custody agreement that I've since come to wholeheartedly believe
is not in the best interest of my child.
R's father comes from a family with means. I do not. Based
on past implications, I believe that his family will support him in this custody
fight. Because our income is much less than R's father, we
are seeking the support of others to aid us in our goal of Full Custody of R.
Because of a pattern of behavior, and because we feel we can provide a better environment for R, my husband and I have determined that the best
course of action is to seek Full Custody of my son. R needs a home in a SAFE
stable environment. He needs to be with his siblings. He needs to be receiving
an education and therapy. He is such a brilliant, sweet, loving little boy, and
I know he will be so much happier "“ and healthier - with his family here.
Unfortunately, we do not have the means to fund this fight alone. Travel
expenses to attend court in Minnesota, combined with Attorney costs and legal
fees will cost much more money than we are able to fund by ourselves.
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