A Father's Fight for his Children
The word Father means a lot to me, especially since I grew up without mine. It's not a word to take lightly, earning it means huge responsibility has been taken and unconditional love has been given. I am a Father, and this is the reason that I have to ask for help.
I have four beautiful daughters that I have never stopped being a father to. Three of which I am currently fighting to be able to remain in their lives as much as possible. There isn't a thing I wouldn't do for my babies, as the pictures my wife gathered for me to upload here show. I baked their cakes for their birthdays (only for the past 5 years, I've finally given up on my struggle with fondant in a tiny kitchen), I'm present for all school and extracurricular activities, I take them on as many adventures as I can afford, I get down and play with them, I take care of their boo-boos, I make sure they are eating well, and keeping good hygiene, I make sure they dress well and are happy, I brush their hair, I remind them every day how beautiful and smart they are and how much I love them, I read to them, laugh with them, listen to them, and stand up for them. I do all of this because they are the world to me and I love them more than I could ever attempt to express.
I've found myself in a financial situation that requires me to move 3 hours away for work. I cannot afford to commute, and maintain my financial responsibilities to my children and their biological mother, so I'm forced to once again, fight to maintain the majority custody of my girls. Of course I do have an option, and that option would be to stay and enroll in welfare, but that is not in the best interest of anyone, nor is that something that I feel I should teach my girls when other options are available.
To date I have spent nearly $100k on lawyers to get to the point where I have just over the majority of custody. I now find myself needing to create more money to continue my fight for custody or be forced to give up majority custody of my children and that's something I can't bear the thought of. I just can't. Money shouldn't come between the right to fight for your children, but it does.
I am not one to ask for help, because I believe that you do anything that you put your mind to. There is unfortunately no way for me to create this last bit of attorney fees with my current situation. Because I have been court ordered to have a custodial evaluation performed and need to supply representation for myself, I HAVE to ask. If anyone out there feels they are capable of supporting me in anyway, there is no way for me to truly express my gratitude. Please feel free to like and/or share.
A gracious father!