Just want everyone to know that I am doing OK. Those of you who have expressed concern that you have not heard from me in a while, well, thanks, but it hasn?t been that long. My last update was either yesterday or Thursday.
I feel terribly overwhelmed at present. It is a nightmare but there is lots of hope, and so far, things are going in the right direction for the kids.
Right now, I am typing up some information to give to the court appointed attorney acting in behalf of my children. Again, he is the guy that the judge uses for really tough cases and this is one of them. The attorney will be interviewing everyone from CPS workers to doctors, from therapists to all the family members to get to the bottom of this matter. The hearing is set for two weeks from now. In the meantime, the judge has ordered that Sara make absolutely NO CONTACT with our children.
This NO CONTACT thing was rough on Nancy when she first learned of it, but there was no other choice. Things cannot continue as they were and I think deep down, Nancy knows this. She simply does not want anything bad to happen to her mom, and she would feel responsible if it did. Meanwhile, Nancy is learning skills and tools for dealing with life and her family and we are looking forward to a fresh start with her.
This situation has brought me to the conclusion that I must become an advocate for the rights of abused JW children. I must keep doing something for the other children still going through it even after my own children are safe and on their way to a better life. I am already considering the direction I will go and it seems to be the right course at this point. Watching my kids go through this has brought back so many of my own childhood memories I had pushed down for so long and I shudder sometimes.
I?ve been jolted awake; I mean really awake.
To all the rest who have come out of the nightmare that is the WTBTS, thank you for your love and support.