I just looked down and realized that I look like a bag lady. I was up too late preparing court documents and up early again trying to finish them. Then you fit in my responsibilities as a mom and my duties to my job: I’m feeling a bit overwhelmed today. My hair didn’t get brushed- I opted for the “clip back” look…my sweatpants and a few pats of make-up to conceal the dark circles under my eyes and here I am.
How many late nights have I spent typing up declarations, osc’s and other court paperwork? Too many to count. Last night, I was up until almost midnight and today, I am exhausted. I am in the midst of preparing an ex parte to stop the next visitation. I feel like a broken record, “it shouldn’t be THIS difficult to protect my daughters”.
What is different about this ex parte hearing? I have brave people who have come forward and offered to submit testimony in support of my case– people who know my X or people who witnessed the incident last weekend. Now I have strong voices who want to help me protect my daughters. In the past, I was constantly met with the same answer, “I will tell you everything you want to know but I don’t want to be involved”. Now, that seems to be changing. I am relieved and incredibly thankful to the brave souls who are helping us.
My new mission: to bring change to the Family Court System. You can help me by signing a petition. I also plan to create a letter which you can send to your local representatives– stay tuned for that. One voice can’t accomplish a lot but a lot of voices together can.