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Friday, July 20, 2007

Good Morning All,

Ok, I have a lot of work to do today so I am just going to let you all know what happened this week in the world of "Brandie".

Last Friday was court, as I said before, she did not show up.

Today the children will be turned over to my sister and my mom. They will stay with my mom this weekend and then my sister will take them Sunday and Monday. On Tuesday they will go with a social worker to Chicago to live with their dad.

I am happy and sad about this. Happy because they are going to be with their daddy and they deserve to be with him and sad because they are going to be so far away from my mom and I know that is going to make her so sad.

Brandie called last week (my mom not me) and said that she is 13 weeks preganant, she had been clean for 34 days (I believe that was the number), she is in treatment from 8 am to 12 noon each day, she is still living with Mark's dad although Mark's dad kicked Mark out of the house several weeks ago for beating the shit out of Brandie. Now, I don't know how much of this is true but she did say that she know that she has to get better and she knows that it is the best thing for the kids to go and live with their dad. Frankly, I would love to give her the benefit of the doubt but I just can't believe anything she says right now. If she proves herself then ok, I will try and forgive her because that is what the Lord wants us to do. I just really want the old Brandie back without the attidude and the "I am better than you" belief.

So, finally after fighting for his children for the last few months, Russell will be able to take them home and they will have somewhere to call home. We will miss them more than anyone can say but I am sure that Russell will let them fly out to Calif. once in a while.

Please continue to pray for these children. They know that they are not going to be living with their mommy but when reality hits, and they remember all that she has done to them, they will not only need counseling, they will need prayer.

3 comments:

Little Wing said...

Bless these children.
Bless the family.

kissmekate said...

Let us hope that there dad can give them all a settled life and a loving household. With the right conditions those children will flourish.

And let us hope and pray for the new life Brandie is carrying. I hope the child is either removed from her care from day one or that she HAS turned over a new leaf.

Weekends Off said...

Always I will pray for them, I hope they make it through this and that they get all the help that they will need with all the adjustments they will have to make.

Hugs to you and your mom, I can imagine her pain missing these kids I hope he lets them visit often and call their grandma at least!