Friday, June 17, 2011
Day 15 - Something or someone you couldn't live without, because you’ve tried living without it.
I didn't try this like you try to lose weight, or like you try giving up something for lent. I was forced to try to live without my kids. I will never know who the coward is that called social services. There were actually some things going on that warranted some help from social services, but no one came forward and offered to help, and almost everyone we knew was doing the worst of the stuff right along with us, but someone made up lies and exaggerated things to expedite a social services sweep and I was forced to try living without my children.
I had a social worker from hell. She was a lesbian with no children and she didn't even want to hear our side of the story, the way she saw it was good kids, druggie parents, easy placement with a foster home, more money coming into the system, good deed for the day done.
What she didn't know is that she was NOT going to take custody of my children and give them away. Bryson and I fought like crazy to prove who we really were. We made it through the toughest of times and drug ourselves out of the gutter we got kicked into. I had to go through 6 of the longest months of my life with my kids living at my grandma's. I could not enjoy anything about my life without them.