Answers to Questions
My body won’t hold up to sit here and respond to everyone individually as much as I’d like to so I thought I’d do a quick post and try to respond to everyone at once.
Kim, the kids were with their dad and step mom originally but they were all living at his mom’s. First his wife left him while they were there and took his other two kids and then their dad got into it with his mom and he took the girls and left. The problem was, he didn’t have anywhere to go and that’s when and how I ended up with them. He has since gotten a place to live and I think the girls had it in their heads that he would come back and get them all along. They were good with everything in the beginning but as time went on and he didn’t come and get them they started acting out. They have a lot of anger and abandonment issues and rightfully so. I think Hailey decided that if she didn’t make some kind of move before school started that they would be stuck here for another year for sure, so she started a big argument with me. She called him to come and get them and I let them go.
As far as how I’m doing with it, well, I feel bad for them, but I’m relieved myself. I have truly been stressed out the whole time I’ve had them. I knew when I got them that there would be some difficulties but it really was too much since they are so troubled anyway. Not to mention the financial hardship since neither of the parents helped me the entire year. I’m in debt to so many people for the help they gave me during this past year I’m afraid to even think about it.
I also feel like God intervened. I needed a job to be able to take care of the financial needs but with the job I ended up with, I just don’t see how I could have done it all. I’m putting in a lot of hours and it would have left them unsupervised way too much and they probably would have felt abandoned by me too then. I always believe that everything happens for a reason.
And GOM, these people really do like me dammit! lol