Thursday, July 17, 2008

Still Learning About Their Lives

Cyr was a bit slow and secretive with her final letter to the Judge today. I was cooking dinner last night while several girls were finishing up. They are all about about the same thing, Don't let them out b/c they will hurt other kids and kidnap us. They told us they would. They deserve to be in jail. Cyr's was not only longer but sharde more insight. The thing that surprised me (almost b/c she has hinted around at it for awhile) is that if he lets her out she will go have sex with men for money, just like before and her father used to punch her face, hard then tell her she deserved it.

The other kids were just talking about old times when Ella asked them if they remembered that one time he chased her (she has CP and has trouble running well or with any speed) and their father kept hitting her with his belt. She fell a bunch of times and her just kept after her. She ended up being beaten in the face, arms, legs, back, and butt. She had big "puffy stripes" everywhere. I didn't ask anything, I just kept cooking. I know they are safe now and I dread the things I learn in the future.

They are so excited about visiting their former foster mother today while I am in court.


Tracy said...

Your family will be in our prayers today.

Innocent Observer said...

Ugh. I'm so glad that your kids are safe and with a Mom who can hear them. So many people wouldn't be able to sit with them (perhaps myself included?) without freaking out.

I'm glad that they are safe, and even gladder (did I just make up a word?) that you have each other.

Maggie said...

After more than two years of being on the fringes of the foster care system and hearing all these stories, I just can't cease being shocked by the horrible things people will do to children.

Michelle said...

This is so difficult to read about, I can't even begin to imagine what it's like for you to hear...or for them to have lived through this. If you willing to give your children messages from a faithful blog reader, please tell all of the kids I think they are amazing and brave. Tell Cyr that I am praying for her and I'm so amazed that she is willing to write to the judge and stand up to her ex-parents. I'm praying for all of you.

Lindsay said...

Continuing to wish your children peace and healing.

Best wishes.