Now that my father’s Trust has been released to his children upon his death, it is made abundantly clear, what I have known all along – that my ex-husband’s rabid pursuit of custody (8 custody petitions, 3 trials and countless harassing legal filings spanning nearly 5 years), was to obtain this “pot of gold” at the end of the rainbow, my inheritance.
It is impossible not to notice that my ex-husband dropped my family members who would not assist in his hate campaign and would not give him money, OR had no more money left to give him. Yet he consistently lied to the court, and misrepresented that he alone was the key to my child having contact with my own family.
How sad that my ex exploited the fact that my father had Parkinson’s disease. How sad that he worked so steadily to spread his hate and lies campaign about me to members of my own family, but only the ones with the money, while joining forces with a bitter, vindictive sister-in-law who needed a scapegoat and a distraction for her personal mistakes that were common knowledge.
My prayer is that my son will know his intrinsic value and worth as the wonderful human being that he is. That he will know that he is far too precious, and far above a group of greedy people.
The time-line of it all is perfectly clear, and very well documented through DCFS, court ordered forensic psychologist, doctor, and hospital records.
My dear son: your immense worth and value is precious and far above all of this. You are your mother’s Heartsong, her pride and joy. But most of all, you are who you are in your own right: a wonderful, kind, intelligent and talented human being, a cherished, precious child of the most high God.
Let them be who they are. And you go on being who you are. The actions of others are a reflection of them, not you.