My Child is Everything to Me

Wow, am I ever frustated. My child’s father vehemently refuses to take her to her therapy appointments. This is a very serious matter because she needs it.

A little background

My daughter’s father and I broke up a few weeks after her third birthday. Ever since then, he and I have lived in seperate houses(obviously) and she has been shuffled back and forth between houses weekly. This has been very confusing for her and I have fielded questions such as “Why can’t you live with Daddy and Rebecca?” Rebecca is my ex’s new wife whom he married only five months after our split. He did not allow our daughter to go to the wedding. Then they moved houses.

During the summer, I was down on my luck and was sleeping from couch to couch and was unable to have her for my alotted time for three months. It absolutely broke my heart however my ex thinks it was a joyride for me. Then, I was offered a room somewhere  that I could have my daughter and gladly took it.

My ex’s negative home environment

A few days before Thanksgiving, my ex got into an altercation with his wife. It was so bad that I demanded he bring her back to stay with me for good, to which he agreed. I then had her for three months.

I began the court process to get full custody and suddenly he wasn’t going to give up without a fight. The judge ordered that 50/50 custody be reinstated until the Guardian ad Litem had time to review the case.

So, as you can see, in the course of a little over a year, my sweet baby has been bounced this way and that and it would surprise me if she knew which was up at this point. This is why I have her in therapy. She has made great headway so far but it is being interrupted by my child’s father’s refusal to take her to her appointments on his scheduled week.

I take this issue very seriously. I would like my child to grow up as well-adjusted as possible which you would think would be the hope for any parent. I don’t know what to do. I’ve been in communication with the Guardian ad Litem and she is aware of the circumstances, so that’s a positive. I’m sure it looks good for me because I have letters from my child’s therapist stating that she is in therapy and that her REMAINING in therapy is crucial which have also been sent to the GAL.

These are trying times and I’m sttempting to not let it affect my eating but it has been. In fact, I’m about to go and make myself a cheese quesadilla.

This, too, shall pass.

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