I COULD ONLY SHOW A FEW CAUSE MY EX IS IN THEM ALL BUT HERE ARE SOME!
Long story but so worth reading. So as some of you know I had Anthony when I was only 16 years old. At that age I knew nothing about being a mom but did my best. I met my dh when Anthony was only 5 months old and at the point it was honestly love at first site! I mean I was still with Anthonys dad and we never fought or had 1 problem but when I saw Justin I just knew I would be with him forever. I left my ex for him which made things bad between us. We had to go to court and I made sure I had 50/50 custody. The thing was I did not know yet what placement meant. I said Anthony's father would have placement cause the apartment was in his name. So I had Anthony living with me till his dad said I would only get him every other week cause he had placement!!!! I tried going back to court to say I did not know what I did but being 17 then without any money for an attorney I did not get very far. Well my ex kept keeping Anthony from me and when I went to the cops they said that I had to go through court. As time went on he told Anthony I was not there when he was younger but I always was! He even moved and changed Anthony's daycare and his # so I could not find Anthony. I started calling every daycare in the phonebook but they said they could not give out info on what kids they had. I started the court papers but my court date was 3 months away. Then I tried something else. I called every daycare but said hi can I speak with Anthony ******S teacher. So many times I got, um mam this is the wrong # till finally one answered and said sure hold on. By now it had been 2 months since I had seen my son so I hung up and raced to the daycare. The thing is when I got there I was balling trying to tell them my story and they said they could not let my son see me like that and had no proof that I was his mom. Looking back now I must have looked crazy but what mother who had her son basically kidnapped would not be crazy. It ended up being 4 months till court due to a conflict of intrest with the judge. The only address I had was my ex's mom so I sent cards telling Anthony how much I missed him and loved him. I tried calling her but she said her son would also not talk to her. After court I finally got Anthony along with papers stating that I got him and what days. Years later I had money for an attorney and started the custody battle which you all know I now just won!!!!! I never told Anthony all the things his dad was doing as a kid cause I did not want to hurt him but now that he is older I tell him anything he asks me. I told him that I was always there and sent cards and everything. He believed me but I always wondered if he believed me for sure.
Now to the important part. So monday I get a call from my ex's mom. She called all choked up saying how bad she missed Anthony. My ex has a crazy wife who does not want my ex or Anthony to see his grandma. Anthony's grandma could not hurt a fly and is the nicest person ever. Well I tell her I have Anthony now and if she would like I could bring him to see her. She started crying and said she had not seen him in almost 6 months! I took him there and picked him back up later that afternoon. He came back with an envelope. On the cover it said ...To Anthony when he turns 18. It then said... So you always know you were loved from the beginning. She told him to open it with me. Inside were all the cards I sent! All the pics of Anthony and I when he was younger. The hospital pics, the baby shower pics Anthony walking and crawling and holidays! SHe even had the grandparent cards I had sent her in it! I started bawling! I hardly ever took pics when I was that young so while Jazz and Tyson and Damien's albums are full Anthony's has missing chapters. I showed him and it healed him so much to know I was not lying to him and that he was taken from me and I just did not leave him like his dad told him. I have to make the best thankyou card to send her for giving me and Anthony back the missing pieces of our life together! There were also some pics of Anthonys dad and I so Anthony could see we were once good friends. Anthony has been walking around so happy ever since. I have to show you all some of these pics as I look like a baby myself! I said a prayer and thanked god that finally my heart is being healed ! I have a lot of scrapping to get caught up on!!!:D