A good friend reminded me this morning that when a person can no longer control you, they will control how people see you.
That control ends now. This campaign is not about my ex. Horrible things happen. Horrible people happen... but so do SO MANY GOOD PEOPLE, and SO MANY GOOD THINGS.
Instead of explaining how I got into this predicament of publically petitioning for financial support...let me instead tell you about who this campaign is for.
My wonderful children. I have 3 of the most amazing children, you would be lucky to meet any one of them.
My oldest is a 17 year old ...err, not quite a boy, not quite a man? He is a genuinely good person and a very protective older brother. I could not have wished for anyone better to be my oldest child. I am in awe of his character and wish I had an ounce of his personality.
My oldest daughter will be 13 this summer. She is going through a tough time right now. I don't know if it's age, or that we've been experiencing a 3.5 year divorce that has wreaked particular havoc on her. My guess is BOTH situations are a lot for anyone to go through. Despite everything, she's a very smart girl and ferociously talented girl. I absolutely love her with all my heart.
Delaney Rose is my baby. Albeit 7 years old, she is my baby just the same. I am crazy in love with this fiesty little princess. Even though she is surrounded by teenagers, she has quite a commanding presence and can hold her own with the best of them. She is such a tiny little thing, sticks for arms and sticks for legs with a big ol' brain that keeps her top heavy.
I love my children more than anything in my life. They are my purpose.
Right now, I am going through the trial of my life. My ex has been very well funded in his attempt to win custody and completely shut me out of their lives. I can not imagine my life without them.
From one mother to another. From one parent to another, I humbly ask you please.
Please, if you can help. We need help. From prayers to pennies, EVERYTHING counts.
I have such a short amount of time to collect the funds I need to maintain my attorney and pay the experts we need to pay.
Thank you for reading my story.