Hello, and thank you for taking the time to read this, in advance. I would like to tell you the true story of what has happened to my sister in law. A few years ago, her little boy came to her with to most horrific news I had ever heard. Something I you would never want any parent or loved one to hear their child say. He told her that he was being hurt, and it was his father that was hurting him. His older brother, later discussed and confirmed that he too, has been hurt and continues to be.
This was and is devastating, and she felt like she could not believe it at first. She didn't want to, but this was her little boy. He was very young at the time, he was only three, but he was articulate. She told me that she saw the pain in his eyes, in his actions, she believed him.
Unfortunately, when she went to the police, they didn't have enough physical evidence to do anything about it. In this situation, when that happens, a lot of times, the child will be court ordered to still see the person that has hurt them, and that was the case for him and his brother. This happens more often then you could imagine, for more information, visit www.mothers-of-lost-children.com.
She tried to protect him, she did everything she could think of to help him. So did her parents, unfortunately, that involved paying legal fees. She had to borrow 100's of thousands of dollars from her parents, and they mortgaged their paid for home. They are now struggling to pay their bills, and to keep from losing the home.
The good news is that she managed to meet my bother, and they married while all of this was going on, and the boys have a wonderful step father who loves them, and he loves his wife very much too. Though this has put a financial burden on him, and for all of them, and I feel so sad every day because he chose to love them, and took on all of this stress, and it has affected his health, though I know he would not trade them for anything in the world and I am so happy that he has found true love.
The two boys are getting older and through everything, they are growing stronger, and into wonderful human beings, so loving, so kind, but also so sad often times. They both have PTSD and anxiety and depression. They try to take it day to day, to make it through every day, but sometimes it can be overwhelming. Her son, who came to her at three years old, is so depressed sometimes, that at the young age of only 8, which he is now, he talks about taking his own life at times. They see a counselor to help them get through it all.
My brother and his wife had a baby boy together now, and he is very happy and very sweet, but they struggle with finances, and are not able to pay bills, and they want to be able to keep from going bankrupt and pay back her parents and also take care the children they care for so much!
On top of all of that, my father just had a stroke and my brother and I are trying to fix his plumbing and take care of him, he has no hot water in his house.
Again, thank you so much for your time and for letting me share what has been a burden on my heart and at times, to heavy a burden for my brother and his family to carry, many blessings to you,