July 30, 2012 Do Over!

365 Days of Thank You

Today’s writing prompt: Describe the one decision in your life where you wish you could get a “do-over.”

July 30, 2012.  On that day we, Steve and I cried “uncle” in the fight for custody we’d mounted to keep our grandchildren in Rhode Island.  It was by far the most emotionally difficult and draining day of my life. 

first day of school 2011The kids had lived with us for 16 months. They regaled us with stories of their life in Arizona that caused us, and anyone who heard them, to be concerned for their welfare and safety.  School social workers, teachers, principal, camp staff, therapists, neighbors, friends and family, all continue to ask about them.

I’m not sure what I would do differently if given the chance.  Would I fight less or fight harder?  What I would do differently:  try to get their mother to understand that we were fighting for their…

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