There are numerous FB pages and a blog run by a handful of people who have made an aggressive effort to destroy my family and my business.
This is an example of what they post.
Where do I start? First, I guess, is this. People have never mocked or harassed you. Your parents, particularly your mother, has twisted and spun comments about you, in an effort to blame us for her negligence. When we have made our concerns known about issues such as your just learning to read when your peers would be into chapter books; your ill-fitting and torn, dirty clothing; the expectation that you cook your own food in third world conditions because your parents can’t be bothered; the fact that you all sleep together with no privacy for emerging adolescents etc; those comments are directed at your parents and not any of you.
I am sorry that you have parents who care more about social media than about you.
I am sorry that you had to lug buckets of crap and then dump it on the ground.
I am sorry that you then had to play in the fecal mud.
I am sorry that you had to lay outside in the elements, on filthy blankets on the ground while most of you were puking your guts up. I am sorry that your mother was so cavalier about your suffering and that she took pictures and then commented that you wouldn’t take food again without asking.
I am sorry that you don’t get to see a doctor when you are ill; when you have 2nd and 3rd degree burns; when you need stitches and for vaccinations and well check-ups.
I am sorry that your parents took $45,000 and did nothing with it to improve your lives.
I am sorry your parents lie about how you live and that there is no garden with nourishing veggies, no fresh eggs because your free-ranging chickens would be laying everywhere and no adequate protein source. It was inconceivable that rabbits were being raised to feed the dogs good food, while you were dining on hot dogs fried in a filthy pan, in an equally filthy kitchen.
I am sorry that you have to cook for yourselves and that food comes from dented mystery cans.
I am sorry that as soon as you are off your mom’s boob, you are replaced with a new baby.
I am sorry that you don’t have your own bedrooms, or beds, and that you are all crammed into a loft, sleeping on plywood on and under filthy blankets.
I am sorry that you aren’t receiving any kind of education.
I am sorry that your father took two months to test clean. It doesn’t take that long for marijuana to clear the system. I am sorry he put weed before you.
I am sorry your parents are making the world such a fearful place for you. I hope you can break that bondage and realize that there is no conspiracy; the government is not out to get you and your parents are abusive. The world is what you make it and your parents have chosen to make it a horrible place. Yes, you are suffering because of THEIR choices.
I am sorry that you don’t have friends in the community.
I am sorry that you don’t participate in sports, or clubs, or other activities.
I am sorry that before the never-ending court dates your parents go to, there is a period of manic craziness on your mother’s part. I am sorry too that your mother has lied about the reasons for these court dates and that she has lied under oath. She doesn’t seem to realize that doing this under oath is perjury and could result in her going to jail.
I am sorry that your mother refuses to see a doctor during this pregnancy. It scares us that she looks so ill and is exhibiting signs of some very serious complications.
I am sorry that this is going to be a particularly rough week for you because of your father’s harassment charge and court date next week. We all recognize that right before court, your parents spiral out of control. We hope and pray you remain safe.
I am sorry there are so many skeletons in your parents’ closets and that there are leaks in the dams they have tried to carefully craft. Disturbing information is coming to light but in the end it will save you all.
I am sorry your father thinks he has divine inspiration. In truth, he is wickedly twisting Scripture to suit his awful thoughts. Again, we pray you keep safe.
I am just so sorry about everything you have to endure. There are people who are watching and working to see you experience what it means to be really and truly loved and cared for one day. It will be hard at first, because as crappy as your parents are, they are still your parents. We understand that. However, we know that over time you will begin to embrace a new life – love, good food, education, friends, clean clothes, your own bed, medical care, calm environment, structure you can count on etc. Your oldest brother is already making this adjustment. He is experiencing stability and real loving care for the first time. I think he will be a great dad and a good husband despite his upbringing.
I am sorry that you can’t be rescued right this second. However, please remember that you are not forgotten. We are working hard on your behalf.
I am sorry.