Jan 29, 2008

PLEASE READ.....Making Amends.......A little Story that I need to tell.......

I know I have been sidetracked alot lately, I have owed some images and some candies and even some PIF's...........

So I am doing my BLOG 12 Steps Program sorta speak.

I have a list of people that I will be sending there PIF's, IMAGES, SMALL CANDY AND "PLEASE FORGIVE ME CARDS" too,

Life has its way of getting in the way of Life and things that you want to do and some of you may think that I am a flaker, but actually I am not. I am just a mom, a wife and a daughter who has been going thru alot of stuff, not that I am making excuses and not that I want this out in the open, but PLEASE READ THIS.............

just before Christmas, my 15 year old daughter came home from school and I arrived about 5 minutes after and I noticed that she looked very pale and wide eyed. So like any mom would do, I ask her what is wrong. She says "Mom I dont want to walk home anymore", She begins to tell me that an older man followed her from the High School and continued to follow her till a block away from home. I panicked I cried and most of all I got Angry, and also I got a huge flashback of something that happened to me when I was 15, so we get in the car and I ask her what he was wearing and all the details she could remember....She said the guy was telling her how beautiful she was and to let him walk her home and all this crazy stuff......

She continued to walk home and managed to run away from the guy before he noticed she was gone because she entered a store and he followed, she grabbed the opportunity to run when he was the register paying for something.....ok so on my way back to the High School, we see the guy going right back towards the High School, I was shaking and nervous and my daughter was panicking so I called the police and told them the incident that happened.

It resulted in having him arrested because he told the detectives and the cops that the only thing he did was ask her "where he could purchase Phone Cards" when they asked my daughter who was obviously shaken up and scared, that if what he was sayin was true my daughter said No he never asked me that he kept telling me i was beautiful, why wouldnt i speak to him and he kept throwing flirtatious remarks at me.... so when the stories did not coincide, the detectives arrested him for Indecent Conduct towards a minor. We went to court and the judge really went to town with him, his charges were downgraded to Harrassment of a Minor, a Permanent Restrainging Order from the High School and my family and about a $1000 in fines, Plus the best part of the day, a Public Humiliation in front of the Court and those who witnessed the trial, and let me just say that the people in the court room were all parents, including the attorney that represented him, who spoke to us and apologized a million times because he had to work for him, but he wanted him to pay for what he did......

So Please I implore you always watch out for your Children especially your little girls, I was fortunate enough that nothing serious happened and I will always do what I have to do to protect my children.

My other gripe is that I have been battling a very big scare with Cervical Cancer, I am still not out of the woods, Dealing with this on top of what happened, really drains a person and you become depressed and you dont want to deal with anything or anyone, you just wish that you can throw the covers over yourself and take them off and POOF it will be gone, but its not that easy, its in your face all the time and in the back of your head every day......

So with this I ask you to please forgive me for not sending out your things on time, I have not forgotten about any of you and my concious beats me in the head all the time.. to get your things out...... Please expect to receive things over the next few weeks.....I promise that I will make amends and get your candies out to you all...

3 comments:

Christi said...

Ohmygosh! How scary!! I am so sorry to hear that you have went through all of this. My prayers are with you as you battle all that you are dealing with.

(tinxmagic) Laura said...

WOW... what an endevour that you have had to go through... As a mom, I can honestly say that it would have taken everything to not get out and beat the living "pi%%" out of the dumb guy!!! I am glad they slapped him with huge fines and that he will have it on his record... I think we need to do more as a society to stop this kind of thing from happening. Stronger laws to make people think twice before doing stupid things.

I will hold you in my prayers too... about the C.C.

BTW... Your images are in the mail so should be getting to you in a day or so.

Chris Scrappin and Stampin in Texas said...

OMG girl, I had not been on your blog lately, and I had no idea. First off you will be in my prayers with cancer and all that you are dealing with...

I am so glad that you took the initiative and listened to your daughter, and they were able to catch this awful person...hopefully from harming anyone...Too bad he can't get the fines, and it will be on his record..Good thing your daughter was alert and knew what to do...some kids would not....As a mother of a 13 year old, I am always aware of stuff like this..Thanks so much for sharing your story..It WILL help others. Hugs & prayers. chris