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Garibay Soup: An Update for my 2nd Glass of Pour your Heart Out

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

An Update for my 2nd Glass of Pour your Heart Out

I SERIOUSLY never know what to expect with the situation with my niece and her mother. If you haven't read {THIS} post yet, you should.  This is an update to my post for 

The original plan was that my niece's mother was leaving Sacramento yesterday at 7pm to drive 5 hours, in the snow to pick up Alana. Then after she picks her toddler up and disturbs my family in the middle of the night, she then was planning on traveling back to Sacramento, in the snow, with her toddler. Needless to say, I was frustrated and upset.

Then I get a phone call from her saying that she's going to instead be leaving at 2pm today. Then I get a message left on my voicemail from her brother saying they'll be leaving around 2 and will be arriving here around 7. Whatever.

Oh, that's when things change. This morning I could tell her mom had been partying all night and now she's having issues with her family and has canceled the entire thing. So, now after I have prepared Alana for her mom coming to get her she has changed her mind.  Alana was expecting her mom, and I am relieved.

Her brother most definitely had not changed his plans, because I received a call from him letting me know he's running late.  I had to inform him that I most definitely will not be handing Alana over to ANYBODY except for her own mother, and at this point her own mother prefers her to remain here with me.  Thank God.  Did he actually think I would hand over my niece to an absolute stranger {in my eyes}, he obviously doesn't know me and the protective mother hen I am when it comes to my children and any child in my care. 

People.... this is a very, very crazy roller coaster.  I really never truly know what I'm going to wake up to.  So for now we still have her.  For now, she's still safe. 

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Blogger Casey said...

WOW, oh my goodness, what a roller coaster this is. I feel for that precious little girl. Praise the Lord you are there for her and an advocate for her. I will praying for the whole family. Thank you for being so open and honest!

April 6, 2010 at 9:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are amazing! Thank you for standing up for this child. You are a true example of what children like Alana need. You are in our prayers as is Alana. Continue to do what you are doing. Bless you!

April 6, 2010 at 10:07 PM  
Blogger Brittany Ciara said...

This is such a sad story, Amanda. Poor little Alana does not deserve this. Thanks God you are there for her and that He gave you the strength to take on the role as her mother being for a while. I hope everything works out. God bless!!

April 6, 2010 at 10:45 PM  
Blogger Jene said...

It's absolutely heart-breaking what someone can put their own child through. She's very lucky to have you.

April 7, 2010 at 5:09 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

Wow! You are truly an amazing person and Alana is blessed to be in your care. I will keep your family in my prayers.

April 7, 2010 at 6:27 AM  
Blogger Christy said...

oh my goodness dear, this is a crazy story. I am very glad that she gets to stay with you. Hopefully something will work out and quickly. I will have you and your family in my prayers! God Bless you for taking her in!

April 7, 2010 at 8:02 AM  
Blogger Brittney said...

bless her little heart! Im sure she wants to see her mother! Gah that just ruffles my feathers to know end! Why cause more disappointment in your child's life. God placed you in that baby's life for a reason! You are an incredible woman!

April 7, 2010 at 9:27 AM  
Blogger Andrea H said...

IMO this is the best news! I do feel for Alana and hope she isn't too disappointed with not getting to see her mom. Still praying...

April 7, 2010 at 7:09 PM  
Anonymous Alicia said...

wow. That has got to be hard on you (and everyone else). In a way you need to protect your family but then again it is hard because you want to be there for your niece. I agree that giving the situation to God is all you really can do at this point!

April 7, 2010 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger abba12 said...

Is there something you can try and do through the court system? Reading the 3 posts about the topic most recently, I would think you might be able to do something... Espoecially as it sounds like she might be in danger from her uncle.

I'll be praying

April 8, 2010 at 1:46 AM  

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