Thank you darling moon-shine for this adorable little teddy bear and locket. I love them!
Playgirl has 3 children, a 24 month old, a 5 year old, and a 7 year old. Let me explain how it happened.
I received a phone call Saturday night, from the military telling me that my cousin who lives in San Antonio, the cousin I mention once who had 3 children, and whose husband was in Iraq, had a little mental breakdown and had to go to the hospital. They told me that the children were now in a foster home, because my cousin couldn’t care for them, and didn’t have family or friends in San Antonio who could help. They had made phone calls to members of her family from other cities and states asking if they were willing to take the children, because if someone wasn’t found to do it within 2 days, it would become VERY difficult for the mother to get them back if and when she recovered. None were willing to take on this responsibility. I immediately told them that I would be there the next day. The next day I called my boss to let him know I wouldn’t be in for a week, then I rented an SUV to bring them all back to El Paso until their mom was well again.
I called Norma, one of my dear friends, and she said she would go with me to help me. We had been told to take our drivers license and social security card. When we got to San Antonio Sunday night, we drove directly to the foster home. The baby was asleep in a woman’s arms, and the other 2 were sitting on a couch in the lobby looking so sad and scared. I ran to them and hugged them. Norma and I then had to show our identification and SS cards. Before we had left E.P., a complete background check had already been made on Norma and me. We took the children to their home, and that’s where we all stayed until yesterday when we drove back to El Paso.
Let me say this, my cousin and her husband adores their kids, and are just as perfect a mother and father as I have ever seen!!! I believe it just became too much to handle for her, being all alone in San Antonio without anyone to help her or confide in, and her fear for her husband who is in so much danger in Iraq just made her pop.
So, my life has changed drastically! Never have I been so scared, because since I now have full legal guardianship of these children, and for God knows how long, I am totally responsible for them. By and by, those I’ve been dealing with is the military, and they have been wonderful!
I have already hired a lady who will come in for 8 hours, 4 days a week, to take care of them while I’m at work. Grandpa will also help. Norma will pick them up Friday mornings to stay with her.
The baby demands I change his diaper whenever he messes it up. How many diapers, and some with poo have I changed? I’ve lost count! :o(
These kids are so adorable, and I’m sure I’ll be making lots of posts about the cute things they say and do.
I would have loved to have seen one of my LJ friends who lives in San Antonio, and although I was extremely busy dealing with all that entailed in becoming the kids legal guardian, I did stop by a Target in hopes of finding him, but I was unsuccessful.
inspectorjury, I have not forgotten your birthday, nor have I forgotten our cyberspace wedding. I will let you know when to expect something from me in the mail, and my brothers will be there at our wedding with their shotguns, just to make sure you stick around when it comes to you saying "I do!" :o)
I love these little babies terribly, but never in my life have I been as scared as I am now. Wish me luck that I take good care of them as children should!
I've got a lot of catching up to do with reading your LJ's and also sharing pictures I've recently taken. Oh, and I have no idea what's been going on with Paris Hilton, or the world for that matter! :o)
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