No, I haven't been around much, but I will try to get to regular posting again soon. I wanted to tell you something that is happening to a dear family member of mine.
You'd think that if a mother called CPS on her daughter, and doing so resulted in losing the privilege of seeing or talking to her grandchildren again, she would hesitate before calling in the future. Well apparently my mom has a real problem. She called CPS again. This time on my brother.
My brother, Jon, has Di-George syndrome, a genetic disorder, as well as Tetralogy of Fallot, a heart condition. He is mildly mentally disabled, and gets monthly SSI payments. Even though he's been on disability most of his adult life (he's 35 now), it hasn't stopped him from holding down a couple of jobs, such as at a grocery store, and most recently, as a parts delivery driver for Carquest. His conditions haven't stopped him from having a social life either. He has many friends and has had a couple of girlfriends over the years.
He lived at home with my mom and stepdad for many years. The environment there was always tumultuous and negative, and he would often butt heads with everyone living there. Well I was very happy for him when he finally found love, the woman he had been looking for all these years. I met her once at Easter, when she and Jon hid Easter eggs for the kids. She was a little shy, but friendly, and they seemed to be a perfect match.
I didn't talk to my brother for months, because I assumed he was still at home, and of course, I wanted to avoid my mom at all costs, since she called CPS on me.
Well, I ran into him a couple of weeks ago, and boy did a lot happen since I last talked to him! More than I caught on Facebook. He and his girlfriend got a lease together, moved in together, got engaged, and she is now pregnant. How exciting! Here's the bad news. My mom called CPS on him and his pregnant fiance, who isn't even out of her first trimester yet.