Wednesday, March 23, 2016

The Celebration Continues!

Darius' High School graduation was hanging in the balance due to 2 classes he was struggling with. Today we learned he passed those two classes and met the Washington academic requirements for High School graduation. YOU DID IT SON, YOU DID IT! 

Hell, we all did it! This was a group effort to say the very least. Our family has been through great trials and tribulations since Darius decided to better himself by moving to Washington. It was all worth it. Tonight we celebrate Darius and all that he has accomplished since moving to Washington. Darius, we are so, so proud of you!


Saturday, September 12, 2015

An open Letter to my son's mother


Knowing that you visit this blog on a regular is very reassuring. It allows me to get a few things off my chest. 

First, congratulations on your recent one-sided victory in court. I suppose it isn't very hard to win a court case when there is no one on the other side to defend themselves. Oh well, let's not bother ourselves with the details. Great job! 

I hope you frame that court order because it's all you have left. Better yet, you might want to lock it away somewhere safe and sound because those papers are clearly worth more to you than your only child. Again, congratulations on your wonderful victory.

While you were a busy little bee spending $8,000 to "win", we were busy celebrating. We've celebrated Darius making the high school soccer team - a dream of his. We've celebrated Darius getting his driver's license and his first car, landing a new job on his own, his junior prom and being accepted into college A YEAR EARLY! In the months to come we will continue to celebrate. I will be taking Darius' senior portraits soon and then we get to pick out graduation announcements. Then we'll celebrate Darius' senior prom, high school graduation and his 18th birthday. You've given up all of this so that you could win in court. Again, congratulations on your victory.

On your road to victory and revenge you have shown Darius who you really are. You showed Darius that his opinions and wellbeing mean nothing to you. You showed Darius that Botox was worth more than his dreams of playing soccer. You've shown him that you had $8,000 to "win" in court but you couldn't possibly afford to help pay for his care, college, sports, or well being while he's lived here. You've shown him that disconnecting his cell phone, getting him kicked out of high school and lying is how you retaliate when things don't go your way. He knows that you do not respect him on a basic human level and you are completely incapable of acting in his best interest. It never had to be this way and you didn't have to destroy your son for loving his father. Congratulations! I'm sure it was worth it to you. 

In the years to come you can say whatever you want to try and mend the damage you've caused, but words are cheap. You've shown Darius that you're willing and capable of destroying him to satisfy your disgusting obsession with Butch and I.

I hope you continue to celebrate your victory as we continue to celebrate Darius. Darius comes first at our house. He always has and always will. 



Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Captain Moron

Christopher Ostrander, Dawn's husband is attempting to taunt me on a Florida support group for Fathers. You can read about Chris HERE. This "stepdad" has reached out to Darius ZERO times since he's lived here. That's how concerned he is about Darius, not one text, phone call, e-mail, or letter. Nothing.

This is the type of stupid shit we deal with on a regular basis. It's as if he's 12. Chris' behavior, and sickening hate for us, is one of the many reasons Darius wanted to live here.

Chris Ostrander seems to think that by putting on a GI and standing in a group photo you must be able to do whatever Chris Ostrander says you can do. The ignorance is astounding, really. Your inability to grasp the fact that my husband is ill is not my problem. I am only posting this now to document the continued harassment by Chris Ostrander.


Reason number 4,762 why Darius doesn't want to leave Washington. He was so stoked to receive this in the mail yesterday. Congratulations, kid! You're the coolest son ever. 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Family Fun

Darius is seriously the strongest, most loving child I've ever known. Through all of this, and with our family's support, he continues to stay focused on his future. He is very excited about just starting Clark College, he's working a lot of hours and enjoying time with the family this weekend. As soon as he knew he wasn't leaving Washington he was good to go. :)

Our attorney is on board and is working to fix this. We should know more by mid week next week as to when we'll be back at court, etc. I wanted to let each of you know that in the end we hope to have attorney's fees awarded (clearly this judge is quick to do that) and we will be returning every single donation back to you. I'm keeping a running spreadsheet to ensure I know where every single dollar came from. Soon I'll be sharing this page via my Kristensphoto pages spreading the story and asking for help. Please continue to share and spread Darius' story.

My parents are here this weekend and treating us all to some much needed R&R. Today we are all visiting the Grotto and the Japanese Garden in Portland.