It has been a loooong while since I’ve posted, and I promise it has been for good reason! To give you the short version of the big changes that kept me from updating regularly:
1. We moved into a beautiful new townhouse that we loooove!
2. We adopted a new dog, Violet Josephine Rose, who we loooooove!
3. And one of my husband’s old chums from school in England came to visit us for a few weeks, and we looooove her!
So that kept us pretty swamped for most of the summer. Let’s see….was there anything else? Oh yes, CAH’s biological mother stole his identity and ran up $98,0000 in credit card debt. So there’s that.
This is the second time she’s stolen his identity in 6 years, and this time we had to take action in order to keep CAH from being responsible for all of that money. I won’t go into details, mainly because there is no need to bore you with the details, and mainly because you can just read the book when I’m done with it :), but I will say that it has been a long, stressful and exhausting process that has left me having totally lost faith in our
misjustice system. Not that I had a ton before, but it certainly seems to pay to be a criminal far more than a victim. If times are tough and you have no moral compass, I highly suggest identity theft. You have a 99.9% chance of getting away with it.
And you’re probably wondering, “How could someone steal the identity of their own child?” Well, sadly, it is not a totally uncommon crime. It is not reported as much as other crimes because people don’t want to turn in their own parents. Many parents do it out of desperation because times are tough. In the case of CAH’s biological mother, she is a career criminal who is always looking for her next scam. I say “biological mother,” because CAH was raised by his grandparents and so we consider them his actual parents. He was luckily not raised by the horrendous woman who bore him (who will henceforth be known as the “Vagina that Served Its Purpose,” or, VSP). Needless to say, VSP is no longer a part of our lives, but we are left to clean up the mess she left.
So there is my explained absence. But things, other than our VSP issues, are finally leveling out, so I am back! I am also training for my first 5K and I am so excited!!! More on that to come 🙂