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I'm really sorry your family is having to got through this and I hope they catch him soon.

The sheriff has every right to be worried; a man who will stab a household pet easily escalates to hurting human beings and your son --- possibly your entire family --- just isn't safe until they have the man back in custody.

Take care. Do what the law asks. If you have firearms, don't be afraid to use them on an intruder. If you don't have firearms, I strongly suggest getting one and learning how to safely use one.

I had an ex like this; having the firearm literally meant the difference between being here to tell about it and my friends and family planning my funeral.

If you do so, make sure the kids know about firearm safety and the ones who can safely handle the firearm learn to do so.

My thoughts and prayers go out to you. If you need an ear, shoot me an e-mail. I have, unfortunately, been there.

You are very, very lucky to have such a good sheriff. I'm sad to report mine didn't take the threats so seriously and it almost cost me my life.

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Michelle, I am so sorry to hear of your ordeal. It is certainly understandable why you cannot think of others outside of your family right now. It is my sincere hope that the burden you are currently experiencing will soon be lightened if not completely lifted with the help of your local law enforcement. Pleaase know that many are thinking of you.

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6/21/09 3:56 P

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Virtual hug! Take care of your family. Do not worry about us - let us worry about you. Don't hesitate to ask if you need support.
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Michelle I am so sorry to hear about what you are going through. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. Know that God will protect you. You don't have to apologize for not being here your family's safety and well being is more important. Stay blessed and safe. Much love. Roneesha

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emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Oh my Michelle!! I can not imagine how you and your kids are feeling right now. Your son needs all your attention and love and so does your little girl. They will feel better with your assurances and commitment to them. Please don't think that you are in any way slighting us here on the team. It is times like this that our strenght through YOU as our leader can be put into action For you!! That is what I believe the word TEAM really means. I am so sad to hear how things happened to you all. Kids don't ever deserve to be subject to any such cruelty. Their innocents is precious and their safety is more important than anything else. I hope that you will tell us when you need support for this challenge. We can help and handle your state of mind no matter how negative you may be feeling. Just don't give it another thought and reach out. I love you as my sparkfriend and I will be keeping your family in my good wishes and thoughts. Please stay safe and strong!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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this makes me sad for you and Andy and angry at his Dad - assuming he is the one who has done this, he obviously has no clue what love is and should not be allowed anywhere near your son. You must do whatever is necessary to protect your family. this team will survive without you.. you will be missed however, you need to put first things first...
You and your family will be in my prayers that this will be resolved quickly.
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Michelle good luck with everything. Hopefully they will get him and put him back in prison!

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You are doing the right thing and have everyone's support here. You are a courageous and very honest person and deserve so much good. Best wishes to you and yur family

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take care of your family they come first I will keep you in my thoghts and prayers and I hope that things get better for you and your family soon! emoticon



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Hi Michelle! You owe no apology here. Family first--you take care of those kids. This is a very terrible situation for everyone and my heart goes out to you and yours. Take care--your family is in my thoughts and prayers. emoticon Rossi

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Michelle.

Am sooo sorry to hear whats been going on, no one should have to live or deal with a situation and (i use this word, only to be polite)a person like that, as i was reading it, i got sooo overwhelmed with anger, as i was only a child myself when something like that happened to me, sad thing is, the past is not always resolved. I pray they, you and your family get all the help to have this whole situation dealt with, not fair to have something someone has done and have nothing to do with, never leave, cuz of what they have done.

Wish you all the best in this trying time...
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DEAR GOD Michelle!!!! I don't even know what to say. What a horror for you and your family. It breaks my heart to hear what those kids have had to endure. The worst of course the lack of safety you all now have. You are so in my prayers!!! Thank God you have a decent Sherrif's dept. Know that we are all holding you and your family in our thoughts and our prayers as I know you are holding your family.

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Michelle my prayers are with you and your family. Don't worry about the team. Take care of you and your family. emoticon emoticon

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Don't even give it a second thought. You should take as much time as you need and don't even think of this web site right now. You do what you need to do for your family and yourself. The most important thing here is to keep yourself and your family safe.
I feel so bad for you and yours, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

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Michelle my heart goes out to you and your precious family. You DON"T have to apologize for anything honey. You are ALWAYS there for us, now it's time for us to be here for you! Take as much time off as you need. We understand, in fact we EXPECT you to!

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Michelle-I just want you to know my prayers are with you my friend and I hope they catch whoever did all this soon..
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I really hope everything get sort out for you and the kids and i wish u the best. May god give u and the kids strength to overcome all the problems, stress and pain. Dont worry, take all the time u need!...Take lots of care!

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Michelle, You've been so warm and generous to everyone here. I know you feel that you've not been here as our leader, but in this time it really is the last thing you should think about. Let us carry you for a while. :) I'll be praying for your family.



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Michelle -

My prayers are with you and your family! I hope things work out, take all the time you need, we will manage in your absence. no worries!!

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Deepest sympathies to you and your family. I hope that the sheriff can help you to resolve this peacefully and quickly.

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Michelle, that is a terrible thing to happen to your family. I hope the sheriff can find your ex. Of course we all understand that you need to be with your kids at this time. We will all be here waiting for your return. Come back when you feel the time is right.

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Michelle, I'm so sorry you and your loved ones are going through this. How awful. My prayers are with you all. Hugs, Bon

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Michelle,

It breaks my heart that your family is going through this. I'll keep praying for you and yours. You and your family come first. You take all the time you need for you and the kids. I would have been terrified and those kids need you.

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Michelle, I am so sorry to hear what you and your family are going through and have you in my prayers. Please don't worry about us right now, we will be right here for you just as you have always been here for us. Hugs & God Bless, Toni

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I am so sorry for your losses, it really is just selfish of this person and devastating on the family. All my thoughts are with you, i hope they find the culprit! and i hope your family feels all our love and thoughs we are sending you!! emoticon

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Please, please, please don't worry about us! Your mind needs to be focused on your family and no one here would say otherwise. I'm so sorry to hear this has happened, and I'm sure Andy's going through so much mentally. I agree with those who have already said this; emphasize that it's not his fault that this happened. I'm sure it's been going through his head, and he does not need to bear the burden of what his father did. You also need to take care of you during this time, and we understand that. God bless!

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Please, please, please don't worry about us! Your mind needs to be focused on your family and no one here would say otherwise. I'm so sorry to hear this has happened, and I'm sure Andy's going through so much mentally. I agree with those who have already said this; emphasize that it's not his fault that this happened. I'm sure it's been going through his head, and he does not need to bear the burden of what his father did. You also need to take care of you during this time, and we understand that. God bless!

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Wow, Michelle, I am so very sorry to hear about all that you are going through! I feel so badly for you and your family! I do hope they find Andy's dad so that all of you can feel safe again. Please do not apologize for your not having been on here or for your state of mind. It is perfectly understandable given what has happened. Take as much time as you need!! You and your family will be in my thoughts!

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I am so sorry you are having to go through this. I am naive in my thinking. I believe that parents are supposed to to be the ones kids run to when they are scared. I am sorry that your son does not have that with his father. You and your family will be in my prayers.
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I'll be praying for you and your family. I hope they find him soon!!!

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please dont feel bad for takeing time off i completely understand you take as much time as you need and i sure hope they find him soon from littlemamma123

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Please don't feel bad for taking a break from this. You are not being selfish AT ALL!!!! First things first and we are all here for you in heart and spirit.

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Your family is in my thoughts and prayers. Do take care and we will be here when you return. I pray that they are able to find him and take this further because any peron who is like that needs to be put away. He is a danger to society.

Lots of love and hugs for you.

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michelle i am so sorry your family is going through such a horrible ordeal. i have not been on site much myself but when i got your spark mail i felt the ned to respond. i will be hoping and praying for this to come to an end for you. keep your kids close and take the time you need for your family

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Michelle, I am so sorry that you are going through this. My heart goes out to you and your family. I will definitely be keeping all of you in my prayers. emoticon

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May God watch out for you and your family and hopefully the police will be able to resolve this shortly. Your family's safety and health must always come first so do not feel that you are slighting us. Our prayers are with you.

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I'm so sorry that you are going through this awful experience. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts. I will also keep your ex in my thoughts and hope that something will help this poor man who is obviously completely unbalanced. I'm so glad that that sherrif is taking this seriously. Please take care of yourself and family and know that everyone here will be thinking of you and sending you calming positive thoughts!

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Michelle,

I hope I speak for everyone member of Spark Ability when I say that no one feels like you are being selfish or that you are purposely being distant. Family comes first! Make sure you don't stress out about the team; we know you are here in spirit, we will all be okay and we all completely understand.

I am so sorry to hear about what happened. I'm glad the police are really taking care of you guys. Be safe!

You are in my prayers, and your son and daughter.

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What a horrible person! I pray for you and your family and your animals

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Praying for peace and protection for you and your family. Jory

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Michelle~ So Sorry that theses events occured. I am thinking of you and your family and wishing you all, positive thoughts.
Take the time you need, We will be here when you get back.

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Michelle, seriously... we'll all understand if you take a hiatus from this site for a while. We've got great team leaders who can carry the team, so please just take all the time you need. You certainly don't need to feel guilty about taking a break from us for a while. We'll be here when you get back.

I am devestated for you and your family and I'm so sorry you all have to deal with this. You're right, no child, regardless of age, should have to EVER feel like this. I hope they find him soon so you can go on living peacefully.

Don't forget to take good care of yourself... so you can be there for your kids who need you. I send all my love to you and your family.
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Do not be sorry. You are doing what you need to do at this time. May God continue to protect and keep you. Your family will be continually in my prayers. Remember God will see you through. emoticon

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My heart goes out to you. You have much more important challenges to deal with right now. Focus on that and the site will manage to survive. Just keep letting us know how you are doing so we can give you the support you need. I am praying for you and your family.


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Michelle --- Family comes first no matter what. My thoughts and prayers are also with you. Take your time, we all understand. emoticon


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Lady, i'll send all the positive thoughts i can your way! I hope that everything works out. And sorry to hear about your cat :( :(

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Hey, Michelle!

Take all the time you need! I hope the sheriff's department can find Andy's Dad and deal with the situation. I hope that the kids feel safe again soon.

Peace & Blessings!

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Michelle, you take all the time you need. Hold your little ones close. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

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Michelle, do what you have to do to take care of your family. I will say a prayer for you.

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Michelle, my dear friend, please do not apologize to us for not being around as much. You need to be with your family and we all understand. Please know that I am thinking about you all and am sending hugs your way (please pass them on to the children as well).

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Michelle, I undertand and I wish you and your family the best.

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Michelle, don't you worry about anything.. we can handle whatever comes up around here... we have an awesome team that is so dedicated to all things Spark Ability... Take all the time you need and please know that bad things happen to good people! I am so sorry that you have to go through this and that your kids are so scared of life. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers and I love you friend! See you when you feel better... emoticon

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Michelle, I am so sorry to hear what happened in your family. I am sure everyone on SP understands that you need to take time to get through this. I will keep you and your family in my prayers. We will look forward to you being back when you're up to it, but not before. Take care and God bless all of you.
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Michelle - you take all the time you need. We completely understand. My heart goes out to your and your family. I can't even start to comprehend what your children must be feeling. My prayers and throughts are with you.

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Sweetheart this is such a dreadful thing to have happen for all of you. Of course you have to be with your children and family, no one would expect anything else. They will need you so badly to be there for them right now to comfort and reassure them and they will take a large portion of your attention for some time to come regardless of what happens to his father.

Loving thoughts are with you all as you go through this.

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Michelle,
I cry for you. My heart goes out to you and yours. I will send prayers of love on the wings of a dove. Please take your time and take care of your family. They need you. We will be here when you are ready.
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I'm so sorry what you and your family going threw. Take your time.. Your kids should always come first.. You and your family are in my friends emoticon

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Michelle, I am so very sorry you and your family are going through. I will keep you all in Prayers and That God will take care of this situation soon.Please stop apologizing for a lunatic. Life happens and your family comes first.
The Lord never promise this walk in life would be easy, BUT HE DID promise to see you through.

I will call on God, and the LORD will rescue me. Morning, noon, and night I plead aloud in my distress, and the LORD hears my voice. He rescues me and keeps me safe from the battle waged against me, even though many still oppose me. (Ps 55:16-18 NLT)

“I am with you to rescue and save you," declares the LORD. "I will save you from the hands of the wicked and redeem you from the grasp of the cruel." (Jer 15:20-21 NIV)

Lord, thank you for Your word that says when I pass through the waters, You will be with me; and when I pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over me. When I walk through the fire, I will not be burned; the flames will not set me ablaze. (Isa 43:2 NIV)



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Michelle,
You and your family are in my prayers.I pray for protection over all of you and your home.It is terrible that there are people like this in the world.Please let Andy know this is not his fault!He can not control another persons actions.His dad is an adult and responssible for himself.I pray they find him soon so you all can feel safe.You take all the time you need.I know you care about everyone here but your family comes first.
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oh my Michelle how devastating. I am also in tears as it has brought memories back from my own childhood. I guess I shouldn't have read this but you know curious mind got to me when I received your email. I am so sorry that people can be so cruel in this world. Take care of yourself and your children Michelle as this team will be here when you get back. We are all here to live a healthy lifestyle and move forward to the future what ever that may bring. You are truly in my thoughts and prayers that this tragic story will come to a happy ending.



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emoticon May archangel Micheal protect and keep you. May your guardian angels enfold you in their wings and comfort you. May only the highest good unfold and the peace that surpasses understanding be granted you.

I hope this resolves quickly with your family's well being completely supported.

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Michelle I am in tears for you all here! What a dreadful situation.
Poor Andy must be devastated that someone he obviously thought should care about him could react in such a way :( You must tell him this is not his fault, he can not be responsible for his dad's behaviour.
Of course you must NOT worry about us here, take time to get your family through this awful time and to look after yourself too! The team will pull together and continue until you feel you can return but other than that it must not even enter your head that you are letting us down....you are definitely NOT!
I will keep you all in my prayers and hope that your ex is soon caught and dealt with as he should be.
Massive hugs to you and all your family. Take care.
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Take your time, your family of course needs to come first. And believe me, being strong for your family is still inspiring to everyone. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers as you all go through this difficult time. Sometimes its times like these that remind us all of what is really important and allows us to let go of the petty things in life that seem to get us down. hang in there Michelle, we are all here for you.

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Unfortunately we found out the answer to that this past weekend!

First thought I would like to apologize to the team Spark Ability and all my friends on site here for being off site so long. We re-shingled our roof from the wind damage awhile back and had to take the internet safelight receiver down to do so. Then once we had that done things sort of feel apart this weekend.

Most of you know by now I believe that our family is a “his, mine, and ours” family but we just don’t differentiate between the kids and don’t use the terms step, half, or so on. Well anyway my oldest son, Andy, just recently started talking with his Dad again. For the first time in years Andy told him where we live. This past weekend Andy’s Dad wanted Andy to go to a Pow-Wow that was being held just 5 miles from our place with him. Andy had other things going on and told him he couldn’t. Andy’s dad called at least half a dozen times after that not wanting to take no for an answer.

To make a long story short the Sheriff had to come out to our house Monday night and again Tuesday afternoon as the Sheriff’s Department is now quite worried and looking for Andy’s dad to bring him in to talk to him. See someone vandalized Andy’s car this weekend while we were at a baseball game and everyone is quite sure it was Andy’s Dad. Three cans of coolant Andy had in the back window of his care were punctured, the stuff on this dash were destroyed such as his iPod, blue tooth stuff, and those type of gadgets. The person also started messing with the stereo and had it partially removed but left it when it looks like they didn’t have the right tool to remove it. The windshield on Andy’s car was also busted up. The person went in our house and went through Andy’s bedroom ransacking it. The contents of Andy’s filing cabinet were dumped out and all the letter and pictures Andy’s Dad had sent him over the years were taken. See I never let Andy’s dad know where we lived but Andy’s dad would write letters to Andy when he was in prison (has been several times over the years now) and send them to social services where I use to live and they would forward them to our house so Andy’s Dad wouldn’t find out where we were living.

Worst of all though the person stabbed Leo (one of our house cats) in the neck killing it. Andy is so upset right now. He has apologized to Kelly (our 6 year old) so many times as he feel responsible for one of her cats being killed. See the cats are Kelly’s but Leo took to Andy and Andy told his Dad all about it. Three of Andy’s dog’s puppies were killed as well! We had thought it was two but found another later that had been beaten over the head. Nothing but Andy’s stuff was touched. None of our other vehicles were touched and I even had a jar ½ full of change sitting on my desk in plain sight and it wasn’t even touched!

The Sheriff is very worried. He took pictures of Andy’s car and of the puncture wounds on the cat’s neck. He stated that it looks like what ever was used to puncture the coolant cans was also used to stab and kill the cat as well. A cd was left in Andy’s car that none of us had ever seen before and the Sheriff figures it was used to test if the player worked. The Sheriff took it as well the coolant cans and told me he didn’t want to freak me out but it’s serious enough they are going to check for finger prints and so on. He told me he needed me to understand that his 99% sure it is Andy’s Dad but no matter what it’s very serious because when someone so brutally kills an animal (pet) for vengeance it can very easily escalate further.

We then spent the afternoon at the county courthouse getting a restraining order on Andy’s Dad and talking to a judge whom also pointed out to me how seriously I need to take this situation.

I had talked to Sondra (S_HANSEN) in the morning and told her I thought the Sheriff Department wouldn’t do much if anything as it was just a car and a cat but wow was I wrong! I never imagined how serious they would take this – running prints and so on even. They even took recorded copies of all the messages Andy’s Dad left Andy on his cell phone. Sondra, sorry I was sort of weird on the phone as I am still not in the right frame of mind exactly.

Of course I was upset but after listening to the Sheriff and judge I will admit I am now just plane old scared – scared for Andy’s safety and for the rest of the kids as well! The Sheriff and judge said they didn’t want to panic anyone but they need us to understand and realize just how seriously we need to take this.

Kelly has been in tears most of the day as Leo was technically her cat. She asked me if the bad guy would come back and kill Joey (here other indoor cat) and if he did would he hurt anyone else. When she went to bed tonight she came up and asked me if I remembered to lock the patio door. No 6 year old should be worried about that when getting ready for bed!!!!

As everyone can guess all the kids are feeling the effects of this. I can’t guarantee how much time I will have in the next week or so to be on site. The little kids wouldn’t even go outside by themselves today they were so worried and scarred. Also the judge set a court date for this coming Tuesday for a review hearing on the OFP (Order For Protection). A temporary one was granted today already. The judge stated that this would force Andy’s Dad to come in or have a warrant placed for his arrest because as of yet no one has been able to locate him – he just disappeared. If they can get a print they will be able to move forward even quicker. I guess if they try to locate him for a week and post a public notice and set a court date they can put out a warrant if he doesn’t show up.

I will try to get on in the early mornings or late evenings when the kids are still sleeping or if the older kids are playing with the younger two sneak in quickly. I do apologize for my not being here as much as I usually am and will try to keep up with things as much as I possibly can. I do not mean to let anyone down. I will also try to get the Spark Ability birthday list for the week taken care of Wednesday sometime. I am so sorry I haven’t gotten it up yet and am just too tired mentally to trust I’d get it done right tonight. I haven’t exactly slept well the past few nights. My time no the site will also be limited by my mood. I do apologize if this seems selfish but my frame of mind is not exactly in the right place yet and it’s a bit difficult for me to be positive and so on. I don’t want to be on site when my mood isn’t right as we all know that we tend to say things we don’t really mean when we are not in the right frame of mind. I am usually a person who likes to look at the positive in everything and right now that is a struggle for me. I hate to admit it but I guess we all have those times right???? I didn’t even plan on coming on site to type this and just asked Sondra to be honest with the team Spark Ability about me but when I couldn’t sleep tonight decided that I owe everyone more than that. I owe you all an explanation for my absence and let you all know that I will be back normally when I can find a healthy state of mind and when my kids are not all so scarred. I am really hoping it will only be a few days but please bare with me and know that I am not abandoning anyone – just have to get my frame of mind where it needs to be and my kids feeling safe in their own home!

Michelle



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