Even though things went better than expected, I have to admit this whole thing has taken quite a toll on me. I used energy reserves I didn’t have, and I’m paying for it now.
I guess the worst feeling is how violated I feel. As I told the Social Services Specialist many times, if anyone had come to me and said “how can we help you?” I would have gladly accepted any help they could provide. But instead, they chose to threaten my relationship with my children and cause me emotional, mental and physical stress – WHY. Why was this their solution?
I’m a big fan of the “walk in someone else’s shoes before you judge them”
Apparently, I’m in the minority. In many ways.