I want to apologize to my followers and readers for my recent absence.
My sister died a few years back, and my mother has had custody of my niece and nephew ever since. My niece came out as bisexual a year ago, and since then my mother and stepfather have been making her life very difficult.
Things came to a head a few months ago when one of my step-siblings threatened to ‘rape the lesbian’ out of my niece. My mother and stepfather tried to pretend it was a joke, despite the other harassing comments and actions of that individual. My stepfather has even talked about sending my niece to therapy to ‘fix’ her ‘issues’.
I contacted a lawyer, and have been doing all I can to protect my niece and nephew ever since. My lawyer has proved to be a good friend and amazing individual, and I think we should do all we can to clone him and spread his wonder throughout the US.
Thanks to him, I just received by mail this very morning the final documents awarding me custody of my niece and nephew. Monday I will be enrolling them in the local schools and taking them shopping to replace the belongings my mother and stepfather refused to allow them to take with them.
They are safe. Now I just need to work on figuring out how to be a responsible adult. I think I’m supposed to wear socks with sandals now? I don’t know about that. All I know is I can protect them now.
Today is a good day.