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I am married, and I have three great kids! I have a biological daughter, and I have a stepson and a stepdaughter. I love my husband, he is the greatest guy of all time!!

Sunday, February 27, 2011

I am in COMPLETE shock!!

My mom offered me money if I would let her see my daughter.  She knows that I'm going through Dave Ramsey's finance program, and she knows that the first step is to get $1000 in savings for an emergency fund.  She offered me $150 a month if I would let my daughter go to her house on my drill weekends.  I'm kind of in shock, as I've NEVER heard of anyone offering money for a child.  I don't know what to do!!!  Of course, I said absolutely not to my mom, but is there something else I should do?  I mean, I don't know if it's legal or not, but it's DEFINITELY not moral.  In the same exact email she asked me where her Christian daughter has gone.  There has been so much emotional/mental/verbal abuse in my life, that I'm finally starting to recognize it when I see it.  My mom thinks she can manipulate me into feeling sorry for her, by attacking my character, trying to make me doubt myself.  She thinks that if she is mean enough, eventually I will feel bad enough about myself that, in order to make the abuse stop, I will come around to her way of thinking.  Not gonna happen this time.  I've had enough.


  1. Autumn, I to come from a mother afflicted with C.R.A.Z.Y., and I'm not sure how I would react either. Is your mom not allowed to see B due to the issues with Danny? Stick to your guns and do what you feel is right. You are the only person who knows how to make you happy, and damn sure don't let anyone make you think less of yourself because you are AWESOME.

  2. Thank you Heather!! My mom is not allowed to see B because she trashes Danny and Eric to Brinley, and that is NOT okay. She thinks it's okay to tell Brinley that Danny is abusive, so every time she has gone to their house, she comes home with a HATEFUL attitude toward Danny AND Eric. Not okay. Danny is the father figure in her life on a daily basis, and Eric is her father, no matter how bad I dislike Eric, it's still not okay to trash talk him. =)