Dear stepson

I just walked past your room, and it makes me so sad to know that you aren’t there.

I am so sorry, and I know that you must be so confused.

I wish I could tell you. I wish I could scream it from the rooftops. I wish I could reach out and shake your Mother, and tell her that you are not a pawn! You are not a paycheck! You are just a boy, a very confused boy who is not allowed to see us until your Dad agrees to give her money. Of course that will not happen, as no judge would approve that since we already pay almost double what is necessary. She has had your Dad so scared to lose you, he did it just to keep her from doing this. We have always done what she wanted just to keep from having to get Lawyers and court involved. Well not this time.

This time she has gone too far, and we are seeking professional help. We are taking her to court, and are going to get it finalized that we have joint custody. You live with us 50% of the time, but we have no way to enforce it when your Mom gets mad like this. Soon we will, lovey.

Then she can’t keep you from us anymore.

Your Dad, baby Brother and I miss you so much, but we have to do this. It’s going to be hard, and I wish that it didn’t have to be. I wish I could protect you, to hold you and tell you that we love you. I only hope that you know that already, and that any lies your Mother is telling you about us now will only help you to see her real self. As much as I want to, I would NEVER tell you myself what she is. It is up to you to find out, hopefully when you are a little older. You’re not even 5 yet, and are already doubting your Mother’s decisions. My poor boy.

I want you to know that your Dad and I are trying our best. And honey, we would spend every dime we had to keep you safe and happy, which is why we are postponing your Brothers baptism and our wedding….. yet again. Those savings are better spent on getting you back home with us, where you belong.

I will love you forever, and can’t wait to see you again.

You’ll always be my Little Lovey,

~ by Stepfamily Letter Project on May 21, 2010.

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