While I'm almost certain that I have no worries, I am asking all of my friends for thoughts and prayers on this subject.
My ex-husband has come back into the children's lives after 2 years of absence. Neither of my daughters will even speak to him. My son has chosen to have visits, every once in a while, on average of 2 times a month. I left my husband because of abuse. He physically abused our son, numerous times and myself. When he bloodied my sons face that was the final straw. I walked out never to look back, taking my 3 kids, animals and very little more.
My ex was never a good father to our 3 kids. I was the one that taught my son how to play hockey, would go out front and toss the football or baseball with and spent 99% of time with. My girls are actually creeped out by the man, now that they are in their teens, and have told him to his face they want nothing to do with him. My oldest, when graduating, chose not to give him a ticket out of the 10 tickets she received to attend the ceremony. He threatened to show up anyway, which was kind of humorous since there were police all around. He didn't, basically because the only "confrontations" he can truly feel big about are obviously ones with 40 pound children.
After he went behind my back to get my son's grades I called him and told him I thought he owed our son an apology. My son called me up, upset that his father went to his school, etc. Now if the man were a true and good father this wouldn't be an issue with me. So please don't jump in and yell "he has a right". He gave up any rights when he bloodied my son's face in my opinion. Now he plays by my rules and my kids' rules or not at all. His new "fiancee" has decided to jump in and take the reigns (go figure) and has him now fighting with me constantly. The hilarious part is, my kids, all 3, have no desire at all to ever be with him or her (my son says she's so weird he thinks she might be "special"... I have to confess if you find my ex attractive you must be special.. I WAS YOUNG AND DUMB! LOL). He's now sued for custody of our son. Not the girls, he knows they have in no uncertain terms told him buzz off, but just the son. My son mind you is the one that was physically abused as well as mentally.
So I simply ask for some prayers in this situation. I cannot imagine any judge saying that he should have custody at all, let alone when 3 teens stand up in court to say what has happened in their life. So please keep me in your prayers until the Trial August 1st.