I know I haven’t posted a new article for some time now, my life became quite complicated suddenly. I say I’m sorry to all of my faithful readers. This is an account of what has gone on:
In October of 2012, well actually it was in 2011, God had put on my heart that I needed to return to Illinois and help my mother and her church. I had ignored the first prompting in 2011 but decided I would listen to the prompting in October. My marriage had come to an end long before that when my husband told me that he had married me because he felt sorry for me. He was sober when he made this announcement. I had known that blamed me and all my aliments for his life being in the toilet but I guess I wasn’t expecting the news that he didn’t love me when he married me. Not a big deal to me any more I had learned to do what I had to do long ago.
I started paying down bills and packing my belongings to get ready for the move. In January I announced to my husband I wanted a divorce and that I was going back to Illinois. His response floored me because he was in agreement that is what I should do. I guess it was surprising to me because when I told him I was leaving the year before he didn’t believe me and continued his pattern of behavior. He is an alcoholic who knows he’s an alcoholic but doesn’t want to do anything about it. It doesn’t matter to him that he will die a lonely old man. Enough of that, I contacted my brother to see if he would drive the U-Haul truck for me and we would tow my van, which my husband had signed over to me the week before I left. He came in on the Sunday before we were to leave and a day after I had gotten the truck and my husband had literally thrown my belongings into a 16 ft truck. Unfortunately because of the way he loaded the truck I had to leave most of my belongings there with him.
I left Savannah, GA on the 27th of January and arrived in Cooksville, IL on the 28th. The trip was pretty much uneventful and we took our time. My brother tried to convince me that our mother needed to be put into a home because as he said it “She’s losing it. She can’t remember names”. I was stunned!! It seems that my mother, in order to protect her home from being taken by the State in the event she was put into a nursing home, had given it to my brother using a Quit Claim Deed. No one thought he would try to take over the house and kick my mother out. There is a stipulation that states that my mother can live here until she dies and that was the reason why he was trying to convince me that our mother had dementia and needed to be put away. It didn’t work!!!! He has since tried and failed to do other things as well.
Next, my great-great-nephew was killed because of domestic abuse from a friend of the family and his mother is in jail, as well as the person who actually killed him. The prosecution contends that she knew the abuse was going on and that it was going on for months which couldn’t be because his grandmother was the one who watched him up till two weeks before his death. We are doing the best we can to get her the defense she deserves and to do what we can to raise the $50,000 for her bond. Her attorney is going to be another $15,000 as well. I don’t give up easily and I’ve contacted the Illinois Justice Project for their help and praying for God to help with the funds. He has never let me down and I know he won’t start now.
These are the events that have transpired and has been occupying my mind recently and well over a year (the move and marriage). I hope you can forgive me because I don’t know when I will start writing articles again but I will write again because I believe I was put on earth to serve and I serve you by giving you the information you need to live your life on your terms.