That was the kicker! She had just told me that she was through with him; "kicked him to the curb", that he was an abuser and that she would never have anything to do with him ever again. I have heard this story before. From her....from eaves-dropping at the drug court that I seem to frequent all too often. It's always the same story, just a different face. Mom seems to start "getting it" but the co-dependency of the significant other has a strong hold. How long before (dad) is back in the picture. I really think that possibly Mom might have a shot at getting her kids back but NOT if (dad) comes back in the picture.
Time will tell if this is a "real deal", if change is truly coming. I pray that it's true but in my heart of hearts I don't expect it. I've come to love these kids too much to feel comfortable sending them back to a dead-end life. The stories Ive heard that would curdle your blood....it did mine...this is not the life that I want for these precious children of God.
I rest in the peace of knowing that God loves them even more than we do. I have no other option. It's hard.