I am numb, maybe I shouldn't do this, but I feel as if the integrity of this blog is at stake if I do not share this now. As Lou so recently pointed out: "Their entire profile is on the internet at the department of corrections and the county court's website. Uhh, I don't think your blog is any big smear to her reputation."
Yes, yes, everyone is presumed innocent until proven guilty - but just as true is the concept of guilt by association. The consequences of drug abuse and it's stereo-typical lifestyle cannot be trivialized.
My daughter and her "boyfriend", the parents of my grandson, the focus of this blog are still at large -
**Update: they were arrested Thursday night**
Also, I have apparently "offended" the other grandparents when I called to ask if we could change this weekend's visitation to next weekend, considering the circumstances with the parents "at large" and the severe weather. Their answer was no. So to make a bad day worse, we loaded baby up and drove 30 miles in a true deluge.
Yes, my heart is breaking and I am sick with worry & frustration. They did agree to "talk" about the situation... I did my best under the emotional strain of the day, along with my husband, both of us soaking wet in the back seat of their car - my husband wedged sideways between car door and carseat - to try to explain that it is not really that we don't trust them, but the fact that everything about the situation itself frightens us and it is my own daughter and their son we don't trust and:
youtoputbeforehisparentsaswehavedone, no offense
In a nutshell, the take-away I heard from them was
Ah. Yes - apparently I am the only one not allowed to be fallible. Too bad I'm not a fugitive from justice or an addict. Too bad that is all they read in my blog. Too sad, too.
Tears roll gently down,
As Athena lays down her shield;
Wisdom is over-ruled sometimes,
Off of the battlefield~ me