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Tiffany called and talked to the Detective last night.  She was clearly already second-guessing this situation.  She called me this morning and she is willing to let me come and get her.  She still doesn't want to live at home, but I told her that we could sit down with her therapist and her mental health support caseworker and see what alternatives there are to get her in a place where she is safe, but feels more independent.

YIPPEE!!  I know it's not over yet, but at least I know she's OK and (at least for now) she's being more reasonable.  Pray for my wisdom and strength as we try to plan appropriately for Tiffany's future.

THANK YOU WILL NEVER EXPRESS MY GRATITUDE FOR ALL YOU HAVE DONE TO HELP ME AND SUPPORT ME IN THIS!!  I have made so many new friends, virtually overnight, and my faith in humanity has grown by leaps and bounds.  PLEASE if ever I can return the good you have done me, don't hesitate to ask.



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Dec. 10th, 2008 12:54 pm (UTC)
Stay patient, love her. I am glas to hear that she is willing to talk and come home.
Dec. 10th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
I will - and thanks!
Dec. 10th, 2008 01:07 pm (UTC)
Oh that's wonderful! Let her know that you respect her as an (almost) adult and that you are there for her.
Dec. 10th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Dec. 10th, 2008 01:11 pm (UTC)
I am glad she is safe, and my heart has gone out to you during this time. I can’t imagine how relived you must be..

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Dec. 10th, 2008 01:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you, Gaston!
Dec. 10th, 2008 01:44 pm (UTC)
I know it must be so easy to second-guess yourself and keep beating yourself up and thinking you've done the wrong thing, but you haven't - you're doing the right thing, and you'll keep on doing the right thing, I know you will. Keep us updated!
Dec. 10th, 2008 01:50 pm (UTC)
I'm glad she is safe and starting to rethink things. Good luck with it all. Be kind to yourself as time and circumstance allow. *hugs*
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:00 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful news. :)

Hopefully you all can find something that satisfies her needs and wants and your needs and wants AND the mental healthcare folks needs and wants. :)
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
That's good news. Stay strong and if you need anything do not hesitate to ask.
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:02 pm (UTC)
That is fantastic! :)
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:07 pm (UTC)
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Awesome news!
I am VERY happy to hear that she is thinking more clearly. I think you're doing the right thing all the way around and the fact she called is evident.

She got a taste of freedom living at the ranch and now that it's gone, she's having a hard time adjusting to "living in Mom's house".

The plan you set up and presented is reasonable and sound and the fact she called and wants to see you and come get her says that she knows in her heart that she is loved and wanted.

You know as well as anyone that teens in foster care grow up quickly and while they have issues they aren't the "typical" teen.

I'd still like to see that guy under a jail somewhere benig punished in ways I can't describe, but that's for another time.


When things get better, I'd love the chance to sit down with you and talk about the foster care system, what it's like to adopt from the FC system and etc. (my husband and I are starting down that road in Jan.)
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:18 pm (UTC)
Oh thank gods.
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:29 pm (UTC)
oh, thank god!
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:42 pm (UTC)
So glad to hear this- I was just wondering about this whole thing this morning...
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:46 pm (UTC)
*cheers* Oh, that's WONDERFUL news. I am so glad that she's moving in the right directions. :)
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:50 pm (UTC)


Prayers and good thoughts and healing vibes *still* going out to both of you.
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:53 pm (UTC)
Thank God. I hope she continues to think more clearly. Big HUG!
Dec. 10th, 2008 02:55 pm (UTC)
What wonderful news! So glad to hear this!
Dec. 10th, 2008 03:01 pm (UTC)
I just found out about this situation from a friend on my F-List, and I am so relieved for you even though I don't even know you. I hope that things continue to improve for you and for her. I cannot imagine the worry that you must have experienced.
Dec. 10th, 2008 03:07 pm (UTC)
That's wonderful news. So happy to hear this!
Dec. 10th, 2008 03:08 pm (UTC)
I know you don't know me, but I wanted to let you know that I have been keeping you and your daughter in my thoughts. I'm so glad that she is safe. While the healing will take awhile, it can at least start that is a wonderful thing.

I will continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts.

Blessings to you and your family during this trying time.
Dec. 10th, 2008 03:15 pm (UTC)
Oh, that sounds like such a wonderful step forward. Hugs! G comes up to me a couple times a day and says "I'm so worried about Tiffany." I know he'll be glad to hear of this.
Dec. 10th, 2008 03:21 pm (UTC)
That is good news. I will keep your family in my thoughts and hope that she follows through. I still think her "friend" needs to have some jail time.
Dec. 10th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
Quietly watching
Hello there! I've been quietly watching the developments of your story. I am so glad that your daughter was found! I had passed on your plight to some people I know that work with the NCMEC and at INTERPOL (I figured with everyone posting online, I'd work your story via a different route).

I am so relieved for you!!! Out of curiousity-- why is she so adverse to living at home? Is she simply very independent? Good luck and good thoughts on the next leg of this journey.
Dec. 10th, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC)
That is wonderful news hon! I am so happy for you.
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