I hope they have found a shelter that will keep them safe from my dad finding them and making them pay for accusing him like they have. I remember when I was young and my mom had to move us into a women's shelter - that was the safest I have ever felt in my life, because we were beyond my dad's reach there. I hope and pray that my sisters feel that same feeling of relief that I felt before in a shelter situation.
Sadly, the subject of this GAL is moot; the Juvenile Court judge dismissed the appointment of this GAL for my sisters on November 5th. :(
I want to add that I shared the report because I am tired of watching so many people discount the claims of me and my sisters about abuse my father inflicted on us. I'm tired of people tearing down my mom as a brainwasher who did something to make us hate our dad. For example, when she tried to get supervised visitation for us with Dad in 2008, she was only trying to protect us, not make us never see him. My dad has some very serious issues, and the court disregarded the C.Y. Roby report. The court removed her ability to present her evidence as a punishment for her not being in compliance and for having a "thinly-veiled, hostile manner." Her "non-compliance" pertained to having only partially paid-off some of those court-ordered authorities who recommended she be punished. I can't believe that her punishment--even though she had tried everything to pay everyone--was to not let her present her evidence that clearly showed that my sisters and I were at risk of being harmed, and that my dad should only have supervised visitation during his every-other-weekend schedule. Instead, the court turned our lives upside down and gave my dad primary custody, despite the fact he had been unemployed for quite some time at that point. And guess what? My sisters and I were, in fact, harmed by the district court's decision. The effects of this mistaken order against all four of us will take a lifetime to fix. It seems insurmountable, at times.
Regarding Syd and Dani not wanting to live in Kansas: of course my sisters don't wish to be isolated with their abuser in Kansas where he can and has severely limited their contact with Mom and friends and family in Utah. Of course they want to be away from the pain of watching Dad hurt and demean our stepmom, and hurt and terrorize our little sister.
Words of encouragement online are also appreciated. Please post supportive messages online to my sisters and mom. Seeing nice comments really helps me feel strength and energy when I need it most. I'm hopeful they can somehow see the supportive words as well, and that it helps them like it helps me.
Writing out my truth is extremely difficult. It feels like reliving the abuse and trauma all over again. It is exhausting, overwhelming, and traumatic. I think my dad knows this and that also is why he seeks to delay the court. Your words and encouragement help me to press on in hope and faith that my sisters will be free going forward. My anxiety over the welfare of my stepmom and half sister is also extreme and I hope that your words will help her family members actually look into their situation intensely so that she feels the support she will need to help herself and my baby sister to also escape my dad's abuse.