Thank you God for turning what was a horrible Christmas (except for seeing Angel, that was the light of the day) into a good one! (Even though it took a few days.) Certain people may not give a shit about her or us, but it's nice to know there ARE some good people in this world! On Christmas Eve, Richard was talking to someone about Angel, and the guy wanted to know when he got off, and Richard told him that they close at 8 that night, and yesterday, the guy came in and gave Richard a LOT of baby clothes! (Both boys and girls; the guy had gotten together with some people and they all pitched in!) Richard was SPEECHLESS! And I don't blame him, I would have been too! And not only that, but a couple of our friends surprised us. After hearing what's been happening, they bought a 3-in-1 playpen/crib! That's seriously the best thing anyone has ever gotten for Angel! (And something we needed, since I'm a little unsure with how sturdy that bassinet is....) I wish I was there to thank that man that gave us the clothes...Oh, and I did remember, after going through our baby stuff, that my aunt got her an outfit and some blankets, too. I think it was for Christmas, but she gave it to us early (maybe closer to Thanksgiving?) And I literally forgot about it because all our baby stuff was in the storage room. And I found all of our baby stuff while cleaning up the storage room. And it turns out that Angel is going to share a room with us for a month or two. I just couldn't STAND the idea of her being in a different room as soon as she came home...I want to thank God for making people like that (even though there aren't nearly as many people like that as there are of the selfish and judgmental ones).
(I originally posted the above on Facebook, but just felt like copy+pasting because I wanted to be lazy lol.)
(This below is explaining what happened...)
The reason why it was such a bad Christmas is because my father-in-law spent nearly $1,000 on my step-daughter (who he has custody of) and his other 2 grandchildren, but didn't get anything at all for Angel. And I had a couple of fights with his daughter, and since she's his favorite, he believes every bit of trash that comes out of her mouth. I could prove her wrong if I wanted to (I have a log of everything that was ever said to one another on Facebook; I never delete anything lol.) And one of her lies I heard about what that she told her dad that I had called 3 weeks before the second fight and told her that I hope her kids have disabilities. That pissed me off, and that told me that my assumption about the type of person she is is right. Since I have a contract with AT&T, though, I can print out a list of every since call I have ever made and received from the day I first got on the contract, so if she takes shit too far, I will print out that AND our private messages on Facebook. Another thing is, I never call her, UNLESS she texts me asking me to call her. I think I can print out all of the texts I've made and received too (not sure about that though, wish I could.) Funny thing is, the thing that started BOTH fights, they weren't even about her. Well, it's because of her, and the fact that she's daddy's little princess and his favorite child and how she has him wrapped around her little finger, is why Angel didn't get anything for Christmas. It's funny, that family likes to talk big and say they don't turn their backs on family and they don't judge or criticize people, but yet, they are the worst people I know that's does that crap. I've been screwed over in the past on things by other people, but it was usually small things that you can just forget about. But I have never been screwed over or hurt like this before. I was raised completely different, and I was raised away from people like that. But I'm glad I was raised away from people like that (and alone, out in the country), because I was raised and my parents made sure they taught me to treat people right, to feel GUILT or REMORSE when I do or say something wrong, to be able to look back and SERIOUSLY think about what I've said or done that was wrong, and to be able to open my eyes and see people and the world as they are. My sister-in-law obviously wasn't taught that stuff. She calls herself a "redneck" and thinks that being extremely bipolar and not doing anything about it and getting revenge on people that pisses her off (even saying one little wrong word) and holding grudges and just hating people and being bitter is redneck. No, that's not redneck. Being a redneck is standing up for what's RIGHT and for what you believe in. My husband is a redneck too, but he doesn't treat people like his sister does. (He was raised by his grandma during the summer every year while growing up, so of course he turned out way different than his sister, who stayed at home year-round.)
So yeah, we had a sucky Thanksgiving and ESPECIALLY a sucky Christmas. But now that I look back on it, they were only sucky because of how his family is treating us and how they refused to get Angel anything, while giving the other kids something. Other than that, everything was fine. My family was all together on Thanksgiving, and we had a good time. And on Christmas, my and Richard and my mom's Christmas present was going to Louisville and seeing Angel. We got a little toy for Angel at Dollar General (it makes music; I don't know what you call it lol) and my mom and dad got her a cute outfit. And then us just being there was her Christmas present too~
Angel is a miracle, and I have a VERY strong feeling that she has a reason for being here. I feel like she's meant to DO something major. Whether it be changing our family or what, I don't know what it is. I guess you can call it mother's instinct? Or just a feeling that something's going to happen? I really don't know. But I DO know that she is definitely meant to do something.
Drinking: Ice Water