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Is My Family Destroyed?
Has my promise and my battle destroyed my family?
I dialed the phone early this morning. We have not spoke with our eldest son since the developments that have happened in my battle for Justice For Jonathan. I listened as the screams of, "It's your fault" and "you are ruining our name" was yelled in the phone directly in my ear.
I awoke my wife and explained what just happened. My son hates me, my daughter hates me and my own father doesn't speak to me anymore.
Should I have let what happened to little Jonathan just go?
My wife reminded me of my promise that I made to Jonathan 3 years ago to seek justice in his death no matter what. She reminded me that I have always been a man of my word and that she stands behind me too.
I had made the call to my son because I had just received an email from a reporter from the St Louis Post Dispatch. He has been following my fight and wants to speak with me. My son lives in St Louis and I wanted him prepared for what he may see in the newspaper. I want the story to be accurate and not the lies and deception others may give. My son wants no stories at all, but he doesn't realize the story will be there one way or the other. I know his girlfriend, who is pregnant with a granddaughter for us, reads all my works.
Please tell him I am not here to destroy him or his image. Please tell him that his sister needs to awake to the manipulation that David Olson is using to make her believe that he did nothing wrong.
Olson said Jonathan "fell" in the shower and he did not seek help. He instead kept taking his shower for another 1/2 hour or more while my dear Grandson crawled to the back of the tub. For some reason, my daughter has been brainwashed by this "freak" into believing this was an accident. She was pregnant at the time by Olson and has returned to the manipulation and deceit and has taken my little Elijah with her.
Our "screwed up" child protective services and justice system will not pull Eli out of this danger.
Will this ever end?
Will my daughter awaken to her bad choices? She has grown "cold" to us as have other family members and some "friends".
Who do I trust anymore?
I trust my wife and I trust God. My wife feels God has led me in this battle thus far and will lead me the rest of the way.
Didn't Jesus speak about such things?
Lines have been drawn and I am finding there is no middle ground as some think there is. There is only good and evil; nothing in between.
To all that read this and want to offer your "free" advice. Please consider what you say and pray before you do. Yes, I have slipped a couple times through this battle and didn't pray before I acted, but so have many others.
I WILL NOT REMOVE THE SIGN FROM MY TRUCK!
God doesn't want me to.
Jonathan deserves justice and I will keep seeking that justice!
To my daughter: this song says it all--I love you, but please wake up!
© 2010 Greg Boudonck