It has been a while since I’ve heard from Ben. I imagine it is hard for a boy of his age to keep up the communications. I hope he is getting the encouragement to stay in touch with me from his mother, given her mental condition.
Another letter to Ben. We are still missing him lots and lots. It is good that I am still able to keep in touch with him and hear about his days.
We received a letter back from Ben. We were excited to here from him and I was keen to keep the lines of communications open and frequent. Surprisingly, or not if you really know what lawyers are like, we were told by lawyers that the kids were not allowed to write to Ben. It was incredibly difficult having to try and explain to to very young children that they weren’t allowed to write to their brother. This is my letter…
It has been almost 6 months and we haven’t seen or spoken to Ben. Today we made some progress in court and are now able to send him letters, which isn’t really great, but certainly better than nothing. Emma and Ryan miss Ben and wanted to write him a letter too.