Child’s Journal: Today I’m Feeling Sad, So Sad

I found my child’s journal stuffed inside the closet..this made me cry. These are actual pictures from DJ.

The journal is from the summer of 2008.  My precious son changed so much that summer, after being placed in the care of his alleged;y abusive father. The abuser won custody because the Guardian ad Litem, Jamie L. Manning, gave him legal advise–her tip to the abuser turned the case in his favor. 

Before the change of custody, my son DJ was doing well in school, making friends and getting good grades. After the change of custody, DJ began to have tearful outbursts, anxiety, and was doing poorly in school & even losing friends. DJ was once very talkative, so expressive you could read him like a book. After placement DJ became withdrawn. He learned to hide his feelings, and say and do what others expect of him…Only this journal shows what DJ was really feeling.

These pictures show that DJ felt safe enough in my home to express his feelings.. it is not that way anymore. 

“Today I am feeling sad, so sad”

“Because things are going bad”

“And I’m going back home to dad”

— Emily Court/M21


About Emily Court

It takes "Just Us" To Fight Injustice in Family Court. I blog to raise awareness about problems existing in the family court system, and use my own story as a personal example of how the systemic failures in family court, and the Guardian ad Litem Program, affect families, in an effort to encourage needed reform. Written by a survivor of domestic violence and homelessness working to create a better life for her children, in a stable home free of violence. In her efforts to rebuild her life, she has not only encountered harassment and intimidation from her alleged abuser but faced systematic failures in family court that have empowered her alleged abuser and put her children at risk. She is now fighting to keep her kids safe, and bring them home. Through writing and blogging, FCI is working to raise awareness about domestic violence, and the urgent need for family court reform. She is currently working on a memoir titled "'Til Prayers Are Answered".
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