Rhonda & Scott Mitchell
I reunited with my first love of 32 years ago after his ex took the kids out of state away from their father. This October Scott and I will be married for 7 years (8 years together and he relocated back to Texas from Missouri). Scott is the unanswered prayers of love I had been asking God for YEARS. God knew Scott was the man for me -- even when I pushed him away as a young adult. At 46 I had never married and never had kids, but I have been blessed with two step-children (the oldest is stunningly beautiful and has CP and the boy is mini-Scott)--I love them as my own. Today I am in tears as they live in Oklahoma. Before Covid-19 we had many challenges with receiving court-ordered visitation. Last February we spent thousands to modify the decree just to improve visitation, AND for one full year only had a couple of missed visits.
This last weekend, as it always happens, their birthdays fall on Mother's Day weekend. We both send communications and our hearts are heavy as we miss them SOOOOO much. The oldest (turned 14 yesterday) will reach out to us on Facetime from time to time. The 11-year old boy is a constant gamer and not encouraged to keep in communication (has been that way since he was 6-years old), and we've maybe talked to him twice since their last visit end of January.
I just ask for prayers of healing in this relationship with their mother - a constant prayer, and prayers that these children know how much we love them and hope and pray that our love filters to them. Prayers for all of the long-distance or co-parenting that is being impacted by the pandemic.