Imagine in one swift move, everything you love and hold dearest to your heart is gone. Your beloved young daughters have been ripped from your home and you are allowed no contact whatsoever. Horrific allegations have been made against yourself and your best friend/spouse. Your home could be lost, your jobs lost due to the false allegations. Jailtime. Reputations destroyed. All in the blink of an eye. All because you were strong enough to stand up and leave a narcissistic, controlling ex-spouse years earlier. This is the story of my family. Today, November 16, 2016, I am thinking of tomorrow. It will be my sweet daughter's 10th birthday. Hopefully she will have a good day, a yummy cake, and some presents to open. But, I won't know. Because I am not allowed to see hear, speak to her, phone, or write to her. Thanks to the false allegations. I have not seen my little girls since February. Even then I was only allowed supervised visits full of stress and tension, with long lists of regulations of what I could or could not say. I was not allowed to say "we", because it might imply my spouse. I was not allowed to speak of the past, of the allegations, of the future, or of any current happenings in my daughters' lives nor mine. I was not allowed to mention anything hopeful for fear that it could be considered bribery. I WAS NOT ALLOWED TO SAY THAT I AM THEIR MOM. more on that later. What was happening is called Parental Alienation. It is a real thing, and has serious, horrific results. It has attempted to completely destroy my family. It involved blatantly false allegations against my husband and myself. It involved Dept. of Child Services taking over our lives. It involved at least ten different attorneys and specialists. It involves a continuingly growing list of expenses. My husband and I are not wealthy. He is a hardworking maintenance man with a hospital. I am a former art teacher, now working at a doctors' office. We have been married 6 years now, and this is a second marriage for us both. We had both come from first marriages where our ex-spouses caught the 9 year itch and we were the survivors trying to get back to being able to trust. I brought 2 little girls to the marriage (now 10 and 13) and he brought his 3 children who visited on weekends (one also a girl just a year older than mine, and 2 boys). We were a loving, happy family. My girls and I were sooo close and usually snuggled up with a movie or book, and had lots of hugs. We often visited their grandparents, and met up to play with their cousins. We had a good life. But then parental alienation stepped in and destroyed it. Now, we have finally gotten DCS to release our case, and are starting to attempt to repair some tentative connection. This involves expensive therapists (on top of the already staggering legal bills we've accumulated). But what choice do I have? I can not give up on my children. God is with us and is guiding me forward. God must be holding me upright most days, because I keep moving forward. Some day I will be holding my daughters and look back at all of this as a distant memory. I hope. I am seeking any financial help you can provide us. It is most definitely appreciated.