A distraught grandmother called us about her grandchildren being taken by their non-custodial mother to another state. We worked with the children’s father to help locate and recover the children, who had been told by the mother for the last two years she had been keeping them from him that he did not want them, and would not take care of them if he ever had them. The father called around Christmas time to thank us. He told us that he was exhausted after a long day, but he was taking his children to see Santa.
He said “I told them we would see Santa today, and that’s what we’re going to do. I will never give them any reason to doubt that they are the most important people in my life. Ever. I never want them to have that be a question for them again. Thank you for this chance to show them how important they are.”