Thursday, June 01, 2006

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE: THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Yesterday a story ran front page in the WV statewide newspaper regarding Mighty Max and the situation (the involvement or lack thereof) with his father, who serves as a state senator in WV. There was a large photo of Max...the adorable photo of him in the bathtub looking at me. My main point in the article was that we simply want what is fair and we should not be punished financially because I cannot work since I am Max's full time caregiver.

Well the response from people throughout West Virginia for me and Max has been so overwhelming...such love and support from complete strangers! Thank you, thank you!

I was really hoping we were not going to fight this issue out in the media, and actually we were court ordered not to speak with the media. I have denied multiple requests from reporters since our separation last year...several have called wanting to know what happened and wanting the "dirt" on my soon to be ex. As much as I would love for people to know the truth, I just wasn't sure if I wanted to make this horrible situation any more public or crazy.

However, my soon to be ex talked with a reporter earlier this week and therefore I had to as well. This was all happening the day of our crazy travel back East! In between flights I was talking with the reporter...as if the day wasn't stressful enough already.

Anyway, the long and short of it is that I have been overwhelmed with the support Max and I have received and I am deeply grateful. The divorce hearing is next week and Max's "fan club" is providing us a much needed emotional boost. As I said to the reporter, I am going to fight tooth and nail to get everything Maxwell needs and deserves...and next week we certainly have quite a fight ahead of us.

Again, thank you everyone...and please, please keep up your prayers for Max's health, happiness and development. Mighty Max is certainly making progress, but he has a very, very long way to go.

19 comments:

ang said...

YOU GO MAX....GO GO GO GO FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT WIN WIN WIN!!!

WE ARE CHEERING YOU ON FROM Pacific North West...Can't wait until later this month to meet you!!

Saying HUGE prayers the judges eyes and ears are wide open and something can be done about this.

elle said...

cool i hope he reads the article coz if he doesnt hes an idiot

jeniwv said...

I was very moved by the article. Unfortunately Vic is not unusal. Many men don't own up to their responsiblity to their children. I too am going threw a rough divorce and have a child with mild disablilities. I will keep you and your children in my thoughts and prayers. Don't give up on the fight because your not fighting for yourself you are fighting for your children

Drew said...

Hey Amy,

I'm glad the wonderful people of WV have been so supportive. Hopefully, the judge will be one of those W.Virginians!

BTW, his comments in the article really set me off...ahgghhh! What a jerk.

See ya soon.
Drew

Kerry said...

Is the article accessible online so that those of us in the Pacific NW can read it?

Stay strong Amy ... and Max - we KNOW you'll charm everyone!

Kerry

ang said...
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Kerry said...

Thank you!

ang said...

I deleted my comment with the link to the newspaper article. I was in fear that Amy would/could receive backlash for it. So I placed it on my blog.

www.inmanfamily4ever.blogspot.com

I will leave it there until Amy asks me to take it down.

elle said...

i found that in anges oen its cool and i might hhave to go in soon maybe might need ear stuff my hearings gone down more

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Lisa W. said...

Amy, I just read the whole thing online. How utterly despicable.
I wish you much strength for what lies ahead.

alisen barlean said...

miss amy! i am thinking of you and sending all my love and prayer to you during, yet another, tough time! i am always a shoulder and an ear...please use them! give little max my love and hugs and i look forward to seeing you when you are back. take care and remember...you are strong, you are wonderful and you have created a beautiful little boy that is very lucky to have you!
love you tons,
alisen

Buttercup McToots said...

No one thought Vic Sprouse was a good guy before this, right?

Seems pretty much the same way he's always treated women. Unfortunately Max got caught up in this one.

Beth said...

Amy:
I too am going thru a divorce and I have a husband who walked out on me when I was 6 months pregnant with his second child. He owns a business in South Charleston. I have to fight just to get the money ordered by the judge for our house payment and food. I pray the Family Law Court does the right thing......! I'm attending school and I know I'm much better off not having this "self centered jerk."

I wish you the best........we will both hold out and see what the Family Law Court is really about!
Let's hope the judge does the right thing!

Another Amy
Charleston

ang said...

In just a matter of hours you will be going into a courtroom to finalize your divorce.

I send prayers and wishes, for open heart, open ears, strength, common sense, peace, love, understanding, compassion, patience, and justice for Maxwell and yourself.

May you get through this day knowing those that know you are praying for you both, and those that read of you are saying and sending good thoughts your way as well.

Steph said...

Amy and Max,

Thinking of you and hoping that today's outcome is in your favor.

Lots of love,
Steph

yp said...

Amy and Max-
best of everything to you both today. Our fates truly are never in our hands, but the literalness of this feeling is never as real as it is in health care and in court. You are in our thoughts, prayers, hopes and wishes. On a technical note, am I crazy? I thought there was a more recent entry to your blog than June 1st, and that you had written that Max's health was compromised. I hope you are both well today - with love, Yuka and family

yp said...

Amy and Max-
best of everything to you both today. Our fates truly are never in our hands, but the literalness of this feeling is never as real as it is in health care and in court. You are in our thoughts, prayers, hopes and wishes. On a technical note, am I crazy? I thought there was a more recent entry to your blog than June 1st, and that you had written that Max's health was compromised. I hope you are both well today - with love, Yuka and family