My Terrible In-laws
Ok, so I know it is not right to hate anyone right? Well you decide and tell me if I'm right. Here Goes!!!
So................I was married to the most wonderful man for 22 years. He was the love of my life and what kept me strong in this ever changing world. During this time we had two children who are now 21 and 10. We lived on his families property (which had been willed to them by their deceased father) and paid property taxes, took care of the place (13 acres), and eventually 12 years into our relationship, bilt a house on this property (big mistake!!!) During these 22 years, I became part of his family (or so I thought!!). I spent every holiday with them, celebrating and joining in on the festivities, and for the most part was always left to feel as if I belonged......Then my husband passed away.
The family pretty much left me alone during the "grieving year", although it was said that a discussion began soon after my husbands death. The discussion was "when is it appropriate to force her and her family off of our property". Yes..........you read it right.
Ok, so then letters started to come in letting me know that it wasn't final, but that the "heirs" were contemplating selling the property. My first reaction was of anger, because after what was then 23 years of living at the same place and funding and building our own home, I believed that I should never be forced to move. After I calmed down, I spoke with one of the brothers, who assured me that the family was going to give me a settlement and help me relocate, and so I calmed down (for a little while). After this conversation, I started receiving letters from the "other" brother, which were quite hurtful. He stated that I had no vested interest in the property, and that I would be required to move without contention upon the sale of the property and leave my home of no 24 years.
Of course I was furious, and so I sat down and wrote a 5 page letter to all of the brothers and sisters, explaining my anger and lack of wanting to move. Included was my husbands will which stated how much our investment was and his final request that if the property were to be sold, please do him a favor and take care of his wife and kids and not throw them out on the street..............Of course they took it the wrong way (as I knew they would).
All was quiet for awhile, until one day a person showed up on my doorstep with legal paperwork which happened to be a Writ of Possession. This is a legal request to evacuate the premises within 3 days. Luckily, I knew the sheriff and was allowed 7 days rather than just the 3. So..........for the next 7 days, I worked day and night to collect 25 years of my life and put them into boxes and then into storage units!! That was it!!!! 25 years taken away and my children and I thrown out on the streets like we were just some homeless people!!! And we built the house with our own money!!!
So.................if it were you would you hate these people??? What the heck is this world coming to when you cant even rely on the people you thought you knew for 25 years??