Two years ago Amanda came into Dwight's life bringing dreams to life, laughter, and happiness. Then only after being married a year and a couple of months, Amanda decided that she didn't love Dwight anymore: a month earlier Dwight had become Case's legal guardian. Before Dwight's clothes were out of the house, Amanda started living with Case's biological father, who only claimed Case as his son after being taken to court, didn't give any child support until the state stepped in, and had very little to do with Case. A week later, Amanda filed for divorce refusing to talk to her own family or the preacher, who married and counseled them. Amanda's decision was an unsuspected devastating shock to both sides of the family. How can one person, who gave so much joy, cause so much pain ripping a family unit apart?
The week before Thanksgiving we moved our son back home with us. It was a very emotional traumatic experience. Dwight has not only lost a wife, but an adorable little boy, who called him daddy. Dwight was the only father that Case had known taking care of him 24-7 even after holding down a job.
So now our son must pick up the pieces of his life, work through the pain of broken promises and shattered dreams, and adjust to being a single adult again. Even knowing that he gave his marriage and fatherhood every bit of himself and tried his best to make it work- Amanda admitting that it wasn't anything that he had done- still doesn't prevent his self esteem from taking a bitter blow. Thankfully Dwight is surrounded by close family members on both sides and scores of friends, who are supporting him during this major transition in his life.