Final week, Amber Portwood misplaced custody of her son, James.
The boy is now fully underneath the care of his father, Amber’s ex-fiancé Andrew Glennon.
The implications of the court docket’s resolution are big for Amber, as Andrew is an LA resident who had beforehand expressed a need to completely relocate to his hometown with James.
Amber had beforehand misplaced custody of her daughter Leah, who lives in Indiana with father Gary Shirley.
So Amber can try to maneuver to California — which may very well be a problem given her lengthy legal historical past — however doing so would power her to depart Leah behind.
Amber has spoken out concerning the decide’s resolution on social media.
However followers are involved by the truth that that submit appeared practically every week in the past, and the usually-outspoken Portwood has been silent since.
“I’ve labored so onerous to raised myself and enhance my relationship with my youngsters,” Amber wrote on Instagram.
“Whereas I’ve all the time been candid about my previous substance abuse and points with psychological well being, an individual ought to have an opportunity to redeem themselves and never be tethered to their points from the previous,” she continued.
“Individuals who’ve performed remedy, and brought lessons, and made efforts to vary mustn’t proceed to be punished for previous errors.”
Amber has come a good distance since her lowest level.
However the reality is, it was solely three years in the past that she was arrested for attacking Glennon with a machete whereas he was holding their child.
“I’ve spent years rebuilding my bridges and did every part that was required of me, together with finishing 21 damaging drug assessments and a number of psychological evaluations,” Portwood’s Insta-rant continued.
“In case your street has not been excellent, however you’ve labored onerous to grow to be a greater, extra secure and caring individual at present, maintain transferring ahead as I’ll by no means cease combating for my youngsters who I like greater than something,” she went on.
“I’ve been dwelling in a nightmare for thus lengthy, making an attempt to show myself. I wouldn’t want this insufferable ache on any mom or father.”
Amber concluded by expressing her perception that nobody “shouldn’t be held accountable for errors from her previous so long as she is working to raised herself.”
Sadly for Amber, that’s not fairly how accountability works.
Don’t get us fallacious, we applaud her efforts to enhance herself, however the reality is, lots of her worst errors are fairly latest, and kids and the justice system each have very lengthy reminiscences.
From the second James examined optimistic for THC at start, Amber was weak to dropping custody, and it’s a testomony to her immense privilege that she’s been given so many probabilities.
Once more, we admire Amber’s efforts to depart her problematic previous behind her.
However self-improvement is a lifelong course of, and forgiveness is rarely assured.
If she stays on her present path, nonetheless, Amber’s youngsters will someday understood how onerous she labored for his or her profit.
We are able to perceive why Amber’s followers are involved about her sudden silence.
However hopefully it’s merely a results of her realization that social media has brought about an excessive amount of hassle for her up to now.