Final week, Amber Portwood misplaced custody of her son, James.
The boy is now fully beneath the care of his father, Amber’s ex-fiancé Andrew Glennon.
The implications of the courtroom’s resolution are enormous 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 could possibly be a problem given her lengthy felony historical past — however doing so would drive her to go away Leah behind.
Amber has spoken out in regards to the choose’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 higher myself and enhance my relationship with my kids,” 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 executed 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 little thing that was required of me, together with finishing 21 unfavorable drug assessments and a number of psychological evaluations,” Portwood’s Insta-rant continued.
“In case your highway has not been good, however you’ve labored onerous to turn into a greater, extra steady and caring particular person as we speak, maintain transferring ahead as I’ll by no means cease combating for my kids who I really like greater than something,” she went on.
“I’ve been dwelling in a nightmare for therefore lengthy, attempting 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 higher herself.”
Sadly for Amber, that’s not fairly how accountability works.
Don’t get us unsuitable, we applaud her efforts to enhance herself, however the reality is, lots of her worst errors are fairly current, and youngsters and the justice system each have very lengthy recollections.
From the second James examined constructive 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 go away 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 kids will someday understood how onerous she labored for his or her profit.
We will 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 precipitated quite a lot of hassle for her up to now.