Final week, Amber Portwood misplaced custody of her son, James.
The boy is now solely beneath the care of his father, Amber’s ex-fiancé Andrew Glennon.
The implications of the courtroom’s choice 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 might 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 choice on social media.
However followers are involved by the truth that that publish appeared almost every week in the past, and the usually-outspoken Portwood has been silent since.
“I’ve labored so laborious 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 executed remedy, and brought lessons, and made efforts to vary shouldn’t proceed to be punished for previous errors.”
Amber has come a good distance since her lowest level.
However the truth 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 thing that was required of me, together with finishing 21 unfavorable drug checks and a number of psychological evaluations,” Portwood’s Insta-rant continued.
“In case your street has not been excellent, however you’ve labored laborious to turn into a greater, extra steady and caring particular person in the present day, hold transferring ahead as I’ll by no means cease combating for my youngsters who I really like greater than something,” she went on.
“I’ve been residing 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 flawed, we applaud her efforts to enhance herself, however the truth is, a lot of her worst errors are fairly latest, and youngsters and the justice system each have very lengthy recollections.
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 isn’t assured.
If she stays on her present path, nevertheless, Amber’s youngsters will at some point understood how laborious 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 precipitated quite a lot of bother for her up to now.