The sewer saga continues. A few weeks ago I shared the ongoing three-year nightmare that my family is going through with the destruction of our business and “life.” If you didn’t see the story you can read it here:
Fortunately, you get to read the story and then walk away. Unfortunately, we still live it each and every day. This past Friday was no exception. My husband and daughter got deposed all day by the defense attorneys from Otay Water, Bremco, Seymour Lewis Development, The City of Chula Vista, and more! I had to sit there in silence as my family was questioned about every detail of their lives! It made me sick to my stomach. My daughter missed an entire day of school, and Jamie and I both missed work. I just don’t understand how this is allowed? Victims badgered over and over…it’s just heinous if you ask me! Heinous!
My husband was brought to tears when they asked him how our lives have changed since getting sick and losing our business due to the water misconnection. I have never seen him like this in the 18 years we have been together. He is 6’3″ and 300+ pounds and this man sobbed because he feels helpless regarding the destruction of his family from this lawsuit. Tatiana and I had to sit there and listen as he cried, and then we cried right along with him. I have never felt more love in my life listening to this big, strong, man, sob over what his family is going through. He had to leave the room and go for a walk to calm down and to stop from literally jumping over the table to throttle the defense attorneys. It was so sad, and it just broke my heart to see him like that.
After Jamie was done with his hours of questioning, it was Tatiana’s turn. As a mother all you want to do is protect your child. There was nothing I could do to stop them from questioning her. However, she rose to the occasion like no other, and stayed totally and completely strong! She amazed me, impressed me, and made me so proud. My 15 year-old showed the maturity and strength of an adult that day. Again, the love I felt for her, just like I did for Jamie…incredible!
So even though we have to continue to fight for what’s right against attorneys and companies that apparently have no soul, the more they take away from us, the stronger we become. Just when I thought I couldn’t love my family more than I already do, they show me more fortitude and bravery then I have ever seen. All I can say is, “I’m so proud of them!” My Family rocks!!!!
Amy Wise is a Freelance writer in San Diego.
You can read more on the www.themanyshadesoflove.blogspot.com
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