i’ve been online all night but as soon as i got offline to go to sleep, i got a phone call from a friend of my dad’s telling me my dad is now in jail and i need to go to court tomorrow at 8am. i do not know the details but apparently my mom is pressing charges on my dad. the friend said my mom has some injuries on her face but no one knows for sure who inflicted it. my guess is she claims my dad did it and my dad probably did not (similar scenario happened before). i really do not know why it has to come down to this.
i remember when i went back to china in 2002, my grandma kept insisting that she wants to see a picture of our “family” with my parents and i smiling in it. we haven’t taken a picture together for at least 10 years. it’s so pathetic. i’ve been contemplating about calling my grandma recently since the chinese new year is getting close. what a great story to tell her on the holiday. she will probably have a heart attack and die.
too many lives have my parents deeply impacted. not only did they completely waste their own marriage. most of my childhood esp. teenage years were hell. they have disappointed tons of their friends and relatives. it all comes to this: 8am tomorrow at the court house.
i was just in the court house getting legally married today. i did not mention it because andy and i are still planning the celebration on a different date. andy’s entire family were there tho we only asked two of them to come because of the minimium requirement of witness. then we went to a restaurant to celebrate. his mom brought us cake and champagne. we were joking and having fun at the dinner just hours ago.
now i’m back home ready to sleep and only got a phone call informing my dad is in the jail because of my mom. my life hasn’t been this dramatic for a long time.
i do feel sorry for my dad. he is not a bad person but he’s made too many weak decisions in his life. he should have divorced my mom a long long time ago. there is no doubt there are regrets in his mind now sitting in a jail cell. we tried to call him at the jail but the police said we can not talk or visit him right now. we should try calling tomorrow after court. so i do not know many of the details of the whole drama. i guess i am about to find out tomorrow. but how am i going to sleep now?