I want to call attention to Matthew Landry's post in recent post's by other's (see Dakota's Page).
Matthew is Dakota's daddy and my son. He and Dakota are the reason I became involved in the Parental Equal Rights cause.
Matthew is a very young father (19). He has been so hurt by the alienation of his baby as well as totally lost in how to even begin to deal with the legality of this complex issue.
He has been determined to fight for his child from the beginning and I am so proud to watch that determination as he painfully struggles to make some sense of it all.
We need to give more credit to our young men these days.
We as a society are so very quick to put them in the dead beat, irresponsible dad category.
However, our laws are setting them up for failure and pushing them to run and abandon out of fear and shame.
Matthew is one of the fortunate ones, he has a loving supportive family to encourage him to continue on and help him up when he falls.
There are countless others like Matt who don't have that. They are counting on us for love, support and guidance in the minefield of family court.
May we all stand together in support of them and their children. After all, we are in truth one family, with God as our father!
Love To All,
Hello my name is Matthew Jonathan Landry, and my son's name is Dakota James.
This page is for him and every other father that is standing up for the rights to see their child.
First off, I want to give a special thanks to everyone that likes and supports this page (Dakota's Page) and all the other fathers that just wanna be with their child.
Next, I would like to take some time to talk to my little man because i haven't had a chance:
"Hey little man I'm your daddy and I havent been able to see you yet, but I want you to know that even though you haven't had the chance to be with me, I love you so very much and you're the most important thing in my life and im going to do whatever it may take to be with you.
See one day me and mommy met and I thought it was the greatest thing that had ever happened to me.n I loved her and couldn't wait to start a family with her.
So we started and we got you, and even though I loved your mother very much and wanted to be with her the rest of my life, it didn't happen.
We had rough patches in our relationship, we let things fall us apart, and I hurt so much from it.
But I'm so happy that I made that choice because if I hadn't, we
wouldn't have had YOU,the greatest thing that has ever happened to me.
Even though I thought your mother was the greatest thing; it wasnt. It was you baby boy. I'm so so so very happy that we had you
I love you so very much Dakota.
I will never be able to give up. I'm going to stand up for you, Dakota. I'm standing here fighting with ever thing I have to be with you and be apart of your life.
Because the way I feel is I need you and you need me. We need each other to bein each others' lives.
I love you Dakota James. You just have to be patient. I will be with you!
Love your Daddy - See you soon!"
Now I would like to take some time to say some things.
I have hurt so much through this situation.
It hurts me so much to know that I'm not with him and I ask myself things like, "Have I done something wrong?"
And the answer is NO.
I haven't done anything to deserve it, and YES, I can be there for my son and take care of him.
Fathers keep fighting! You deserve to be a part of your child's life .
Keep standing and saying, "I won't let it break me and give up hope on being apart of your childs' life.
Maybe it's not for you but I will not, won't, nor ever be able to
Don't lose hope. It's there and always has been.
So, we stand together!!!!
And together, we will prevail!!!!