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Soft Signs From Above

Timing can be everything.  I received a message via Facebook over the weekend from my mother’s college roommate that said the following:

I am once again experiencing a lot of difficulty in trying to reach your mother by phone. It automatically goes to a message that voice mail has not been set to and try again later. I have been calling at different times of the day over the last month… Is your mother OK?please let her know I’m trying to stay in touch, If you see her! I’m sorry to bother you with this again

For well over a year now, I have been to court multiple times in a desperate effort to remove my mother’s conservator, and have been rigorously documenting that she has been isolated since his appointment and finally, FINALLY, I have proof of that, and it came just in time.

I have a mediation in two days in a final effort to remove my mother’s conservator, and I have no idea what I am walking into but, all the work that I’ve done to get rid of him might just pay off. I’ve discussed the financial, mental, psychological and emotional abuse she has endured, and just when I think no one listens to me, or believes me, I get this message from her long time friend.

I’ve never been in a mediation before, and I am not sure why we’re taking things outside the court but, his lawyers requested to have a mediation and the court appointed attorney for my mom agreed. However, there is something fishy about the fact that they want to keep things private but, in my opinion, there is nothing to mediate. There is only one end goal and that is full termination. But I have this sick feeling that he is going to try and remain the trustee of the estate, and allow the temporary conservator that is currently in place continue to take care of her “well-being.” What a joke. There can never be any well being when you have a person in charge that isolates and ostracizes family members, and long time friends while simultaneously draining the estate.

I’ve said awhile back that I have put this is God’s hands, and getting that text from my mom’s old friend over the weekend seems like divine intervention. I am not one to go to God for answers but, I did make a decision a long time ago to do what I can to stop the madness, and allow God to guide me along the way. So, I’ve come to realize that through this nightmare it can be the little things, soft signs like that text that proves to me that I am not alone. It demonstrates that even though the conservator has tried to paint me as “crazy,” I never gave up. I never gave into his manipulative ways, and I have myself and God to thank for that.

Thursday is a big day. Thursday I come face to face with destiny, and I don’t think he is going to back down, but, neither am I.

Soft Signs From Above

Erica Loberg

Erica Loberg was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. She attended Columbia University in New York and graduated with a BA in English. She is a published poet and author of Inside the Insane, Screaming at the Void, What Men Should Know About Women, What Women Should Know About Men, Diamonds From The Rough and Undressed.

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Loberg, E. (2018). Soft Signs From Above. Psych Central. Retrieved on January 24, 2020, from


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