I am baby's aunt. Our family has been through alot over the past couple of days. I shouldn't even say "our family"....BABY has been through the alot. I am not writing to defend my sister or baby's father. I am writing to let you know that the article written is not completely true. The only truth to the story is the fact that baby was dropped. This was not a domestic situation. Baby was not the result of abuse towards my sister. The BOTH (mom & dad) made a horrible mistake and bad choices over the weekend.
There was a dispute between the neighbor and my sister the day before that continued into the following day. I am not saying my sister is innocent by any means and she should not have exchanged words with the neighbor at all; however it did happen and Adrian went outside to defend my sister and continued the arguement. He not only made the wrong decision not to put baby down before going outside, but to go outside at all.
Please know that what was written is far from the truth. Mr. Johnson did not say he didn't care and kick baby to the side. He accidently dropped him. The choice he made caused his son to be pulled away from his mother. Adrian loves his son and would never do anything to intentionally harm baby. What he is guilty of is making the wrong decision to violate the terms of his probation and I am sure he will pay for his wrong doing. Not only is he going to pay but what is more heartbreaking is that his baby is going to suffer the consequences. He is not guilty of kicking baby nor yelling at my sister.
My sister has had problems in the past and she is not perfect by any means, none of us are. I only hope she learns from her mistakes so that she can be the great mom I know she is. She loves her baby. For her not to make the choice to call 911 as soon as baby was dropped was a bad one in itself. She is feeling guilty and blames herself for baby being taken away. She misses and deserves to be with baby. She is not a bad person, she made bad choices over the weekend that caused this nightmare for baby.
With everything involving the parents/adults in this situation, no one is suffering more than baby. He was pulled away from his mother not knowing why. He misses his mom and dad. He is safe but more important he is okay. He suffered a bump and minimal swelling on the left side of his head and a tiny scrape. He was not swollen from his eye to the back of his head. He is a happy baby and I am sure he continues to smile and light up the lives of whoever is caring for him right now. But he belongs home with our family who love him and care for him whole heartedly.
We all have made mistakes in our lives and accidents to happen. This is why they are called "accidents". The intent to harm baby never crossed either parent's minds. Their actions however, caused their family to be pulled apart. Now we can only pray we can get baby where he belongs, home.