Today is Meghan's Birthday

Today is Meghan's Birthday

Posted in the Lake County Forum


Dallas, TX

#1 May 11, 2011
I sent some gifts to my daughter for her birthday but UPS is having trouble making the delivery. Her mother has refused every effort to deliver them. I am hoping someone in Lake County can help.

If you know Suzann L Howe aka Suzann L Brienik, daughter of Richard Brienik and Laurie Brienik of Leesburg, and employed by the Lake County Clerk of Circuit Court in Tavares, please encourage her to contact UPS to make arrangements to pick up the gifts or call them and arrange delivery to an alternate address.

Suzann decided year before last that it was a good idea to reject Birthday gifts for Meghan's sister, but allowed Meghan to continue to receive gifts. This past Christmas she decided it expand that to refusing to accept every gift I send to the children. Only God knows why.

Today is the most special day of the year for Meghan but she does not know about the gifts so she cannot specifically ask her mother to make arrangements for the delivery, or that UPS is holding them for pickup. Most parents would not use this catch-22 as justification for preventing a child from getting birthday gifts from their father. As you can see from the many attempts to send them gifts, Meghan is not so fortunate.

If you know Suzann but are afraid to approach her about this, and you know a minister, social worker, or even a police officer that can reach out to her on this special day for Meghan, then I would certainly appreciate it. Someday Meghan will appreciate it too.

I have posted numerous requests in the Leesburg and Tavares forums since last Christmas seeking assistance with previous delivery attempts and I am out of options and I don't know what more I can do to try to help Meghan.

Please intervene on behalf of these children if you are able.

Thank you if you can assist by reaching out to Suzann.

United States

#2 May 12, 2011
It did not work out well for Meghan. Suzann would not let her have the gifts for her birthday. I want to thank anyone that may have tried to assist, and I certainly appreciate it.

The Nation is watching the Casey Anthony trial preparations closely this week. I remember similar cases, Susan Smith from South Carolina who murdered her two sons in 1994, and Andrea Yates from Houston who drowned all five of her children, one at a time.

Sometimes, I almost wish Suzann would physically abuse Meghan and Caitlyn so someone could see bruising and run to the local authorities and get help for them. Abnormal psychological treatment of a child does not leave physical scars, but it will affect them for the rest of their lives.

I look at Casey Anthony, Susan Smith, and Andrea Yates and I have to wonder how much like Suzann they were just before they crossed over that line.

United States

#3 May 14, 2011
UPS is going the extra mile to deliver these gifts. They are holding the gifts in Leesburg and have sent Suzann a post card notification. Meghan's birthday was wednesday but Suzann can still pick the gifts up from the UPS Customer Center. Better late than never.

If you know Suzann please ask her to pick them up. She does not understand how irrational it is to block all access to a parent.

Kennedale, TX

#4 May 16, 2011
UPS is still trying. Got to give them credit for effort in a bad situation. UPS held the packages over for one more day and they trying again to deliver them again, or get Suzann to contact them to indicate she is willing to pick them up. Looks like we have one last chance if someone knows Suzann and can encourage her to allow Meghan to have her birthday gifts. Appreciate any help with this.

Alvarado, TX

#5 May 18, 2011
UPS notified me they are going to have to return the gifts I sent. As I understand it, several people did try to reason with their mother and were rebuffed. I want thank you if you did try. It is most appreciated.

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