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Praise Report

A quick praise report for tonight. On Wed. I had a call on my voice mail at work. Basically the premise of the call was that Jo, was going to a camp this weekend and we would not have our last visit with her. I called the social worker and talked to her in length basically saying that this was not acceptable to us and we say no. I know we didn’t have to power to say no, but we were saying no. This was Jo’s last weekend with us, possibly forever, but at least for the next few weeks as Tra and I leave for Costa Rica next Wed. I must admit, I was probably not very kind on the phone, but I was very upset and I had a hard time maintaining my composure. By the end of the conversation the social worker said she would see what she could work out. She called back later that evening and said we were going to court and that a judge would decide. Well about 15 minutes ago Tra got a phone call relaying to her that both the therapist and judge thought it was not in Jo’s best interest to not be with us this weekend and so we pick her up tomorrow for one last time. 


Jo last Sunday at Sunday school. Next post's topic.


This is awesome for us as most of the judges ruling’s have not gone our way, to say the least. We would have once again been devastated if we could not have spent at least one more weekend with her. Our 20 yr. anniversary trip to Costa has already been darkened by the fact that the State has decided to take her away from us, and piling this on top of it would have made for misery. So thanks for those of you that are praying and keep it up, we are truly grateful and we are trying to be still.

4 responses

  1. I honor how you’re giving thanks in every little thing right now… this is a definite “praise God” situation… and way to go standing up for it and not taking no for an answer. I have thought a lot about your trip coming up and how this will affect your time together, I will be praying that the Enemy will not steal this time.

    February 13, 2009 at 11:18 am

    • Niki, you are definitely an all star commenter and we really appreciate it. I was going to do an addendum because we just sealed another deal so that Jo will be coming to our house the weekends while we are gone to be with my mom and the kids! That is awesome for her and them. Thank you so much for you comments, prayers, support and love we appreciate more than you can know, and we know how deeply you are emotionally and spiritually entwined in this. Keep blogging you are doing awesome and I have one coming up especially for you and Ty.

      February 13, 2009 at 12:35 pm

  2. Stephen

    Praise the Lord for this small victory! I can’t help but think that the trip to Costa Rica was providential in addition to being your 20th anniversary celebration. We pray that being away in a very pleasant place without a lot of demands will help you decompress and gather your second wind. I believe God hasn’t spoken the final word in this situation yet.

    February 13, 2009 at 11:52 am

    • Man thanks for that! It is a weird situation, you want to be excited for the vacation, but yet in your heart of hearts it is tempered with the current and possible future developments. It is a conundrum for sure, but this is a major boost and blessing for us. I know that you guys, and the others commenting here are praying harder for us than we can even imagine. Thank you both for your words, wisdom and friendship.

      February 13, 2009 at 12:38 pm

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