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.
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.