Sunday, August 19, 2012

You Win Some...You Lose Some

And we lost this one. The court granted my daughter's biological mom 50% custody. The judge also granted a school transfer. It breaks my heart to see her cry. It makes me so sad to hear her pray at night that she won't have to say goodby to us. I know that the Lord has a plan. I wish I knew what it was. I know how much He loves us and our baby girl. I know if will be ok.

On a happier note my oldest son got accepted to an amazing charter school. We meet with his teacher tomorrow. He will be working from home on most days and having group instruction as well with a co-op group. This is truly a Godsend since my daughters new school is about 30 miles away. In everything, God is good.

We are spending the day at Seal Beach. The kids are surfing or body boarding. Life is indeed good.

Thank you so much for your prayers and thoughts. We have felt them an appreciated them so much.



Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Correction: Today's The Day....I hope!

The judge was not able to rule yesterday. There were several cases before ours and he basically ran out of time. I truly believe that the Lord's timing is perfect. I wanted an answer so badly yesterday. It would have been great to know how we are to proceed. I also know that when I try to make things happen and try to take back control instead of giving everything to the Lord things don't work out quite as well.

So, again today I am surrendering my family to the Lord. No matter what happens today, it is well with my soul.

Please continue to pray for myself and my family. If you have a prayer request please email me or leave a comment here.

Have a great day!



Monday, August 13, 2012

Today's The Day...


We find out today what the judges ruling is. I'm nervous. I didn't sleep well. I've been praying a lot.

I'll let you know what the outcome is as soon as I can.

Thank you for keeping us in your prayers.


Saturday, August 11, 2012

Monday, Monday

We heard late yesterday that the judge will rule on Monday. I would be completely lying to you if I said that I wasn't a bit nervous. I mean, if she gets sent to a different school, I don't have a way to get her there or pick her up. I'd have to be in two different places at the same exact time.

I'm praying....a lot. We have a lot of people praying for us. The Lord will do as he see fits on Monday and I know that everything will work out. It always does. I hope with all that is in me that school doesn't change. That is my prayer and at the same time I know that I don't see the long view. The Lord does so at the end of the day, whatever happens, happens and we are trusting in the Lord. We are surrendering to Him. We will praise Him!

Friday, August 10, 2012

Still waiting....

What a week! It's been full of ups and downs. Through it all, I am so thankful for my husband and good friends. I am so grateful for people who have been praying for us. I really think that everyone's prayers are the reason why I am not having panic attacks everyday.

We still have not been able to receive a ruling from the judge. Both the attorneys have been in trial on other cases. We may be able to get in this afternoon. Although I would like an answer, I'm ok with waiting. It's not my most favorite thing to do but I am learning that the Lord's time is perfect. We also found out yesterday that our attorney would like to withdraw from the case. My husband is supposed to speak with our attorney today to find out why. We received a referral to another attorney who is supposed to be good. Hopefully, our attorney can stay on board until this is all said and done.

On a happier note, my oldest son Jason turns 9 on Monday!!! I can't wait to celebrate with him. I love that kid!

Please keep us in your prayers!



Friday, August 3, 2012

No Good News?

Well, we didn't receive a ruling yesterday. The judge decided that he needed time to review some reports. He had the opportunity to rule with one hour notice so that we could reconvene but that didn't happen. It was very hard to see my husband so visibly upset. We both tried to act normal in front of the kids. We pulled it off but it was very hard.

Our attorney was able to speak with the court clerk who said that we might be able to get a ruling today. We continue to wait and pray. Thank you so much for praying for our family. We have such a sense of peace. We dot know how things will play out but we know that God's way is the right way and we trust in Him knowing that it is for a reason.

Please continue to pray for us. I will keep you all posted.

Thanks for stopping by!



Thursday, August 2, 2012

Life's Ups and Downs

The last few days have been so, so, so hard!  We go back to court today.  For those of you who don't know my story, I have been raising my daughter (step) from the time she was 15 months old.  He mom continues to take my husband and I to court for custody and she now wants to change the school that she has been attending.  It breaks my heart to continue to go through these things.  All I can do is pray and wait.  I pray for the judge, I pray for our attorney, I pray for my husband.  It seems that lately all I do is pray.  I pray that my little family will stay together.

If you would, please say a prayer for us today.  We sure do need it!