I will admit a while back when I started my walk with the LORD I didn't understand prayer...If GOD is all knowing why pray? Why not just trust and worship Him? The LORD spoke to me in His word and in my heart that HE loves when we come to Him, ask things of Him, spend time with Him and yearn for our hearts desires...So there it was I got my answer as to why I should be praying to my GOD...I always prayed, but now I pray with understanding....Along with all of that, I have seen prayers answered in small ways and just recently over the past 3 months-radically!!!
As you know today was the trial date for our Little Lovely...The birth mom didn't show up...All of the people involved showed up...I still had that sense of Peace pouring over me, but I will admit I was a bit nervous only because "it's a court room", very intimidating...When I was called into the court room, the birth mom's lawyer said to the judge that she request the birth mom have 30 days to relinquish her rights...Then the lawyer left...Hmmm, what does that mean?? A sweet friend of mine, also a foster mom, showed up to support me, sat behind me, squeezed my shoulder and whispered, "this is good"...The DA called the case worker up to the stand, asked questions, stepped down off the stand and the judge proceeded with.................
TERMINATING PARENT RIGHTSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh my gosh, oh my gosh, oh my gosh!!!!! My stomach sank (in a good way)...The judge stated all that was happening for the record and the termination of parent rights granted!!!!
The case worker comes over to me, throws her sweet, loving, relief-ing arms around me and starts to sob with tears of joy! I start crying, my sweet friend started to cry, I couldn't breath because I was so overjoyed with the news I cried out, "I keep my baby" ?????? The judge asked who I was and the DA said, the foster mom...He thanked me, I thanked him...I leave the court room still in awe of this news and the case worker hugs me again and we sob, and sob and sob....Thanking and praising GOD!!!
WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW, what a day!!!
We still need to keep on praying though...Birth mom could appeal this, but it's really not likely because she didn't show up today...The court has granted the TPR and birthmom will have 30 days to sign a relinquish form so that she won't have a TPR on her record because she is so young...Please continue to pray for her...I do have compassion and love for her in my heart and I really would love to see her life turn to JESUS!!!
Thank you, thank you, thank you, for your prayers, support, love and everything else you all have showered us with...
Praise the LORD Praise God in his sanctuary;praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power;praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet,praise him with the harp and lyre,praise him with timbrel and dancing,praise him with the strings and pipe,praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals.Let everything that has breath praise the Lord.Praise the Lord......Psalm 150:1-6