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
As I prepare myself tonight, I'm expecting, nervousness, anxiety, and fear...I feel none of that...I don't know how tomorrow will be, but I know right now all I feel is Peace...It's actually unreal in comparison to the days of brokenness I've had, and so with that, another praise to my Sweet Lord JESUS for giving His people the power and the faith to pray for us!!! Really, thank you all...I can't believe how calm my heart, and stomach is for that matter....Even when I try to think about what could be, I almost feel like I would be forcing the tears to come out because of this amazing calmness I have...
I've been focusing my thoughts on JESUS and have been reflecting on simply who HE is...Any of my tears throughout the day have been the same tears I shed when I think about my Amazing GOD...Just the thought of who HE is when I mediate chokes me up...You know what I''m taking about...JESUS, REDEEMER, HEALER, MIGHTY PHYSICIAN, COMFORTER, FATHER, HOLY, PRINCE OF PEACE and so much more!!! To think this GOD loves wretched me so much, makes a bloody cross look beautiful and has a place for me in Heaven, for eternal life, is what priority needs to be...
Glory has met my suffering and HE has given me the Peace He promises to us in HIS Word...I thank all of you again for keeping me and my family and this situation in your prayers...It's truly a humbling experience...
Hello Dear Friends…I come to you with a humble heart for a
humble friend…She’s quiet, loving, and would probably never send out a prayer
request for herself…Not because of pride, but because the humility inside her
from the Spirit…So here I am, along with a ton of her friends, supporting me in
this request for your prayers…Christine Tonn has Budd-Chiari Syndrome… The link
Christine has suspected something for some time now and
finally this was her diagnosis…She is leaving for San Diego next week and
probably be admitted for immediate intervention…If you do not know Christine
she is married and has 4 beautiful children…I can’t imagine as a mom having to
stop your life as a mom to care for yourself…It’s our God given nature to
nurturer our children and so Christine will have to set that aside for now…That
would be hard for me, for any mom…
Our prayer request is simple…Healing from the Healer, a miracle,
a wrong diagnosis!! I want to remind you all of the prayer requests I have sent
out in the past for my Little Lovely and for sweet Brooke…God’s people prayed
Brooke out of that hospital and on a road to improvement…God’s people prayed
for my Little Lovely and family for healing, wisdom, understanding and peace… God’s
people can pray Christine to a complete healing….Please add her and her family
to your prayer list…Pray without ceasing is what is needed here...
I will send updates as I hear them…Please take this and
share on your Facebook, email, blog, twitter, whatever source of social network
or prayer chain you use…Prayer requests have been sent out in the past and I
know for a fact it has reached beyond our nation…Lets please, please remember
our sweet friend Christine and keep her in prayer….