I'm sorting through a lot of emotions this week, so forgive me if I'm absent from filling you all in on the goings on around here.
Today is Monday. On Wednesday and Thursday, we will be in court as we fight for permanent custody and adoption of our son, Mac.
The short story, if you don't know, is that we brought Mac home in Dec 2008 as an adoptive placement through foster care. He was 10 months old. He had been in care for 3 months at that point after the DSS powers that be determined that nobody in his biological family was capable of caring for him.
Three months later in March 2009 I got the most devastating call of my life. Elderly relatives were suing the state for custody. We were advised to get an attorney. We, in turn, counter sued.
That's the very, very short story. Marshall doesn't like me putting everything out there for the world to see, so I'll leave it at that. If you know us, you know more.
For sixteen months we've waited for our day in court for a judge to determine where Mac should be. We have several things going for us - time, age, bonding, completing the process, a large network of loved ones, etc. The only thing they have going for them is blood, and while blood may be thicker than water - love is so much thicker than blood.
So if you read this, please pray for our family this week. Two days of court will certainly take its toll on everyone. Pray for traveling mercies, pray for Marshall & me to have the right words. Pray for our witnesses to also have the right words. Pray for the judge to do what is best for Mac. And pray that the best thing for him is granting his adoption into our family.
It's an emotional week. I will attempt to update, but if I don't - forgive me. Thank you!