Things just go from bad to worse. T called to say the judge recused himself and turned all the information over to a new judge. It could be anywhere from 1 to 5 months before a new trial is put on the docket. We have wondered all along if the judge's friendship with the opposing attorney impacted his decisions in a negative way. All he would say was that he was pursuing another type of legal work. This is so hard on everyone, especially the kids. Their Christian psychologist that Tim takes them to says she is extremely worried about their emotional state as we all are. These trials and hearings are not cheap, let me tell you and we will continue to do everything we possibly can to get T and the kids the best legal representation available. John and I have rocked and hugged and wept with the little ones by the hour and cherished every second of it. Dozens of times a day we feeltheir arms around us and hear, "I love you, Grandma/Grandpa" or "I'm so glad we live with you. This will always be our home." You talk about having your heart ripped out!
I want so much to be well and strong (and young!) so I can do more things with them. I keep them supplied with choc chip cookies and cupcakes but have to leave running up and down the beach with them to their dad and grandpa.
Thank you for praying, my dear friends.
(singing): "Jesus, Jesus, Jesus, sweetest name I know;
Fills my every longing, keeps me singing as I go."