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Savannah
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PostSubject: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:57 am

Right now, all three of my brothers are unemployed. Two of them are headed this morning to a company nearby that is hiring. It's an excellent company to work for, and both of my brothers have skills and training that could be put to use there. I'd really appreciate prayers for them concerning this.

Also, today there's a court case involving three precious little children. The judge will decide today where these three little ones will live. He has the option of placing them with a wonderful, loving couple who desperately want the children - or he can give them back to the "Mother", who has abused, neglected and harmed the little ones over and over....and who cares more about her drugs than she does those children. Seems like a "no-brainer" doesn't it? But the judge has been sympathetic to the "Mother" because "She did give birth to them". I'm not going to even *start* with how angry that phrase makes me. I'm sure that most of you know where I'm coming from with that. . . .But, please pray for these precious little children. The little girl just turned three, and her brothers (twins) turn four in a couple of weeks. They've been living with a family in my church for a year now, and I don't even want to *think* about them being given to a woman who is so abusive. I'll let you all know as soon as I know anything. THANK YOU to any of you who offer a prayer in behalf of these babies!
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:44 am

Savannah,
Your brothers will be in my prayers. I pray that they are able to find jobs soon. And those 3 precious children will certainly be in my prayers. I also despise the phrase, "..........but she DID give birth to them........" Most women can give birth to a child...............but not every woman is able to truly be a mother. I pray that this family is able to keep the children with them. Let us know as soon as you can when you hear something. I know that this really hits home with you, Savannah. {{{HUGS}}}


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:32 am

Your brothers, and the children, have my prayers, Savannah.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:30 pm

I hope your brothers find work soon Savannah. They will be in my prayers... as well as those children who deserve a safe and loving environment.


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:35 pm

Sending prayers up now.


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 1:36 pm

Praying for employment for your brothers and a loving home for those precious children... Wink



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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 6:15 pm

Savannah,
Have you heard where the children are going to live?


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:23 pm

I'm heading to church right now, and am hoping to talk to Janet there. I haven't been able to get in contact with her yet, but should see her tonight. I'll let you all know as soon as I hear anything! Thanks again!
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 7:26 pm

I'll check this thread later, Savannah. I'll be praying for good news.


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 9:49 pm

I'm praying that for good news too, Savannah. Thumbsup
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:28 pm

*sigh* It's kind of . . . . odd news. It isn't completely bad, but it isn't completely good. The judge, instead of making a final decision, has dragged it out for another 8 months. BUT, he won't allow the little ones to stay where they are, because their birth Mother is moving to Tennessee. So, he's placing the little ones down in Tennessee with people they've never even met. (The third set of strangers these precious ones have had to move in with.) But....there is still the possibility for Dominic, Keith and Maliah to be eventually placed with (and adopted by) the couple who wants them so badly. I just wish that the judge had taken the children's best interest seriously. Dragging things out like this just makes their lives so unstable. Poor babies. But, at least he didn't outright give custody to the birth Mother. Thank you so much for praying! I'll update you as I hear more.


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 10:34 pm

I'll be praying too.


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:06 pm

Thank you, Lori.

Here's a picture of the children you all are praying for. Love

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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:13 pm

AWWWWWW, aren't they sweet!!! Those little boys remind me a bit of your nephews Savannah.....not sure if anyone else sees it, but I do, look at the sparkle in their eyes.... Wink



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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:17 pm

I know what you mean, Rhonda! I see it, too! I tried really hard not to get too close to them, because I knew that they'd be moving eventually - but it was no use. They're so precious and sweet....When they see me in church now, the first thing they do is run over and ask if they can see my pictures. (My Bible is full of pictures of people I love.) So, by now, they recognize Jeremiah, Rachel, Michael and Caleb without ever having met them. grinsmiley

It's going to break my heart for them to move away. I hate goodbyes. And those little ones have known way too many goodbyes for their ages.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:02 am

I'll Be Praying


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Thu Feb 05, 2009 12:31 am

What beautiful children, Savannah!! They will continue to be in my prayers.
I have a question...........if the children won't be living with their mother, then why do they have to move to Tennessee? Do they want them to still be in the same state with her, no matter where it is? What if she decides to move again.....to another state?


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Thu Feb 05, 2009 1:56 am

Savannah wrote:
*sigh* It's kind of . . . . odd news. It isn't completely bad, but it isn't completely good. The judge, instead of making a final decision, has dragged it out for another 8 months. BUT, he won't allow the little ones to stay where they are, because their birth Mother is moving to Tennessee. So, he's placing the little ones down in Tennesse with people they've never even met. (The third set of strangers these precious ones have had to move in with.) But....there is still the possibility for Dominic, Keith and Maliah to be eventually placed with (and adopted by) the couple who wants them so badly. I just wish that the judge had taken the children's best interest seriously. Dragging things out like this just makes their lives so unstable. Poor babies. But, at least he didn't outright give custody to the birth Mother. Thank you so much for praying! I'll update you as I hear more.

The kids are adorable. Why is it that the law just doesn't seem to care how much they shuffle around children? Is it any wonder children have problems? I'll keep praying for them.


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:51 am

Thank you, Cheryl and Teresa!

Teresa, that's *exactly* what the judge's mindset appears to be! No matter where she moves, he seems determined to bounce the children along behind, even though it means uprooting them and turning their lives upside down time after time. It infuriates me. Children aren't given any real consideration when it comes to the legal system.
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:03 pm

I'm so sorry I haven't seen this until now, Savannah. Blue I will be praying for them now, and for your brothers...It sure is rough here right now.

I'm glad these darling children at least won't go back with the abusive mother, but like you, I'm infuriated that they have to be shipped off to yet another new family, another new environment. It's just SO wrong. You are right---the legal system does not treat children with consideration. These are human beings with rights, and they should be treated with as much respect from the legal system as an adult has. Even more, come to think of it. What possible good could come from an 8 month waiting period at this point?! No


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Thu Feb 05, 2009 2:09 pm

Amy wrote:
What possible good could come from an 8 month waiting period at this point?! No


This was exactly my question. The "Mother" has had over a year to start trying to straighten her life out, and she has made no effort whatsoever. The judge had ordered counselling, and she hasn't started it . . . she's still living the same lifestyle as before. . . . So, if she's made no effort in the sixteen months since the children were first taken, what on earth makes him think that eight more months of delay is going to make a difference??

Thank you for your prayers!! Love
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Thu Feb 05, 2009 3:10 pm

Your brothers, as well as those dear children are in my prayers.


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Thu Feb 05, 2009 8:57 pm

Cute kids. Those boys look ornery!


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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:33 pm

Thank you again for your prayers, everyone!

I have an update on the three children. (I spelled the little girl's name wrong earlier. :shy:) Maleah (rhymes with Maria) Keith and Dominic will be temporarily placed in the guardianship of their Grandmother in Tennessee, rather than being placed with strangers. So, while it's still an uprooting, and a major change, this is someone who they know and love - and someone who loves them, too. It's a relief to my mind to know that they're at least being given that right now. Thanks again for your prayers!!
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PostSubject: Re: A couple of things today   Tue Feb 10, 2009 2:35 pm

That's wonderful news, Savannah!! Thanks for letting us know. Wow, their grandmother is going to have her hands full. 3 children under the age of 5.


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