Monday, February 22, 2010

They appealed

Well, this morning Matt got a phone call from our lawyer Kevin.  Kevin said that he was so disappointed to see the motion to appeal on his desk because he has a bottle of champagne that he bought and is saving to drink when this is all done.  He was hoping to open that up tonight.  I thought that was a pretty sweet sentiment from him.  We have such a bottle of champagne too.   It's pink.

So we have ten days to file our response.  This is basically just a chance for us to make our arguments one last time.  I THINK (think being the operative word, our lawyer was in court this morning and will talk to us later today to go over details) that after our response is filed the supreme court of Kansas looks over the arguments and then decides if they are going to hear the case or not.  How long they have to do that and the steps that are taken from there are things I'm not entirely sure of so will not speak to right now.

We are mostly sad because there was such a clear view of finish line at the end of the process and now we are back into it for at least a little while longer.  We hadn't really settled into winning the last appeal because as long as someone is trying to take your daughter you will not relax.  We had just hoped this would be it.  Wavybel turns two in June and I so badly want to be finished by then.  Now I don't know if that is possible or not.  The other hard thing is of course now more legal costs.  I am trying very hard not to be furious that we are paying so much while they are paying nothing.

We will post more of the details later. Right now we are just going to try to shake off the weariness and disappointment.  And eat thai food.  Because that always helps.



Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my goodness, Molly! I cannot believe that you all have to continue this battle. You are, still, always, in our thoughts and prayers, and we know that everything will work out to God's glory. Give your little ones lots of XO's and hang in there.

Janet said...

I am sorry to hear that the journey is not yet over. I will continue to keep you in my prayers. Try to stay positive and enjoy your family.s

Liz said...

We will continue to pray, Matt and Molly! Waverly is so lucky to have you. You are the best parents.

Liz and Mike Sears

Allison Cloud said...

what a blow, again. i have the U2 song in my head, 40 right now. do you know it? it is basically psalm 40:

I waited patiently for the Lord
He inclined and heard my cry.
He brought me right out of the pit,
out of my miry clay.
I will sing a new song,
How long to sing this song?
He set my feet upon a rock,
and made my footsteps heard.
Many will see,
Many will see and fear.
I will sing, sing a new song.
How long to sing this song?

the chorus is what gets me--how long will they have to sing this song Lord? please lift them up and set their feet on a rock and let them sing a new song!

love you guys.

Chris and Diane said...

hey guys. all i keep thinking is, "this sucks, God. this really sucks." and the response He gave me back, i believe, is a reminder that while youths grow tired and weary, He never does. i'm praying for you to tuck into Him and rest in Him as this storm continues to rage. He's got you - all 4 of you - under His mighty, capable, unwearying wing. and we'll keep praying our patooties off. much love, di