Monday, December 13, 2010

facing tomorrow

Tomorrow, Tuesday December 14th at 8:30 we go to court for the last time.


Some of the worst hours of our lives have been spent in court rooms over the past two and a half years.  


We won't leave the courthouse until the transition plan is in place.  Tomorrow we will know everything.  The fears that have plagued us will finally have a shape and form.  We'll know an exact date.  Details will be in place.  A judge, two lawyers, and trauma and attachment experts will calmly agree on a plan that removes our baby from our home while Matt and I sit at a table and listen.  I'm pretty sure tomorrow is the official start date of our own private hell.


What I am hoping is that tonight and tomorrow you all will pray for this process.  


Tomorrow we are back before Judge Shepherd.  I pray that he is haunted by the need to do what is best for this little girl.  I pray that he would not be worried about his job or the fact that his decision has been overturned.  I pray that the need to be for Waverley would take up his every thought.  


I pray that the birthfather's lawyer would feel satisfied that he has reached his career objectives as far as our case is concerned and start to focus on the little girl whose life is being uprooted.  I pray that his conscience would overcome him and that he would not stand in the way of doing what is right for our little girl.  I pray that he would not be on his game tomorrow.  That things would slip by him, that he would be distracted, that he would not get in the way.


I pray for our lawyer Kevin Kenney.  I pray that he is sharp, focused, and has more determination than he has ever had about anything in his life.  I pray that his position, his questions, presentation, and demeanor all gain the judge's favor.  


Finally, I pray for things I cannot share in the public forum as this site actually comes up quite easily now when you search for our names.  Which is absolutely fine by us.  We just feel a need to censor sensitive information.  I ask that you would pray for these things anyway! Please pray for the best imaginable outcome; for miracles; for Waverley.


Our time in court is open-ended.  At some point tomorrow afternoon or evening I will post to let you know tomorrow's outcome.  Thank you so much for the comfort you provide us.  I know that people read this and that people pray.  Thank you for caring about our daughter.  Thank you, thank you, thank you.

15 comments:

Jami Nato said...

praying, praying, praying.

Linnea said...

Praying from a hospital room in Pittsburgh!

Be blessed

dandiesinthesunshine said...

More love than you know possible from a friend in Colorado- coming right your way.

Carla said...

I'm here. Praying. Love you.

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Thank you for letting us know, Molly. I will be praying all day, offering every little sacrifice I can for all of these intentions. And I am praying for the miracles you mention too. I wish I could say more, offer more. Just know that I love you and will be praying you through the hell you will be in tomorrow.

Erin said...

we are praying in arkansas. you will not be alone in that courtroom.

Janet said...

Prayers are coming your way from Iowa. vi

Kate W. said...

Heartbroken for you. Prayer doesn't feel like it's enough.

chris and diane said...

praying for you in china....as you wake up this morning that you could take those steps to get where you need to go. and for everything you named and all that you didn't.

rachelg said...

Praying for all of you today for all things mentioned and those things not mentioned as well. I pray for God's miraculous power for Waverley today.

From one adopted child to another.

sarahbeyer said...

Praying for you in Oklahoma always-- and specifically right now. For God to lay His incredible blanket of peace over you to cover you even when it seems impossible. I am praying that He will command His angels regarding Waverley and that He will bless her with a ridiculously intimate relationship with Him that will fill her up and carry her through. I am praying for each of the things that you asked and also for you to know and to feel His presence even in your pain.

Steph and Dusty said...

Praying for you.

Melissa Newcome said...

Molly- Know that we are praying for you and have come to love you and your family. We will continue to pray for you for a long time!

Jessica Blake said...

been praying. waiting to hear. Come, Jesus, with your peace and power.

Brett and Betsy said...

Still praying and waiting and believing.