Tuesday, December 28, 2010

A Long Day Ahead

Tonight as we wind down around home another big day of court looms ahead of us tomorrow. In all likelihood we will be in court for most of the day tomorrow and should have a sense of how the transition from Waverley out of our home and into a birth parent's home will go. We're honestly a little skeptical and jaded with the court process. Things always take longer than the court anticipates, things get delayed, and we typically leave with more questions than answers and continuing future of unknowns. That looks to be different tomorrow as the judge has stated that he intends to finish the matter of coming up with a plan for the custody transition. We'll see. Both our hope and our fear is that the court will finally make a clear plan for the next phase of this journey.  As you're thinking of us tomorrow, here are a few specific things you can be praying for.

 - Again, over everything else, we are praying that the court will come up with a plan that is best for Waverley as she goes through this process.
- Please pray for Judge Sheppard. We believe that he really does care about what's best for Waverley and understands that this is about the welfare of a child. We're praying that he sees the situation clearly and is able to do what is best for Waverley from here on out within the bounds of the law.
- Please pray for Kevin, our attorney. We're praying he gets good rest tonight and is sharp for court tomorrow and articulates our position well. Also, pray that he finds favor with Judge Sheppard.
- Pray for us. If the court really does hold to getting this done tomorrow, it will be a very long day. If I could briefly explain how awful an experience district court is I would - so suffice it to say - it's awful. Pray also for Molly as she will be testifying in court tomorrow - that she is able to say all that she wants and needs to say.

As always, we can't thank you enough for all your prayers and encouragement - especially on these exceptionally hard days. Despite how difficult these days are, there is an amazing comfort in knowing that we don't stand alone in all of this and that there are so many people fighting with us in this.

9 comments:

Kristi said...

Many, many prayers for all of you and specifically for your prayer requests. Thinking of you all today.

Kristi (a friend of Kelly W's)

Stephen said...

Hello,

I'm Kristi's dad. I have prayed for you today and for your prayer requests. May you find peace today.

Jami Nato said...

ya'll have been in my prayers for months. i tear up as i think of molly testifying in court... praying for peace for her.

kendall said...

I am in Alabama and was sent your blog and story by a family member of mine. I am on my knees praying for you and standing along side you in faith that the mercy and power of God will be surrounding you! I am praying for a miracle and I have faith He will prevail - He alone is in the miracle business!

Kelsey said...

We have been praying for you all day. May the peace of the Father that surpasses all understanding guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Love to you.

Danielle @ Living Out Loud said...

Praying IN YOUR STEAD today!

aittaniemi said...

Hi Matt and Molly... I live in Pittsburgh, PA and was passed along your story by a friend. I am originally from Kansas (went to college in KC). I have been praying for you today (and often since "meeting" your family via this blog). Your strength, faith and grace through this most uncertain and painful process has been incredibly inspiring. Hugs to you on this difficult day.

pinktulips said...

Hello Matt and Molly. I work at HCA and heard of your story through friends there. I've been thinking of you all day... praying for you by myself and with others. Specifically praying for Molly and her testimony, as well as your prayer requests. You have a PV family that has been praying for you for months now. We love you! Ally, Brian, River and Evy Stouse

Erin and Roger Bell said...

You and your family have been on my mind and in my prayers all day today as you go through this tremendously hard day. I know you know the answers by now, I just pray that Jesus comfort you and wrap his arms around you 4 and that you feel his embrace. "At His Feet" by Casting Crowns is a great song that might have some comfort. It has for me in my devastating experience of loss. Thinking of you, praying for you, and knowing that God is there with you. Love, Erin and Roger Bell