Well, after almost 3 weeks of waiting, we got a simple e-mail this afternoon from E’s attorney saying that she had just gotten word that the judge had terminated his mom’s rights.
After all we went through with baby B, I had to read the e-mail again and then call his attorney. Sure enough-this part of the process is over. Now we head on to TPR on Dad, Mom’s appeal and a court date for a relatives’ motion to intervene. I can’t help but feel a deep sadness in my soul for E’s mom. Even though this case is very complicated and difficult (and I believe this is definitely the right decision for our precious boy), my heart breaks at the thought that, unless a miracle happens for her, this mom won’t get to see her son grow up. I’ve been here before, but it is never easy.
As I put E to bed tonight, I was overwhelmed with grief and yet soothed by the fact that the heavenly Father holds this child in His hands. In the midst of all of the chaos and frustration, I am so grateful to be able to rest in that fact.
Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a future and a hope.”