Saturday, August 30, 2008
When Tom got there the police had been called and there were four of them there. They called me right before Tom arrived and wanted to know where he was. I told them that he should be there any minute and they proceeded to inform me that Tom was going to jail for child neglect. I panicked!! They told me to get there fast and to have Brian come too. I called Pastor Loper who beat me there and was waiting in the store for me. When I got there, they were ready to handcuff Tom and take him to jail right on the spot. Tricia had been found wondering around in the parking lot by two teen girls. They brought her in the store to management. It was after 10:00 p.m. and there are a lot of drunks and pedophiles who live in the woods around the store. I can only tell you how thankful I am for those two girls whom the Lord used to protect Patricia.
When Brian got there the police questioned him again. Brian told them that the whole think was an accident. Each father thought Tricia was with the other father and it was a total accident that she was left behind. He also told the police that if Tom had to go to jail they would take him also. They were both at fault for the mess up. This really impressed the officer who then spoke with our pastor. He came and told Tom that he would not have to go to jail right then because he first of all believed in the "man of cloth" and was impressed with Brian's testimony. But that is not the end of the story.
The report was sent to the State Attorney's office and he will have to review it. He will have a lot more questions for us before he makes his decisions. Tom could still go to jail unless the Attorney's office throws it out of court. WE ARE PRAYING FOR HIM TO THROW THIS OUT!! We really need help in prayer that God would direct the Attorney's office in the right action and see that this was just an innocent accident by two very good fathers.
Our other problem is that Pastor Loper believes that the Children's Services will be called in to come and visit us. They will want to questions Patricia about her home life and care and about what happened last night. We are praying that God will intervene and that Child Services will not come. We have nothing to hide and our girls are very well cared for. They hardly ever get spanked. We know that sometimes Children's Services will twist questions to make a child answer in their favor. It has happened so many times before resulting in children being removed from homes when it should have never happened. We are scared and worried.
We are confident that God will take care of this situation but we also believe that the more people praying on our behalf can only help us. We are so afraid of what could happen and only the Lord can work this out. WILL YOU HELP US PRAY??? We need the Lord's help.
Thank you for reading this cry for help and for your prayers. God bless.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
So stop by and leave her a word of encouragement. We all need that from time to time and Brenda's time is now. Thanks for your prayers.
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Tonight I drove by the little house and there was a light on inside and you could see in each room. The light had a blue tint to it and it really was cool looking. If your ever in the neighborhood stop by and take a look.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
When I went to pick Tricia up I asked her how she had liked her first day of school. She said "It was so good, I really had a good time." I'm just praying that she will continue to love school and really work hard at learning. That would make me "pleased as punch"!!
Thanks for stopping by.
Saturday, August 16, 2008
I took her to an air show when we first moved here. She is in the cock-pit of a plane in this picture. She was so afraid of the planes overhead and she still has a fear of loud planes. She finally overcame the fear of helicopters. I hope she can soon go back to the air show and enjoy it.
Tricia will be going to Hobe Sound Christian Academy this year and they have uniforms. I will get pictures of her on Monday in her uniform. We didn't really have a lot of school shopping because of the uniforms but we did have to get shoes. Her shoes have to be brown or black. I found these at Payless (the only shoe store to shop for great bargains) and she loved them. We are just hoping the little pink stripes will pass. If not we have to go hunting again. The were only $12.99 so we still have a great bargain and she can wear them for play if she can't wear them to school.