Today is Monday. Visitation day. The kids visit Mom every Monday from 1pm to 3pm. Yet, as I write, the boys are asleep soundly in their beds and Baby Girl is sitting in her high chair eating macaroni and cheese. She didn’t show.
Last week Michael packed all the kids up and took them to the center, assuming she’d be there just the way she had consistently been for the last 4 weeks. 1:15 came and she was no where to be seen. Of course, this time her missing the visit was much more significant as the kids have now come to associate the center with seeing their Mom. They were all ready for their visit and she didn’t make it.
N was upset. He came home and told me she wasn’t there. During naptime, he had an accident in his pants which he almost NEVER does. Over the next week he had atleast 3, all out scream fests of anger. He was not himself.
This week, I didn’t want that to happen to him again. I talked to the woman at the center who agreed for us to call at 1pm and find out if Mom was there before we brought the kids. And she wasn’t. We are so glad we didn’t take the kids there, only to find out she wasn’t coming.
I’m sad because she was doing so well. I’m praying there’s just a really good explanation for why she hasn’t been there and that she will be next week. Since she has seen the kids, her daughter turned one year old, got a third tooth in, and started walking. She missed it. Little R can make 5 word sentences consistently and is almost completely understandable. She missed it. N learned how to make the letters of his name and is learning his colors. She missed it.
Be in prayer for an upcoming court date we have to review the kids’ case and update the judge on how both Mom and kids are doing. We are hoping it will shed a lot more light on the future for them and us. As I know so many of you pray for us daily, I thank you and ask that you specifically pray for the next few months as the judge and caseworkers (and us, for that matter) try to decide what is best for the kids. Pray for wisdom, discernment, and that God will have his mighty hand in it all and his will will prevail.