We heard from Hope's mother today. She said Hope was doing better on the risperdal. She also said she had an appointment with her lawyer Monday. She also said Hope wanted more pictures of GB. This is one of the pictures I sent her.
This is the meat of the email I received:
Okay, I'll have to admit I was almost hoping you were going to change your mind! I had a feeling you weren't. This is hard. I want you to know that we have peace in this decision, somehow strangely, a calming peace. I know Hope is in God's hands and she is HIS child so I'm walking it out one step at a time, trusting God is going to open and shut doors when necessary and in HIS perfect timing.
That is fine for y'all to come here. We would love that. This is bitter sweet of course. We can only know that our God is greater and has a perfect plan for Hope, plans for her to prosper. I am grateful to God that he has provided people like you and Joe, who are experienced, selfless, and knowledgeable. It brings me peace knowing that she will be in the BEST hands. You are resourceful, protective, selfless and serious about making sure that your children get EXACTLY what they need. GB's Dad strikes me as a man who has an undying love for his family. He is a servant, gentle and caring and exudes laughter and joy.
I adore GB. She's just BEAUTIFUL, so precious. I was so touched by her giving nature and doting ways with Hope. It is quite obvious she has thrived in your home.
MK, is so sweet too. She is going to make a good mother. She seems tender hearted and has a desire to please. She's also a fabulous cook. I can't wait to meet Malachi. BTW, how do you propose that will fit into all this? Timing wise, and placement wise?
I LOVED your church and your pastor and his family. It gave me confirmation that we are on the right page and have the same beliefs. I felt so comfortable, so at home, and so at ease with the people in your church. I felt welcomed, accepted and loved, not judged or condemned. It was, well, refreshing. Every single person was sincere and friendly.
I LOVED New York. Wow! Talk about blown away! I guess all I ever thought of New York was New York city. It's just beautiful. I hope we can take family vacations there and see you and your family.
I appreciate your resourcefulness, especially in drawing Kathy's expertise in this area. She is delightful, as well as her daughters.
I'm sad . . . I feel like I'm dying inside. I feel like I'm planning a funeral. I feel sick to my stomach. This is CRAZY.
But, somehow, God is greater. I know He will be glorified. I am being humbled, more than I think I ever have before. Which is crazy because I've prayed for humility for YEARS, never quite understanding how He was going to do this. Never in my wildest dreams did I think it would be this way.
Anyway, I can't wait for you to meet the rest of our family and I am looking forward to the journey we will take together as we share one thing in common . . . HOPE!
I am still not sure where this is going.