Monday, July 29, 2013
JEAN.S COURT IS OVER !!!!!!
We did go to court and it is over. Edward and Katie are our Foster Children until our adoptions go through. Finally we got to court and found out who is filing and causing us all this. The judge took Michael and Edward in separately to talk to them privately. Even though they are minors, he wanted to hear what they thought of their treatment at our residence. Also took in my parents, David's parents and Grandmother Olive and Grandfather Albert. I don't know what Grandmother and Grandfather said, but when the judge came out he said that Grandmother Olive missed her calling and she should have been an attorney - she asked better questions than any attorney on either side of this case.
The person that started this was a distant relative of Edwards that he didn't even remember. Hadn't seen this person since he was a little child. The people filing didn't want to take care of him, but didn't want us to either especially seeing about the Old Order Mennonites in Canada, which hasn't gone to trial yet We are happy it is over. Social Services will still inspect our house from time to time like they always do.
Someone asked how Katie is doing. She still misses her parents. Her great-grandparents gave us a scrap book of pictures of her parents and family. Usually we do not have pictures, but our Bishop allowed the scrap book for Katie. She and Susan are like two peas in a pod, but Susan will be starting school next month, so we are taking Katie places with David and I so she gets use to Susan not being here all the time.
Katie has her chores and is doing well. She still wonders why we don't have a car as it is faster than our horse and buggy and why she can't watch cartoons. We explain our ways to her. She says "oh" and just goes along with us.
David, Michael and Edward got her new bedroom set done and in her room. We took the other set back to Martha and Joseph's. We also got her a new mattress and box spring. She really likes her bedroom.
We don't have to teach her English, we are teaching our German-Dutch language. She helps us work in the garden, in the kitchen, chores in feeding the chickens, collecting the eggs, in the green houses and more. Meetings (church) use to be long for her, but she has gotten use to it. She has also made lots of friends.
Edward finally got his walking cast. Now he can walk with a cane. He still uses the wheel chair in the kitchen. Gets around the kitchen better with the chair.
I know there are question you have asked, so I will be answering them in the next post.
Be With God,