Wednesday, April 2, 2014


My brother's attorney told ours today that he is appealing.

Hubby talked to him today. Bro, that is.

Bro basically wants everything the last court order would have given him, had he done any of the things the judge required: continued (court-ordered and -enforceable) visitation, increased time, up to and including custodial periods of every other weekend.

This is NOT in the best interests of children whose father has not bothered to attempt to see them in over a year and a half.

My brother can afford to appeal. His attorney, at present, is free.

Ours is not, and 3 Fries equals 3 cases, equals 3 appeal might cost us more to buy a fully-loaded Cadillac Escalade. But not by much.

We are devastated.

And we are very, very angry.


  1. Thank you so much for letting me know personally. Anytime you need to talk, or vent, I am here.

    1. B., you know how much I appreciate the offer and your friendship.

      I have been so blessed to have you in our corner through all this. Thanks.

  2. I have dropped by here a dozen or more times since you posted this wanting to give you a word or two to ease your burden / make you feel better. I have failed everytime in being able to come up with those magic words that will make it all better So I decided to share the words of someone else:

    Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

    1Peter 5:10 But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you.

    Joshua 1:9 - Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God [is] with thee whithersoever thou goest.

    John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.

    2 Thess 1:2 Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.

    You are in my prayers

    Love a brother in Christ

    - King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition

    1. Larry, thank you so much for reminding me (again! and trust me, I needed it) that this burden does not belong to me, and I need to give it back whenever I grab it again.

      These are definitely the right person's words when our own fail.

      Thank you. And we appreciate your prayers.

  3. You are welcome and thank you for being there for those girls.

  4. I know how you feel, and I hope and pray that Bro either sees what is right for the girls and moves on or that this is taken care of quickly. If there's anything I can do for you all, just ask. - DB

    1. It's doubtful that Bro will wise up. We expect the Notice of Appeal will be filed this week.


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