Today, after almost nine hours of testimony, witness and deliberation, when the judge ruled that rights were terminated. I burst into tears.
People around me began smiling and hugging me. They congratulated and celebrated and blessed us. And I was happy. More relieved. But I was also sad.
Simeon’s parents are no longer his parents. Legally, he belongs to the state. They made unwise choices and blew chance after chance, but somehow that doesn’t make the loss seem any less tragic. I also grieved for Simeon. He doesn’t know it yet. And may not really understand for sometime. But today, he’s suffered a monumental loss.
And no matter how wonderful we are. No matter how blessed he is. His loss with forever be great. That is the tragic reality we face.
So, we’re mourning. We won’t long. Perhaps only for the night. Soon we will be focused on the continued healing and blending of our family. Tomorrow I will talk to the case worker about what the next steps should be.
Thank you all for your prayers. I surely felt them today.