Please pray for someone to have a change of heart, because my heart is breaking and I just can't seem to stop crying.
Our one daughter is a drug addict and we had custody of our little 3 yr old grandbaby for over a year. The father who she didn't know at all stepped in and the state gave him custody. He is not a believer and lives over a two hour drive away. That was hard enough to take, but in our state, grandparents don't have many rights. We resigned ourselves to love and keep teaching our granddaughter the every other weekend we had her. Her father lives with his parents and his mother is a cold, selfish woman. I'm so afraid that our little girl will turn out like that. At first the court ordered every other weekend, but it was changed. Her other family said we would continue the every other weekend anyway. Now it has turned into every third weekend and we feel it will be even less as time goes on. Thank God that the judge ordered one weekend a month, but that isn't enough for us. Even our little one has complained also that she doesn't see us enough. She gets angry with us, even though it's not our fault.
Her father promised several times that we could have our precious grandchild for part of spring break (we are both educators) and Easter. Now the date to change hands is past and he is refusing to answer the phone. All the fun plans I made for her will not happen and our hearts are breaking. Sorry to lay this on you, but I believe highly that prayer changes things. If you are a praying person, please pray that God will speak to his heart and he will honor the promise he made to us despite his mother's selfishness. We don't think we will be able to spend any more holidays with her if this continues. Also pray for our daughter. She has her faults but we love her and she loved her daughter above everything else. She is in deep depression over her loss and can't seem to bear even seeing her little girl because it hurts so much to say goodbye.
I believe and know God is in the midst of this and I know He has a plan. Our grandaughter loves her toddler Bible and we have been told she has been singing Sunday School songs around their house. Hopefully she will be the one to bring the light of Christ to them even thought she's still a toddler.
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I really sincerely hope you all have a blessed Easter. Christ is risen!!