11/13/17 11:25AM

Had mediation today. Kids Mom didn’t show up. Court is Dec 5&6. Please pray.
  • misssonja
    That should be a plus for you. God be with you!!!
    by misssonja at 11/13/17 3:24PM
  • ceoltoir
    I second her comments. And we will pray for the best outcome on Dec 5, 6 (two days in court??).
    by ceoltoir at 11/13/17 4:57PM
  • tryphena
    This does seem to bode well for you.
    by tryphena at 11/13/17 7:29PM
  • joc
    I agree with the others.
    by joc at 11/13/17 7:47PM
  • split_rock
    How hurtful for the kids, though. Hoping this bodes well for your petition in December.
    by split_rock at 11/14/17 6:45AM
  • ginnyann
    still praying for you all.
    Another “black” mark on the mother’s side of the page.
    Wishing you a good thanksgiving even though you all may be anxious about upcoming events.
    by ginnyann at 11/14/17 9:05AM
  • kamille
    Agree with all that's been said.
    by kamille at 11/16/17 7:40PM
  • sjean
    Good for you, but those kids have to feel so abandoned in spite of all the good you do to love and support them.
    by sjean at 11/16/17 8:40PM
  • chickadee
    It is hard to think of how many times she has not shown, how many unthinkable deeds, and yet they must continue going to her.
    by chickadee at 11/19/17 1:51PM

11/04/17 12:04PM

Addie sat with me and talked last night. We talked about many things in her life and she shared with me something that broke my heart. She said at mommy's if she and Jesse talk about either no or James their mother has ordered their half sister to hit them. How is this OK in anyone's life? I want to crawl in a corner and pull a covering over me and sit and rock. I HURT SO BADLY for the CHILDREN!

As if to 'explain' Addie added - Helen doesn't hit hard!
  • ceoltoir
    That is utterly horrible! I'm so sorry for what you and the children go through. But they can absolutely rise above the awfulness and grow up to be marvelous, compassionate Christians. I shall pray for that outcome.
    by ceoltoir at 11/04/17 12:56PM
  • joc
    So sad for the children, but they are so blessed to have you and they will realize that more and more as the years go by. Praying for the best outcome.
    by joc at 11/04/17 1:35PM
  • joc
    Just stay strong! The Lord is on your side.
    by joc at 11/04/17 2:44PM
  • marmee
    How very sad that parents “use” children in this way. Thank you for what you do for your family ... they are so blessed.
    by marmee at 11/04/17 5:57PM
  • split_rock
    So sad. So thankful they have you to counter-balance their lives.
    by split_rock at 11/05/17 7:17AM
  • kamille
    This is just so very sad. Sorry you & the children have to go through this. They are so blessed to have you & they will come to know this in time.
    by kamille at 11/05/17 7:17PM
  • chickadee
    I just read your comment to joc... so very sad, Diane.
    by chickadee at 11/06/17 8:22AM
  • misssonja
    Impreccatory prayers may be in order...
    by misssonja at 11/06/17 9:12PM
  • ginnyann
    I’m so sorry the children have to be exposed to such “rudeness “ and you also.
    Hang in there....you are doing such a good job with them.
    Read all that I missed out on in your post below....hope things have settled and you’ve gotten some relief.
    Praying for you all.
    by ginnyann at 11/07/17 9:03AM


First, thank each of you for your kindness when all of you are so burdened yours loves!

Second, my dad went to rehab and is now home. When he got home he went to bed and refuses to get up.

Third, my brother in law was in a fib and they had to restart his heart. He is doing ok now but must go through additional testing.

Fourth, my step dad is better but will never be able to return to the states and it doesn't look like I will ever be able to go there.

Fifth, we were told we have a court date for Dec 5 and 6.

Sixth, Fri we were told we have to go through mediation first before we go to court. It will cost min of $500.00 with an additional $150.00 for each additional hour which is supposed to be split 2 ways. All the material I thought I had until Dec 5 to prepare has to be gathered by this Fri. 7 years worth! Any time the moderator spends in review of said material is an additional $150.00 an hour split 2 ways. I have to get this material together while home schooling and we have our Gospel Meeting this week with Mo Hafley.

Seventh, (best for last) I am going to have a GRANDSON! ( according to ultrasound)
Kenneth(father's name) John Wayne (Wayne was my husband's name) Davis
( Rachel put John Wayne in honor of her dad because he liked John Wayne)

My Facebook post for further explanation of #7:

On Saturday evening family and friends gathered at my daughter's in laws for a gender reveal party. At about 45 degrees it was feeling cool to most folks. Kenneth had set up a package with powder in it that, when shot, would explode out the contents and reveal the gender. All went well and I, according to the ultrasound, am the proud grandmother to another grandson! Kenneth John Wayne Davis, to be called 'Duke'. Kenneth for his father and Wayne after Rachel's dad. My Wayne throughly enjoyed John Wayne and would be pleased with both the name and the nickname.

The children were unable to attend so we had a small reveal here last night. I bought 8 happy face balloons and 2 'Its a Boy!' balloons. I hid all the balloons throughout the house and directed the children through a very hastily written and poorly worded poem to where to look for the gender of the baby finally ending in Rachel and Kenneth's car! To say the children enjoyed the game and were excited about the gender would not begin to cover their emotions!
  • tryphena
    Whew, what a mixed bag this is--congrats on the baby boy! (That's the easiest one to respond to!) "Duke"--kind of a grown-up nickname, but he's going to spend most of his life being a grownup, so that makes sense. No matter what they are named, any name becomes very natural-sounding for the person. I love the John Wayne connection :-)

    It will save you money if you can get the paperwork as organized as possible for the moderator so he/she doesn't take more time just to figure it out. I don't know what-all there is, but a cover page that lists the items in a reasonable order (by date or type of paper?) might also be helpful.

    I would prioritize getting the paperwork together over schooling this week. It's bigger-picture important.

    Hugs to you as you juggling all of your family issues!!
    by tryphena at 10/30/17 7:11AM
  • joc
    Ditto on what tryphena said. Organized Paperwork is soooooo important! Loved the reveal story.
    by joc at 10/30/17 5:24PM
  • kamille
    Congrats on the baby boy. The good thing about home schooling is that when something important comes up, you can cut back on school & catch up later.
    by kamille at 10/31/17 7:52PM
  • split_rock
    We've been away for a few days -- just saw this! Why are these curve balls always thrown at you? I'm sure you'll get the paperwork together in good order for review tomorrow! Congratulations again on your coming grandson! Prayers for peace of mind. Hope you're having a good meeting week!
    by split_rock at 11/02/17 6:38AM

10/02/17 5:08PM

Fri: My dad went to Dr. He had fallen 5x in last week and half. He broke some ribs and was put in the hospital. Will move to rehab tomorrow.

Sat: My step dad, in Canada, went to the hospital with what he was told was probably a heart attack. He was kept overnight then sent home and told he would go for additional testing this week and in a few days they would know for sure.

Mon: My brother in law was sent to the ER because he is in a fib. They believe he is developing/ has developed a blood clot. He is in ICU now

My sister had testing done today and they found additional lesions in her on going battle with MS.

Our judge recused himself and so did the attorney for the children's mother. We got to court Dec 5/6. It was tomorrow and Wednesday. It got moved.

That 'bout covers it. Please include us in your prayers
  • tryphena
    My goodness. That is A LOT going on. Prayers for you and yours!
    by tryphena at 10/02/17 6:03PM
  • misssonja
    Argh, that is too much!
    by misssonja at 10/02/17 8:37PM
  • joc
    Said a special prayer for you and your family.
    by joc at 10/02/17 10:54PM
  • ceoltoir
    I prayed.
    by ceoltoir at 10/02/17 11:06PM
  • split_rock
    So sorry for the delayed court date. Prayers for positive resolution for you and the children. Hope your sick ones respond well to treatments.
    by split_rock at 10/03/17 6:14AM
  • ginnyann
    Oh girl, what a time for you and your family. Praying for all to recover.
    Hang on!!!
    by ginnyann at 10/03/17 8:26AM
  • marmee
    God bless you and yours. He will be in it all with you.
    by marmee at 10/03/17 1:42PM
  • kamille
    So much going on!
    by kamille at 10/03/17 7:30PM
  • chickadee
    WOW! this little project has been fun. Love your answers, as I knew you would.
    by chickadee at 10/04/17 10:26PM
  • misssonja
    I'm gonna need the low-down on your pumpkin smoothie! That sounds very interesting...
    by misssonja at 10/11/17 8:24AM
  • chickadee
    Is that people you have MET since pleo or counting people you already knew?
    by chickadee at 10/11/17 12:54PM
  • aleta
    Absolutely, stronger through trials is the goal. What would we do without the Lord to anchor us and assure us?
    by aleta at 10/12/17 2:30PM

Jesse came up

and gave me a hug while I was trying on my coat from last year. I fastened it around both of us. I think I need a new coat... and a few other clothes! Is it acceptable to start a Go Fund me page for this?

Went from an A1c of 10.3 in Jan to 6.1 Sept 1. Am taking 1/4 of the Metformin I was prescribed in Jan. Have been told if I get down to 5.7 I will be off meds . Sugar has been testing between 93 and 109, with the 109 being an hour after eating! I couldn't be happier about this!
  • misssonja
    I don't see why not!
    by misssonja at 09/26/17 11:28PM
  • split_rock
    Happy news!
    by split_rock at 09/27/17 6:24AM
  • tryphena
    by tryphena at 09/27/17 7:00AM
  • misssonja
    Great work on your blood sugar!!!
    by misssonja at 09/27/17 7:35AM
  • joc
    That is wonderful! Keep doing what you are doing!
    by joc at 09/27/17 8:38AM
  • marmee
    Very good!
    by marmee at 09/27/17 9:11AM
  • ceoltoir
    Amazing!!! Keep up the great work!

    I'm going to have to come visit again so I can relearn my mental picture of you.
    by ceoltoir at 09/27/17 10:32AM
  • kamille
    Good news about you; congrats. I need a new coat too. I saw below where the shooting was close to you. So sad.
    by kamille at 09/27/17 2:19PM
  • chickadee
    Congratulations!!! Glad to see you on here.
    by chickadee at 09/29/17 9:02AM
  • ginnyann
    Good news about your sugar numbers. Sounds like a go fund me page would be appropriate!
    Hope it all continues to go well.
    by ginnyann at 10/02/17 10:52AM