Well, dear reader, I have some good news and some great news. Let’s start with the good news. The Termination Hearing scheduled for today was canceled—not permanently (though a change of heart from Judge Austin would be awesome!). From what I understand it will be rescheduled. When I know the date, you will too.
Here’s the great news:
Nunu was able to spend some time with Joshua!
How I wish I could have been a fly on the wall to witness her time with him. After many months of no visits from the foster family and no contact with Joshua, I’m sure her spirits are soaring right now, and her resolve for custody even stronger than ever.
I’m sure there were many tears of joy and subsequently, longing.
I hope that all present were able to feel and sense her strong love for him.
I continue to hope everyday: that the Judge will make the right call: to deny the termination petition against Nunu’s parental rights.
I continue to hope everyday: that the Guardian ad Litem, Kathleen Anderson, will remember Joshua’s placement was backed by the intent to reunite–not adopt–and withdraw the petition.
I continue to hope everyday: that the foster family caring for Joshua will have a change of heart and offer him back to Nunu, his mother by birth, recognizing their (important) season in his life is coming to a close.
I continue to hope everyday: that the prosecution team–Chuck Rhode, Augusta Clark, Janet Ahern, Kathleen Anderson–will join the side of fairness and justice and honor the terms of Nunu’s plea agreement rather than violate them by representing a petition which disregards them, and in essence, a mother’s right to retain parental rights.
I continue to hope everyday: that Nunu’s love, devotion and dedicated actions will prevail; that followers of this story will continue to publicize her case and continue to show support through public means.
I continue to hope everyday: that one day soon this long ordeal will come to an end. And that end will find Nunu and Joshua reunited after much too long apart.