Thank you to all of you!!

I wish I could send each and everyone of you a bouquet of flowers to thank you for taking some time out of your busy lives and saying a prayer for us.

We were in court today and we were granted full permanent custody of our little princess! It turned out even better than I had prayer for.

Okay, at this point you may just want to move along to something else because Diann is about to go all sappy on you. But, that is where I am right now. The day was so mentally and emotionally draining. And I have been crying and smiling at the same time since the judge made his decision.

I am so honored and humbled to be apart of such a courageous, strong, giving and caring community of women. We may not have met each other face to face, but, we have been in each others homes, had dinner with each other, shared our fun treasures with each other and so much more. All of this done via blogging. And to be able to pull strength from each of you, knowing and feeling your prayers means more to me than I can ever express!

When we went to court today, Troy dropped me off at the court building and went to find somewhere to park. While I was standing there, I didn't realize I was praying out loud. I got the oddest looks from people. After my prayer I thought of all of you sending up a prayer, and as corny as it may sound to some of you, I felt them all hit me. I thought of that old saying, "It takes a village to raise a child" but, instead I felt, "It takes the combined strength of an incredible group of women to save a child".

Now I am going to fix myself a cup of tea, get into comfy clothes, read my book and learn to breath again!

Thank you so very much!



  1. Glad things went so well. now you can relax. Have a great week Englishteacup(Lynne)

  2. Praise God! Relax, have that cup of tea and know that the Little Princess is yours!!!

  3. Oh, Diann, I am so happy and so relieved for you! God is good! Thank you for letting us know how it all turned out. I agree with you about the blogging world. We may never meet this side of heaven but we are a unique community of folks that really do care about one another. Would love to have you stop by for tea. Sending you a big hug!


  4. Check your email- I'm still crying and Ray says to tell Troy "Congrats, Dad!"
    xoxo Pattie

  5. Sweet Diann,
    I can't tell you how happy I am for you. Sit,rest,relax and just be for a bit. Have your tea..and remember..we love and support you..
    Now girl, drink that tea and rest...
    Hugs for you.... CC :)

  6. Oh Diann! I am so glad to hear it! How hard to have that hanging over you. I am sorry I had such a bad week last week I didn't read that you needed help. I would have been praying with you had I known. Glad it all went great anyway!
    Breath. I too am trying to do that today.
    Hugs and prayers, Lisa
    ps I so understand what you mean about great friends here. I was blessed with my share of love this week too! ♥

  7. Congratulations!! God is so good, he always does the right thing in our lives!!

  8. Praise the Lord! I am soo happy for all of you! Thanks for letting us know the great news!

  9. Praise God! I'm glad to hear that the judge ruled in your favor.

  10. Oh Miss Diann....I am so beyond happy for you, your family and mostly for Miss Princess. Hug her extra tight from all of us,and know we are all here for you. I went thru your experiance or something like it about 25 yrs lil princess is now a things do work out sweetie, praise the Lord. sending you all big hugs...Beth

  11. So happy for you, Diann. You're right, what a community of fantastic persons out there blogging, caring, praying, lifting each other up.
    Smiles, Beth

  12. That is wonderful news, Diann! Maybe we'll get lucky enough to meet you all in person sometime! Let me know, and I'll have a carton of fresh eggs ready for ya!!!

  13. We're so glad that everything worked out. That little girl is loved by so many people. What a wonderful life she's had so far and will continue to have with you two. Mike and I let out a collective sigh of relief today. Yay! It really is Mother's Day and Father's Day for you both. :o)

  14. Glad the news was so fantastic, Take care.
    Love Jillxx

  15. Geez, I miss a couple of posts and I miss something really big! I'm so happy for you and Troy that everything worked out ok. I can tell through your posts that you are a great Mommy to The Princess. I don't know the circumstances, but it sounds to me like it all happened the way it was supposed to. God Is Good!

  16. God always answers prayer when we pray His will. Congratulations.


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