by adustyframe ~ September 28th, 2010


Thank you for praying for us and being excited with us.

Lee and I went to the appointment this morning. I sat waiting for the other shoe to drop. Then he said, “Well, I think you should go see your boy right now.”


We agreed. Lee and I went to get James at our friend’s house. James took a little while to warm up as if he was unsure. He had NO warning and no clue that this was happening today.Ā  Once he warmed up, he was all smiles.

We went out to eat. I laughed because when Lee first got out of prison, we went out to eat too. I guess going out to eat is important to us!

All these years, when we’ve looked at models at the hobby store, I’d tell James that when daddy comes home we can get a model. I’m not good at those things!

So after lunch, we went and bought a model. We came home and they played on the video games.

There was lots of giggling.

They spent a large part of the afternoon working on the model.

Lee chose to take the day off of work tonight. IĀ  couldn’t complain. I just hope that his job is understanding. Even if they’re not, I think that it was the right thing for Lee to do.

James list of plans is already a mile long. I think that tomorrow morning we’re going fishing.

Thanks for praying for us today.


44 Thoughts Shared to Joy

  1. Mrs. DV

    Oh my gosh how many happy tears did you cry? I’ve been following your story now for at least a couple of years and I’ve hoped and prayed this day would come for you. I’m so happy for you!! And I’m so sorry that that lady stood in your way for so long for no good reason. May you all heal. (hugs)

  2. Judith

    JOY!!!!!! is definitely the right word. I bet you’re all three bursting with joy. šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ Rejoicing with those who rejoice…

  3. The NON-Superwoman

    Overjoyed & praising God with you!

  4. Janet

    I’m in tears of joy for you all! God is so good!

  5. Jen

    I’m so happy for you! Any news on when he is able to officially come home?

  6. Char

    God is so good. I’m SOOOOO happy. I can’t begin to imagine your joy today!!!

  7. Lady Why

    Amazing and wonderful news!!! And a long time coming too. Enjoy every moment of it as I know you will!!! Hugs to you and both your guys!!

  8. Stephanie

    Tears of joy and thanksgiving for you, James & Lee. The Lord is good!

  9. Sue Powell

    What an awesome answer to prayer! Even though we have never met, I feel like I know you and Lee and James. I have prayed for you and your situation and I never doubted that God would answer our prayers. We know that he wants families to be intact, we just have to submit ourselves to His timing. Man, I hate that part! Praising God for this awesome development and praying for the next step–for Lee to be home!


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  11. MamaHen

    I know you must have been so happy Lizzie. I would guess there would be a lot of emotions to work through later, but right now I know you and James must be thrilled.

  12. Sally

    That is such wonderful new!!!. Also so important to keep the promise about the model. So glad they could work on it together. Praise The Lord!!! We will keep praying for adjusting for all of you. HUGS for all of you!!!

  13. Sarah

    Oh Lizzie that is wonderful! Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful!

    If you don’t mind me asking, how long has James been without his daddy? It must be overwhelming for you all but a GOOD overwhelming!

    How fantastic that you can be a family again!

  14. Lisa notes...

    I’m in tears. Praising God with you!

  15. Mandy

    Praises to the Lord!!!!! (I can’t type enough exclamation points to do the comment justice!)

    I cried for y’all when I saw the photo. Cried for the time lost, for the significance of the moment, but most of all, I cried because what a fulfillment of God’s promise to restore what has been taken from us.

    “Congratulations” is not a strong enough word. I wish all three of you the best blessings from God (although I suspect you already got one today!)

  16. Saralyn

    Rejoicing with you all!

  17. Pam

    Yipee!!! Yahoo and PTL I am sooooooo happy for all of you….
    For your faithfulness Lizzie thru this trial……you have an amazing testimony ….. Can you all go to church together this Sunday??
    I can’t tell you how excited I am for all of you.
    God Bless, Pam, South Bend

  18. Lona

    Praise God! (Now I need a kleenex…)

  19. carol

    There is shouting and praising the Lord going on in SC for ya all!


  20. Cindy

    SO excited for your family!!!

  21. Ellen

    Sooooo happy for you! My husband is a prosecutor, and we think often about all the lives that are affected when he has to help put someone in jail. Does this mean he gets to come home now?

  22. Krakoviana

    This brings tears to my eyes…I’m so happy for all of you!

  23. Jennifer

    Praise the Lord! I was prauing for you all. I am so happy and I can only imagine the joy you are now feeling, to finally have tour family back together! Hallelujah!!!

  24. judy

    Oh, I am SOOO happy for you and your ‘guys’!

  25. Barbara H.

    I am so very happy for you all! Is this a short visit or are they free to see each other whenever now? Certainly hope it is the latter or will be asap.

  26. ME

    PRAISE THE LORD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  27. eunice

    So very happy for you !!!!

  28. e-Mom

    Sending BIG HUGE cyber hugs!!!!!!!!!!

  29. jessicaf

    Praise the Lord from whom all blessings flow!

  30. Jen

    Oh WOW!!! My heart is about to bust from happiness, I can only imagine what yours feels like!!

    Does this mean Lee can come home now?

  31. Gillian

    This has totally made my day! What fantastic news to read.

    I’m so pleased that James has finally got to see his Dad after such a long time.

  32. Liz

    Praise God! Enjoy all you time together.

  33. Rachel

    So happy and thankful

  34. TransitionGirl

    WOW!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!!! WOW!!! Thank the LORDDDD!! AMAZING!!! šŸ™‚

  35. Robin in New Jersey

    Crying here for you and your family. This is such wonderful news. Oh Lizzie, my heart is bursting for you! Thank you Lord for this answer to prayer. Your timing is always perfect.

    One question~~does this mean Lee is living at home with you now? Or just that he and James can see each other?

    SO excited for you guys…

  36. monica

    I am so happy for you all!!!

  37. amy

    I was praying for you all day yesterday and cried when I read your post this morning. PRAISE THE LORD!!! I could not be more excited for you and your family!

  38. Laura

    All praise to Him who is able!!

  39. katrina

    SO HAPPY for you!!!!!!! I had a hard time not letting tears fall here at work. So glad they were able to spend time with the model. What a great ice breaker. Still praying!

  40. Katherine

    I am very happy for you all! This was so touching to read…I just cannot imagine the emotions you’ve been through! God bless you all! ā™„

  41. Joy

    this is soooo totally AWESOME!!!!!

  42. Revka Stearns

    Praise the Lord! What a long-awaited answer to prayer.

  43. Mama Squirrel

    Only 42 “wows” so far? Seems like this is worth 42,000 and then some. (OK if I link?)

    šŸ™‚ thanks! Of course you may link. thank you!

  44. Jenn

    Oh Lizzie, I’m so very very happy for you all! I’ve got goosebumps!

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