Nana Holds

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power

Thanks for joining me for a little break at Coffee Hour! We are officially into 2013 with the first day back to school, and the return to work after the holiday. Oh, these little coffee breaks are so important. Grab your coffee and come on in.

As the weeks turned into months, in the background the paperwork to become Bryden’s legal guardian began. I have to share how that started, though, because it was nothing short of a divine appointment. It happened because of a deposition I reported.

My office had sent me to this particular job because it was a new client – I think they think I have PR skills, but actually, I just like to talk with them and ensure great service. Anyway, there we were, in the midst of the deposition and our new client was firing away with his questions. His client was sitting beside him and on the other side was this young woman who with every answer was sounding more and more like Bryden’s biological mother. It wasn’t of course, but her issues were like those of his mom. It was through the course of the questioning that a light went on in my head and then my heart. I wasn’t there just to report this deposition; I was there to retain this attorney for he specialized in guardianship matters, and he was a fellow believer!

After the deposition was complete, and the witness was long gone, I told our new client of my situation and before I left, I met with his paralegal and the process officially began!

Bryden with his Daddy's hard hat!

Bryden with his Daddy’s hard hat!

Here’s the super crazy thing about that: Just the day before, I had gone to the courthouse, found out where to go, stood in line, spoke with the person at the window and thereafter walked out with a stack of paperwork an inch thick! No exaggeration. With every step I took to my car, I became more and more overwhelmed with this mountain of paperwork. It was another one of those moments where I looked up and said, “Really?” Even though I knew in my gut we had to do this to protect little Bryden, all I could see was this mountain of paperwork and I can get really overwhelmed with things like this. I am not a procrastinator by nature, but this is the sort of thing I tend to put off like it was the plague.

I got back to my car and I knew what I needed to do. I needed to find someone who could complete this paperwork. It was going to be vital to my sanity. I’d rather work an extra deposition or two and keep my sanity, and not put the sanity of everyone else who is in my world at risk, rather than have to plow through the inch-thick stack of questions and take the risk of missing something or answering something incorrectly because of a lack of understanding.

So I did some checking on my smart phone (definitely smarter than me in some things!)  What an amazing thing, this technology stuff where you can receive answers at the snap of a finger just about! Anyway, I had actually found a paralegal that was close by and made an appointment to meet with him in just two days.

But God had another plan and intervened the very next day! I just love it when He shows up like that!

Join me tomorrow – oops, Wednesday for more of Nana holds. Tomorrow I have a special invitation for you!



Nana Holds!

Nana Holds!

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