Description: This is for the judge who sat in the custody case for my granddaughter and ruled in my son's favor even though it was hard for him to see her mother cry. It was the right decision, and a hard one for him to make. I am grateful.
You have the job of telling best from worst.
You are the one who makes the hard decisions
That save lives and break hearts.
I would not wear the balck robe
And have all rise when I enter.
The power is too hard.
The tears are too frequent.
But I call on you in my need
To do what I would not do.
I am grateful to you in my weakness
That you can sit and be strong.
I too think you should send this to the Judge. So many times when they make such a decision I am sure they wonder afterwards if they have made the correct decision. This would surely help him know that he did in your case and how apprecative you are for his decision. This was a good write to say the least... !Doc`
Oh dear Lynne! I hope you DO send this to him, it is so important to people in certain sometimes "thankless" careers, to know that thier decisions have made a positive impact on someone. Of course they believe, they made the right decision, but there is always some doubt, and ultimately there is alwasy the possibility of error. Your poem tells it like it is-and was,-and will be. Great idea, grat tribute. thanks Sally
I too don't have thick enough skin or shrewd enough intellience to take on such roles. As a friend I am happy that you get to stay with family members. Of course I don't now all the details but I think there are no winners or losers in situations like these. I think your victory will be your ability to transform tradgedy into calamity. I think you are wise enough to be no miser in this regard :)
you should send it to him. i bet her never hear the thank yous but always hear the complants. i would mail it to him from and not tell him who sent it. that what it well be sort of "publicly currect" i thought it was thoughtfull. -snuff
I'm glad things went the way they should have, good luck to your son and granddaughter. Yes it would be terribly difficult to do, but judges look at facts and apparently your son is more fit for parenting. Someone who has not been conscious of their acts becomes very sober at moments like these. We should at all time be aware how our actions affect others. thanks for sharing, Lynn, I'll be on the plane in about a day, you'll be the first to know if there's a hitching ceremony, that's for sure. love,
I agree with Snuff. Send this to the judge! Judges don't get the praise they deserve. And with that shooting that happened the other day, which is horrible. This makes it even more special. I really loved this. You kept it simple and to the point. But yet it was so powerful. I love the ending. How you sort of honor him because he was strong and you don't think you could do it. :) I enjoyed this. It's a nice thank you piece. Good job! Good luck to you and your family. -blt :)