Sunday, February 12, 2012

A “MESSAGE” TO A MOM WHO IS HEARTBROKEN

A Mother’s heart is broken and she reaches out for comfort, hoping someone will hear her. In the very early hours of the morning, unable to sleep, Amie van Dyk is overcome with the pain of not being able to see her little girl. It is heartbreaking to want to reach out to comfort her from thousands of miles away and to be able to offer no more than words of hope that her daughter will soon be returned.

Ayn was taken from her family eight months ago by people whose hearts can only be filled with hatred. Who else would hurt a child like this and cause so much pain and suffering to a family who loves and cares for their children.

Five days ago Amie was looking forward to spending an hour and a half with Ayn. Everyone’s spirits were lifted because after months of waiting, visits that had been stopped with no explanation would finally resume – we would know that Ayn is okay, that she had a brief time to hug her mom, to laugh and play. Imagine the excitement Ayn would be experiencing after not seeing her mom for months. Ayn is autistic and was surely having difficulty communicating her feelings and emotions on Tuesday while at school anticipating this visit. Of course we don’t know what caused a meltdown in school. The response was to send Ayn back to the home where she has been kept against her will for 8 months and to cancel the visit with her mom which was to happen in just 2 hours. So again Ayn would be punished and we are left to imagine how this played out..............

Today, five days later Amie shares with us the only response she has had in 5 days:

I’m sorry your visit didn’t work out for last Tuesday. Because of the circumstances for the cancellation of the visit I would like to talk to the Social Worker before going ahead and planning another visit. I’ll let you know as soon as possible what the plan is.

How does MCFD not realize how much pain and suffering they are deliberately inflicting on this family? They have to know, as do others in the BC Government, we try to tell them frequently enough. Can they all be this hateful and uncaring? This is the elected government of British Columbia, they all know what is going on and no one is responding to thousands who are crying for their help in ending this travesty of injustice. We know that this is not the first family they have tried to destroy, we hope and pray it will be the last.

A Mother’s heart is broken and she reaches out for comfort, hoping someone will hear her. In the very early hours of the morning Amie van Dyk is overcome with the pain of not being able to see her little girl. It is heartbreaking to want to reach out to comfort her from thousands of miles away and to be able to offer no more than words of hope that her daughter will soon be returned.

Then to our rescue comes someone with some comfort and a prayer:

Verses from Philippians 4:6, 7 from a bible version called the “Message”. "Don't fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God's peace, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It's wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life."

God hears these silent prayers. "God in Heaven, I ask that you will comfort Amie with your love at this moment. You see her brokenness and her sorrow. You understand how helpless she is to help Ayn whom she loves so much. Because these are your children, do for them what they cannot do for themselves. Interrupt, Intercept, change the minds of the Ministry personnel, and bring Ayn home to her family. Meanwhile, settle Amie's heart with a deep peace that she cannot even explain apart from you." Amen

Thank you Ron........................

 Hoping and praying that you'll both be sharing happy times together very soon.

5 comments:

  1. This is crazy! Instead of drugging these kids they need to test for heavy metal toxicity. That's autism!!!

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  2. This is crazy. Please find someone who can test your precious daughter for heavy metal toxicity. That's autism!!!

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  3. Amie should not have to wait upon the ignorant whims of social workers to spend time with her own daughter. It makes me sick to think how long it's been since Ayn has had her mom's arms around her.

    I know very little about autism, but it seems clear to me that Ayn's tantrums/meltdowns are just part of who she is. To punish her for having the meltdowns is like punishing her for having blond hair. And when the punishment is denying a little girl time with her mother, it looks more like cruelty and torture than punishment. They don't understand the harm they are doing to Ayn and this entire family by keeping them apart.

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  4. Who know what really happened since we cannot trust this corrupt Ministry.

    Only a complete fool would believe they are protecting Ayn. She needs to ne with people who love and care for her, not in MCFD custody.

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  5. May Ayn be in your arms soon Amie and Derek....many people all over the world are hoping and praying that this injustice is rectified VERY SOON (( hugs of friendship being sent your way )).

    Victoria Ettinger

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