Tuesday, March 20, 2012


The Swing

How do you like to go up in a swing,
Up in the air so blue?
Oh, I do think it the pleasantest thing
Ever a child can do!

Up in the air and over the wall,
Till I can see so wide,
River and trees and cattle and all
Over the countryside--

Till I look down on the garden green,
Down on the roof so brown--
Up in the air I go flying again,
Up in the air and down!

by Robert Louis Stevenson

Does your child like to swing? Ayn loved to swing and could do this anytime in the safety of her own backyard. I wonder if she has had the opportunity to do this in the past 275 days that she has not been at home? We don't know if she ever gets outside to play. Dad was supposed to get weekly reports but he has had very few in the 39 weeks Ayn has been gone. It may be comforting to know she was able to do some of the things she enjoys.

Today, March 16 Ayn will have a visit with her mom Amie. It is just a couple of hours but hopefully that will soon change. Back in October, before visits were stopped for unknown reasons, preparations were underway for Amie to have longer visits, unsupervised visits and overnights. Everyone is hopeful that soon this plan will be a reality. They will be able to do things outside, maybe They can enjoy swinging together in a park.

The next time you are swinging with your child, pushing them on a swing or just enjoying the moments watching them swing, stop and say a prayer of thanks and a prayer that Ayn and her family will soon enjoy these times together again.


  1. I know just how you feel ask my daughter has also been taken and my visits stopped and tomorrow is her birthday and I won't be there... its been a heart breaking 5 months and court for coo isn't until fall. I hope your visit goes well!

    1. If they didn't have your child they couldn't justify the need for social workers! This is a game they play to keep themselves employed!