Wednesday, December 23, 2009

The Lord Doth Work in Mysterious Ways

And no better time is there to prove that than at Christmas, which is exactly what seems to have happened.

What do I mean? I mean that after five years of fighting a wily group of kidnappers, a man may get to spend Christmas Eve and Day with his nine year old son.

For those who don't know, a young boy, when he was four, was taken to Brazil by his biological mother for what she termed a "vacation". the father did not join them.

Once in Brazil, the boy's mother divorces his father, and sends a letter to said father stating "our love affair is over", and she promptly met and married another man. Since then the four year old, now nine, has been subject, according to reports, to brainwashing by his new stepfather and their family into believing that he wants to stay in Brazil and to call his biological father "David". I think that's the father's first name but I could be wrong.

now comes the legal battles. For five years, David has been embroiled in battles with both US and Brazilian courts to get his son back. EVERY lower court in Brazil has ruled that the boy should be returned to his biological father in New Jersey.

Now comes the good part: After fighting tooth and nail to make this international kidnapping permanent, the stepfamily has finally given up the ghost and has now stated that they will no longer fight for custody after the Brazilian Supreme Court ruled in favor of David receiving his son.

The boy is due to return tomorrow, on Christmas Eve.

How's that for a miracle, hmm?