Normality is gone.
A normal Mother's Day for Zabeth Bayne in 2008, 2009 and again in 2010 is a visit with her three children.
Zabeth will not put her two year old daughter into a pretty dress and brush her hair to make her look pretty. She wants to do this. She lives for it. After birthing two boys, the arrival of a daughter two and one half years ago was an unsurpassed joy. We all understand that.
She will not lay out her sons' clothes for them to put on when it is time to go to church as a family or go to Grandma's and Grandpa's home for a family meal. Or perhaps I should not be so presumptuous. She might do this, but first let me say this.
She asked for a concession to a request to have her children with them at her parents' home for Mother's Day but it was denied this week. Not surprisingly mind you. A supervisory presence would have to be in attendance given the nature of the present court hearing. That complicates arrangements and it costs money. Paul and Zabeth could certainly not be permitted to have the children unsupervised because the allegation of the hearing is that these parents pose an ever present potential risk to their children.
But listen to this! Word has been sent to Zabeth that an attempt is being made to accommodate a visit with the children for Mother's Day. We have to wait to see whether this can be arranged. It will have to be workable with the agency that provides transportation for the children and supervision during the visit as well as making arrangements with the foster family.
Of course it must not be forgotten that on Friday afternoon at 1:30 PM this week, May 7th, Judge Crabtree will deliver his ruling on the Bayne application to have the two boys returned to Paul and Zabeth immediately. She may yet lay out the boys' clothing at the start of Mother's Day. That's correct, a return of the boys even before the hearing is completed – a hearing which was initiated for the Ministry to obtain continuing (permanent) custody of all three children. Expecting something better from the Ministry people who are involved in this court action, this legal action is condemnable.
This Ministry of Children and Family Development has never seen in its history, two innocent parents more viciously attacked for such a sustained time, but worse, is what this Ministry has done to three children who want their Mommy. It is time to make this right.