|Derek texted, "Off I go"|
|"Waiting for the supervisor to come down and meet me"|
Well a month has passed since then. That's right. Christmas was celebrated without her in Derek's home with his other two children. That was very hard for Derek. The Ministry chose not to give her back. You see, she is after all, merely a case file. Social workers cannot allow themselves to become so emotionally involved. Is that the theory? There is process and protocol and the girl and the family must wait for that. Of course, all of this could be dispensed with in an instant if a social worker wanted to do what was actually right in this case. This girl should not still be in the care of the ministry.
On this occasion Derek took joy in leaving these balloons for Ayn so she would know that he loves her.
|"no subtle way to drop off 3 dozen balloons... especially when the pot lights keep popping them!" Derek wrote|