Update 2/28/06 - Supervised Visitation Granted!
Today, for the first time in twenty-five days, I was allowed to see my son. Judge Punch granted supervised visitation for two hours, at my parents' home, supervised by my parents. Kohl and I had a wonderful time; he got to play with his cousin who is very close to him, as well as his grandparents who also have not seen him in twenty-five days. The time went by way too fast!
The judge expressed today that if Kohl exhibits no ill effects from having spent time with me, I can essentially work my way up to more contact with him.
I want to thank everyone whose support has helped me get to this point of limited contact with my son. I honestly believe that the watchful eye of the internet community has helped me get some degree of fairness from the judicial system. I appreciate everyone's support so much, I can't express my gratitude in words.
On February 3rd, someone who represented themselves to me as knowing the judge well told me that His Honor was well known to be a very conservative Catholic. Today, February 28, His Honor informed me that this is not the case. He did comment that he does belong to a "church" of some kind, but he did not elaborate on what denomination.
I apologize for any confusion this may have caused, and of course anyone who feels that their support of me was based solely on their belief that the judge was in fact a conservative Catholic may contact me privately and I will happily refund any donations made on that basis. I certainly do not want anyone to feel that they sent me money to help with my enormous legal bills under false pretenses.