Let us touch the dying, the poor, the lonely and the unwanted
according to the graces we have received and let us not be ashamed or
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I am the proud mom to 6 kids: Natasha, 24, Nikolai, 20, Reese, 20, Maylee, 14, Erik, 10 and Violet, 7. The kids come from Russia, Ukraine and China; I'm so proud of my family sometimes I think I'll burst and I needed an outlet for it - so I've created this weblog. :o)
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Thursday, June 25, 2009
Here is little "Simey". Poor kid doesn't have a new name picked out for him yet, but we're working on it. We're also working on GETTING OUR DURNED DOCUMENTS PERFECT. It seems that the SDA (Ukraine officials in charge of adoptions) is being picky about one document and is making Mark write a letter re: his employment status (he is self-employed). UGH. We already had the homestudy agency write an addendum (they are the ones who screwed up initially) and sent it over, but I guess it wasn't good enough. So, in the meantime, weeks tick away while our boy is sitting over there waiting for us. No, he doesn't know about us, nor does he know any world exists outside of his orphanage, but still... We are SO ready to go get him!! Also, the boys have camps that they wait the whole year for (Reese has amputee and church camp and Nikolai has church camp) and the timing of this is going to seriously mess up their camps, not to mention school this fall, as they were supposed to go to Seattle to my mom's for several weeks while Mark and I traveled!!

I'm whining, and I know it. So what. I feel like it. It has been that kind of day.

Here's Issue #2 in our house. Poor little Daisy and her ongoing leg problems. Because she has had so many issues on her right leg (the left leg problems have been minor), her "hamstring" muscles are very, very tight and her leg won't reach down to the floor. The vet today removed her sutures and showed me how to stretch, stretch, stretch her, but the poor thing acts like she's in so much pain I hate to touch her!! He did give us some more pain medicine, thank goodness, and the stuff he gave seems to help her.

But it's so sad. She's not the happy, wiggly, "every day's my favorite day" dog that she used to be...!! She goes in her bed far more often, she doesn't chew on bones, and she just doesn't have that "spark" that she used to have. She seems depressed. She does give LOTS of kisses like always and she loves attention, but she just... acts like an old dog. She's not even 2...

So today hasn't been the best. Not the worst, but certainly not the best... :o(



Christine said...

So sorry Missy. We'll hang in there together.

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