Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Late Night Ramblings....

Since I am up late and the house is quiet I figured what better time to catch up on my blogging. Lily had the tubes put in her ears on Monday and did great! She didn't even cry which the nurses say is rare. I can tell she is hearing better already, she is talking so much more which really makes my heart happy.

Onto other news......in two more days a beautiful 9 year old girl named Emily is coming to join our family. I am so excited! It is a long and complicated story, I promise not to ramble on too much and give you the short version. Emily is my exhusband's daughter. She lived with him until she was 5 and then her mom and my exhusband broke up and she moved back to the reservation in Canada. Emily is half Ojibwe Native American Indian.

During the first five years of her life, Carl and I took care of Emily while her parents worked and we both developed a very strong bond with her. My heart broke when she moved away. Emily is now coming to live with us because her mother's job takes her out of town quite a bit and the reservation is no where to leave a 9 year old girl. Because of circumstances she cannot live with her dad (my ex), so she is coming to live with us. Getting her settled in, enrolled in school and activities and making sure the transition is smooth and easy for her will keep me busy. We are all looking forward to having Emily join our family and giving her the stability that she needs and deserves.

"One hundred years from now,
It won't matter what car I drove,
What kind of house I lived in,
How much I had in my bank account,
Nor what my clothes looked like,
But, the world may be a little better
Because I was important in the life of a child."

- Unknown

2 comments:

Christine @ Live Laugh Love said...

Jenn
I think that is wonderful!! Congratulations on the newest addition to the family! :)

You are such an awesome inspiration to all around you, and to me, you move and inspire me you do!

If you need anything you know to hollar - right?

(hugs) always for you my friend.

Barbara said...

Hugs to little Lily and you too Mom! We went through the tube thing with Zach (when he was 2), he had delayed speech issues then too. Now we can't shut him up and he's graduating soon and has been accepted to his college of choice! Time flies :-)