Things were crazy.
I was having some health issues.
I was having a bunch of tests and such to have surgery.
I was back in physical therapy.
I have NO doubt that Doc will end up with a RAD diagnosis (and her brother was soooo anxious, poor guy).
I still was having issues due to losing Monkey, especially as the anniversary of that was approaching (no doubt that losing another “supposed to be forever” placement in there didn’t help either).
So we took some time off.
It was GREAT!
I continued physical therapy. I had surgery towards the end of April.
We reopened primarily because of a possible adoptive placement (12yo girl). But we said we could take ONE foster baby at a time (0-2yo girl or newborn boy) while pursuing adoptive or legal risk placements (ideally, one girl 0-12yrs old, though we have inquired upon some sibling groups also).
Well, Squishy got here a month ago at just a couple days old. And he is AWESOME and WONDERFUL. I’m not even biased either :) At this point, I’m willing myself to think just a month or two in advance, reminding myself how awesome it would be if these parents actually managed to get their stuff together to be able to parent him.
Anyway, so we are about to start our school year. The kids have progressed nicely over the last few months, making great strides academically. So we’re looking forward to a stellar school year. Hopefully I can post a little more about that.
Along those lines, we believe in early learning so I can post some about our journey regarding what we do with Squishy also.
I’ve lost about 60 pounds and feel better in a lot of ways. I am hopeful to continue losing weight and gain some muscle.
Heidi is a great dog and we can see some real potential in her now. Progress has been slower in some ways than expected, but she’s awesome. I sure do love that dog.
So hi again. I look forward to seeing what is happening with all of y’all also :)