Archive for June, 2008
I cannot believe how much I love Joshua. Donald and I both will sometimes just look at him and start crying out of happiness; we are both a mess! He is the cutest, most wonderful baby in the whole world, and we tell everyone about him. It’s so fun how much our co-workers want us to bring him to work to visit – (seriously, they do, we are not just forcing him on them!) I just look at him while he’s sleeping, and Donald told me that he does the same thing – we just remind ourselves that we really DO have a baby in the house and he is OUR baby.
Donald and I were talking about how we can’t imagine loving a baby more, and how we didn’t realize how MUCH we would love him. We both love looking at pictures of him, watching the videos we take, just enjoying him so much! We both kiss him all he time, hug him, tell him how much we love him, sing to him, and talk to him. We are obsessed with this little guy! He is going to be so spoiled.
When time comes for discipline, give me strength, because I KNOW I’m going to need it. He just melts my heart, but I’ve got to be strong!
Update on Cowboy: it’s going to be easier to fly cowboy solo on an early morning flight rather than having him fly with Staci’s friend on a mid-day flight (airlines have temperature limits on when they’ll let pets fly in the cargo hold, which makes sense.) So, we’re working on finding what flight will work to get him sent out to Washington! Hopefully, we can get this done soon. I can tell he’s lonely without India, so the sooner he gets to live with Staci, Jeffrey, and Jules the Cat, the better!
My good friend Davida is coming to get India today!
So, after 4th of July weekend, we will be cat-less. It makes me sad and happy at the same time. I feel so happy that our kitty cats will have great places to live….but it will make me sad I won’t see them for a very long time.
Joshua has been itching his nose against our shirts when we hold him, especially after we do something downstairs with the cats. I know this is the right decision for him, but I don’t like having to do it.
Luna’s still been sick. Stressful trying to take care of her and try to unpack, etc. Didn’t get as much done while Josh’s aunt Delaina was babysitting, but I did get some books unpacked. Donald agreed to take Luna to the vet in the morning, so that is a big help. I just feel overwhelmed. I guess on Friday at 3pm our house closing will actually take place…so that will be nice to be official.
Please pray for us about finding a church home. It’s a tough decision, because you want to find a church that “feels” and “looks” right, but then you need to find a church that has sound Christian teaching. I want our children to love the Lord and to love His Word. I want our kids to know that when everything is falling apart that Jesus is the only one you can depend on. If a church doesn’t have the fundamentals, nothing else matters. Please pray we’d make a wise decision. There are a lot of choices in the Kansas City area and it feels a bit overwhelming. We like the Lutheran church we’ve visited, but I think I’d like to visit a few more. We’re going to adopt children of color, so I would like to find a church with some diversity…wish us luck (and pray for us!) on all fronts!
I was praying this week about what to do with our cats…our friend Staci (who lives in Washington state) just reconnected with me on Myspace. She loved Cowboy and Cowboy loved her – she worked with me at the job where Cowboy would come visit as a pet therapy cat. She agreed to take him! I am sad to loose him but SO HAPPY he’s going to have a wonderful home! She has a cat named Jules and I am sure they will get along great. July 4th weekend a friend of Staci’s is flying out there, and she’s pretty sure she’ll take Cowboy on the flight with her. I am so happy!!!
Now, just to find a good home for India. India is more independent, and she likes the outdoors and catching vermin, so she would make a good “farm cat.” However, she also likes people and likes to snuggle, so she’d make a good house cat, too. I think we’ll be able to find her a good home pretty easily cause of her disposition.
So happy and sad at the same time…
Man, we are broke right now. All our money we got from our house selling we need to put into our new loan. (which, should close next week.)
I forgot about the $350 that the appraiser on the loan that DIDN’T go through charged us. Yuck.
So, we’re scraping the bottom of the barrel until we get paid again. Adopting a baby is worth it, but it is SO expensive…..we have got to do better next time and SAVE more! And, not buy a house the same time we adopt! Silly us.
Pray for us if you get a chance, this whole house buying thing has been a little stressful. (I am lying, it’s been pretty darn stressful.) Work for us right now has been busy; tis the season for tornadoes, hail, and lots of insurance claims (O my!)
On another note, our 1983 Chevrolet Silverado died and needs a $3800 overhaul. Needless to say, we are not going to fix it. We’re going to see if a family friend wants it for free. If he doesn’t want it, we’re taking it to a scrap yard. On a positive note, we should get a refund from canceling the insurance on it
We are trying to find someone to take our cats. Joshua’s biological family has a history of asthma and allergies and we think it’s best if we don’t have the cats, which is making me sad. I think it’s for the best. They are wonderful cats, so please pray that we can find someone.