Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Holy Smokes!!!

I just looked at my 'counter' and I have over 10,000 'hits'.
Jinkies, that's a lot. :-)
And I owe it all to you.

I was so sad to wake up this morning to learn about Senator Ted Kennedy's death. I know that a lot of people weren't necessarily fans of his, but I certainly was and I know that Jim was as well.

He will certainly be missed. :-(

Adoption Update: Over the past few weeks Jim and I have been toying with the idea of taking the MAPP classes outside of our region or at another location....mostly because we were tired of waiting. However, we just found out that if we do that, we would have to close out our 'family file' with DCF and essentially start over from the beginning with whoever we were taking the MAPP training with. (there's a little bit more to it, but that's the Reader's Digest version) this point we're staying where we are. BUT the good news is, that I spoke with our case worker yesterday and she guaranteed that Jim and I will be in the next session, which is due to start up in late October, early November. We should be getting a formal invitation letter a few weeks before the classes are due to begin. I know it's a little thing, but it feels nice to be in contact with them and have some assurance that we're not lost in the system. Our case worker was very nice, understanding and above all else, she returned my calls!!!! Most excellent.

I think we should send her a muffin basket as a thank you...or perhaps an edible arrangement.

That's all for today...I've actually got a meeting this morning...for WORK.
I'm going to have to re-train myself so I remember how to do my job.


Happy Wednesday!!!!!!


Larry Ohio said...

I am so glad you are making progress in the adoption process, albeit slowly. My nephew and his wife adopted a family of 6 girls a few years ago. They were abused and neglected by their parents. The girls went from being trauma victims to being normal, well-adjusted, wonderful children thanks to the adoption process. I hope more children can be saved like this.

RG said...

Slowly but surely, you're making progress. I'm sure both you and Jim will make great parents.

Kyle said...

John, you may be confined to baby steps right now, but at least you are making headway. I think it really good news that the two of you will be in the next set of classes. We're all thinking good thoughts for you.