Tuesday, November 11, 2008

GUIDO

Well, it's time for some good news, some bad news, and some new news.

GOOD NEWS FIRST! KOKO UPDATE!

“I've mentioned before that she likes to keep her eyes wide open, in order to see everything that's going on around her. That hasn't changed one bit, except that now she has a different perspective – one from sitting! She is doing so much better at sitting on her own, though occasionally she will lose her balance and topple over to one side. She still occasionally leans forward to put her hands down in front of her – tripod style – but can push herself back up to upright if she wants! I wanted so badly to give you a smiling picture of her, but every time I made her giggle (done by holding her arms and letting her fall back, then pulling her up again), she stuck her hand right in her mouth. Obviously she hasn't figured out what "photo?" quite means yet! When she is not trying her best to sit, she has turned in to quite the squirmer, and can roll over quite quickly by flicking her leg over the other.” --Phillip -Weight: 7kg

BAD NEWS (and I mean fairly bad)

Caseworker Jessica called today to tell us that November 20 will not be a successful court hearing for our family. There are many things happening that will cause several more months of delays and, long story short, we are told not to expect any movement with our case until at least January. We are so very sad, so very devastated, so very hurt, and so very blown away that this process is unfolding as it is. What can we say - life isn't fair. There are no words. None. Also, there's some hurting going on over HERE, too - stop by and give 'em some lovin'.

NEW NEWS

This is Guido, the cutest little yorkie boy you've ever seen. He is 12 weeks old and in the middle of potty training. Pretty much spur of the moment, it was fate that we adopted him into our family today of all days. Fate for the previous owner and for us. Guido will provide some much needed diversion, a sweet distraction - we love him already!

Dreaming of days to come...

smj

17 comments:

Ladybugs appear said...

So so sorry. Major deep breathes. Sending love.

The Roberts Family said...

Just wanted to pop over here too and let you know we'll be praying you through until this is all completed. Stay in touch and know you're not walking this journey alone. LOVE seeing you have this precious puppy right now! Good medicine for everyone!! :) Blessings, Shelly

Robbin said...

I'm sorry to hear of the further delay. Be encouraged, and enjoy your newest family member.

Robbin

Rebecca said...

My heart is breaking for you guys. This waiting while watching them grow has got to be the hardest part. I'm praying for you guys. IF we travel before you all, I would love to take any pictures and video of your sweet one. Just let me know (and that is IF we make it through court).

Guido is precious! We have a little yorkie too (who is currently curled up in my lap as I type). Her name is Tallulah and I often tell my husband that when I'm really down and missing Eli, she comforts me :) She just curls up in my lap. She seems to know when I need her to be sweet.

Good luck with the potty training. Yorkies have a tendency to be difficult in that department!

msl said...

I'm so sorry to hear about the new set of delays. I'll continue to keep you all in my thoughts and prayers.
Little Guido is one adorable doggie and his timing into your lives is impeccable.

J, A and T said...

Wow....a puppy! Good for you guys! We love you and are so thankful for you both!

Scott said...

Sorry for the news of another delay, but happy that you have a new companion to give attention to. Guido is quite adorable! The boys have been wanting a puppy also... maybe your getting one will help their cause?!?!

Ellen said...

I am so sorry...I don't know what else to say. It must be so hard, words cannot even express!

Your pup is precious though!

ellen

Laura said...

Chad, the LeVigne family will be praying and praying. If you need those knees on your jeans patched, bring them by.:-) (I read your facebook too)

The Albertsons said...

Oh my goodness... first with the good news... puppy love can solve just about any heartache (or at least help in feel a wee bit better)!!! So congrats on your sweet one! Adoption isn't for the weak, as you know... and you are so, so strong. This is impossibly hard to face alone, so know that you have so many folks out here who really get it and are praying for you and with you. She will come home!!!
with love
becca

{B} said...

Gus says it's about time, he's needed a new cousin...and he's welcome here anytime! Wish we had some magic words to help..but what we will have waiting is some home made chili and cinnamon rolls..and lots of loving arms to wrap around you. We'll leave the light on...for Dad's little girl! love ya...Dad and Billie

Crista said...

"Rejoice in our confident hope. Be patient in trouble, and keep on praying."
Romans 12:12


im prayin for you... my hart hurts for you but rejoycs with the hope of gods promises to come...

love
crista

Natalie Fournet said...

Oh I am so sorry, soooooo sorry! This waiting is so much longer and so much more painful than I ever imagined...and each additional month is so hard! Know that I am praying and will continue to do so!

I held a puppy yesterday and felt my heart so much lighter....it made me want a puppy so much. Hope your very cute puppy is able to bring you lots of smiles during this difficult journey!

Jeanette&David said...

Now that I have removed my foot from my mouth (it was in up to the knee or beyond this morning), just wanted to let you know we continue to journey with you. Watch for the open window and feel the breeze of the Holy Spirit.

Glad to hear the news of Guido! Looks like a real cutie! Something new to cuddle. Peace

Justin and Kendall said...

So sorry! We're right there with you and know that this part is the hardest. Love the puppy - good distraction. :)
-Kendall

Little Ethiopia(n) said...

oh dear...I knew your court date was this week so I just popped by your blog to see if there was any news... this wasn't what I wanted to read for you. I am so so sorry and sad but have to HAVE TO believe it is all happening for a good reason...one you will hopefully understand one day. I"ll keep you guys in my prayers...kat

Angie said...

Your new addition is the cutest thing I've ever seen! Congratulations!! I'm so sorry to hear that little Koko is still waiting to be with her beautiful family. We will be thinking of you and hoping for much better news SOON.

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