Thank you for praying for Abby on Friday. The spinal tap results weren't what we had hoped for. We are left with a lot of questions and few answers.
The doctor removed some of the excess cerebral spinal fluid by poking several holes in her spine so it would drain out... fun,huh. Abby is feeling a little better with the pressure reduced but it typically returns in about 3 days.
Honestly, Abby is handling this much better than I am. I am sad that she is going through all of this again. It is so hard for me to watch her hurt, and not be able to fix it.
I want the kids to have a wonderful Christmas, but I am struggling. The sadness has claimed alot of my energy and it hard to do things I normally love to do for the kids. We covet your prayers and encouragement.
I will write more about the appointment on Friday in the next post.
Maria and I were playing dominoes and SpideyLandis came into the kitchen. "Hey, Daddy-O", his new name for me (he's three). "Is Santa going to come to our house?"
"Well that depends" I replied. "He only comes to houses where the kids are being really really good. Are you going to be a good boy?"
Landis tilted his head and pondered that for a few seconds before confidently assuring us: "Next Tuesday. I'm going to be good next Tuesday."
That stinkin' kid just keeps us laughing. I have no idea where he comes up with this stuff. I'm just glad he has a sense of humor. You don't fit in our house with an active funny bone.
A blog friend asked a question about protecting your photos online. I answered that question here.
Our friends, the Meeks family.... aka The Baby Factory.
I never miss a chance to swipe one of their babies. Cookie cutter cute...
Taylor Meeks discusses current global political developments
with Abby who counters with her own interpretation of the
deterioration of the social fabric that is a cross-cultural and
trans-national issue facing all four year old adoptees
from Guatemala wearing red plaid Christmas dresses.
Abby adoring the latest Meeks addition...
Abby and SpideyLandis singing at church today.
Hmmm... can you spot the two Guatemalan kids??? It's a tough one...
Halina... adopted a few months ago from Ethiopia by
our dear friends, the Lentz's. Every time we see her we pray
our adoption fund will continue to grow quickly.
She is a DOLL... sweetest thing you'd ever squeeze.
Beautiful Sami is hoping for a new baby from
Ethiopia soon too...
... as are these two little goofballs.