Monday, July 13, 2009

got'cha day

Weekend was good, movie was cute (if your kids will wait...wait till DVD). Made it onto the treadclimber Sat and Sun....30 mins went so slow, but I did it. It just seems so much harder then normal walking. My one walking buddy is back from her Austria trip. I went to her house and walked around her neighborhood this morning. 3 miles. Nice change of pace. Food was pretty good, just the same old. Too much of good stuff is still too much. Not going to beat myself up too much. Heavier damage avoided, so good for me.....we will see come Wed morning. I switched my WI day to Wed starting this week.

Today is a short day at work. It's my 2 granddaughter's adoption today. I have felt really emotional all morning. I am so proud of my 25 old daughter. She did not roll over and give up when the going got tough, and it did get very tough!! scary! She is a Warrior Mother for these 2 sweet little girls, and for the 2 sweet little boys that have already been adopted. I don't think the State of Arizona knew who they were messing with. She is a great advocate for foster children. When she 1st told me she wanted to adopt kids this way I was skeptical. Was this just a knee jerk response to being given her PCOD diagnosis? Was she ready and mature enough to handle all that was to come?? CPS has been known to be hard to work with, and I had heard horror stories of foster parents done wrong. Boy, did I under estimate her! She went into it with her trademark determination and her positive attitude ( almost a sheer force of will....lol). Again...I am so proud to be her mother.

I can't forget my son-in-law. He is the best father and husband. She picked a good one with this kid. He is totally hands on with his kids and on his days off he lets HER sleep as late as she wants! She couldn't have done without him!! I am so proud of him too....and I never miss a chance to tell them just that!!

So I am out the door, there is a party after the court. My daughter is pretty good about having healthy choices, so no worries there. I need to step up to H20. Will try to post some pics tomorrow.

happy monday......do something good without anyone knowing!!! It will freak 'em out!

14 comments:

  1. What a wonderful story! You deserve to be very proud of her - she sounds like a wonderful human being.

    Enjoy your day.

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  2. WOW! You should be proud of your very strong and amazing daughter.

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  3. There must be lots of smiles and laughter at your place today. :D

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  4. I remember those court days. They are in deed days to celebrate. We did it twice and I would do it again tomorrow if the opportunity came up. Congratulations Grandma!

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  5. What a wonderful family! Congrats to all of them with the new adoption. Daughters are usually a reflection of their mom, so good job!

    Keep making healthy choices.

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  6. I just love reading your blog you are so positive. it brightens my day

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  7. I like to do something good without anyone knowing...And every now and then you get it back, and it's great!

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  8. I am so happy for you and your daughter, her husband and the kids.

    You should be proud of yourself. Sounds like you raised a great daughter. Sounds like she picked a good man to be her husband and the father of the children.

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  9. I love how you love your daughter and it comes through so clearly in your post. And adoptions, while incredibly trying, are one of life's great blessings.

    You'd still have me crying here if I hadn't just thought of the hilarious comment you left on my post today! I'm taking you with me to Thanksgiving dinner.

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  10. I think I know where she gets it from!

    Enjoy a wonderful day (oh, you probably have already)!

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  11. Your daughter is was lucky girl. Not many people get to have a mama as good as you! and I know you think you were not a good mom at one point, but you are now!

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  12. Oh my gosh, what a beautiful post! Made me a little teary.

    When I was a court reporter, adoptions were my favorite things--they were the only happy things we did. A great-big congratulations to your wonderful daughter and her husband,to your beautiful grandchildren, and to you. Your daughter wouldn't have turned out so well had it not been for a great mom.

    ((((hugs))))

    Happy dance for all of you!

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  13. looking forward to the pictures. :D congratulations on the new family members, made me smile to read this post :D

    glad you had a good weekend

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