... completely like all of us ...

On January 25th, my newest roommate came to join us.

Yes, she's that perfect. Yes, I'm that in love. No, she's not keeping me up at night and YES, it will be so SO hard to leave for grad school in the fall (pending acceptance). Miss Madelyn decided to make her grand entrance four weeks early and came out in three pushes and 7 hours of labor.

She's changed dramatically in the eight weeks she's been on the outs. Her cheeks are filling out, her little fingers are pleasantly plump and her belly is developing a roundness that is impossible not to touch.

We talk about things, Miss Madelyn and I. I have to impart what I can in the next few months.

The two jobs have kept me amazingly, amazingly busy.

I have my hands full with training and supervising new staff, have had back to back termination trials and have had report after report due. {According to federal law, when children are taken into foster care, parents have one year, give or take, to successfully complete parenting services and make necessary changes. When that does not happen, for whatever reason, the district attorney, general attorney's office, prosecuting attorney's office [whomever - it changes from jurisdiction to jurisdiction] will file a petition to terminate the parents rights. No matter the situation, it is ALWAYS hard.}

And the grad school application is turned in! {Actually, it was turned in in January, and yet I won't find out until the 3rd week of April ...}

There's a few things I would have liked to have done in the past 3 months. I would have liked to have blogged more. Read more. Gone skiing. Or just slept in. Was it really just four months ago I was surfing on the North Shore?

Can I go back?


  1. Sarah on March 30, 2009 at 3:40 PM

    So good to see that you're still there - a beautiful baby, and I'm sure her Mama is glad to have you around. They are so scrumptious at that age. So sweet. I'm sure you'll get into school, just let me know!

  2. Sarah's Blog on April 2, 2009 at 11:31 AM

    What a beautiful new roomate you have!! I miss that stage (sometimes lol). So much is going on with you. I cannot wait to hear that you were accepted! I know you will be. And I will have to break out the happy dance (or my dads quail dance). I did not get into PCC but I am on the waiting list for UP. I think I will find out in May. BUT I am also applying for a Bachelors program at Concordia for Health Administration. It is easier to get into the nursing program wen you already have a degree soooo we will see. I miss you and hope I can get over that way to see you soon. LOVE YA

  3. Anonymous on April 6, 2009 at 7:20 AM

    Oh she is so sweet!! You are forgiven for not blogging for so many weeks :) I have missed you though! Can't wait to hear about grad school :)

    Love you!


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