Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Hey friends. I have been missing in action for a while, so I thought I'd take a few minutes to just let you all know I'm still here and to fill you in on some of the big stuff that has been happening.

This first part is for animal lovers only, because to those who are not this probably may not seem like such a big deal. But, if you are someone like me whose busy schedule leaves little time for a social life and who does not have family close by, your dog or pets become your family. After 5 years of being the healthiest dog in the world and having no health problems, it seems as though the sky has come crashing down on my little boy. He's been having so many health issues, one of the biggest problems being a torn ACL, which means he has no use of one of his back legs because of the pain. Long story short, he needs surgery plus more tests for other issues he is having. I am praying for wisdom in balancing how to care for my dog who is a huge part of my life while trying not to build up major debt as a result of all the pricey treatments he is needing.

My poor boy Doobie.
On behalf of pitbulls everywhere I must clarify that he usually does not require a muzzle,
only when he is having painful testing :(

Now onto some much happier news. I got a new job/promotion! I am so excited about my new position, but as for now I have to be vague (until I sign my contract next week).

I am still chugging through grad school and am nearing the half-way mark.

And now, I have saved the best for last! A member of my family recently had a baby. Although she knew she would not be able to keep the baby she did not have an adopting family in line when the sweet little boy arrived 6 weeks early. Because he was born with drugs in his system the only choice given was a family member adopting him, or being taken by CPS. In response my mom and her husband decided to step up to the call, and they are in the process of adopting. My family recently made the trip from Colorado to California to introduce me. His name is Caleb Liam, and I am in love. I spent the last six days getting to know my little brother, and now my arms feel very empty without him.

Hope you all are well.


Sybil@PeaceitallTogether said...

Excited to hear more about the new job and the new baby! :)

Cathrine said...

Um you look absolutely gorgeous in this picture. So sad for your tiny puppy :(

Joyful said...

Congrats on your new job! May God give you wisdom in dealing with your special pet. Thank God for your mom and her husband who will take on the care and nurturing of the little guy. He is so cute!

God's Gal said...

your new little brother - the absolute cutest! :)

Jill Foley said...

Sorry to hear about your dog...

Congrats on the new job!

What a beautiful little boy - praying for your mom and her husband!

Jess Elyse said...

Poor puppy! Dogs become such a big part of our lives, it's always hard to watch them hurt. I hope he gets better!

Congrats on your new job, that is so exciting! And the new baby! What a precious little thing. He is so cute! :)