Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
The good news is, we get to go home early!! Tatyanna had her last injection on Tuesday and as such, we are able to go home on the 27th of May. Because we were expecting to have another 10 days, the weekend will be filled with last minute sight seeing and packing up our room. The girls are more than ready for the trip back to Canada and when Lexi was told that we would be going on a bus ride to the night market this evening, her response was a very emphatic "NO...I'm going home on a plane." To which Tatyanna added "and go to Build-a-Bear!"
Thursday, May 15, 2008
It's funny but I don't remember these discs having this title when I bought the same versions in Canada.
For an even funnier and much more extreme example of "interesting" translations,please go here: http://www.rahoi.com/2006/03/may-i-take-your-order/ We have actually seen menus similar to this on a much smaller scale. It keeps things interesting.
It's almost kind of sad how excited we got to see/hear Tatyanna counting again. Prior to our trip to China, I can't remember the last time that she was able to do that.
Sunday, May 11, 2008
One year ago, Trent and I stood on the edge of a battle field. Unaware. Oblivious. We naively made plans for a future that was never meant to be and honestly thought that things were starting to look up. Within a month we found ourselves in the very trenches of a battle that we were not prepared to fight.
No one said that parenting was supposed to be easy but some mom's really get a raw deal. To those mom's this is my toast to you, because you truly deserve it. (Feel free to grab the beverage of your choice at this point: juice...water...a nice south African pinotage...tequilla...don't worry about finding the glass, it will be less to wash later)
Here's to all the mom's who have knelt at their child's bedside whispering fervent prayers for a better day
Who are too scared to dream for the future because all that really matters is that they made it through today
To the moms who have held their crying child, stroking the tendrils of damp hair away from their cheeks and wondered if the tears would ever end
and to those who long to hear their child utter a single sound and know that even a cry would be like the sweetest symphony
Here's to the moms who could play connect the dots with the IV scars that cover their child's hands and feet
and know more technical terms and drug interactions than your average med student.
To the mom's who could tell you the days of the week without looking at a calendar....it was written on the weekly pill dispenser, and isn't today PT...it must be Tuesday...
And to those who drive wistfully by playgrounds, wanting nothing more than to spend an afternoon pushing their child on a swing or making castles in the sand.
Here's to the mom's who refuse to quit, who keep pushing, knowing that it isn't because they are particularly strong or even because it's something they want to do,
But because they have to, there simply is no other choice.And to the mom's with experience, who's babies have long since grown up and have children of their own
Who know that while this isn't their battle, they are there to provide an ear to listen and a shoulder to cry on.
Here's to the moms who have endured more than they ever though possible and know that there is more yet to come
May you find the courage and strength to face each new day and never stop looking for the small miracles
To all of you, Happy Mother's Day.
Sunday, May 4, 2008
I think it's safe to say that she's had enough! I wish I was closer to the camera because that was truly a "kodak moment" Her feelings echo those of everyone around her, but this is only the halfway mark....there are still 4 long weeks to go.
Friday, May 2, 2008
Every time I walk by this sign I'm left wondering, "what kind of stuff..."