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Katie D
Midwest Veterinarian, foster-mom, Planner-nerd, watercolorist, artist
Midwest Veterinarian, foster-mom, Planner-nerd, watercolorist, artist

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Trying to find balance...and time for art.

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Glimmers of Joyful life
last week: I sat waiting in Big-O tires.   MM played with some toys on the floor and
started cruising around the coffee table.   She looked up from the table toward me, and extended her little
arms.   She took 3 tentative steps toward
me and collapsed in my...

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Some Memories...
Days Ago I was happily snapping pictures of my family
relaxing around the Christmas tree while I was trying to figure out more
advanced settings on my new camera. Cheetah asked me what happened to the old
one. I explained that the baby broke the lens so it ...

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Fostering and New Life
Saturday was beautiful.  The temperature was in the 60s and the sun was shining down.  I was off from work, and it just felt so good.  We slept in until 9 (thank you MM!!).  I woke up feeling refreshed and energized so I decided to make my family a deliciou...

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Finished reading a book!

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Look for the Helpers, Glimmers of light in the Darkness.
Christmas Bells -Longfellow     I HEARD the bells on Christmas Day     Their old, familiar carols play,         And wild and sweet         The words repeat     Of peace on earth, good-will to men!     And thought how, as the day had come,     The belfries o...

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The Widows and Orphans, Abortion
My thoughts have trended toward the rights of children
lately.   I had a horrible dream a few
months ago about child sacrifice.  The
people in my dream placed no value on the tiny infant…no more than an animal
slaughtered for meat.  I was horrified,
and wok...

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Life with Cheetah
Cheetah (foster child #13 to pass through our doors) joined our house last week.  What's life been like with a teenager and an infant?  Busy to say the least.  Chase has been driving the kids around for lessons, meetings with social workers, meetings with b...

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We're Expecting!
Our household population is changing again.  We are expecting yet another child!  He’s a young teenager.  We met him only briefly for an hour or two over the weekend, but we’ve been told he’s just a very sweet young man… Over the last 3 years, we’ve had onl...
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