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10:44AM

Metsu, in fine form

Since sister Abbie posted yesterday, I felt I owed one of Metsu. Both girls came out to local society last night at my younger son's cross-country meet (first of the year).  Jerry took a whopping 39 seconds off his personal best on a hilly course in 83 degree conditions, and secured a top-20 ribbon in a big, tough field (17th place). The girls were a bit wary of so many strangers, but by the time we were on our way home with Five Guys burgers in tow, they were chattering away in Sidama (their obscure tongue) and we considered the outing a huge success.

Today we find out, thanks to testing, that they have no internal parasites of any sort (whew!), so other than a nasty thigh wart and a rather odd gait on Metsu, we have no medical issues to address beyond making sure their ear infections went away.  We count our blessings, because our bank accounts are cleared out.  Then again, I wasn't put on this Earth to stockpile cash for my funeral.

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"I wasn't put on this Earth to stockpile cash for my funeral."

That is a truly great thought.

September 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterHal O'Brien

Congratulations on the good news! Although I wonder in five or ten years what she'll think reading about her "nasty thigh wart" on the blogosphere and people commenting about it. Brings a whole new level beyond the old school embarrassing pictures. Then there's also the factor of someone Googling you and finding out "You got dewormed as a small child."

Then again there's also the level of documenting such escapades in the life of an adopted child that places their history into a certain perspective, especially to children born or adopted by them perhaps in the future. Furthermore, if someone wanted to "study what Tom Barnett wrote in the early 21st century" and its recorded in the interplay of events also bringers another dimension to the table. Or more importantly, "what Daddy thought whenever he brought us home" perspective is probably the more dearer aspect.

So social media once again poses old problems in new dynamics, but also gives new possibilities.

September 3, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDale Gribble

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