"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Friday, October 6, 2017

More Decisions

We have more decisions to need to make about Katya's medical care in the next few weeks. We'll be soon seeing her specialists at Johns Hopkins and discussing things with them. These are very difficult decisions to make, so we will gratefully take all prayers and thoughts!

There is a great sense of responsibility that always goes along with making any major decisions for any of our kids, but I have noticed that the feeling is always a little bigger, a little harder with my adopted kiddos, because I feel a sense of responsibility to their birth family too. Right or wrong, it is what it is.

Katya likes to coordinate or match clothing with Kristina!



And she is doing wonderfully this year in school! Here is a small sample of some home work she flew through just in the last few weeks!


She also recently got brave enough finally to do a little free climbing recently! This was huge as up to this point, she wouldn't even try to climb! So we were pretty excited about that.



Our year is just flying by in so many ways . . .  since I lost so much time (and still don't have all my energy back) since having that mutated virus back in the summer, I still feel very behind in my life. I am thankful for every thing I manage to accomplish.

The new school year has me trying very hard to keep up with reading to Chad and Kristina since all the coughing over the summer prevented oral reading. We started off with "Rabbit Hill" (primarily for Chad's benefit) and then switched to "Freckles" for Kristina's enjoyment--only it turns out that Chad is loving it just as much as Kristina is, so that has been fun! Even though I'm getting to the point that I'm more than ready in a lot of ways to wind up my years as a homeschool Mom, (after all, I've been doing this since about 1998!) I'm also enjoying aspects of it very much like this daily time of reading books I love with my kids!

Thanks again for praying for Miss Katya and us as we try to navigate these medical decisions.

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Fatcat said...

Treasure those years as a homeschool mama! Once they're completely over, you'll miss it!

I know that's like saying you'll miss pregnancy to someone who is 9 months along and swollen and miserable, but it's true!

My youngest started college this year and I feel lost.

Praying for Katya!