Joel finished off his high school basketball. He had a great year. We will really miss seeing him play. He informed me tonight that he has 28 days of school left. How in the world can this be?
The toughest thing we have been through over the past few weeks was MeiLi having spinal fusion surgery where she had 2 rods placed in her back. It was painful and yucky. Thank heavens my mom came and stayed with the kids because Scott and I really needed her help. You see we live in what is called the orange zone. That is the level right next to the red zone where everything falls apart. This surgery felt like it pushed us into the read zone. Stressful. Tiring. Stressful. Oh yes I said that already. We survived and more than that MeiLi is doing good. She is still moving slow and having some pain but recovering nicely. Now Scott and I need a nice long vacation.
Leah was a wonderful big sister. Right there through so much of MeiLi's time in the hospital. Thank you sweet Leah for being there for her. Your the best.
Now for the really fun news. Through MeiLi's surgery and getting to know the staff on the spinal team really well they gave our names to Denver University's school of Construction. They built a sweet little playhouse and gave it to our family. We were able to share our families adoption story with many people and even get on channel 7 news for an interview. It was a great time and we are so thankful to DU for treating our family in such a special way.
They are loving this little house. We are imagining many summer campouts in it and hours of play. Such a great time.
Like I said it is Life in the fast lane.