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Louisiana's Thoughts And Musings (October 1, 2007)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Monday, October 01, 2007

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Louisiana Sandusky writes in her journal to let her know that her hospitalized chlidren are improving.

October 1, 2007~

Dear Journal~

Louisiana here.  Sorry for writing in here again (you need a break from me!), but had to tell you that Johnny is due home from the hospital by the weekend.  Ronee' is finally responding to the pain medications.  She isn't hurting nearly as much, she even ate a little.  Good news all around; the doctors are very pleased.

So am I. Those two--Johnny and Ronee'--have put enough grey in my hair to last me the rest of my life.  I have a whole headful of grey hair on account of those two, but they aren't the only ones.  The other kids have contributed their share, too.  Life, as a whole, has caused me to go completely grey, even though I am not forty years old yet.

(Thank God for Clairol! LOL  Yes, you heard it from me: I dye my hair.  I dye it blue-black, my real hair color before the grey took over.  When I don't dye my hair, I look like a grandmother.)

Bill just called me from the hospital to tell me the news; I am estatic beyond words.  The prayers have helped, and the other children are happy that their sick brother and sister are doing better.  The mood around the house has gotten much lighter; the kids are noisier, and I hear the sounds of children's afternoon television echoing through the hallways.

I will have to e-mail Kendra, Naomi, and Louisa with the news.  They'll be as happy as I am at this moment at the news.

The weather here is warmish, still in desperate need of rain.  We had some last week, a welcome sight indeed, but it's going to take more than a few inches to bust the drought that's taken hold of the Southern States.  It may cool off next week, too; it will finally feel like fall here; right now it feels more like summer.

Emir has adjusted well to his new prosthetic limbs, but I have to keep reminding him not to use them as weapons; if he gets mad he will strike out, he'll hit his offending brothers or sisters with his prosthetic arms until the other kids come running to me, screaming their heads off. 

Or he'll head-butt them.

Habir, Opal, and Emma-Ruth continue to expand their English skills; they are learning new words every day. They love school, and the teachers love them right back.  They are doing very well, much to our delight.

Vincente, our little foster child, is even doing well.  He is no longer the shy, scared little guy he was when he came: he interacts with his brothers and sisters, and he is proving to be a delightful little boy with a winning personality.  Vincente could be a singer or actor, he's that outgoing. He's very smart; we love him to pieces.

Well, I am going to go.  I heard Bill's VW Bug pull in the driveway; hopefully he brought me something good to eat.  I did ask him to pick me up some food from Golden Corral; I'm getting hungry...God bless and will write in here in a few days!

So long for now!

~Love, your friend, Louie. :)


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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/4/2007
Heart felt offering Karen!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Georg Mateos 10/2/2007
Compassion heartwarming journal, not only of the children journey but that unnamed personal one walking barefoot on a valley of thorns.
Thanks for sharing.
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 10/2/2007
K Lynn, I bow once again to your pen. Yours is always a beautiful write, rite, right. PLB&G for caring and sharing. Luvya <Mikii>
Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 10/1/2007
Excellent write here very heartwarming
God Bless
Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 10/1/2007
What a heartwarming write my friend! Sounds like Emir is quite the character...Enjoyed!
Joyce B.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 10/1/2007

Never a dull moment in the Sandusky household. Excellent journaling! Well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Cleve Sylcox 10/1/2007
That is really cool...I love it when things work out. Is she your cousin?
Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 10/1/2007
I bet those prosthetic arms pack quite a punch! S'pose insurance doesn't cover an injury inflicted by a fake limb! Can just hear the insurance agent, now, "What are we covering again, Sandusky?!" Bill has a VW bug...guess I haven't read that before. Thanks for the Thoughts and Musings today, Karen Lynn...I want to wish you and Karla a very good filming on tv tomorrow and you'll do just fine. Don't be'll be in your own space tomorrow and then the next day, Karla's voice will be crisp for the reading and the weather will be climate-controlled inside the tv studio when you travel to meet your weatherman...I am so proud of the two of you. Good luck, Twins...


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