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Mukhtar. (Part Eight)
By Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
Friday, June 03, 2011

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Mukhtar Grace and family are looking forward to the start of summer vacation: today is the last day of school for the children.

June 3, 2011, Montpelier, Vermont~

Only a few short hours, and the children will be on their way home from school ... and the summer vacation season can start in earnest.  Hard to believe that today is the last day of school!  Where has the time gone??

Might as well enjoy the peace and quiet while the getting's good ...

Ravenna Eddiston here.  I am currently doing the last load of laundry; the others have been taken out from the dryers and folded/put up.  Greg, meanwhile, is outside, cutting the lawn; it was in desperate need of a cutting.  The grass was so long it was starting to become an embarrassment (mostly to us)!  LOL

We don't know what we have planned for the summer; we'll take it one day at a time, as ideas come into our heads.  I can guarantee this: the children will probably have fun; just as long as they're out of school, they'll be happy.

Know a lot of outside time/exercise is in the offing.  The pool and swingset promise to do a booming business all summer long.

Mukhtar has finally mastered tying her shoes! She is so proud of herself!  We are proud of her too; it was a long struggle, but she finally did it!  Her speech also continues to improve as does her walking and motor skills.  Mukhtar has really come a long way in her therapies!

David and Paul, our two oldest children, are done with baseball season: they got to the semi-finals, but lost in the end, thus, knocking their chances to advancing.  They were very disappointed (as were we), but they did a great job while their teams were in action! 

We are currently waiting for the adoption agency to schedule a home study, so we can go ahead with adoption plans.  We are planning on adopting a fourth child in the fall or winter; sex, age, or disability doesn't matter.  As long as there is a child in need, we will jump on the chance to add to our family, which means that Mukhtar, David, and Paul will have a new brother or sister to play with.

We did it once with Mukhtar; we can do it again! :)  Mukhtar has adjusted to her family beautifully, and every day she acts more and more like a typical little American child!

Remember back in April, when I mentioned that Mukhtar was slated to sing a solo at church? She sang the old standard, "The Old Rugged Cross", and she did a wonderful job!  At the end of her song, everyone rose to their feet and clapped loudly.  A standing ovation, Muhktar's first ever!  We were all so happy for her; a star is born!  Mukhtar has a beautiful singing voice; we had no idea that she could sing!  She sings like an angel!

Maybe we have a potential diva in our midst! :)

Paul and David don't sing; they couldn't carry a tune in a bucket.  LOL 

As for Canaan, our youngest (almost forgot him; sorry, Canaan!), he is more interested in being a typical little three-year-old boy.  As long as there's places or things to be discovered or cookies involved, he's there!  :)  And the noisier the play, the more he loves it!  (He is at his playdate; a neighbor took him and her sons to the park until noontime; they'll then be back.)  A wonderful time to do the laundry! :)  (Thanks, Karen; you saved me a big headache! LOL)

Well, Greg wants a beer to drink, so who am I to refuse him one?  LOL I will write in here again soon; until later, this is Ravenna saying so long! God bless!

~Ravenna.  :)

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Reviewed by Michelle Kidwell Power In The Pen 6/3/2011
Excellent story here Karen, your on a roll with these I love the way you draw us into your characters lives
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Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/3/2011
A cold beer after mowing in the hot sun sounds GOOD. :) I know: just got through weeding. LOL Alas, no beer for me: break out the Diet Coke! LOLOLOL Excellent story, Karen, well done.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

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