Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Six Months a Family

Six months ago today, Brooke entered our lives.  We can hardly even remember what life was like without her.  She has so fit into our family.  Here she is when we first met her at the orphanage.

A lot has happened in those six months and certainly not what we thought these months would hold.  We were well prepared by our agency for the difficulties that are often faced by families adopting older children but Brooke adjusted so easily.  She has gained language so quickly and is  doing very well in school.  Of course, we never would have thought that Dennis would be diagnosed with brain cancer just three months after we adopted Brooke.  She has been a bright spot in a very difficult time for us.

We decided to get away for a few days while Dennis is between treatments so we headed to Door County but decided we had to help Brooke become a true Wisconsin citizen so we stopped at Lambeau Field.  (For those of you who aren't from Wisconsin, that is the home of the Green Bay Packers.)  Brooke now has Packer socks and a Packer sweatshirt - just in time for the football season.

A Cheesehead is Born!

So we will spend a few days in a cabin by the lake celebrating and relaxing.  

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