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    Taking in niece.

    Hey ya all. Say some prayers for me and my wife. We are taking in our niece who is having difficulties in school and her behavior. The shrink thinks it mostly stems from the lose of her mother (wife's sister) three years ago. She passed away a month after a double lung transplant. She had already bet Leukemia due to my wife's donation of her bone marrow but chemo screwed up her lungs. Our niece is eleven and is a great kid. Weve personally not had any problems with her. She loves and respects my wife (and me) tremendously so I think we can help her out. Ive been wanting to adopt anyway so this is the next best thing. Well be helping family.

    We will have her until shes an adult. Were actually pretty excited about it and look forward to raising another kid. My wife has been a big part of her life her whole life. My wife named her. She had spent a lot of time with us when we had my wife's sister living with us when she was terminally ill. She and my youngest daughter who is six today get along great and they look like sisters.

    Its a great feeling to know that we have a chance to help someone who needs it desperately. Besides, I enjoy being a dad and so far have been good at it with two adult kids with whom I never had a problem with. Wish us luck and say many prayers.

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    Having a fairly large family myself I know where your coming from. No greater reward in the world than being a father. Prayers for you and the whole family on the way.

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    Thumbs up Congrats & Good job Dad ...

    Tony,
    That's an awesome thing you & your wife are doing. There no better place in the world for her than with family. So we learned something about you tonight ... your not just our resident crazy guy with a mohawk :smt003 (see Tonys avatar) :smt003 your a good man & a better father. Way to step up and be there for her & of course you have my prayers.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by rustycompass View Post
    Tony,
    That's an awesome thing you & your wife are doing. There no better place in the world for her than with family. So we learned something about you tonight ... your not just our resident crazy guy with a mohawk :smt003 (see Tonys avatar) :smt003 your a good man & a better father. Way to step up and be there for her & of course you have my prayers.....
    I second that...
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    Well, good luck!

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    God Bless.

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    Good luck to you...what you're doing is a wonderful thing and may very well make all the difference in your niece's entire life. Hat's off to you and your wife!

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    Thumbs up

    Youre a good man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blastard View Post
    Youre a good man.
    +1 on that. In today's world, a lot of people would just shuffle the kid off onto the government. Good job stepping up and doing the right thing! I'm sure the little girl will do fine in your care.
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    Good luck, I hope all goes well for all of you.
    My wifes sister has three girls that are all trouble, yet they all mind my wife and me better than their own parents, so I may very well end up the same situation some day. In fact it has already been discussed.

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    Thumbs up You have been blessed............

    Quote Originally Posted by tnoisaw View Post
    Hey ya all. Say some prayers for me and my wife. We are taking in our niece who is having difficulties in school and her behavior. The shrink thinks it mostly stems from the lose of her mother (wife's sister) three years ago. She passed away a month after a double lung transplant. She had already bet Leukemia due to my wife's donation of her bone marrow but chemo screwed up her lungs. Our niece is eleven and is a great kid. Weve personally not had any problems with her. She loves and respects my wife (and me) tremendously so I think we can help her out. Ive been wanting to adopt anyway so this is the next best thing. Well be helping family.

    We will have her until shes an adult. Were actually pretty excited about it and look forward to raising another kid. My wife has been a big part of her life her whole life. My wife named her. She had spent a lot of time with us when we had my wife's sister living with us when she was terminally ill. She and my youngest daughter who is six today get along great and they look like sisters.

    Its a great feeling to know that we have a chance to help someone who needs it desperately. Besides, I enjoy being a dad and so far have been good at it with two adult kids with whom I never had a problem with. Wish us luck and say many prayers.


    I always pray for and admire those who go the extra mile for God's children...I believe she will be fine in your hands.

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    Thanks everyone. I really appreciate it. We're excited about it. I just warned my family that they will get twice the pics now. We tend to send a lot of my youngest daughter.

    PS. The mohawk is gone now. I only had it for two weeks a year and half ago but had fun freaking people out with it.

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