Monday, March 06, 2006

Bob and Honor at Home

Bob and Honor at Home
Originally uploaded by SunFlowery.
So for the most part, I made it through the day yesterday but ended up sobbing in bed last night. I have to give my husband props. He held me and rubbed my back and loved on me the whole time. I eventually cried myself to sleept. I woke up exausted this morning though. My eyes hurt and felt so heavy all day long.

***They just announced on TV that Kirby Puckett died. Our prayers and thoughts are with his family.***

I came home from work at lunch time because today was Honor's first home visit and I wanted to see her. The photo above was taken this afternoon in our apartment. Don't they look like two peas in a pod? Doesn't Honor look so relaxed and at home?

Actually, Honor was VERY interested in where the cats were. When I first got home, both cats were hiding under our bed. I sat on the couch to talk to the trainer and Daisy decided to venture out. Honor watched her every move. Daisy's tail was a huge raccoon poof at first, but after a bunch of petting by me, she settled down and enjoyed the attention. Still, she was a little scared and after a little petting, she ran back to the bedroom. Once she left, Honor tried to follow, but Bob is good with the commands and she reluctantly obeyed. Daisy came in for petting and dog observation about 3 or 4 more times before Bob took Honor through the apartment on command.

When I went to leave, I leaned down to hug and kiss Bob and Honor looked up at him and whined a bit. It was very cute. He gave her pets and she licked his hand. She really likes him and I am so glad. He heads down to the Service Dogs place tomorrow and Wednesday, Thursday is a vet visit, and Friday he is meeting Honor and her trainer at Ridgedale for some public training. It looks like Honor may get to come home in a week or two. Yippee!

Bob's sister called and it looks like we may still have $4,000 to go before we are at the purchase price. Arg. But we ar closer than we were before and I totally believe we will have a van in our parking spot in a month. Bob can't wait!

Tomorrow I will have my annual review at work. Hopefully that will go well and I will get my raise. We could use it.

Monday Bob is rescheduled to see his reproductive specialist at 2. We hope this time he will get in and give his speciman. My appointment is next Thursday so if the ride works out for Bob, we will hopefully have some answers next week.


Lut C. said...

I hope you get some answers soon.

Jody said...

Hi Amy~
My name is Jody and I just clicked your link via I want you to know that I will pray for you and Bob and the issues of life that are facing you at this time. I invite you to come over to my blog...and although I have lots of kids, I think I might have something deeper to share with you. My life has been filled with pain and tragedy- and I've been finding my way back to joy and "normal" since the death of my little girl Teagan. While our stories are worlds apart- and I don't pretend to understand what you are going through, I do know that God can turn our troubles into beautiful pieces of His plan for our life. I don't know why you guys have to struggle- but I would encourage you to seek God's direction through it all and to not ask "why" too much. Sometimes there are no answers. I hope that you are able to find contentment and joy and purpose in life- even if that means a life without kids. God can use you and Bob and bless you in other ways- and maybe He's just asking you to trust Him with everything- even your infertility. I hope to see you over at my blog. Feel free to click my web page under my complete profile to read my story. I'm a former Minnesotan (all my family is still there) and graduate of Bethel University. My alumni magazine did a feature article on my family after our tragedy and our appearance on the Oprah Show. I hope that you find some encouragement through my pain. Blessings on you and Bob. And Honor too! ~Jody

Anonymous said...

Just had a thought! When you get need to get a "Glory" as well so you can have an Honor and Glory!! :-)

Finding My New Normal said...

It's funny about Honor's name. Ever since Bob got matched with her, the song Glory of Love keeps going through my head..."I am a man who will fight for your HONOR. I'll be the hero that you've been dreaming of..."