Sometimes people suck. They lie. They disappoint us. That's why I love dogs. This morning my two boys were making a big fuss in the front room so I went out to see what was going on (they don't bark unless there is actually something to bark about). One of the neighborhood dogs, Addy, had brought her baby girl to our front porch. I'm assuming this is her puppy, she looks exactly like Addy and has the same personality -- exuberant. I'm honored that she trusted us enough to come and play with her puppy at our house. Combined with our first sunny and somewhat-warm Saturday in a while, and having my husband back from a week's business trip to the Gulf Coast is also helping my mood immensely. It's the simple things, isn't it?
On a less happy note, I'm sure you've seen or heard about the international child porn ringthat was shut down this week. This kind of thing has probably been going on for several years, but this is the first time law enforcement has found a ring using live streaming video through a chat room to show child molestation "on demand". I am beyond sickened. The youngest victim they've identified so far is less than 18 months old.
I've been working on a post about my rape but I've found I keep having to explain events that occured before then that led up to it, and it's becoming unwieldy. I've decided to begin at the beginning, with my maternal grandparents. Stay tuned.