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Wed Nov 21, 2012, 11:52 AM

Something to be thankful for. I'm getting a daughter! [View all]

The wife and I have something to be very thankful for this Thanksgiving and I wanted to share with the DU community. Hope you don't mind this personal bit of thankfulness.
Around two years ago, we petitioned the U.S. Government to bring my wife's adopted daughter here to the USA. The little girl was, and is living in the Philippines. After a LOT of hassle and money, the youngster is coming to America! The immigration laws in this country are unbelievably strict and do not let anyone else tell you differently. And the government of the Republic of the Philippines is about as corrupt as any on earth. And we got through all of that so that a little girl could have a reasonably good life here in America with two parents and some loving (not to mention spoiling the kid rotten) grandparents.
We are about as happy as anyone can be right now. My wife is flying out on November 30 and returning on Dec. 6 with our little girl, Tiffany Joy. And yes, I plan to raise her as a staunch Democrat.
One more thing. Some of you may be asking, "who cares about this drivel?" And some others may be asking, "Why is a middle aged man going to be a father again?" That is a question I have asked myself several times and I guess the answer is that I feel I have something to share. Not a lot of $ but some solid values and a lot of love. Am I perfect? Of course not. But I will do my level best to see that this young lady has a roof over her head, clothes on her body, and food in her belly. I will also do my best to see that she grows up to be a good human being. That is what I can offer and that is what my wife can offer. Thank you for indulging me and have a great Thanksgiving! Remember, we can all be thankful that Obama will be PotUS for another four years.

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