One month ago today, Kate AnNing was given to us. It always amazes me that one moment you don’t have a child, and then the next minute she is yours forever. I guess it probably feels the same when you give birth to a baby, but it’s just so strange to be handed this child that you don’t know and suddenly go, “O.k. — you’re ours.” Strange, but wonderful.
To say that we love Kate would be an understatement. Sophia said it best a couple of weeks ago. We were walking through the grocery store and Kate did something really sweet — I can’t even remember what it was. But, Sophia looked at me and so sincerely said, “Mom, I love her so much.” I said, “I know you do, Soph.” Then she said, “No. I mean, you know how much she loves me? I love her so much more than that, and she doesn’t even know it.” Wow! She so gets it. How blessed I feel that Sophia was able to participate in every moment of this adoption. She understands the wait. She understands the hurt that Kate feels. Most of all though, she understands the unconditional love we feel.
It’s so hard to get a good picture of Kate right now because she just won’t cooperate. I tried to snap a few pictures today. I didn’t think I got any good ones because she was too worried about Lucy at the end of the front porch. But after looking over them, they really turned out kind of funny. It’s the many faces of Kate! 🙂
The “I’m trying not to smile” face…
An update on Miss Kate coming in the next few days!