No longer an orphan, but a dearly loved and cherished daughter and sister! With great joy we welcome Katya Rose into our lives and soon to be, living with us in our home! For now, she's sleeping peacefully on a make-shift bed in an apartment in Uk*aine, after snuggling to sleep with Mommy. What an amazing thing to think about! In September of 2009, as I walked out of her life, I whispered into her ear, "Good-bye, Mommy loves Katya" in Russian, the language she understands. And for months . . . I could not tell her that again. . . I could only send her messages in my prayers and dreams . . . tonight . . I could whisper it again and again and again into her little ears . . . "Good-night, Katya, Mommy loves you!"
Thank You, Dear Father God, for saving one of the least of these . . . for rescuing her from the fate that awaited her without a Mommy and Daddy to love her, protect her, and fight for her best good. Thank you for giving her two sisters and two brothers who will love her and protect her and help her to bloom. . . and thank you for family and friends who have prayed for her and will continue to pray for her and love her no matter what. Thank you for the gift of Katya Rose to our family. Amen.