"We are going to focus on LIFE for Katya. I believe, one day, she will amaze the world."

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Announcing . . . .

Our third daughter, and 5th child, Katya Rose.

We have the official court decree in hand, declaring her Katya Rose Dueck, our daughter . . .  thank God from Whom all blessings flow!!
And for those who want to know . . . Katya's origional legal name was "Katerina". However, when we visited her day after day at the orphanage, and tried that name out on her, she didn't respond at all. She would not act like she had even heard us. Knowing she responded well to "Katya", we went with Katya for her legal name. Since it was the nickname we'd known her by for several years, it seemed only fitting. As to the "Rose" part of her name . . .there are several reasons that name came into the picture. One being that Paul and I like the name, have a dear friend we love by that name, and had Chad been a girl, his middle name would have been Rose. So when we were tossing around for name, choosing and discarding one after another, we finally went back to Rose and toyed with it. I kept thinking of the verse in Isaiah 35:1 and 2 a. : "The wilderness and the dry land shall be glad; the dessert shall rejoice and blossom like the rose and the autmn crocus. It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice even with joy and singing."
That is what we see for Katya . . .blossoms arising where formerly there was only dry land  . . . waste land . . . dessert land . . . "

Thank you to all who have prayed for us and supported us in one way or another as we have journeyed to bring Katya Home! She's so close now  . . . just a few more documents stand in the way . . . and those will be torn down soon . ..


Mike and Christie said...

Horray! I am so happy for you.
I extended the quilt auction until the 20th...no takers yet. :)

SO when do you get to spring her from the orphanage?

Peggy said...

Very excited for you and espeically for Katya!! May God continue to bless your family!!

Danielle said...

Wonderful! Congratulations!!!

We are so happy for you:)

Hope Anne said...

Christie, we can spring her any time we choose. However, we were advised to leave her there a bit longer due to lots of paperwork still needing done, involving long hours sitting in the car. We think that is prudent advice, since we believe that she is getting good basic care where she is at. It was hard to walk away and have her crying last night though. . . .

Milena said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful name you have chosen for her! I guessed she was a Yekaterina, but most probably she has never heard that name :-) So happy that you'll soon have her with you forever! Isn't it wonderful that she was really meant for your very own family, not someone else's, after all those years of praying for her?