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

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Friday, February 10, 2012

My Sweet Katya

Charity took this photo last night. Constrast it, please, to this photo taken just a few months ago, while she was still in Ukraine. . . .

The photo above was taken the awful day we realized that Katya was in some kind of horrible pain if even the merest and lightest of pressure was put on her tummy. That weekend we asked people to go to prayer, and God graciously answered "YES" to prayers for Katya's healing! Never once has she had any further issues with her tummy. To God goes all the praise and honor!

And now a fun Katya story from today as shared on my Facebook:
Have to share a Katya story from just this afternoon after she got home from school. . . . Katya saw some strawberries on the counter and then she came and looked up at Charity to get her attention, then Katya signed totally on her own, "Fruit!"  as she walked back towards the berries!! We were so impressed and surprised, as we hadn't used the fruit sign with her for quite a while! She didn't have it 100% pat but close enough . . . we worked on having her sign "Fruit, please!" for her first piece, and then, "More fruit, please"  and let her eat up every last piece!


Milena said...

I love love love that new photo of you and Katya! The love and happiness shines through - she is a new child in so many ways, yet still the girl you prayed for for so long. I'm so happy for you.

Cyndi J said...

She looks so much like you !

Cyndi J said...

even tho she is adopted. So much love in that pix.