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

Dr. Ben Carson on Katya Dueck

Sunday, May 5, 2013

And She Continues to Expand . . .

. . . her abilities . . . that is . . . although, happily, yes Katya's tummy is expanding also as she continues to gain weight!

Tonight, what did we see before our surprised eyes??!

Katya gently pushing Chad on the swing! Appropriately! And Nicely! And she was happy about it too!

Charity quickly snuck pictures from inside the house, because if Katya hears the click of the camera, she is liable to shriek unhappily and stop doing whatever it was that we were trying to capture!

 
I know these don't really show the action, but trust me, that is what she was doing! It was so cool to watch her do something for her brother that was positive and kind!! Katya is learning!! She is blooming, slowly but surely, into the child God created her to be!

 
Our hearts are filled with great thankfulness.
 
 
It is an amazing adventure to walk this road with Katya. Paul and I talked about Proverbs 3:5 and 6 today: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not unto your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths." We were soberly observing that had we trusted in our own understanding, we would have totally missed out on the amazing and exciting (and yes, exhausting and stressful too) journey that we have been on with our sweet Katya. We would have missed out on so much.
 
I'm thankful that we remembered to trust and obey when God called us to adopt her. I hope and pray that we continue to remember to trust and obey Him, and to follow His paths as we seek to raise Katya and our other kiddos.

1 comment:

Milena said...

Truly amazing! I read with tears in my eyes. One day, Katya will have grown up into the most extraordinary young woman. I truly enjoy being allowed to follow along on your journey through reading your blog posts.