Monday, October 05, 2009

Celebrating Three Months Home!

Tomorrow, we celebrate three months home with Kara. Wow! I can't believe it was three months ago that we were sitting on that Beijing runway trying to get home. These past three months haven't been without challenges, but it has far surpassed my expectations. I know without a doubt that Kara joining our family was all in God's perfect plan.

I hope to write soon about our experience thus far with adopting a much older child, but I can't quite wrap my head around all that I want to write. Until then, stop by "We Picture This" to view my contribution to this month's "Love Story" theme.
we picture {this}

17 comments:

Rachel said...

Happy 3 months! Didn't get to comment, but loved your pics from the weekend!

Jodee Leader said...

Congrats on three months together! I had no idea she was 11 years old!

a Tonggu Momma said...

Congrats on three months together! I can't believe it's been that long... and I am so impressed that Kara's language is coming along as well as it is (yes, I clicked over). You are right - love knows no boundaries.

N said...

Happy 3 months with your beautiful family :) I must say that your pictures have inspired me to take a try at photography. Thank you for sharing wonderful picture blogs!

JG said...

Congrats on 3 months! And I love those pictures. The three girls in their dresses - just precious!

Jboo said...

Congrats on 3 months together! You have such a sweet family!

Janet

Ashley said...

Love the photos - I don't remember seeing the one with the girls walking - love it!!!

Hugs, Ashley

day by day said...

Happy 3 months home, sweet girl!!!

Missy said...

So hard to believe it has been trhee months home with your gorgeous girl. It feels like yesterday you were sending me an email asking if Paige wanted a new playmate!!! :) I'm still waiting on that playdate by the way :)

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Happy 3 Months!! It has gone by so quickly......I am thrilled that everything worked out perfectly for your family. This was definitely a match made in a heaven.

xoxo,

Lisa

Marla said...

Happy, happy 3 months! Isn't it insane how the time flies.

Terry said...

Wow, three months-that seemed to have flown by! Congrats on three months as a family of five!!

Great pictures too! :-)

Shanti said...

I gave you an award! Check it out on my blog!

http://wechoseadoption.blogspot.com/

Melissa said...

I found your blog through We Picture {this}. Thanks for sharing your story. I'm an adult adoptee and we just welcomed home a 2 1/2 year old 5 months ago. God's teaching us amazing things while we follow His leading in launching an orphan care ministry in our area. May God bless you richly for your obedience :)

Melissa
www.thecorkums.com

Crystal said...

Congrats on 3 months! Beautiful family!

Stefanie said...

Three months?? Wow... that's wonderful!! Kara looks like she truly feels 'at home' :)
And I love your bloggy makeover! Did you do that yourself? It's beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for your blog. My husband and I are also considering an older child adoption.

ANY insights you could offer on your experience (no matter how negative) would be greatly appreciated.

Especially issues like Kara's age at adoption, attachment with parents and siblings, baggage from past Chian experiences, etc.

Thank you so much again.