Tuesday, March 13, 2012

March 2. 2012

Dear precious girl,
We have hit the 13 month mark!! So far the months seems to be flying by! Most days I am good, we think about you, pray about you, dream about you, but it still seems abstract not real. But every once in awhile it really hits me, and I remember that our baby girl, is somewhere in the Philippines and we aren't there to take care of you. I had that day this month, and just had to have a good cry. Crying for you, crying for myself, crying for this LONG process and wondering if we will ever get to meet you, if this is actually going to happen. Even though my heart is hurting during that time, it feels good, because it feels real, and not abstract at all. I have another child, a little girl, and in that moment of crying my heart swells with love for you
Our life while we wait....

Austin turned 9!

Brenden played his first season of basketball and LOVED it!

Casen is getting bigger!!!!


  1. Wow Kina! This is very touching! I didn't know you all were adopting. Keith and I have such a heart for adoption as well and love seeing families adopt. It may be a possibility for us some day but for now we will be in prayer for you and Jeff! We have watched our friends go through a 5 year process with China and they finally have a little girl. Keep your faith strong and hold on to Ecc. 3:11. He makes everything beautiful in his time...
    Prayers coming your way!

    Jennifer Buttram

  2. So sweet Kina! This was such a good idea, writing to her before you meet her. Adoption is such a cool concept to me, and it's obvious that this little girl will be (well, already is!!) wanted and loved by your family. Praying for you and all your boys!

    Love, Catelyn :)