Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First day of school

Kilaharee was so excited about starting school today. She was still awake when I checked on her last night shortly after 9:00 and she was up bright and early (TOO EARLY) this morning.

When I asked her how school was, she said, "School went fabulous. I didn't have to go to the principal's office. The best thing was the media center, but we didn't get to take out any books because Miss Lotane was going to be back in a 'jippy' (jiffy)." She said she didn't make any friends, but she remembers Gabrielle, Sonu (sp?), and Samantha. The principal said she was a little teary this morning, but she pulled it together. I asked K.K. about it and she said she wanted to be at home. I told her that I wasn't at home, that I was at work and she would have more fun at school. (Although, I must admit that I did have fun at work...it was nice to talk to and be around adults!)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Miss Lotane

K.K. and I met her teacher, Miss Lotane, today. She, too, is an adoptive mom -- and her daughter's nickname is K.K.! They have been together for 2 1/2 years. They also met one week and were together the next. It is so cool to see God's hand even in these details.

Friday, August 15, 2008

Love and Hurt

I was unpacking one of K.K.'s suitcases with her yesterday. We found a heart shaped box with some coins in it. One of her necklaces was inside as well. I just had the opportunity to look at it...on one side it says "Love", on the other "like you've never been hurt". Please pray with me that this statement will be true in her life.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Today's phone calls

My social worker called to tell me that my homestudy was approved by her supervisor and everything looks good.

Kilaharee's social worker called and arranged to visit us on Thursday morning to make sure we're all set and K.K. is settling in.

I called Kilaharee this evening to say goodnight. She said she is very excited about moving home!

Wow! I can hardly believe that I am bringing my daughter home tomorrow! God is so good!!!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Kilaharee :)

I had dinner with my daughter last night and tonight. I arrived at her daycamp at 4:00 yesterday. Her social worker met me there. We worked on a puzzle together. Before the puzzle was half done she was sitting on my lap doing it with me. It was precious. At dinner, I mentioned that there were a lot of people praying for her and talking to Jesus about her. She started singing "Jesus loves me" to her own little tune.

She is a sweet, endearing little girl. I can't wait for everyone to meet her. I bring her home next Wednesday!

Interesting facts:
* nickname - K.K.
* favorite colors - red, pink, purple
* wants to play soccer
* likes Disney princesses and Dora
* likes animals, broccoli, and shrimp (I'm in trouble - she tried to encourage me to eat some shrimp by saying "try it, you might like it")

Saturday, August 2, 2008


I met with the little girl's social worker tonight. I will be meeting her on Wednesday and Thursdsay afternoons. If all goes well, she will be with me on August 13th!