Thankful Thursday

Thursday, July 12, 2007
My friend just sent me this picture of "Kissy Kate" and I had to add it to this post.

She has a GREAT sense of humor too!

It has been a few weeks since I wrote what I was thankful for. The other night I was giving Kate a bath and she pulled up and leaned over the tub to kiss me over and over and over again (maybe 30 times). An enormous smile spread over my face and I was filled with a sense of peace. I looked at my daughter who was playing and splashing in the water as she squealed with joy. I thought to myself....she is so happy and secure and incredibly affectionate with me, Dave and the boys. Then I realized there was a reason I waited extra long for her. I knew in my heart at that moment that Kate was the child that was meant to be my daughter. I have felt this before but there has never been a moment that I have felt it so strongly.




A good friend of mine advised me to pray for exactly what I wanted in Kate while I was waiting for referral and I did. I prayed for a calm, patient, happy, giving, kind, easy, sweet and healthy daughter. Kate is exactly what I prayed for. I am blessed.




I am so thankful that Kate Emerson was placed in a very loving foster family the day she was found. I think they taught her how to love because it obviously comes so naturally to her.

32 comments:

  1. ahhh, thank you Lord for sweet Kate!

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  2. It's been a long while since I've commented, so I thought I'd say Hi.

    Kate is looking very content and happy with her life. So is Mama, for that matter!

    Love the frame, I might need to get one of those for my sweet Katie...(thanks for the link).

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  3. As I am in the paperchasing process for #2, I know this is the perfect time to be praying for specific qualities in our next child. I am glad God answered your prayers so wonderfully and that you recognize it and give him the glory!

    God bless!

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  4. what a hoot.. love that sweet little dimple.

    You truly have been blessed.

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  5. Bless you, I love your thankful list.

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  6. Kim,

    That is the sweetest story!

    Be sure to give yourself some credit too! Kate has learned what it means to be loved--and to be a family through you.

    You're an amazing mom, and have an amazing daughter.

    Danielle

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  7. Your Kate is such a sweet baby. You have taught her what it means to "love". Bless you.

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  8. Thank You Jesus for answered prayers. For the little miracle of Kate Emerson safely home with her family.... just as You had planned before she was born.
    Beautiful post. So happy for you Kim.

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  9. That is a beautiful post. Kate is perfect! As I read your post, I was overwhelmed by the verse, Ask, and it shall be given unto you, seek and ye shall find ...For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things. How precious when the simple things bring us the greatest joy.

    Ladybug hugs,
    Debbie

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  10. This is a beautiful post. Thank you so much for sharing. It was a great reminder to those of us waiting, to remember (even when the wait is HARD) to know that our children will be worth it ALL. :) That makes me smile and gives a spring in my step .... that is, until the CCAA does another two-day batch. ;)

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  11. How sweet. Thank you for sharing your thankful heart.

    Have a blessed Thursday.

    ~Lyndy~

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  12. That photo just matches your post PERFECTLY!

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  13. Love the post! This Thursday we are thankful that it is Mary Austin's 3rd adotion day anniversary! I have an entire post on it with our postings from that time!

    I am VERY THANKFUL to be a mom!

    Julie

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  14. My heart is full for you, my sweet dear friend. Yes, she is what we prayed for. You are a true blessing to me. Such a blessing as you could only come from our heavenly father. xo

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  15. You do have a little blessing in Kate. Love your Thankful Thursdays!!

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  16. Too sweet..we all have so much to be thankful for : )

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  17. Such a sweet post. I love your idea of Thankful Thursday. One of the many beautiful, unexpected blessings of our adoption has been the eye opening realization of just how blessed I truly am. Not only am I overwhelmed with the blessing of my amazing daughter, but all the other little things in my life that I may not have noticed so much before.

    Sheryl

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  18. Kim, Isnt' it a beautiful thing how God HEARS us, and grants us the desires of our hearts. Jane is an exact answer to my prayers. she takes my breath away, as she reminds me daily of God's goodness!

    Amy

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  19. What an inspirational story on your precious baby daughter, Kate. You are blessed indeed!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!! Thank you for sharing; you have blessed me. :)

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  20. We were advised the same way - pray specifically - WOW - our God does answer specifically too!!! Praising God with you@!!

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  21. Kim - the picture is just adorable. How awesome that our Lord answered your prayers. She sounds the perfect fit for your loving home.

    Thank you so much for sharing your grateful heart with us this week.

    Be blessed today and always.

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  22. Beautiful post Kim! What an adorable little girl!

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  23. She is adorable. Look at those dimples! And obviously meant to be yours. Such a blessing. Thanks for sharing that photo with us . . . it brought a big smile to my face, as did your recitation of the kisses. I remember those days . . . bath time was so much fun. I miss those days when I read posts like yours.

    Drop by the newly redesigned "On the Horizon" when you have time!

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  24. That is so wonderful!
    God is good.

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  25. Kim,
    One of my favorite verses is PSalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart." He has heard your heart!! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Kim, so sweet about the kisses! Thanks for sharing about your specific prayers, it's a great reminder for me to keep hoping!!

    ps I love your new blog look, very pretty!!

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  27. Love that first picture...it is just precious! I'm glad you have been so blessed with Kate! ;)

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  28. What a beautiful family and what a sweet post! These children are such treasures. We are all so blessed!

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