My little dumpling {forever family 2011 part 2}

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

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{converted to black and white with Florabella BW Blush Action-see my sidebar for a link}

My little dumpling,

You have been in our family for four years now and honestly it is sometimes hard to remember a time when you were not a S______.  Each of our children brings some unique blessings to our family and one thing you bring is pure joy!  Your laughter and your smile centers our family.  Some of us around here are quite serious, you know.  But you can make us laugh like crazy.  

The other night when we were watching your homecoming video, you looked at me and said, I loved you Mama.  You said this as we were watching the first moment that I held you in the airport.  I said, "Aww, I love you too Kate."  And you corrected me.  You said,  "NO, I loved you then Mama...when I first met you in the airport." You were trying to tell me that your love for me was as immediate as mine was for you!  And it was.  You never cried or rejected me.  It felt like it was always meant to be from that very first second.

You adore your brothers and your Daddy and you are very verbal about how much you love our family. I know that as you grow up you will have many questions but I hope you will never question how much you are loved.  Because you are SO VERY loved.


All my love,
Mom

P.S.  I have loads of little nicknames for you, Kate. However, recently you have told me that I should call you "my little dumpling."  So I am:)

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I wish that I had the time for a real mini photo shoot but I have not had a second..
These were shot on the way out the door to school last week.  Love the silly face as she crinkles up her nose:)

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A few people asked where I got Kate's apron from two posts ago.  I ordered them from Kate Landers.  And I have a matching one.  They are absolutely darling!  

I am linking up to Lisa's black and white Wednesdays today for that first black and white.

28 comments:

  1. Kim....I love this story. It brings back the memory of when we met Gracie...and I fell in love with her from that very second! It was and still is a very powerful connection, isn't it? dx

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  2. She is one precious "Little "dimpled" dumpling!"

    She has loved you since day one in the Richmond airport!!!!!

    Hugs,
    Di

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  3. your daughter is sso sensitive and intelligent... It may had overwhelmed you when you heard those words from her mouth... She is so beautiful!

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  4. What an adorable little dumpling she is!! Happy 4 years!! Amazing how time flies!!

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  5. Kim, she is truly a precious child. Thanks for sharing this heartfelt letter with us.
    Blessings.

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  6. So sweet!! She reminds of my girl who is also the youngest with two older brothers! Adorable photos too!

    Janet

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  7. how sweet she is - a perfect fit for your family!

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  8. love the story it brings back such memories

    the pictures are georgous as is you little princess

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  9. Love that nickname. Emma calls herself a Russian Angel Baby Princess - that just about sums it up!

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  10. Oh, that is SO sweet of her!

    A beautiful post,

    Jennifer

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  11. Beautiful Kate!!! (and I loved those aprons too!!!)

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  12. Just so sweet! I love how God weaves our families together perfectly.

    Blessings,
    Robin

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  13. Cute pictures of your little dumpling!

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  14. Your dumpling could not be any CUTER! I love these photos of her....especially the black and white!

    Hope you have a wonderful week Kim~

    xoxo,

    Lisa

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  15. So cute, wow, has she grown! Love that crinkled nose too!

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  16. What a sweet post. I LOVE these shots of your adorable Kate, especially the crinkled nose one. Happy four years!

    Gin =)

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  17. darling....they grow so fast.... ;)

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  18. I just love her face. EVERYTIME I see it I smile!

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  19. what a special bond you two have! that comment "i loved you then" is oh so sweet!

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  20. Isn't it amazing the love you can have for someone before ever meeting them?!

    I am so glad your Little Dumping fits in so seamlessly! God is good!

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  21. oh, she is sooo cute! how lucky you are!

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  22. I simply cannot find the words... but oh, how I understand your Mama's heart and how your little Dumpling most assuredly made it melt with her declaration of love.....
    OH, how blessed we are....

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  23. I just realized when I came over the other day, I never wished you a belated Happy Family Day!

    I watched your video below and it made me cry my eyes out...... I had never seen that before. I can't imagine how you felt waiting at that airport as they came off the plane. What an amazing moment:)

    xoxoxo,

    Lisa

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  24. pretty and adorable =)

    http://point-shoot-vhen.blogspot.com/2011/04/black-and-white-wednesday-1.html

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  25. Happy 4 years! You are a beautiful family inside and out! :)
    Reading this brought tears of joy to my eyes!

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Thank you for your kindness.