I look at these pictures and I realize how fine the line was between the girl you see in these pictures and the girl I took from the orphanage not so long ago. I will post pictures later of her when I saw her again for the first time at the orphanage after being separated from her for 8 months. It is unreal how much they change in a short period of time. This is why it is so important to get them out of there as quickly as possible. As they get older they start to develop the hard orphanage edge. Kasey is very sweet, but she wasn't immune to the influences of peers and life in the orphanage. We came so close to losing her in so many ways. A couple of letters almost ruined her life and her future, and it still gives us nightmares.
As you can see she is blooming and so happy! I can't say enough wonderful things about this girl. She is always happy, always smiling and just a joy to be around. She is the most affectionate child I have ever known. She calls Mark and I mommy and daddy, none of the other kids call us this they say mom and dad, she started using this on her own and it is quite endearing. She is always hugging one or the other of us. She wants to please and is a very hard worker. All three of the girls get along and it just makes my heart so thrilled to see them sharing clothes, stories and laughs.
The flowers at our house are once again in full bloom and it is a beautiful sight to see. Thank you God for the flowers you have placed in our home. They are growing in you Lord and it is our prayer that Kasey will come to know that you are the master gardener, the designer of all that is lovely.