Kimberly Marie was born September 21st.
We first heard about her on September 30th.
She joined our family on October 5th.
Kimbie is our fifth adopted child, but this is so different. Having birthdad hand me his child just seems to add so much to the responsibility. He and her birthmom were personally choosing to entrust us with the care of raising their daughter, and asking us to promise to love her as much as they do. Don't judge them, ever.
Honestly, I can't remember now. Did I take her from him, or did he hand her over to me? It was over so quickly there at the end, and suddenly we were walking away with a new daughter.
We are a family blessed with nine children. Four of our blessings were born to us, and five joined us through adoption. They have Down Syndrome and are such a blessing to us and everyone who knows them!
Jamie and I have been married 20 years. He is a high school teacher, and I stay home to school the children.
We are now seeking to live together in a way that is pleasing to Jesus as our family encounters new challenges and embraces what each day brings.