Monday, August 18, 2008

Praise God~ Our sweet "Shia" Kate!!

Recognize her?? This is our sweet Kate! I LOVE this picture. It is also the first picture that we can see her angioma in. It's not bad at all! We were expecting so much worse...

Kate is in the purple... Love that little smile! Not sure when this was taken, but it looks like around the time of her referral pictures

We are pretty sure she's the one in the purple. Beautiful baby girl!!!

Our beautiful Katherine MeiLing!! (Once again, not sure when this was taken but it looks recent!)
Dressed up for Christmas!! (Nov. 07; 8 months)

Sweet BABY Kate when she arrived at the Philip Hayden House!! (4 months; July 12, 2007!)

Our little Kate with her new haircut (16 months; July 15, 2008)

Celebrating the summer kids' birthdays!! (17 months; August 6, 2008)
Sweet, sweet baby! (9 months?; Winter 2007)

She's in pink in the middle... eating cake! (17 months; August 6, 2008)

Kate and her nanny at the Olympic celebration! ( 15 months; July 4, 2008)

Shia and her nanny celebrating Children's day with stickers! (14 months; June 5, 2008)

Our God is SOOOOO good! Through an amazing turn of events and a few (very) sweet friends, we have found more pictures of our sweet Kate... who is known as Shia! We have 12 pictures of her from age 4 months (the day she came to Philip Hayden) until as soon as August 6th! How? She is is PHILIP HAYDEN!!! Well she was. We aren't sure if she still is because we were told she is back at the orphanage. We are SO, SO blessed! We also found out that she did, indeed, have surgery! You will notice how puffy her cheek is in the earlier pictures. Look how good it looks now!!!! We aren't sure when she had the surgery, but we know she did sometime before June and after March. We also know that she was not alone and had a nanny with her during surgery. Praise GOD!! These are the pictures we've found so far, but there might be more!! Right now, we are just enjoying seeing our beautiful girl and wanting her 10 times more!! OHHH her little smile. I'm so in love. Not only in love... so THANKFUL. We have seen pictures of her celebrating Children's Day, getting a hair cut, celebrating kids birthdays, having an olympic party... the list goes on. We are so blessed. If she can't be here at home with us, this is the best place she could be. AND, our sweet girl is with our chatty friend's newest daughter!!!!! What a God-thing!!! AnnaClaire and Shaoeys referrals were "surprises" on the same day and now we found out that our newest girls (5 months apart) are together!! OH MY GOODNESS, SHE IS SO CUTE!

5 comments:

Amy in Oregon said...

She is so wonderful . . . i am still amazed that you found her!! It is truly a God-thing and He sure is Good!!

Becki party of 5 said...

Unbelievable! What an awesome God we have!!!! It gives me goosebumps. Now please let this sweet girl come HOME! :)

Lexie said...

Oh my, oh my!!!! HOW AWESOME!
I am celebrating with you!

M's Jie Jie said...

Wow! I have never seen so many photos! Kate is such a cutie. That is neat that they took pictures of her during holidays/special occasions!

I cannot wait to meet Miss Kate! We have to get together!! :)

Anyway, I just wanted to say hi.
Isn't God so good. Miss Kate is so sweet and we can't wait until she is united with you!!

Also tell Miss AnnaClaire congratulations on getting baptized! She looked like such an angel!!

Keara

strandfam said...

Horner family,

We rejoice with you in your wonderful news about Kate today! God is so good and has done exceedingly abundantly what we could ask or hope for! I praise and thank Him for protecting her and watching over her each day!
We cannot wait to see your precious girl in your arms of love.

With much love, Sarah Strand and family