Another first: Katie's first illness. Somehow we didn't get sick in Poland, even though we were exposed to a nasty cold that most of my relatives had. Katie wound up getting the stomach bug right before Thanksgiving, and the illness spread like wildfire. Every single one of us got it, except Mike, and unfortunately many extended family members got it too. Quite the welcome to Thanksgiving for Katie, being in a petri dish of stomach bug! Yuck!
Now we are all on the mend. I am off crutches and able to putter around the house. I recently worked on cleaning up our adoption paperwork. I am not joking when I state that I filled an entire garbage bag with paperwork related to adoption. We researched so many programs and agencies that I have paperwork and articles about everything you can think of. And of course, there is the documentation you have to get together for your homestudy, dossier, and agency. Looking at the pile gave me pause to reflect on how much we did to get to this point - yet, I don't think of it that way. I can't believe that God blessed us with her. It was worth every piece of paperwork to have her here. Ours forever!