Thursday, June 18, 2009

Welcome Home Baby Kate!

Earlier this month we welcomed our friends Shawn, Melissa & Leah home with their new little bundle of Joy, Kate. Adorable. Absolutely adorable. Little eyes that twinkle like stars in the night, she's one amazing little girl!

There's just nothing like being at the airport and welcoming home families with their new babies and knowing their new children are coming home to a life time of love. The emotions just overtake me sometimes. I took my camera to catch these moments with them being welcomed by their extended family, but I was so caught up in the moment that I didn't get nearly as many shots as I wanted ... and a lot of the ones I did get were blurry. Emotions and telephoto lenses do not go hand in hand!

We're so thankful for the friendships we have made along this journey of life and made possible by the kinship of adoption. Each friendship unique in its own way. People who love life and who are so much fun to be around. Friends here in theLouisville area and friends coast to coast. All of whom we are so thankful for!


Cynthia said...

Yes you are so right about all the wonderful people in the adoption world!!You have special bond because each one knows what the other nas been thru to get that loved one home.!!

Melissa said...

Carolin! I had to bring Shawn in for this one so he could see your kind words.

Adoption has led us down a road full of love and joy...friendships, such as yours that we treasure. I can't thank you enough for being there that morning, taking all the photos that you did (and then sending them on!), what a gift your family is to us! I am so glad we have met and look forward to all the memories we will have over the years (prayers that a job is found here if it's in his plan!).

Big ol' hugs to you!