Friday, September 25, 2009

And Baby makes 14

Well.... While I am waiting for the right time to share our exciting story of God's goodness on Thursday, I wanted to introduce you to the newest member of our family. She is almost one, itty bitty, and we are all absolutely enthralled by her. Meet Patricia.


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130 comments:

Allison Drew said...

Oh my. She's so beautiful. What a blessing.

Heather said...

Cannot wait to hear about God's goodness on Thursday & little sweet Patricia's story! Isn't she a cutie. I can fully understand why your girls are enthralled by her!

Continuing to keep you, your family, your mission, etc. in our thoughts & prayers.

Michelle said...

What a beautiful, precious child! Aw! May God continue to work miracles in your life as you provide miracles in the lives of others.

Tania said...

That is AWESOME!!!! I had been praying for little Patricia and wondering what had happened to her!!!! Praise God! We are so happy for you!!!! This puts such a smile on my face...especially as a dear friend of mine just found out her little 11-week-old baby (in the womb) has died on gone to Heaven to be with Jesus. God chose to take one home to Heaven and chose to place another little one home with you Katie. Praise God!

Tracy said...

OH. MY. GOSH. That sweet Patricia is too sweet and beautiful for words!! Congratulations on baby #15.

Tracy

Leigh said...

Oh Katie she is precious!

Still praying!

Elizabeth & Travis Harville said...

Wow! God's work through you is SO apparent in these pictures! Congratulations on the new addition. Thank you for having the courage to do the work that so many of us can only have the courage to dream of.

Leah M. said...

Oh, dear Katie! How blessed you are with such a precious baby girl, and all your other precious children. How I share in your joy and wish I could share in the baby giggles right there next to you! Give her a big kiss for me! And lots of snuggles too!

and 2 became 5 said...

wow. she's absolutely beautiful. You have certainly been an instrument to bring much life into that sweet child. It will be awesome to add miss patricia to our prayer list. And how is that other sweet baby Patricia that you told us about a while back? And Michael?

Fuad said...

Your love and good works are known to our God, as he continues to bless you; to bless you and all of us who have the good fortune of learning about and following your continued and growing Journey with your family.

You are in my prayers.
Please pray for me, as sinner.

In Christ,
Fuad

Miranda said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful, as is her mother!!

Elizabeth & Travis Harville said...

God's work is so apparent in these pictures. Congratulations on the new addition! Thank you for having the courage to do what many of us only have the courage to dream of.

Beautiful Mess said...

too precious!

MyLinda said...

What a beautiful angel Patricia is!

Maria said...

Look at that beautiful transformation that only God's love can provide. What a gorgeous baby!

Cindy said...
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Erika said...

hi katie,
we don't know one another but we sponsor one of your children! we follow your blog as well. i know you don't have time to directly answer this now, but we were wondering if this is the patricia that you mentioned a few weeks back who mother had not been feeding her and that you named after your mother? if you feel comfortable answering this, we'd love to know via a future blog post. i've wondered about her since you first wrote about her.

God's blessing and protection upon you!
erika

Sheryl said...

oh welcome patricia!! isn't she precious? and so blessed to have you for her mommy.

Melissa Irwin said...

OH my stars....I couldn't be more in love with a picture! She is remarkable. Hi Patrcia....blessings on you and your new mommy.

THE CHETNEY 3 said...

Congrats on the new addition! She is absolutely stunning. Those eyes!

Thanks for looking after these precious lives. God bless you for your obedience and selflessness. You are a true inspiration to my husband and I.

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful! I am one of your "stalkers". I am so proud of you. You spur me on in my faith and in motherhood. "I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel..."

My husband and I are praying every day for the Lord's guidance and clarity for this stiring you have begun in our hearts.

grace and peace,
eg

Anna said...

oh my. she is beautiful. found your wonderful blog through "heart smiles" and others. what a gift you have and have been given times 15! may God continue to richly bless you and hold you in the palm of His hands!

We Are Family said...

She is a doll. Amazing what God's love a bath and a full belly can do. Blessings....You are living my dream.

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! Patricia is precious! What a change too -- in just one week... that tells you how much love, food, care effects a child...... she looks like a different child by day 5!!!!!

God bless this precious soul, & God bless you Katie for what you are doing for HIS children in Uganda.

gloria

Amy said...

Shes so adorable! =D Praying for you and your family!

Eight Isn't Enough said...

Oh my goodness, what an absolutely gorgeous baby girl...you are SO blessed..and she is so blessed to have you and your children in her life.

Stephanie said...

Oh good gracious! She is such a doll baby! :D

Can't wait to hear about Thursday.

Praying for you and your girls!

Meli n Pat said...

Congratulations! She's beautiful! Just like the rest of your family. What a blessed girl!

two red heads and two brunettes said...

She's beautiful!

Holly said...

She is PRECIOUS!!!!!!!!! We continue to pray for you...

love because of Him,
Holly Gilliam : )

Molly said...

She's BEAUTIFUL! and your warm heart defintiely shines in her shining eyes :)

Anonymous said...

Amazing! Praise God!!!

Kirsten said...

absolutely beautiful!!!!! What a sweet sweet gift from the Lord!! Out here in Las Vegas, we are rejoicing with you in the goodness that God has poured out on you with the "news" that you can't share yet. Praise Him!!!!!!

HMK said...

She is just precious!!! Looking forward to the story...

Anonymous said...

WOW --- congratulations on your newest member---
elizabeth c.

babydoc said...

She's beautiful, and you continue to make my mouth open!

Do you only adopt girls?

Kingdom Mama said...

Oh, look at that smile grow as she becomes a part of your precious family! Praise God for you!!

Erica said...

Absolutely precious!

Nina said...

she is beautiful. congrats.

Caroline said...

Absolutely adorable!

Kara Hebert said...

She is so amazingly precious, Katie. I am new to your blog. Last night I sat at my computer for over 2 hours reading your old posts in tears. I was just so moved by the Holy Spirit I cried myself to sleep. Your family is so beautiful and I have been praying for you all. Although you might not want to hear this since I know it is HIM who works through you but you ARE such an inspiration. I love that you remind me of Paul (I think it is) who says that everything else he considered worthless garbage next to knowing Christ and living for HIM.
You all are in my thoughts and prayers.

Julie Pederson said...

Katie,

She's SO beautiful! Congratulations and God bless all of you -- as it appears HE is. Patricia looks so happy to be there with you and so cared for.

Love and Prayers,
Julie

Blessed Mom of 8 said...

OH KATIE!

She is PRECIOUS!

Oh I love the ways of GOD!!!!

Hugs precious Sister! Continue to walk in His ways and you will be strengthened and lifted up to soar like and eagle!

Love and blessings,
Jill

su said...

Those pictures are a testimony of what love can do. Truly amazing. Good for you Katie for making a difference in one more child's life. I thank God for you.

Shauna said...

Congrats - she is beautiful!

a_outland said...

She is so sweet!

Greta said...

She is beautiful and it looks like she's doing great!

Anonymous said...

She is an absolute beauty!!

Anonymous said...

And I wonder some days how I can manage another day with TWO children!!! God bless you and your 14 children as you enjoy being a family...
Jody
Also an adoptive mother...but only of two!!!!

Lysana said...

Oh my goodness. What a transformation. She is beautiful! So amazing.

Trasie Bressler said...

God Bless you and you journey! Amazing!

Alisa said...

Oh my goodness, heart is melting right her and now! She is so incredibly beautiful. Those eyes... The Lord has amazing plans for this little girl, He does.

Anna Grace and Andrew's Jie Jie said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

PegS said...

Welcome, Patricia. I know you will be totally and completely loved in your new family!!

TheHappyNeills said...

Blessed be His name!!!

Nancy said...

Katie!!!!! You kept Patricia? This is the little one mentioned a few blogs ago, that you brought home to care for? Oh, she is SOOOOOO adorable! I have been praying for her, and wondering. I even asked Gwen about her, awhile back, as I could not get her out of my mind. Gwen thought she was going back to Mama. Is this the same sweetie? WHATEVER...she is precious, and you are, too! ESPECIALLY in God's eyes! :)

Much love and hugs...
Nancy in CT

sara said...

What a beautiful, beautiful little doll baby!

Looking forward to hearing the story of God's goodness last week!

Amy Lynn said...

She is absolutely beautiful, Katie, and looks like she's thriving in her new family!!!

Brittany said...

She's absolutely precious! May God continue to watch over and bless your family!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

She is absolutley beautiful. If it's not time to share your other good news yet, this is better news I think. Another precious child has a family.
I love her already!
Robbie

lisa said...

she is precious! i love how you can see the happiness in her face and the light in hr eyes grow each day. you are doing great things for the Kingdom, katie. i look up to you and i'm praying that God will meet all you and your children's needs.

Anonymous said...

Adorable!

shoutingforha said...

She is beautiful. It is amazing to see the difference in her countenance in just a few short days. You are truly making a difference in all of these sweet children's lives.

Anonymous said...

you can see the change coming from the inside out!!!! Praise the Lord!

Renee Click said...

She is so cute! Can't wait to watch her grow and hear more about her!

Jenn said...

Look at those big beautiful eyes. So sweet.

vanityofvanities said...

Congratulations, and thank you for all you do to share Christ's love!

The Young Family said...

AHHHH...I could just gobble those sweet cheeks right up! I guess congratulations are in order for a bigger and more beautiful family! OK...we need a new family portrait soon! I printed off your last one to remind me to pray for your sweet family!!! This makes me SO excited to meet our little guy and bring him home in 2010!!!

XOXO,
Andrea

Diane and family :) said...

:)

Chi-Chi said...

you are AMAZING! GOD is so good!! i know you are so proud!! she is precious. i know her sisters are proud of her.

aimee said...

i want to bring her home - she is so lovely. i've been wondering what had happened to her and praise God for His will in bringing her into your family.

Are These Kids All Yours? said...

Praise God- she is amazing! Look at God's transformation- never ceases to amaze me at how our God rescues, heals, saves, & delivers! We have praises too about our little one soon to come home (in the next few months)....she has been healed as well and we are doing some happy dancing with joy at our home!

scrappy quilter said...

She is just incredibly beautiful. Can't wait to read about God's goodness on Thursday. This is one incredible blog!!

Grateful for Grace said...

She's stunning.

CC said...

Patricia is a beautiful little girl. God bless you.

emily said...

She is so beautiful!!!

David and Sarah said...

Could she be any more precious?! Wonderful!!

Blessings,
Sarah

Julia said...

Congratulations on your precious Patricia!

I have been reading your blog for the past 3 hours and am so moved and amazed at all that God is doing in your amazing ministry. Thank you for your blog. You are changing lives in America, too. I am a better woman, wife and mother for "knowing" you through your writings.

Jill said...

To watch the progression of these photos is amazing. What a beautiful gift this litte one is...I am praying for sweet Patricia.
Oh how I would love to cuddle her sweet self!

Jewels of My Heart said...

awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww look at her blossom....... so beautiful....

Anonymous said...

I'm sharing your story with my 4th grade class. They anxiously await new blog entries. Today when they saw the title, the room just exploded with cheering and babbling voices. They were so excited to meet Patricia.

Our penny jar is filling up and we'll soon send in our first donation. You and your girls are in their hearts. They truly care about you. New hearts for African orphans!

Cindy
Oregon

wishin 4A mission said...

She's a perfect example of God's beautifull creation =)

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Congrats on number 14!!!!!!! Woohoo!!
What a difference a week or two makes, huh?! She looks so healthy & happy! Awesome!

Isabel said...

Oh my goodness, katie! What wonderful news!!! I am so excited for you (and her!)!
Congratulations for your newest family member and may she be BLESSED to BE a BLESSING!!!

Give her LOTS of hugs and kisses from me - all the way from New Zealand!

Can't wait to hear the story of how she came to you...
Is she the one you had written about before?

BEAUTIFUL - BEAUTIFUL - BEAUTIFUL

Greg said...

Hi Katie,
My name is Greg. I enjoy your blog and am looking into lay mission work, possbily with the Maryknolls. If you have any suggestions, I'm open to them.
Thanks and God Bless,

Greg
greg.lucid@gmail.com

Greg said...

Hi Katie,

Congratulations on your newest blessing! God works magic and wonders for sure.

I enjoy reading your blog. My cousin got me on to it. I'm looking into lay mission work, and was wondering if you'd have any sugggestions. Thanks for sharing your journey.

Peace and Prayers,

Greg

Marisa said...

What a sweetie! It amazing to see her transformation! Your blog is such a blessing! Thank you for sharing with us!

Anonymous said...

She is beautiful and you are amazing. My family will continue to lift up your family

Kristin said...

I am in love!! Truly unreal to see the difference in her smile...a visual example of Christ's transformation in each of us adopted into his family!! Thank you for sharing her precious smile with us!!

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Okay, I had to peak again. Patricia is so beautiful. I wish I could hold her and tickle her.
Enjoy your hugs and kisses!
Robbie

1 Chronicles 4:10 said...

Staring into those big, deep eyes, you can just feel the Father's love for us! What a beautiful baby, so glad she's now in her momma's hands.

"Whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me." Matthew 18:5

Always praying for you all. God bless you, have a wonderful weekend.

aruizmargenot said...

She is BEAUTIFUL. What a blessing. I will continue to pray for you all and this ministry!

Jill said...

I love the transformation! Once a child feels love and knows they are a part of a family. A radical transformation occurs. It reminds me of another radical transformation....our adoption in CHRIST! May God continue to bless you! Thank you for loving on His children.

Melissa said...

Wow. You amazing woman. I know that your work is through Him, but your obedience and love of our father and his people never ceases to blow me away. Congratulations. Abundant blessings for you and your family. And what a change in this beautiful girl in just a week. Wow.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! She is just precious! Your family is beautiful! Love, Christie Dunwell

The Hull's at #4 said...

So thankful

Amy said...

Well, now. THAT is some pretty awesome news. I won't ever forget her lying in your living room in her Moses basket with Ava's little pink blanket over her. She was right at home where she belonged and now it's forever. God's goodness is astounding. Love you. Amy

Addisyn said...

Beautiful just like her mommy. :0) Congratulations- may God continue to bless you with the greatest gifts of all- his children. Love, Amy

Kim said...

We love the transformation of Patricia. Wow what a beautiful baby full of hope and love. Thinking of and praying for your family each day as our hearts are prompted to which seems to be often. I have just recently started reading your blog as well and can say definitely that it has changed my life. The words that God gives you to write and what you are doing has helped me with my walk. Thank you God!

Janell said...

So beautiful to see her coming to the arms of Jesus...you are His hands and feet! Love to see her smile emerge and see her come to life in these pictures.

Dawn said...

She couldn't be more beautiful! And the change from day 1 to day 7 brought tears of joy to my eyes. What a wonderful, amazing, faithful God we serve!!!

Kristi J said...

oh, she's adorable...she reminds me of my lucy lane...what a precious baby girl..congrats, kristi

Kat said...

She's amazing!

Rhonda said...

She is gorgeous! Still praying for all of you!

MommyBrec said...

OH MY GOODNESS! What a precious little baby! Oh Katie, she is just beautiful! Congratulations! How exciting for you! Can't wait to hear her story, and hear all about Thursday!

~ Lisa @ AbidingThere~ said...

Oh, she is scrumptious! I so wish I was there to enjoy her.

in company with sparkles said...

I haven't seen many faces more beautiful.

Jamey said...

Wow! The transformation is amazing! Katie your work is inspirational! Thank you so much for what you are doing to make us all aware of the huge need in your slice of the world!

the bowlin family said...

what a precious little girl and what a blessing she will be to your family and your family in her sweet life. congratulations. you continue to inspire and encourage me to do all things through jesus christ.

The Ferrill's said...

BEAUTIFUL! Congratulations Patricia AND Katie AND all the girls! ;)
We're praying for yall!

shepherdsgrace said...

SHE...IS...BEAUTIFUL!

drea said...

OH...How my heart rejoices with you and this beautiful Patricia. My little girl and I are sitting at the computer in awe of our precious Lord...thank you for sharing.

Tammy On the Go said...

what joy to see her and God moving

Andrea said...

Congrats!!! Beautiful sweet baby girl! ;o)

marybeth said...

what a beautiful child ...
will continue to pray for all of you.

babygalilea said...

She is an adorable little girls, and also, very bless to have such a great mom. it's funny, a good friend of mine shared this blog with me, and all I have to say, is that I am bless to be able to take a look into your life. Your a great mother, and a great servant of God. You have been a great inspiration, please keep sharing with us the God's amazing love. I will be praying for you and your family!

Tiffany said...

Praise the Lord!

Wife of the Pres. said...

She is a TREASURE! Wow! She does not even look like the same child in a week. I have been working on a blog post about how love is enough. These photos make me think of that: love never fails.

Thinking of you often and every time I do, I just praise God for you!

Rachel said...

She is beautiful. Congratulations on your beautiful blessing. Praying for you all here in Alabama!

The Vance's said...

Oh my! What a cutie. My little one turned one on the 19th. Seeing how little Patricia is so close in age to my little one, this post got to me. I love her beautiful eyes. What a blessing.

Angie said...

She's so pretty. She looks very happy. I really like the picture where you're holding her up looking at her. I love natural pictures like that.

Congratulations on the addition to your family.

Stephen Stonestreet said...

She is beautiful, and she will thrive because of God's great love within you.

Amazima: "the truth of Christ": http://stephenstonestreet.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/amazima-the-truth-of-christ/

Kalee said...

She is so beautiful. Her story really stayed with me, and I wondered what God had in store for her. How glorious to know she's now a part of your wonderful family!

We will continue to keep her in our prayers. And may God continue to show his awesomeness in your life.

Cara said...

What a difference in such a short time. Wow. Praise God. :)

sharilyn said...

wow. what a difference in the life of a child! :) God is good...

Whitney said...

What a change a little love can make! It is so evident in these pictures how this precious child's life has improved already. She looks full of life now! :)

Sydney said...

She is beautiful!!!!! what a blessing!!!!

Sydney said...
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Sydney said...

SHE IS ADORABLE!!!!!!!!!! CONGRATS!!!!!!

smalltown20something said...

I've gone through and read from the very beginning... and I am hoping to pick up your book and read it soon.

Patricia is beautiful. As are all of your children.

Also, I adore the necklace you're wearing in the second picture!