LOVE IT! Your girls are absolutely precious! Merry Christmas to you & your family as well.
That is perhaps the most beautiful family portrait I've ever seen! Merry Christmas!
Could you all be any cuter!!!!!!The girls look amazing! Their hair is beautiful!!!!! You did a great job!Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas too Katie!Praising God for all that He has done this year through your obedience!Lots of love!Jill
Oh they are all so BEAUTIFUL and precious and Jesus shines right through each and every one. Merry Christmas to you Katie and your beautiful family.
I love the pictures!!!! They are so beautiful!!! I will be praying for you and your family this Christmas!!!!
That was the most beautiful Christmas greeting I've ever seen! Merry Christmas!
Merry Christmas to yall too!
Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful girls! Your blog has been such an inspiration for me that I can't even put it into words. Maybe one day when we are in Uganda to hopefully bring a child home I can thank you in person! I am praying for your family and all the work you are doing for so many of the Lord's wonderful children. Blessings...Jenn Jordan
BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!!! I so love following your blog and seeing what God is doing in your lives. Truly Amazing!
BEAUTIFUL GIRLS!!I love following your blog and seeing how powerfully God is moving in your lives. Truly Amazing!
What a gorgeous family you have, Katie!!!! Merry Christmas!
This is beautiful! what gorgeous girls :-) merry christmas to all of you!
Feliz Navidad (Merry Christmas) to your BEAUTIFUL family!!-Stephanie in Chile
Katie,Can you leave me a message on my blog about the Good Samaritan orphanage in Jinja and whether or not you can visit them. Thanks!From,Tiffany
This is absolutely beautiful. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet girls.Blessings,Amy
So precious! Merry Christmas to all of you too!
B.E.A.U.T.I.F.U.L!!!Many Christmas blessings to all of you!
Merry and blessed Christmas to all of you sweet sweet girls!! May God continue to bless you in the work you are doing and in the lives you touch.
Wonderful pictures!!! Merry Christmas!
BEAUTIFUL!!! Merry Christmas to you all!!!
Absolutely precious. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!P.S. I posted about you on my bloghttp://tomakehimknown.blogspot.com/Just wanted you to know! I am praying for you Katie!
a bunch of BEAUTIES--every last one. Merry Christmas to your beautiful family!
Absolutely precious! What a beautiful Christmas card. :) Merry Christmas to you all!
What a sweet wish from such a sweet group of ladies! What a outward pour of Christ Love!
What a beautiful family you have. Thank you for sharing them with us. Anno
LOVE IT!! What a beautiful picture of what Christmas is all about. Love you Katie, Love you girls!!
absolutely precious and awesome. merry Christmas... John 1:14, 17
Those are the most beautiful Christmas photos I have ever seen in my life!!! Merry Christmas!
Ohhh Katie! They are all so beautiful, and so are you!!Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas! May our Lord bless your home and family this Christmas as well as in the new year!Hugs from Alberta Canada!Erin
You and your girls and absolutely beautiful...absolutely beautiful!!!Blessings and Merry Christmas!Sarah
Merry Christmas Katie, to you and all of your beautiful girls!!!
Thank you so very much for this beautiful Christmas card, or rather cards!Mary
Now those are beautiful pictures. That is a beautiful family. Thank you for sharing those with us. God Bless you and yours. Big Hugs
Oh this is so precious!! Merry Christmas to you too! God bless~
~Much love to you all~
Sooooo cute! Just made my day :)
Oh my! This is precious! Praying for you and your family this christmas season!
So wonderful! Merry Christmas to all from Massachusetts!
This is TOO precious Katie! Thanks so much for doing this and sharing this with us! Your daughters are so beautiful and so precious! They look so gorgeous in those white dresses with red bows! What a beautiful Christmas pic! Hope you all have a VERY Merry Christmas over there! Your journey/story has truly changed me in many ways and I pray God continues to give you strength and protection as you do His will over in Uganda! Love in Christ, april
Merry Christmas!!! May God continue to bless you and yours at Christmas and through the New Year!!! Thank you for being a beautiful example of God's love and provision.Love, The White Family
Simply beautiful. Have a LOVELY Christmas with your sweet girls!
That is one beautiful group of young ladies! How precious to see each one of their bright smiley faces. The perfect Christmas greeting!
Merry Christmas to you and your family too! Beautiful pictures!
Absolutely PRECIOUS!!! Merry Christmas to each and every one of you!!!
thanks, katie, for posting these pictures!!! so great to see updated photos of the girls...they look so beautiful with their longer tresses and red bows.thankful to have had God bring you and amazima into my life this year, and looking forward to seeing what He's going to be doing with the light He has shown on my heart in this next year. merry CHRISTmas!
Oh my goodness!! This is the cutest thing ever!! Have a wonderful christmas with all those little cuties!!!
Oh, my! TOO cute! I LOVE these pics of your girls! Merry Christmas to y'all, too!
Thank you for blessing my day with that!! SOOOOOO so beautiful, literally made me have tears of praise for the goodness of our Father! Your girls are STUNNING!! MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL!!!!!!!!
Katie, you have such beautiful children! Merry Christmas to you all!
how Beautiful! Merry Christmas to each of your precious Miraces and Merry Christmas to you Kate.
Oh my Goodness. This is my favorite Christmas Card, ever. Thank YOU so much! and, a very Merry Christmas to you all, too!! Prayers Alwaysxo
WOW! your girls are all so gorgeous! ~Inside too I am sure, but I love their hair=) Thanks for sharing them with us.I am a fan of your heart for Jesus and love for others, and love to see how God is using you so mightily in Uganda.Have a blessed Christmas!
Your family is simply gorgeous!! Merry Christmas to you all!
That is so precious!
Your girls are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! You can see the light of Christ pouring out of them in these photos! What a beautiful "Merry Christmas". Thank you for sharing, Katie and I wish you and your family a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!:)
LOVE THIS SOOOOOOOO MUCH!!! Makes me want that many children too!! Maybe one day!!! BTW don't know if I will get an answer or not, but just wondering why all girls? Is that just the way it's turned out? Merry Christmas!!
LOVE THIS! Made me cry!Everyone is so lovely! and how the girls have grown since the last pictures of them individually!
And Merry Christmas to you! May God richly bless you in the coming year!The Blomberg FamilyEverett, WA
Merry Merry Christmas!! i read your blog and pray for you and your children ~ i am so in awe of your strength! Wishing you a Blessed and beautiful Christmas and Peace-filled new year - you and your girls are absolutely beautiful.... your spirits shine!
Just found your blog. I am humbled. You are the hands and feet of Christ. God bless you and your beautiful family.
Oh, you truly have one of the most breathtakingly, beautiful families I have ever seen.Merry Christmas and God bless you,Love,Daleea
Absolutely beautiful!!! Great idea to show all of your beautiful girls!Michelle from KY
Awesome!!! Merry Christmas to you, too!Robbie
What a precious sight to see!! I hope you and your girls have an Amazing Christmas and that God blesses you abundantly in 2010! Thanks for all you are doing for the Kingdom!!
Beautiful girls. Merry Christmas!!
LOVE IT!Merry Christmas to you and it is soooo good to see a family portrait :-)
What a beautiful picture and you all look so happy.A very MERRY CRISTMAS to all of you & a blessed New Year.I love & miss you.Grandma Joyce
Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family.Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift with us.Christ is Born, Glorify Him!
Ok...that was just awesome!!!!
Merry Christmas to you!Beautiful pictures!One question...How in the world did you get everyone's hair done and perfect all at the same time?!?!?Julie
The pictures are wonderful. What beautiful girls. Merry Christmas to you and your precious family.
scovia looks so funny with teeth! I love it. they all look great and so grown up with their hair! merry christmas, sister friend. see you soon-ish!
Absolutely beautiful and heart warmaing. Am praying for you and your family!
That is the the most precious Christmas Card I've ever seen. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful family!
Never seen a more beautiful sight! Merry Christmas to you all! Much, much love from Texas...
Beautiful! I love following your blog: I tell everyone about it. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet family!!
That is the sweetest thing ever. Merry Christmas to you and your beautiful girls!!
You have the most beautiful family!!!! Merry Christmas to all of you.
Absolutley the best Christmas wish I have EVER seen or received! Praying for you all and cannot wait for the blessing of meeting you all in April! Merry Christmas!! Jesus loves You ALL! The love of Chirst is radiating from each one!Love,Tracey
Scrumptious!The white dresses and simple red ribbons are stunning! But mostly, these girls radiate an inner joy that far surpasses everything!YOU ARE ONE BLESSED MAMA!Merry Christmas!
i cannot stop the chills all over my body. what dear girls. merry christmas to you all.
Merry Christmas to you and your BEAUTIFUL family!! Y'all look wonderful. You can see the true JOY in each smile that only Jesus can provide. I am forever changed and inspired because of your journey. Thank you for sharing it!! May the Lord continue to bless you and your girls in the coming year!!
How utterly breathtaking your girls are. You are doing such amazing work. I know some days it doesn't seem like work, but you are truly WORKING on the hearts of all of us who read your blog. You inspire us to truly listen to God talking to our hearts.
Simply PRECIOUS!! Wishing you and your beautiful girls the Merriest of Christmas-and God's blessings to you all!!
Your family is beautiful. How do you keep up with so many heads of hair?Merry Christmas to you and your family.
And a very Merry Merry Christmas to you all too!
Katie, what a beautiful present to us all: Thank you! It is clear to see that you and your girls radiate the love and joy of the salvation of Jesus. You sow the love of Jesus and you reap his love too. Long may you allow him to work through you. Galatians 6:7,8Merry Christmas to you all from London, you are always in our prayers, from Mike, Racheal and baby Africa
What a beautiful group! Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and Many Many Blessings in the New Year:)
Just beautiful the family that God has blessed you with! The girls are gorgeous! Merry CHRISTmas to you all as you continue serving God and his children!
Luv it!! The birth of Christ heard round the world!!Thanks for sharing with us. The little ones reflect the joy! And your smile says you are in love with Jesus!luvluvd-light
I love how you have 14 girls, and there are exactly 14 letters in "Merry Christmas." What a beautiful message in pictures, and what an absolutely joy-filled, fresh-faced family Christmas picture! Thanks for the blessing you give to all of us in your life, and your posts. A very Merry Christmas to you all!:-) Zellar family in Kansas City, MO
You are God's blessed family! Praise God! Beautiful girls :)
That was beautriful! They are so cute. We just started our Ethiopian adooption and our blog is email@example.com. Have a wonderful Christmas!
Merry Christmas Katie! What a precious site to see all of your girls SO beautiful, sweet red bows and I LOVE their way of saying Merry Christmas! I can't be with my extended family and am thinking of others like me. I pray you have a special time with your family there and that your family here has a blessed Christmas without you:)
Wow! Much love and Christmas joy to all. Thank you for posting this precious picture.Cynthia and family
Katie and girls, Have a Merry Christmas. We love you all!Uncle Denny & Aunt Vicki
Absolutely stunning! God's grace and beauty shine through each one of those pictures in such an amazing way. Merry Christmas and may God bless you all in the New Year more than you could have ever imagined.
That is probably the most adorable family portait ever! Merry Christmas!!! And I hope you enjoy enjoy the special delivery coming with your visitors!!-Shannon
Merry Christmas to you and your precious girls! Thank you so much for sharing. :)
Absolutely adorable! May the amazing blessing and miracle of our Savior's birth captivate your soul as you celebrate Christmas ... and may you look upon the day with humble adoration for the One who came to save all of His children ... Lisa
A very blessed Christmas to beautiful girls!
Oh my goodness! What a beautiful picture of you And your precious girls!! I love it!! You are so blessed and bless me every time I read your blog. Merry Christmas to you and your girls!! Love, Christie Dunwell
Merry Christmas to you all also. The picture is just stunning. Thinking of you and wishing you all health and happiness.Delisa
Amazing Mama, wonderful family, beautiful photos. @)God bless you this Christmas and in the year ahead.with love from Scotland
you and the girls are beautiful!
God Bless you Katie! Merry Christmas to you and to all your girls...I totally loved the pictures...so beautiful!
Happy holidays to you and your beautiful family. -Tien :)
i am in LOVE! this is my favorite Christmas greeting by far - precious, beautiful, beloved girls - love love love it!
What a wonderful greeting from an amazing group of ladies!!Thank you!!! and Happy New Year to you!!
That is the cutest pictures. God Bless you and your beautiful girls.Merry Christmas. Tara
I pray you had a beautiful Christmas! Your girls are gorgeous..what a gift they are!Praying always...you inspire me in ways you will never know!! Hugs, stacy
Absolutely beautiful ! Merry Christmas to all of you. I could bring everyone of those cuties home ! What genuine smiles and cute drawings. I am so touched by your work and your blog. It is very grounding. Thanks for your work and dedication...
Katie I want your life. I spent 5months in Africa and absolutely loved it. Now I am getting my masters in social work so I can work in international adoption. Need any social workers out there? Let me know and I am so there! A friend told me about your blog and I am blown away.
Merry Christmas to a family away from home.God bless you beautiful children of God.
Merry Christmas to you and all your girls. What a beautiful family! May the Good Lord watch over and protect you all during the coming year, and always. Stacey & Ian <><
Katie. Dear dear Katie. We are not friends, nor do I know anyone close to you, but we are sisters. Not only that, we are sisters who share the same love for Christ and for children. I just want you to know what an encouragement you are to me. I look at your life and see that God has a place and a plan for me too. That He has my children waiting for me too. Know that I will be praying for you. I see your life as one of joy and happiness, but also as one of much hard work and spiritual warfare. I know that God is using you in miraculous ways. No matter how you feel today, you are beautiful, dear sister. Cling to Him alone. With love in Him, Anna.Isaiah 49:firstname.lastname@example.org
I LOVE IT!! How perfect that you have just the right number of babes! I always look forward to seeing "the Journey" in my reader. Thanks for all that you do. You are changing lives that you don't even know.
Hi Katie,Merry Christmas! I hope you personally read this message. I sit with my many children and read from your blog on a regular basis as part of our devotional time. We all love your stories about your sweet family. We are interested in coming out for a mission trip-- and to meet you and your girls. Is that even possible? We were going to go to Ukraine where we have adopted many of our children, over Christmas, but it didn't work out. God Bless!
Hello,You don't know me, but a friend of mine told me to read your blog and I really enjoyed it. :) I admire your faith and confidence in God; it is unparalleled as far as I'm concerned. I hope to one day grow in His grace the way you have. I wanted to ask you about your service. My husband and I are interested in helping children the way you are, but not sure where to start. We would like to adopt a child, but in America it is extremely expensive. I have no idea how we would manage the cost of straight out adopting this way. As sad as it is that money is our main factor in not adopting a child right now, I would rather put that money towards helping a child, not in the process of adopting. I just want to help at least one child in need and I don't care the sex of the child, where they're from or anything like that, which seems to be of concern to adoption agencies here. We are beginning to explore many options and was wondering if you could direct me to a place in Africa that does adoption, or a person I could connect with to learn more about it to see if this is possibly the way to go. I understand you are a "little bit" busy, so I won't expect a response right away if at all. But if you can, I would appreciate it. :) Thank you for doing all that you do. You really inspire me.Sincerely, Erin Garciaeringarcia11@gmail.com
Happy Christmas, to a truly beautiful family.
This blog is great! Thanks for your hard work on it.
Beautiful Family!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!Merry Christmas!!
Y'all are absolutly beautiful inside & out! Merry Christmas to all of you!~From Mike & Suzanne's cousins in Texas! ~Victoria, Nate, Caro & Rowdy
im new to your blog..so i have to read thru all the past posts to catch up.gorgeous girls.xo
Hey! Just wanted to let you know we have our new official adoption blog up and running! Feel free to subscribe and follow along with us on our journey of bringing home our first child from Uganda, Africa! http://www.starkeyadoption.blogspot.com/
Beautiful girls...beautiful smiles...beautiful Lord!
Absolutely beautiful! You are all precious! May God bless you. Merry Christmas!
ADORABLE!! I LOVE the hair on the girls! What a gift to see all your sweet faces. Happy New Year to you all! Love you TONS!
Hello Katie!I came across your blog today for the first time and have been in tears reading posts for the last 2 hours. I am a single mom with 2 kids and it's hard enough taking care of them. I have NO idea how you do it with 14!! I guess this way the Lord gets the credit right? I have had a heart for missions, I have a calling on my life...and I SO admire you for taking up your cross and never looking back. After high school, I decided that I would get my degree in teaching so that I could be more "valuable" overseas. Then I married a man (who promised he also had a calling for missions) who cheated on me and abused me (but I only found out about the cheating after we had had 2 beautiful children.) I felt like for 11 years I was kept from my calling. I finally was released from that marriage and now have to have his written NOTARIZED permission to even take the kids out of the country on a vacation. He will not allow it. I wish I could help you in some way to be there to pray with you and love those precious ones. But my prayers from the US will have to do for now. I am praying for a miracle...and only the Lord, the creator of the universe, will be my deliverer. He is certainly big enough! And I pray that you had the most beautiful Christmas with your 14 sweet girls. I have never met any of you and yet I love you all just the same. Be strong! Know that my little family is praying and sending all of our love!Hugs,Heidi
Katie,God Bless You! You are an inspirations to my family. I am a youth minister in NC but grew up in Nashville. My family and I will be in Mbarara, Uganda in a few weeks. We are very excited to see what God is doing their and how we may play a part. I know of a young man in that goes to David Lipscomb High school in Nashville who has developed a heart for the the Orphans in Northern Uganda. He is starting a fundraiser at his church to support children there. I know he hopes to travel there in the next few years. I will point him to your blog! - Will
Katie, I have a couple of questions. How much does it cost to a month to support one of the kids?? Also, will it ever be a possibility to bring all the kids to the US? This is probably a really odd question and I am not really sure how to word it but here goes: Would it ever be possible for you to adopt more children, bring them over to the US and then find families for them here? Please don't be offended by this question. I am referring to different children, not your own. I just know how difficult and expensive it is for someone here to adopt from Urganda so I wasn't sure if you could be some type of intermediary (is that the right word?) Love your blog and lover your family.
Gorgeous. Simply gorgeous. I can see the love of Christ in their faces. May God continue to bless you and all of your amazing children in 2010.
What a project! Very thankful to of found your blog and have looked through your website.Merry Christmas to you and your family.
Hopefully this one works...I am so thankful to come across your blog and your website.Merry Christmas and many blessings for the New Years.
I have been following your blog for some time now. You are truely an inspiration to many of us who do not have your faith or courage to do what God is calling us to do, Thank you! Your family is beautiful! My prayers are with you in this new year that your work will continue to bless many.
I loved this post and enjoy reading your blog! Your faith is an inspiration! Happy New Year and may 2010 bring you much favor, provision, joy, peace, rest and wisdom!Blessings, Laura
You really don't need any more comments, but I'll add one anyway.What a beautiful family, and there has to be a busy mama in there too.God Bless You!
Merry Christmas to all of you!! I LOVE this post! They are so so beautiful! I can't imagine the time you took to do all those braids! Praying for you often. God bless you,Mardi
Don't know you but I check your blog daily. I pray for you and your family. I love to see your passion for Christ and for your daughters. I've mentioned your blog and story to our Bible Study class my husband and I are leading and had such a surprising response afterward- they were moved and touched by you. You're doing great things and honoring Jesus at the same time. You've got a great looking family, and it's fun to look at each child seperately and see their personalities in it. God bless you, and I will keep praying for you.
Merry Christmas, Katie, to you and yours!!! AndHappy New Year !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Y'all look so beautiful and full of joy!
Wow!! I heard the following" are you an admirer of Christ or you a follower?" after reading you blog, I now know the difference. You are true example of what it means to follow Christ!Numbers 6 22-24 The LORD bless you and keep you! The LORD let his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The LORD look upon you kindly and give you peace! M. Wade Cooper, Houston Texas
Wow...most amazing Christmas pictures EVER. God Bless.
Weeping at the beauty.
Beautiful family portrait!
Katie I just found your blog and spent the last 2 days reading from 2007 to present. To say you are amazing is a huge understatement. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU for following God's will for your life. You are filled with Wisdom beyond anything I have ever experienced. I am forever changed by the way you live our your faith.
Beautiful! Love it!!!!
You don't know me but I feel like I know you to some extent after reading your entire blog....wow! I don't even know how I can respond. Please know you are blessing those you don't even know and encouraging my person walk of faith with the Lord. May the Lord supply you with all your needs, your children's needs and those that come to your door. Bless you for your obedience to our Heavenly Father.
The most beautiful Christmas card I have ever seen! ;o) Happy New Year as well!
I love reading your blog- your family portrait brought tears to my eyes! we just arrived home on dec 30 with our son from Rwanda. God's hand is so powerful in Africa. It was like a spiritual Spa there. Amazing. God bless you and your family! Jen and bill emilia and elijah
what a beautiful post!
So happy to have come across your blog today! (I followed a link at Conversion Diary, at which she posted how blessed she was by one of your posts.)What you are doing is absolutely extraordinary. Thank you!
Absolutely the MOST BEAUTIFUL family I have ever laid eyes on!! God bless you all in this new year.Blessings,Julie
I was introduced to your blog a couple of days ago and have not been able to get you and your sweet girls off my mind. Will be following your journey and praying along the way!
wow. God is a truly beautiful God. Those girls are a reflection of that. Thank you for giving them a home and a mother! Your blog continues to bless my life and point me to Christ
Katie:I stumbled upon your blog through a family member who'd been reading. I've spent the past two days at work (shhh!) reading every post since the beginning. I am blessed and so very humbled by your amazing work in Uganda. What a miracle you are to these children. Thank you for setting such an amazing example and showing how incredibly blessed one can be when they LISTEN to God. You are such an incredible woman & I pray that God continues to bless you, your precious children, and the many many children and families that you bless and take care of daily. Love,Jenny
Where are you? Seriously, Dec 23???? Wanting to hear all about Christmas and New Year's in Uganda. Please post. You're missed!!
This is, without a doubt, the most powerful blogspot I have ever seen. I spend too much time complaining about politics, reading the latest gossip, and living such a complacent live.Katie, you have absolutely humbled me, kicked me in the rear end, and opened up my eyes to some things I never imagined before! Thank you for that.May God continue to bless you.
Really really lovely!Gos bless YOU!
oh melt my heart!ur girls are stunning!!!!!!!!!!!!
Holy smokes this is the best encouragement on walking in obedience EVER! I am a 34 yr old Mom to 3 sons 1 adopted daughter and wife to my man of 14 years...I love your story (His story) because it helps me speak to young women who are waiting around for that guy to show up and sweep them into happiness. You have been swept up and are bringing such honor to God in how you selflessly love and serve Him. Thanks for teaching me more about walking in faith and not in fear!
Listening to your testimoney right now as you are speaking to Nancy Turner on WMBI...May God continue using you to be the salt and light to all the little girls..... God Bless you.Sandra Chicago, IL
That is probably the sweetest thing I have seen in a long time!!!~Jacqulin
Oh God!So beautiful...please...sorry, i'm brazilian girl, mother and wife....my english is bad..rsrsrsrI want to say...CONGRATULATIONS FOR YOUR WORK WITH THIS GIRLS...YOU ARE FANTASTIC!Kisses!Janaína
Love your blog and your work!! Just wondering why your recent blog posts for the past two years have been removed?
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