It's "Kelly Day" or "Gotcha Anniversary" or whatever you want to call it!! One year today we met our Kelly, and fell in love. The small, scared, silent (except for crying) and scratchy little girl is now a bigger, happy, gigglie and beautiful little one. She has blended in, transitioned wonderfully, and definately has blossomed and thrived. We are so lucky and blessed.
Our family is celebrating a Grandma's birthday today, with family in from out of state, but we will celebrate with Kelly too. Next Sunday we are off to Kauai for a much anticipated family vacation for a week, then back to spend a last few weeks with Cory before she leaves to start school at UC Berkeley in Aug. I am confident that Kelly will do great on the plane and in Kauai; she is a real trooper when it comes to things like that. We've had both Ron and I and the girls gone for up to a week at a time and while Kelly asks about whoever is gone, she is happy to hear they are coming back and waits patiently. Travels well too, as we did an eight hr. car ride with her in May, up to Sacramento to watch the older girls row in the Regional Championships.
Life is good here, and very busy. We survived Cory and Jamie's end of year events: Cory with Graduation, Jamie with rowing in the Youth National Championships in Ohio (took 4th in the Nation!!!). Those were just the latest in a busy year were we saw Kelly grow so much in so very many ways. We have much to celebrate today, with our strong, sweet, beautiful Kelly.