Tuesday, July 7, 2009

We've been home for 5 days now and I still feel so relaxed and renewed by our vacation.. Yesterday I started the summer camp program that I run in the summer. I've been doing it over 20 years and I love it. Its held at our town park and I have 53 kids ages 6-11. The best part is Sierra gets to come too. I am also watching 4 other kids at my house after camp. So this is a busy time for me!!
I had some very powerful moments during our camping trip. We did so much that I knew Sierra had never done before. At one moment I started to cry. She was playing in the lake and just laughing and laughing. I cried because I knew that only 6 short months ago she spent most of her time, during the day, in one room. And then I cried harder because I knew that there were still kids sitting in that room. Its heartbreaking to think that so many children are still waiting for their forever families. I know in our case we would go back in a heart beat and adopt again. That is, if we win the lottery or find a buried treasure somewhere. I don't know what the future holds but listening to the sound of Sierras laughter that day was a moment I won't soon forget and a feeling I never want to forget!!!.
Here are some more trip pics!


  1. Oh Kathie,

    That made me cry! It is truly amazing to watch the miracle of these children!!


  2. Kathie,

    Scott and Sierra sure do look relaxed! I am so glad that all of you had a relaxing trip! Sierra is always smiling:0)

  3. She is a cutie! I think I'm also probably partial, but I do agree with you that the Chinese make really cute babies. :)