Friday, September 02, 2005

Meet Kate-the-Great!

Blackbird singing in the dead of night
Take these broken wings and learn to fly
All your life
You were only waiting for this moment to arise
~ "Blackbird," John Lennon

With unparalleled joy, humility and gratitude for all that has brought us to this moment, we introduce you to
Kathleen (Kate) Hai Yang ("Ocean") Braun.

Birthdate: June 25, 2004
Province: Guangxi (City of Guilin)
In foster care since March, 2005.

She loves playing with toys, rattles, anything that makes noise. She is described as active, lively, independent. She loves crackers, to play with her foster parents, and to tear paper.

How have we lived this long without her? I can't even imagine!

More later, this lucky mama and lucky papa have phone calls to make. We love you all for thinking of us and supporting us.


opa and oma grady said...

congratulation guys
she is beautiful,i am so happy cant wait to see her,i didnt know how i would feel when the time came,now i know i could not be happier if you gave birth,she is just beautiful.
you guys must be the happest mom and dad in the world right now,i know i am
will talk to you latter
well look at the new parents now! it was a long wait for the first stepping stone to be mastered.i am thrilled bejond words. cannot wait to hold this new bundle of joy. congratulations oma grady

L. Carroll said...

Come home soon Kate. Your huge family is waiting to hold you in our arms.
Aunt Laura

Mom said...

How do I even begin to tell you how happy I am not only for the two of you and for Kate but... Ed and I are elated. Our little Kate is beautiful! Congratulations to you both. Ed is telling all of our friends and family to buy stock at Toys R Us! I can't wait to hold her in my arms and give her lots of Grandma kisses!!

Shelly and Joe said...

Oh you guys she is so beautiful! We are so excited for you. Someday soon we'll all get together and take both the girls to Disney world.

Shelly and Joe koeher
Orlando Florida
Emma's Mama and Baba

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! What a cutie! We can't wait to meet her!
Fritz, Tami, and Talia Miller

Mom said...

Today I hit the stores ... Dillards, Bealls & Burdines -- guess which dept I headed for. You guessed it -- the baby dept.
What fun buying cute little dresses and outfits for my granddaughter! Won't Christmas just be the best ever??

Anonymous said...

congratulations!!beautiful!!happiness!! family!!! miracles!! baby girl!! joy!!! laughter!! discovery!! love!! LIFE!!! many words to describe your emotions and mine as well. but the best one is still "LUCKY" for all three of you. my heartfelt wishes go out to you and I look forward to meeting her.

Nancy W.

SCOTT said...

Thank you all for your comments.
Yes I am one proud lucky Papa.

Kate's Daddy;