When Katya was here this summer, it was difficult because there were a lot of things she didn’t know about – like not throwing sticks or spraying Pine-Sol at people. But, it was also really fun because it was a challenge to build trust with her and develop a relationship with her. I like a challenge. Katya is so funny. After we watched “Pink Panther,” she snuck all around the house singing, “Da-dum, da-dum, da-dum, da-dum, da-dum, dad-dum …” Mostly, it was fun to be with her. She’s fun and funny.
I’m excited that we might have seven children in our family. Some people might think it’s a lot, but it’s really fun. Katya even kind of looks like us. There are three of us who have blue eyes and blondish hair and three of us who have brown eyes and brown hair. Katya has brown eyes and blondish hair.
I’m hoping that we get to go to Ukraine to get her. I think it’s important that we all go to get her because we need to see what her life is like there. I think God probably wants to do something in us kids’ hearts in Ukraine, but I don’t know what yet. It will be really expensive to go, but I’m hoping that God works it out.