The blessings and joys that we have experienced with Kylie Grace over these past few weeks are almost indescribable. Each day we see new pieces of her lovable personality; each week brings amazing advances... such a great reminder of what a good dose of love and attention can accomplish!
We have survived a month of doctor's visits and lab work, medical consults and exams. We discovered that the medical information from the orphanage was not complete as Kylie's cleft palate was already repaired. Why we were not told is a mystery; but, it appears to have been done well and it saves us and her from having to deal with that surgery now. There will, of course, still be surgeries in the future and much speech therapy starting soon. But, we are grateful that the cleft palate repair is one less thing we have to worry about.
The video above is a slideshow of our first full month at home as a new family. We hope you enjoy it -- the pictures capture many of the hilarious Kylie faces that keep us in stitches most of the time. (Note: You will want to pause the background music when you watch the video because it has it's own soundtrack -- just scroll until you find the iPod image on the right side of the page, then click the pause button)
We are humbled and grateful that she is adapting so well. Thank you all for your prayers -- we have surely felt the covering of God's grace that so many were soliciting on our behalf.
Hank, Cheryl, Kelsey, Kennan & Kylie Grace