Thursday, August 27, 2009

6 Weeks!

(Kevin) It's a little early, but I'm sitting at home getting ready for bed and anxious to get to San Diego tomorrow thinking about all that has happened in six weeks. Six weeks seems like an eternity ago that also flew by very quickly. For all of us that have been witnessing Karsie's story, just six weeks ago it seemed like any news was terrifying because she was so fragile. I can distinctly remember the first night sleeping just feet away from the NICU doors and every time the doors would open my heart would jumpstart. I was recently told by a friend that every time the phone rang those first few days they would be afraid to answer it. Yet, here we are, six weeks later and we're talking about reflux and crabbiness being problematic. How wonderful is that?

I am tempted at some point to post a huge list of all the odds that Karsie has fought through during this journey. I was recently running a list through my head of everything that she has had to deal with or overcome after birth, but thinking about before she was born and everything she has had to overcome just to arrive at birth was incredible too. Michelle and I are so blessed to have a front row seat to this miracle and we are so glad to share it with everyone. One day all of this will be behind us and we will get to take her home and show you all our miracle. I'm sure there will be moments of frustration and feeling down coming our way as long journeys fuel extreme emotions, but every once in awhile, like now, it's good to step back for a minute out of the brisk pace and look back at the long journey. It's been long, draining, exciting, terrifying, thrilling, humbling, shocking, and unbelievable. But through all of that we have been so thankful for the company. We are sure that many of you have felt all of those too for six weeks, so you know what I mean. Here's to the next six weeks! May God continue to watch over our little girl.


  1. michele...just want you to know that karsiegene is on my mind daily!! i check the blog at least twice a day and pray continuously..thank you for sharing your journey with us. love, tricia

  2. Wow, 6 weeks already!! Thanks for writing that reflective post, Kevin. It's really amazing to think about how far Karsie's come! I totally agree that the time has gone by really quickly in some ways, and in others it seems like so long since that day when we were all waiting for Karsie's arrival. Your little girl is such a miracle, and all the hundreds/ thousands of us who care about her have been able to witness a lot of answers to our prayers in this process. Happy 6 week birthday, Karsie, and here's to you getting better & going home!

  3. I agree Kevin! Your baby girl is a miracle! We are so proud to have been on this journey with you and Michelle (the best we can from Bako)!
    I love that bottom picture...she is gorgeous! Love you all!

  4. Karsie is beautiful! I fall in love with her everytime i look at her pictures:) She is such a miracle! A true testiment of Gods work:)

    Kristi Brinar

  5. That is truly a picture of what peace looks like! She is beautiful, and we continue to pray for her healing and health. Love you all!