Mother’s Day

I just realized it’s Friday, so I missed my “Throwback Thursday” post yesterday. Oops. But that’s okay, because all week I’ve been wanting to post about Mother’s Day, and specifically about our Kasi. So I’ll do that instead.

Kasi is Dimitri’s birthmother. We cannot express how much we love her or how grateful we are for her. It is such an amazing blessing that we get to be a part of each other’s lives and that Dimitri gets to grow up knowing her.

Kasi when she was pregnant with Dimitri
Kasi when she was pregnant with Dimitri

If you haven’t already heard the story of when Kasi asked us to adopt Dimitri, you can read it here.

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We have been able to visit with Kasi several times since Dimitri was born. The pictures above are from the first time we went to see her after Dimitri was born. We also stay in touch through text and Facebook, and we video chat most holidays. This year, when we talked on Mother’s Day, it was the first time Dimitri seemed to really know who Kasi was. It was fun to see him get excited about talking to her. He wanted to show her things he could do, like dancing, counting, and singing. After we had finished talking, Dimitri kept saying Kasi’s name and asking where she had gone. After a few hours, we text Kasi and asked if she could talk again before Dimitri went to bed because he kept asking for her. He was excited to see her again, and I love that he is starting to realize what an important person she is in his life.

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Camping trip with Kasi and her family. I love how Dimitri just snuggled on Kasi and fell asleep.
Camping trip with Kasi and her family. I love how Dimitri just snuggled on Kasi and fell asleep.
This was our most recent visit with Kasi. She is with her boyfriend, Lane, and his son.
This was our most recent visit with Kasi. She is with her boyfriend, Lane, and his son.