Monday, November 14, 2016

Kenzie's 16th Gotcha Day

Happy 16th Gotcha Day Kenzie!  16 years ago Kevin and I were anxiously awaiting her arrival at the LAX airport.  My mom and Kevin's parents flew in that morning to surprise us and were just as excited as we were to meet Sun Hwa Kim (Kenzie's Korean name).  We paced up and down the terminal just outside of customs.  I saw her being carried by someone that I didn't know and that concerned me a little bit but I could see Beverlee talking to him so I knew everything would be ok.  It turned out to be Mr. Chae, he had escorted Kenzie instead of the baby he was supposed to escort.  The other baby was having problems on the airplane and Kenzie was enjoying the flight by cooing at all the flight attendants so Bev and Mr. Chae switched babies.  The moment he placed her in my arms is seared in my memory forever.  My life changed in the blink of an eye, I was now a mommy to the most beautiful baby on the planet.  Kevin was crying so hard he didn't see Kenzie reach out her tiny, plump hands for him so I said, "She wants you".  He grabbed her and cried until her whole head was wet with his tears.  It was a surreal experience.  I can not believe this precious girl has been in our life for 16 years now.  We're so thankful and grateful to call her our daughter.  She brings laughter and smiles everywhere she goes and I can not wait to see what the future holds for her. 

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