Through the sharing of photos and memories, Randa Hazzard remembers the day she met her sister, Kait. The Hazzards began their own adoption journey to Ethiopia earlier this year….
by Randa Hazzard
Today is an important day for my family. On this day, 23 years ago, we picked up my sister, Kait, at the airport in Des Moines. I remember being so filled with excitement waiting for someone to step off the plane with Kait in their arms. We had given Kait a special blanket to be wrapped in, so we would know which baby she was. Up until that point, all we had was a photo taken shortly after her birth. I had kept a photo of her in my room and looked at it often, wondering what she would be like. Little did I know, we would grow up to be so close, so alike, and such good friends.
On December 8th, we always celebrate her coming into our family, and she always tells me how much it means to her.
Once our little guy joins the family, we will most definitely celebrate his special day every year, as well. Thinking about this brings tears to my eyes. I am so thankful for Kait. I can’t even begin to imagine us not having each other.
As I have said before, adoption is amazing! I Love you Kaitlin Kim! I Love everything about you.
You are the best sister I could ever have!
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