A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words

March 2, 2010

Introducing Dmitri (“Dima”) Stephen Garcia!!!

the first time we ever met

reunited after 4 months (and one euro mullet) later

in our daily visits, we did fun things like play the piano

we couldn't get over how funny and playful he is

the day we left the orphanage to begin our new life together

the long train ride to Moscow

Mommy and Dima enjoying life in the Red Square

our precious Dmitri!!!


  • we added the video of our first trip to Pskov under the VIDEOS link above
  • a new video will be coming in a few weeks
  • Dima got his passport stamped today at the American Embassy!

Flight Information:

  • Anyone is invited to join Dima’s homecoming at the airport on Thursday, March 4th
  • we aplogize in advance if we’re all a bit travel weary
  • Flight No: United Airlines #5906 from Chicago to Cleveland

Prayer Requests:

  • Please pray for Dmitri and our LONG flights back
  • we are fearful he is going to have a tough time with it all
  • please pray for us in our final few days together in Moscow

It’s really happening!!! Until next Monday, love Kate & Steve


29 Responses to “A Picture’s Worth a Thousand Words”

  1. Ray and Ashley Smith said

    Your son is so adorable!!! We have been praying for you guys and are so happy for you to bring him home!! Congratulations!!!

  2. Eric said

    So cute! The best picture is Kate and Dima walking together. He looks like a little man on a mission. Can’t wait to see you guys at the airport!

  3. Helen Allphin said

    Love it! Can’t wait to see you at the airport! Love,

  4. Helen Allphin said

    Love it! Can’t wait to see you at the airport!

  5. Kacey said

    My heart is overflowing with joy. God is so dang cool. Congratulations Mama and Papa! Safe travels! Can’t wait to watch more videos! šŸ˜‰

  6. Jen said

    Oh Kate, that precious picture of mommy and dima has tears pouring down my face šŸ™‚ Congratulations…God is faithful!

  7. Honestly Kate (and Steve) I just was not prepared for how very precious your little D is! My heart flew into my stomach when this page first opened to the photo of you and of him, and especially him (I already knew what an attractive couple you are from previous pictures.) This little boy will snatch hearts wherever he goes. I can absolutely guarantee it. He will fit in with your family so very well. His cousins and etc. are so similar to him in appearance. God definitely did this number! To God be the Glory Forever! You are embarking on a journey of the heart, well actually you already embarked and now you are leaving the harbor, bay area to sail on the waters. Awesome. Thank you, thank you thank you.

  8. Audrey said

    Just a precious little boy. God is so good. Praying for you all on the last leg of this long journey.

  9. Crystal Uhl said

    Kate: He is so adorable. I am so happy and proud of you. God has led you to a new charter of your life and he will bless you for being faithful in your waiting; even threw the tough times you wanted to give up, he allowed you to feel all those emotions and provided you with the victory at the end. God Bless you, Steve and Dima. I am very excited to see him around The Chapel. God Bless you!

  10. Mama Mary said

    Overjoyed!!!!!! Praying for your flight – all aspects of it. I know what it’s like to fly with a toddler – Micah was 1 1/2 when we flew to the Philippines so I definitely know how to pray. Just a bit of wisdom, Katie – our children pick up on our fears. Praying for peace. See you on Thursday – I wouldn’t miss seeing the smiles on your faces when you are finally home. Excited to see your parents’ faces, too, when they see their grandson!

  11. Victoria said

    He is soooo handsome! He really does look like the two of you – no one will ever believe he is not your bio child! I can’t believe his little face – it is so sweet! And walking next to you like that, our daughter would have been half-way to China if we didn’t hold on to her all the time. He must be a pretty calm little guy! Congratulations – he could not be any cuter!

  12. april said

    he is precious, beautiful and looks like he was born from you too…so happy for you!

  13. Sarah said

    Oh my goodness!!! He’s cuter than I imagined! What a precious angel. I’m personally glad that Pskov has such beautiful, healthy children. What a cutie pie. The long wait is finally over for you…..

  14. Stephanie said

    He is adorable! My daughter (17 months) and I really enjoyed the videos you posted. Safe travels on the way home. I’ve never traveled that far so I can’t claim to understand what it is like.

    When we flew with our daughter (then 11 months) we gave her water – in a bottle even though she used sippy’s – to suck on during takeoff and landing. Might try to find something for him to suck on (ring pop?) to help the ears šŸ™‚ That’s the one thing I always forget about until I’m in my seat ready for takeoff!

    Two curiosity questions: how old (months) is Mr. adorable (Dima, that is) and is Dima short for Dmitri (or where does it come from)?

    Have a wonderful week and don’t forget to relax!

  15. Madeline said

    I’m so happy for you. I enjoyed seeing your video in the baby house! It brings back great memories.

  16. Court said

    Amazing, simply amazing! He is BEAUTIFUL!! I’m in awe of how good God is. What an incredible gift. Praise God!

  17. Wendi said

    He is just precious – I’m so thrilled for you all. You all are glowing in the photos – God is good, and good things come to those that wait.


  18. Sarah said

    Wow, what a beautiful little boy! And what lovely eyes. The waiting is over.

  19. amy said

    have that boy get his crayon ready to sign autographs when he gets off the plane! so many are excited to meet this adorable boy! so thankful with you!

  20. Pam Thimsen said

    So precious to see pictures of his face! We will be praying for the long flight and for this time of new beginnings for all of you!

  21. Angie F said

    Praise God! I am so happy for all three of you. He is a precious, precious little boy. I will be praying for all of your travel and this time of transition. Blessings on your beautiful family.

  22. kathy said

    All I can do is cry…….he is so beautiful, his smile is contagious!

  23. Elizabeth said

    Dmitri is just beautiful! I’ve been following your blog and am so happy for you. Best of luck as your little family travels home to the states.


  24. jodi tucker said

    šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ Three Garcias Yea, God!! This is so wonderful. Soooo glad for you all!

  25. Victoria said

    Wishing you an uneventful trip home, but at least you know you are almost to the finish line. Our daughter was HORRIBLE on the plane rides home, and we tried everything to make it better. She was just out of her mind the entire time, starting in the car from Moscow to the airport, including London, and then the long way over the Atlantic. After a while, you just realize you have to give it to God, and don’t be embarrassed about it. You will never be so happy to see your own house, I can tell you that! We’ll be praying for peace – šŸ™‚

  26. Jen Reilly Eaby said

    Congratulations! He’s so handsome!!!

  27. Nancy said

    Today’s the day!! I’m sooo excited for you three :>)Wish I could be there to give you all hugs!…Lots of prayers have been answered..so thankful to HIM!! Continuing to pray for your days of trying to catch up on rest and settling in. Love to all! Nancy

  28. Kristin said

    Not sure how I missed this last week but bawling, bawling, bawling…

  29. Beverly Patterson said

    I have been sitting here just crying and crying tears of joy for the three of you!!! I can’t describe in words what my heart is feeling for you, it is all so beautiful to see the hand of God all over this journey. God has been weaving it all together for quite some time now and the picture as it is, is so gorgeous and precious. I know that there is so much more weaving to take place and that is what I am sooooooo happy for ya’ll about, all that lies ahead,starting now for the three of you. Dima is absolutely the cutest little boy in the world. I just want to kiss those little cheeks! Hurry to visit in NC so we all can meet him and touch his precious little face!! Love from all the Pattersons

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