Pen Pals and Much More

Kristi & Donna1

When each of my babies was born, I prayed that God would send them mentors to help love and guide them.  God has answered my prayer in Donna, my oldest daughter Kristiana’s pen pal, adopted second mom, and sweet friend.   Here are some photos from Kristiana’s tenth birthday. Donna made arrangement to “kidnap” my sweet darlin’ girl for the day. 
 
Kristi & Donna2 
 
So, I couldn’t resist letting the date start with a mini photo session. See, ’cause Miss Donna is one lady who has taught Kristiana how to let her freak flag fly . . . and they both fly them proudly.
 
Kristi Donna 3 
 
The girls started with a white hot chocolate at Dunkin Doughnuts, went to the mall and bought a Hannah Montana DVD, ate ribs at Fridays, bought dangle clip on earrings, and ended the afternoon at Cold Stone. It was a magical day for Kristiana.  
Donna and Skip are parents to 23 year old Grant and 18 year old Brittany, but they’ve loved our little ones like they’re blood.  They both love indulgently and it comes back to them a hundred fold.
We are grateful! 
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4 Responses to “Pen Pals and Much More”

  1. Kathy Freundel Says:

    hey mom what is happening?
    love you lots
    Kristiana
    P.S. love the photos of me and donna

  2. Donna Smaldone Says:

    Kathy Freundel… YOU are amazing! And your precious, beautiful daughter has the most special place in my heart for all time. I absolutely love and cherish her, as I do all your sweet pugs! Thank you for allowing our family to love and be part of your family (hmmm…. does that mean you can now say you have an even dozen?) Love, Love, Love, Donna

  3. Kathy Freundel Says:

    Yes, but it also means you have an even ten! Love you!

  4. i wish i could’ve been there!!!!!!! :):):):):):):) you girls are awesome!!!!!
    Aunt Kathy you’re amazing! i wish i could be like you when i grow up!
    ( Of course i want to be like like mommy too!:) ) Love you lots!!!!

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