December 25, 2011 was Karis Yulia Kahrs' first Christmas... EVER. No joke. At 12-years-old, Karis learned that Christmas is Jesus' birthday. Her 5-year-old sister, Karrigan, was the first to tell her. Karis, also, had never been given a present, wrapped in paper, with a bow on top, until this year.
The photos posted, don't need captions...it's obvious the pure,
child-like joy this precious soul felt, for the very first time. She was thrilled with every gift she received, and we couldn't have been happier to help make her dreams come true. And at the end of the day... it wasn't even the gifts that mattered. She just wanted to climb into my lap and be held, to tell me what a great day she had with her new family.
(Click on the photos below to enlarge. Karis' expressions are priceless!)