“Their response was that there simply just isn’t enough research,” said Lisa. “We just thought that we would be provided for if Katharine needed something that later on in life that was tied with this addiction.”
Fast forward ahead and nothing is stopping little Katharine, or as she prefers being called, “Peanut.”
Big brothers Chase and Brandon Alexander have embraced their new roles from playing baseball to tackling the playground with Katharine and welcomed the new energy that has filled their home.
“A lot of the new creativity comes from her,” said Chase.
While Katharine, now 7, brings a new energy into their home, there is also a sense of familiarity.
“It was the wittiness, I thought, that both Katharine and my older sister Codi had that they share,” explained Chase. “Not so much cracking a joke but more of like the comment at the right time that you wouldn’t expect from a four year old but just kind of fits in.”
“It’s not coincidence,” expressed Bruce.
Lisa added, “I have always believed that Katharine was heavenly sent. … If you knew Codi, she definitely had her way with deciding who was going to come to our family.”
“There have been some tough times in our family, but God has always been there,” she concluded.