Saturday, November 07, 2009

All together

Yesterday we returned HOME.

Our little one slept from 10pm to 8:30am.

Major blessing!!!!!

Now we just have to keep the other 5 kids from smothering her.

So thankful to finally be together.

In country, we were able to go to our children's village and meet with extended family members. Amazing! We got to see the church where our kids were baptized and the river that the twins brought their animals to for water. We got to hear the story of how their great-aunt was so instrumental in saving our little one's life. What a wonderful woman!

Oh, and we didn't take Li'l B to the guest house with us until the last day in-country. This was the perfect decision for us. I visited her every day, bringing a toy or two to play with and bond. We finally brought her to the guest house the day we were leaving, and she warmed up in about 10 minutes. Incredible, really. This gave us a chance to see much more of Ethiopia and really enjoy the experience.

She was a super traveler. My friend Laura is in this shot, too.


Home with her siblings.....

28 comments:

Dardi said...

Aww, yay! I just happened to get on the computer for a quick second...so glad to know you are home! Can't wait to see your pictures & hear more about your time in Ethiopia.

~ Dardi

Mindy said...

Welcome home! So glad to hear that things went well...can't wait to see pictures! Praying for the adjustment home. :)

The Albertsons said...

welcome home!!!!!!
can't wait to see pics... we're rejoicing with you!!!
zach and becca

Anonymous said...

So glad all went well and that you are home safe and sound. Can't wait to see pictures.

Jan Stricklin

coffeemom said...

OH, wonderful. Wonderful. So so glad you are home, together, safe and sound!!!! Hooray! LoveM

Sara said...

Welcome home!!

Paula said...

So wonderful that you are all together. And wonderful that you got to see your children's birthplace and know about their past. I so wish we would have had that opportunity. Blessings to all of you.

Sam said...

Welcome home. SO great that you decided to do the visits and not taker immediately. I did that and ummm it certainly didnt go so well. She is so sweet. Congrats again!

Audrey said...

Welcome Home!!! What an amazing journey to this special little one. Congrats!

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! To see photos of your family together, ALL together, with your children playing, ALL of your children playing, together. AMAZING! Welcome home!
Blessings,
Kristy

Jen said...

what a blessing

The Ellens Family said...

YEAH! So glad you're home and everything went so well! Prayed for you the whole time:) God is good!
What a cutie!
Nicole

HMK said...

Welcome home!!! Praying for you guys as you begin another transition. :)

jill coen said...

Welcome home!!! So happy your family is all together under one roof. Many many blessings!

jill :)

Tara said...

welcome home, how exciting, love seeing her home!!!

Chris and Jess said...

Oh my goodness, to see the kids together- it brings tears to my eyes. They are together again. How wonderful to meet their family and have stories! Can't wait for more family pics!

Kimberly said...

These photos are so incredibly moving....bringing tears to my eyes and lots of goosebumps. You are all so blessed and I feel honored to share in your story in some small way.
Thank you.

Lori S said...

I am so glad to see your daughter home with you and her siblings!! FInally!! Awesome!!

Mika K. Reynolds said...

Sounds like a wonderful trip. Welcome home!

Lauren said...

sooo wonderful!! I am going to be following along - we're in the process of adopting a baby boy from Ethiopia and are so excited, happy ,nervous and scared!! haha :)

Tanya said...

Congratulations & welcome home! What a blessing to have them all united again. I love that you got to experience their life and background in ET. Such a thing to cherish and keep as part of their heritage. Blessings to you all!

losiloni said...

Happy to see that you are all safe at home. Love seeing Lil B's smiles.

Annie said...

simply beautiful!! HUGE congratulations :)

monica said...

enjoy reading your blog, you have a blessed family, may GBU and your family abundantly.

Kimberly said...

More pictures please!!!

Andrea said...

Welcome Home!!!

Laurel said...

So good to see that you're home, and your kids are all together.

Our in-country trip to our children's village was one of the BEST things we did in Ghana. It has been so important, as we talk to our children about their childhood stories, that we have seen ... that we really KNOW where they come from.

Blessings,

Laurel

Wolfemom said...

Praise God for His provisions. So proud of you!!