Sunday, March 9, 2008
Families Coming Home!
So sorry, I have been trying all day to upload the pictures and blogger is not working. I will get them up as soon as possible. Here is the recap:
The Ethiopian flight was 2 hours delayed......so first through the doors was the Harpolds......RUNNING!!! I heard Mel yell "Andrea I am so sorry", as she was in tears. They were not going to make their flight home. I caught up with her and we ran along side one another while we hugged and I kissed Myli's head (in the blurr of running she was soooooo cute). It is funny now, but at the time I felt so bad for them.. I am sure after a LONG week, a LONG flight, you just want to get home and to think of sitting in the airport for another couple of hours would be enough for anyone. They had an amazing week and I am sure they are SO happy to be home now.
Next to come were the Treadwell's, again running by. They were running so fast and also looked not too happy, that I did not even call out to them. Obviously they needed to rush and did not need me slowing them down.
Next was Erica, she came calmly walking out of the doors. She must have a long layover I thought. We hugged and got a tad misty. She was doing great! Abel was absolutely gorgeous. As I leaned over to tickle his face and make baby talk, he smiled from behind his pacifier. He is a doll for sure. Erica was doing really well. I think she knew she was close to being home and realized she had a really rough week. She said Abel was feeling better and actually had a great flight. This was such good news after reading her not-so-great, but honest blog posts. Rest assured YG friends, she is doing great, and Abel is doing great too.
Next was the Wegners, they also had more time. Their children are beautiful and looked so happy and in amazement. They just smiled and looked around. It was one of their son's birthday's today. What a birthday present to come home and join his forever family! Wonderful to meet you in person Wegners!
It was such an honor and blessing to see and visit briefly with these families who I have gotten to know with our agency. I look forward to hearing of their final homecomings and their adjustments. God is so good and is doing amazing things.......some of which I saw today!