Sunday, July 17, 2011

We made it HOME!!!!!!!!!!

From door to door it took 22 hours to get home yesterday.  Considering the Seth, Sammy and Gloria were only one week out of an orphanage, the trip home was great.  God led us home.

We arrived at the airport with what we believed to be plenty of time ... um ... maybe for one person traveling.  Everything took forever; check-in, security screening, passport control.   By the time we got to passport control, it was past boarding time.  The passport agent was holding us up, he kept asking for more documents and Ukrainian documents .... I was like ... dude ... they are ALL Ukrainian documents ... see that Cyrillic ... US documents aren't in Cyrillic.  Ok, I didn't say that, but I thought it.  Before long a Lufthansa agent was at our booth ... they were now HOLDING the plane for us and she was hunting us down.  Boarding was complete, except for us.  She called the captain, said she found us and was trying to help get us through passport control.  The agent then went to work on our behalf and helped us figure out what the passport agent wanted.  They got us to the gate and outside where an empty bus was waiting to take us out to the plane.  We really should have missed that flight, we were more than 20 minutes late.  And the Lord protected us as we boarded the plane - there were no snide comments or evil eyes ... even from the people that had to move b/c they were in our seats. 

HOME!!!  There really is no place like home.  Thank  you God for getting us here!  Praise God with us today as we are all under one roof. 


The long awaited first pictures ... wow ... all nine of our children together!!!!
Please continue to pray for us.  We have a long road ahead, but we know the Lord is leading us and we are ready to follow Him as our family transitions.

13 comments:

  1. I am so glad you made it home and seeing all those beautiful babes together in a picture just makes the tears run!!

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  2. What a beautiful picture with beautiful children now all brothers and sisters for life!

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  3. love it!!!!! so awesome!! Welcome home!

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  4. Just beautiful! Welcome home!

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  5. Singing praises to the Lord! I am so glad y'all are all home together! May God continue to bless your sweet family!!!!

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  6. I'm so glad you made it home safe and sound.

    What a beautiful picture of all the children. Just beautiful!

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  7. Jen! Oh my goodness!!! What a beautiful family you have! You are so blessed. Can't wait to hear all about your new life. Hugs! Mel

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  8. His provision is so perfect and amazing! I absolutely love seeing pictures of ALL your children and hearing all the details!

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  9. Wonderful that you are home! God sure does go to bat for all of us. Praising God for that picture of ALL the kids together. We still have a long time to wait before ALL of ours will be in one place. You must be so relieved!

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  10. Congratulations and welcome home!

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  11. Beautiful chidlren and I'm so glad you made it home with your new blessings. May the Lord bless you abundantly with wisdom as you nuture these precious children.

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  12. Amazing!! Your kids are so adorable and I am thrilled for you.

    Nikki
    www.madebynikki.blogspot.com --> blog design to change the world

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  13. Jen, what a FABULOUS picture! I am praising God for what He has done in your family, and am praying right now for His upholding as you transition!

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