Wednesday, March 25, 2009

We Are Home!

Hello all. We are home from a life-changing trip to meet our beautiful, happy, sweet, funny, naughty, clever, excited, loving, energetic, snuggling kids! We are exhilarated and exhausted. Happy and sad. Full and empty. We had a precious time with them and have much more to blog, but it will have to wait 'til later.

This picture is within two minutes of meeting them for the very first time.


"God sets the lonely in families" Psalms 68:6

30 comments:

Salzwedel Family said...

I have been waiting to see this picture! What a beautiful family. I can't wait to hear more about your amazing trip.

Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

What a sweet picture of you all together!! I can't wait to hear about your trip.....I am sure it was hard to leave.

Lisa

Mike and Sherri said...

Oh, so glad to see Patricia with her family!!! And Phillips is just ahandsome boy. When I was just there I was wondering who Paticia's family was. Bless you!
SV

Katy said...

Hooray for this photo!!! You all look so happy together...Welcome home..I know well that it is hard coming home, with so many emotions. Praying for you.

Tracy said...

Oh wow - you all look so great together - so meant to be!! I love it. I am having a tough day (week) at work, and this has brought me lots of smiles.

Amy said...

Oh wow. All 4 of you look so happy! Can't wait to read more about your trip.

GrizzlyAdam said...

YES!!!
Thanks for sharing.
What big smiles you all have - glad to hear you're home. Can't wait to hear more about it.

Dan and Karen Herman said...

What an amazing and beautiful family! My heart still breaks for you guys having to leave them. I pray you will have a quick and wonderful (and permanent) reunion soon!

Karen & Dan

Barb P. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! All of you do tell more when you can....praying for the day when you are all reunited till then may you meey Olivia soon!!
HUGS

Chris said...

What an awesome picture and so long in the waiting! I can't wait to hear more about your amazing trip and about your two beautiful children!

Greg's Wife said...

This picture is music to my eyes!

Shawna said...

WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY!!!!! I can't wait to hear all about your trip and meeting your kids!!!

Lee R. Shelton, III said...

Thinking of that Turtle's hit Happy Together!!!

DiJo said...

What a beautiful family!!!!!!! And, what a fabulous picture!!!! I know it was heart breaking to leave. You are so close to being a family of 5!!!!

Blessings,
Diana

Spirit of Adoption said...

wow, Dawn!!! It's beautiful to see you WITH them!!!!!! What a journey for you and them!!!!! Praying for you!

with love

Jodie said...

Beautiful! What an awesome photo. I can't wait to hear about your trip.

Lena Wright said...

Amazing picture-beautiful family. God is so good. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs to you & prayers for your family.

Maddys Mom said...

You make a beautiful family. Praying that you can bring them home for good soon!

Denise said...

WONDERFUL PIC!!!!

Kathy said...

Wow. They look so comfortable with you right from the start. I'm sure everyone in the whole neighborhood heard Kayla Frednise when the nanny tried to give her to me!!!

Hoping you get good news from China NOW.

Rachel R. said...

Oh, how exciting!!! You must miss them even more now, though. :(

Carlee said...

Incredible, wonderful, sweet, touching, obvious bonds...what a fantastic picture. can't wait to hear all about your trip!

Jenny said...

A truly amazing picture. Praying for you, Faux (and Lee). Faux and Faux's beau? That's better.

Jennifer said...

Priceless!

Anonymous said...

THe picture just gives me goosebumps! We've never met, but I read your blog! You were part of the interview panel for the Lydia Fun and we did a phone interview while I was in Guatemala. We are finally home- praise God! We are cheering you guys on that your precious ones will be home with you soon!
Emily Armstrong

Anonymous said...

It is so great how Phillipe is touching your hand-a sign of trust. Such a beautiful photo.

Cristine

Vivian M said...

OMG I LOVE that picture!!!! I can't wait for you to go back and bring those sweet kids home!

Jinglebritches said...

That is one BEAUTIFUL family!!!!!

Paul Wilson said...

Lee and Dawn, this is my favorite post of all time on our blog! What incredible pictures! The experience must have really been amazing. Can't wait to hear more!
Cheering you on from Mexico,
Your brother, Paul

Mike and Sherri said...

Ihave a pic of Patricia I would loce to e-mail you

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