Sunday, January 9, 2011

They're Home.

It's come full circle.

Watching this adoption from beginning to end has been such an amazing blessing. The Walsers are like family to us, our kids love each other, we love them and are so thankful God allowed our lives to collide. Friendship is an amazing gift, being able to be in the adoption process together takes it to a new level and has just deepened that relationship. Having our little Ethiopian daughters be friends at the transition home was an extra gift we didn't expect. God knew all along.

Last night we had the joy and privilege of welcoming little Abby Lynne Walser home. Home with her forever family. HOME!! What an amazing story that only God could write. After months and months of praying this little girl home she is here. Joe and Rachel are exhausted, Abby Lynne is perfect. The kids are ecstatic to have their sister home. Now they adjust to a family of seven.

Congratulations Walser Family!! We love you!
Meeting their sister for the first time.
Together as a family of seven!
Safe with mom and dad.
The crew!

Sweet girl! Love this little lady. Can't wait to see her and Zahra reunited.
Silas was over the top excited to finally meet Abby. He kept wanting to hug her, kiss her, and hold her hand. This is the first time he's been on this side of the process, seeing it first hand. It was so good for him. He loves Abby so much.
We get to be these kids' mommy's! Seriously blessed! Love these ladies and these kids.
His ways are so much higher then ours. Welcome Home Sweet Abby!
Heading to get the luggage.
The WalBins. Can't wait to add Zahra to this crew! We love you Walsers!
A sweet man agreed to take our picture as a group....he kept having people move so they would all fit in the picture.........
I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. ~ John 14:18


Holli said...

so amazing!
love that silas was so excited!!
Much love to you all!
can't wait to see the dear friends united again!

Alison said...

SO precious!!! So glad they are home!! Can't wait to see Zahra with all of ya'll! And I am lol about the man taking that picture! Too funny! :)

Heidi Klopfenstein said...

LOVE homecoming posts/pics! So thankful that Abby is home with her family! I can't wait to see Abby and Zahra reunited! How special for your families!

emily said...

Cried like a baby watching homecoming videos!!

The B Family said...

What a beautiful, miraculous, unforgettable evening. Thanks for helping us to be a part, so blessed to have had the opportunity to be there.

And I'm laughing again through my teary eyes at that group shot! So funny, especially considering how many people he had move around so he could fit everyone in. What a hoot!

Kelly said...

I love seeing homecoming pictures! What a miracle...and yours shouldn't be too much longer! :)

Thanks for sharing these!!!