Tuesday, November 16, 2010

From Ethiopia With Love

I checked Anna's blog one last time and discovered that they had already left the Paris airport and were on their way home. Since I couldn't tell when that post was written, I immediately sprang into action, gathering my children.
"We're going to get there too late! Let's move quickly!" I called.
We pulled up into their driveway to hang the pink celebratory balloons around their home. Anna and Paul's family had obviously already been there and had staked a huge homemade sign on the front lawn. I grabbed the balloons and string just as the family pulled up beside me. They were meeting each other to drive to the airport together. They had signs and cameras and were bubbling with excitement. The adrenaline of all of us was high... and I was glad we weren't too late!
Since we now had some time, the kids and I decided to chalk pictures and messages all over the driveway... just to make things look even crazier :) It was so thrilling to be part of such a miraculous homecoming.

She's finally home! Welcome Baby Deborah Audrey Nekemte Vos to our community of love. We've been waiting so long for you. Praise God for your beautiful little self :)


The Maretzki Family said...

She is SOOO cute! Glad you all got to be a part of the joyful homecoming!

Mouse & Magoo said...

Isn't she so, cute?! Yeh. I know what your think'in (:
Her giggles, smile, laugh, eyes, chocolately skin, = 1 gorgeous girl.

Whenever there is a new baby in this world, I always wonder what it will be like when it grows up...Hmm, and what will she look like?
Lov'in the moments with her as she's young but can't wait to see what she'll be like in years to come!

Lovin' this post, your words--great.
Good afternoon!

Wanting What I Have said...

I nearly burst into tears when I read this...precious!

Heather@Cultivated Lives said...

What a privilege for you and your kids to get to participate. This little girl is so blessed to not only be coming into a loving family, but also a strong, loving community.

What a beautiful post. My appreciation and awe of the beauty of adoption grows whenever I come across situations like this! :)

Camille said...

How WONDERFUL!!! She is totally ADORABLE!!! How precious that you all were able to welcome her like you did. :)

Anna said...

Hey, I thought your children did the drawings on the driveway (yet there's a picture of you)?!!
Thanks again for helping make our homecoming extra special!
I love what Meghan wrote- I too can't wait to see how she'll change and grow- for now I'm enjoying the cute baby that she is!
Thanks again Heather and thanks for the post!
Anna (and Deborah)

Craig and Bethany said...

Yup, what a miracle. Beautiful little girl!