My First Homecoming!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010
Last night Noah and I went to the airport to help welcome home a fellow Arise family who were bringing home their newest little addition from Ethiopia! Words can not express the emotions I experienced. What a blessing to share in such a wonderful time. I stood there watching everyone and I think it would be safe to say we all had the same look of anticipation all over our faces :) Of course mine may have been worse, with this being my first experience, Ha!

I stood there waiting, thinking about the future and the day I will get to bring my little one home forever!! What an amazing day that is going to be :) The anticipation is almost too much! I pray that God continues to guide me through this process, but most importantly I pray that this process continues to glorify HIM and all that can do in our lives, as long as we follow him and HIS plan.

Last night while waiting on the plane to get in I was reminded just how blessed I am to have such a wonderful group of people in my life now through Arise. Thanks to my mom who was nice enough to tag along with me and help watch Noah (did I mention how many people were there, yikes!) I was able to talk quite a bit with two fellow Arise moms. Both Brittney and Donna gave me SO MUCH great advice and were both such an encouragement for me. These last few weeks have not been the best when it comes to fundraising and I have to be honest it was starting to get me down, but of course our God is awesome always places the right people in my life at the right time. For that I am so grateful. Thanks again ladies :)

I was a little worried Noah would get bored, having never been to the airport and having to stand and wait. I will let you be the judge on if you think he was bored?!?! Just take a look at the picture below, Ha! Brittney and her husband brought their three sweet kids with them and I think it took Noah all of 5 minutes before he was doing some super flirting with Mrs. Gracie :) How he is standing in the picture below is pretty much how he was the entire time we were there!! Of course I forgot my camera, so this was the only picture I got was with my phone. I only wish I had gotten a picture of Noah playing with Brittney's little boy Dawit and the look on his face when he saw the sweet baby we were there to welcome home!! God TRULY used last night to reaffirm something to me that I have been thinking and praying about the last few weeks!! Don't you just love when he does that :)

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