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Thursday, February 15, 2007

"The Princess is Home!"

"Three cheers for Princess Sonja, Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray, Hip Hip Hooray!"

This is what my Nico shouted after meeting his new sister! We are home and it feels good to be here!











Our Pastor and his family met us at the airport. Michael, Brenda, Isaiah, Kali, Ellie and Atira brought with them this beautiful Valentine's basket of cookies and goodies. We were so surprised and thankful to see them!

We are so happy to be home. It was extra special to have greeters at the airport!
Dave, our neighbor, was so very nice to stay after work and pick us up from the airport and make sure that we made it home!! Grandma, Nico, Heather and Macy (neighbors) were waiting to greet us at home! It was so fun to see them!
Thank you Dave for picking us up and keeping our wood burning going. Thank you to Heather and Dave for watching out for Grandma and Nico while we were gone!

I'm so excited to be able to get back to a new normal way of life! Living your life on hold, or on an "on call" basis, is stressful. I would say that we were living "on call" for approx. six months - too long!

I know that I have said thank you repeatedly to family and friends, but I really can't thank everyone enough!

Family, Friends and Church Family- Thank you for your prayers, support and love that you have pored out to us! Your support and encouragement is truly appreciate!

Blogger Buddies - Thank you for your support, understanding and encouraging comments! This process is grueling, but with every one's love and pep talks, we made it through!

And, of course, God is the reason we were able to endure this process. He is the reason our Princess is home and He is the one who carried us through.

16 comment(s):

Heidi said...

Oh, Nico & Sonja are so precious together! I'm glad you made it home safely!!

ginger said...

So glad to see you at home with that little angel. Nico seems to adore her!!!

Andrea<> said...

I am happy you made it home!!! Congratulations!

Maxine said...

Amen, Sister!
Welcome home to all of you. What beautiful, beautiful children you have. They love each other already, you can see that. Congrats! God is good!

Karen D. said...

Congratulations on making it home and officially being a family of 4! Nico looks like he is going to be a wonderful big brother!

God truly does answer our prayers!
Karen

Kerry said...

They are both so beautiful, Lori. Congratulations and welcome home!

Kim said...

That picture of Nico holding Sonja just made my heart melt. Welcome home!!

Andrea said...

Welcome home!! How you like the balmy weather?? BBBBRRRRR!! I am so glad that I've gotten a chance to know you through your blog. I am SO happy for you and your family. WELCOME home!!

Alleen said...

Welcome home! Those pictures of the two of them together are just precious!!!!!!!

The McKenzie Crew said...

Welcome home percious girl! We have all been praying for this day little angel!
Lori and family - we celebrate this victory and new chapter of your lives with you!!!

Congratulations:)

JUlia:):)

SBUNDY said...

Great to see you are home safe and sound. Nico will now be able to enjoy what all the "fuss" has been about and get in on the action too! They look great! God bless your family! Children are indeed the most precious gifts of all.

Crystal said...

Welcome Home!!! Lori--these two are soo cute --and such precious little love bugs!!! I just love it!!!! I had tears in my eyes --sweet Sonja just looks so happy!!! I am so happy you are home with your beautiful family!!! What an awesome blessing from above-- truly both of your children are so precious and such a gift from GOd!!!! hugs hugs hugs!!!!

Carrie Balvin said...

Yay!!!!!

Natalie said...

Congratulations and welcome home! It's so fun to see your kids together...looks like they love each other so much already!

rindy said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! I am so excited for all of you. I have friends who have adopted and I know the process but the rewards are...well...awesome!!!

Jennifer said...

COngratulations on completing your family. God Bless you