The girls getting ready to board our next flight to Chicago
Wow! The emotions caught me by surprise! After two years of starting our adoption journey, eleven months after being officially "matched", we finally get to bring these precious girls home. We landed in Washington DC this morning at 8:22. Shortly after, our girls became US citizens!
I carried the sealed manilla envelop through customs filled with important documents that we were not allowed to see. The officer opens up the envelop and in it spills out approximately 50 documents and pictures for each baby. After signing and organizing forms, she stamps their passports. Welcome to America sweet girls!!
Watching the airplanes fly into the airport
So serious sometimes
Our beautiful friend, Brigette, helping us all of the way home.
We had a minor bump in the road. There was a miscommunication on one of the flights from DC to Chicago. I happened to get booked on a later flight then Brigette and was put on stand by. The flight was completely booked and I was told it was unlikely we would be able to fly together. Because Brigette had one of the girls as a "lap child", this meant that she would take one of the girls earlier and I would have to catch a later flight home. I was disappointed to not be able to fly home together. Bummed to say the least. But somehow. Someway. Through volunteers, pilots and incredible flight attendants, God opened the door for us to fly home together.
Ready to go!
Dear Jesus, thank you for guiding our flight safely home. Thank you for our two daughters who are now US citizens! So exciting! Thank you for the girls patience and pleasant attitudes on the way home. It was a blessing to be able to relax (as much as possible) traveling such long hours. Thank you for the many people who blessed us along the way. Each gesture was noticed. Each kind word was appreciate. Each opportunity to help touched my heart. So glad to be home. Excited to be on US soil. And delighted to see my family together soon! Amen.