it was everything i had hoped and prayed for. and then some. if only greg had come home with us, it would have been perfect :) no, he didn't bail on us, he had to stay for business :)
everything is going soooo good! i want you to know that i gained maximum credibility when myself and six kids packed up at the airport and drove home -- i honestly think she thought "you know, i think this lady really means what she says; these brothers and sister and this house looks just like the pictures."
i am getting hugs and 'i love you' pretty much anytime i need 'em, thank you very much.
it will take awhile to settle in for all of us and realize the dream really did become a reality. i can see it in her that all she has really wanted for a long time is a family to love and a place to call home. and she got both. i am happy for all of us.
p.s. thanks mark and carol for the pics :)