Monday, July 5, 2010

home suh-weet home!!!

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 :)


  1. h.a.p.p.y.h.a.p.p.y.h.a.p.p.y

  2. To meet her last night meant the world to us! She just fits right in. When the were all laying on the floor watching tv it was just like normal except she was there smiling just as big as you can imagine! Praise be to God you are all home safe! I love you all beyond words and i look forward to getting to know her. Call me if i can help today! love, AM

  3. BEAUTIFUL! Jan, you are amazing! I am so blessed to know you, and call you my friend. We are so thrilled for you, and for Abigail. It breaks my heart to know she had to wait this long to have "her" home, and "her" family. But, it's all in God's timing, and He put your family together perfectly. Love you - can't wait to see you in August! XOXOXO Becky

  4. SO glad you made it home safely. Have thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog as always. That is the first thing I do when I turn on my computer! Can't wait to meet Miss Abigail.


  5. What a beautiful family shot of all your lovely children! Joy just shines out on everyone's face. Happy 4th of July and welcome home! Thank you for posting, your words, impressions, challenges and joys all shared are like a light shining on the path before me. I know I will be rereading some of your posts when my turn comes. I am so happy your journey to your daughter is culminating with her openness to your love. Best to you and yours. Sandra

  6. Tears of joy are flowing for you here! The look of joy on Abigail's face is priceless. I'm so happy for all of you.

  7. Love the pictures! Abigail looks so happy. Glad she is warming up to you finally.
    Thanks for letting us follow along!

  8. I have chills after seeing those pictures & reading your post! So excited for you guys!
    ~Brooke M.

  9. Welcome Abigail! Loved following your journey home.

    Janet, Kevin, Ted, Philip, and Elijah
    and maybe a Sophia in the near future!! :)

  10. I loved reading your whole entire blog at once. :) I'm so glad everything is going well! Your doing an amazing job..and it's so inspiring! I want to adopt now!! Abigail is precious, and i cannot wait to officially meet her! Love you guys, your still in my prayers!

  11. She is beautiful and much loved!

    Bless you all as you settle in as family. ;-) isn't God's plan for our lives amazing!

    mama to 8
    one homemade and 7 adopted