I was reading over blogs tonight and read Jamie’s thoughts on this past Saturday. The evening Dave and I hung out in the Orlando Sanford Airport and had what we call a great time together and also a Facebook Pajama Party! I’ve not seen the pictures yet. Our camera was sat on, on our last trip to Haiti (won’t mention who) so we’ve not really taken many pictures…
This was another beauty story playing out. Not in a million years would I ever dream we would all be able to be together as our children came home. It really is amazing how that happened for us. Through this awful devastation our community was connected. We’ve promised to do reunions… I just hope everyone keeps their word!
Here is us waiting: 2 weeks prior us same ladies were sharing a condo in Orlando getting ready to run our marathons and half marathons. Little did we know how soon we would be together again. This time not sitting in a hot tub talking about the struggles of the Haitian adoption process but this time sitting in anticipation of finally having our kids home.
The moment we walked out with Frankie:
By this time it was 5:30 am and we had Emma and Frankie was passed out. We made a decision to leave and get a hotel before the rest of the kids got out. We were the first ones to be called back. (Looking back we really regretted that we left) We were told it could take a few more hours before other kids were released which is why we left but it actually went a lot faster than that. Live and learn. But I’m so glad we have pictures to look at of everyone’s arrival.
Mark celebrating Keembert:
Aaron and Jamie Celebrating Amos:
Sarah and Jason’s moment celebrating Naomi just today: (an amazing God story)
Tim and Jen Celebrating Sammy and Gino
We’ve got one more to see home. We are praying each day and anticipating Ronel’s turn and the rest of the children at Heartline. We won’t forget you. We are praying and pleading for it to be your turn!
Tracy Harrison said:
Kim, your blog has me in tears and not much can do that! I love all the amazing stories. One of my boys asked me the other day “Why would God let this happen to Haiti?” and now I have an answer for him.
Please let me know if you or anyone else needs any boy stuff. I love to recycle cothes, toys, books, etc and would love for my boys to know that Frankie or someone else had a little piece of them so they could experience a little piece a little piece of Frankie. (I hope that didn’t come out weird, I promise I didn’t mean it that way!) Take care!
Hi Kim, we don’t know each other, but I found your blog a while back through Jamie’s and my heart has hurt with you in your agonizing wait for Frankie. It is also rejoicing with you and the other families right now as you begin life with your children finally at home. I followed Jamie and Aaron’s twitter updates on this night and I got a little teary eyed when she posted that Frankie was with you guys. Congratulations to your family. I look forward to more exciting updates about your completed family!