Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Best Kind of Day...

We just got home from the airport. We welcomed home my cousin and her husband and their new baby daughter from Ethiopia. We were honored to be invited and touched to be a part of welcoming the newest member of their family. It was beautiful to see them reunited with their son (who stayed with grandparents) and to see their family now as a family of four. I was admittedly very teary eyed - this is the first time we have been on that end of someone's journey and it was every bit as awesome as I imagined. We were so blessed and pleased that our boys were able to see a little more of how their own stories work - they were so excited that their cousin was getting a new baby sister. And they were super excited to be at the airport. :)

I'm not going to post any people pictures of their homecoming or of Kidest - though I took many. :) This is their special day and their memories - they will post pictures when they are ready. I will tell you that she is gorgeous and smiley and the perfect addition to their family. And I will post a couple of pictures of my family at the airport. It brought back such wonderful memories for us - it's been almost three years since we arrived home with our first two.

Another child is united with her forever family, another family is blessed through adoption, another child is no longer an orphan. It is an amazing thing and a wonderful day...the best kind of day. One of the greatest journeys...one that is beautiful and life-changing.
Welcome Home, Kidest! And welcome to the family!

4 comments:

Heather L. said...

How wonderful!!! Now I want to see a picture. :)

Gretchen said...

How wonderful!

Muriel and Jerry said...

How awesome.

Jenna said...

What a great day for your whole family!