Thursday, November 21, 2013

Pondering these things…..

Our plane touched down at about 11:00 on November 14.  I've never been so glad to hear the words "Welcome to Jackson" in my life.  China is far y'all.  Far.

I would be lying if I said I wasn't excited about seeing everbody at the airport! Many years ago when they Lord first began to work in my heart towards adoption I came across the homecoming video of a family coming home from China.  My heart ached for that moment to be a part of my story.  And here it was.  God is faithful.  

I have said before that one of the reasons Shane and I feel the Lord has called us to adoption is because of the verse that says "To whom much is given, much is required."  Shane and I have been given much when it comes to our families and this picture is evidence of that!.

Such precious family and friends that are like family welcoming Sarah home!

When I was a child I was confused by the words in the Bible that said, "Mary pondered all these things in her heart" after the wise men visited the baby Jesus.  I think I understand that now.  I have spent the last week pondering these moments in my heart.  It was a precious day.  The day my baby came home.  

My sister in law, Cameron, had the foresight to have a friend come and take pictures and I am so grateful!  After the airport our family came to the house to enjoy lunch and help keep us up for awhile.  It was a blessed day.  Enjoy the pictures.

My sweet friend Laura who will be bringing her baby home SOON!

The sweet smell of Chinese money!  

This made me cry.  I looked up and there were all three of my children walking together.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my! This was the best thing to look at while taking turns with a screaming baby. What a joyful occasion. Love the one of your kids walking to the car. (And the one of Holt smelling the money....)