Monday, July 11, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Here's a quick update if anyone out there still checks our blog:)!

We finally arrived home with Malachi and Hadassah on July 4th! Stepping off that plane and falling into our support system of family and friends was nothing short of miraculous. I don't know how people do this without family around them!!! We certainly never could. Since then, we've been transitioning, learning, asking for help, failing, succeeding, growing, laughing, crying, sleeping, not sleeping, did I mention transitioning ;) and just taking it moment by moment. I don't think anything can prepare you for the myriad of emotions and ups and downs you go through during this part of an adoption. Don't get me wrong, it's absolutely a.w.e.s.o.m.e, but also extremely overwhelming and scarey at times! God's been so gracious and comforting in the midst of each high and low and is showing us more of His heart in this new season. Each day we find our footing a little more. God keeps bringing us back to just being a family, His family, and enjoying our son and daughter who are absolutely amazing. They are such gifts and we just can't believe they're home, in our arms, forever and ever. God's mercies are truly new every morning...

More details/pictures coming soon on Malachi and Hadassah very soon, so check back!


  1. One big giant: WELCOME HOME!!!!!! Feel free to post prayer requests, send an email, stalk my blog for reality checks/encouragement, or go MIA for a while. I get it! We've been home 6 months and all is just starting to feel VERY normal. :)

  2. I completely agree with April...just focus on being a family right now! I'm not going to lie, these next few weeks (and/or months) are going to have some very challenging hours/days, but trust that God makes all things possible! Adoption is difficult-2 at once is even harder, but know that this is the family that God has planned for you from the beginning of time. The hard moments will bring you all together and the good times...well just enjoy all of those great memories. Kiddos grow up way way way too fast! We'll still be praying for you even if you don't post for a while :)

  3. Well, I still check your blog almost daily in hopes of some pictures! ;) I totally understand you're busy but I'm really anxious to see and hear more! We are hitting wall, after wall, after wall with our's so discouraging. We'll keep praying for come to mind daily.