Monday, January 24, 2011

Home Sweet Home

Well, we made it!! Another 27 hour trip from our hotel to our driveway - only this time with a baby! Sorry that I didn’t get update when we got in, but it was about 11:00 Saturday night. Then, yesterday was spent pretty much just trying to stay awake. I know I’ve kept you all in suspense about how the plane trip went, though, and I feel really bad about that. However, I’m happy to report that your prayers worked!! She did GREAT!! She didn’t fuss hardly at all. She actually slept for about 6 hours on the really long flight. The only part she really hated was landing, but other than that, she did better than we could have hoped for. Thank you all so much for all of your prayers for our trip back!

Even though our plane was not scheduled to land until 10:30 Saturday, there were still many of our faithful family and friends there waiting for us at the airport to give Sophie a warm Welcome Home. Thank you for being there for her and for us! It was great to see everyone after being away for so long. I will have to post pictures of that another day since I didn't have my own camera out. There were plenty of cameras there, though, so I will get pictures. :)

Since getting home, she’s really doing quite well. We were a bit concerned about setting her back considering that we would be, once again, taking her away from her surroundings, moving her into a completely new environment, new people, etc. However, she seems to be adjusting really well. I know it’s helping that we’re all still together and that everyone is continuing to pray for her. She really just continues to improve each day. Right now, as I’m typing this, she’s actually on the floor with David and Gracie in the living room. Just being on the floor in itself is a huge step forward. It was only just days ago that she was screaming if she was anywhere but in my arms (with me walking.) We’re very happy and proud of her for the progress that she’s making.

We’re also proud of how well the other children are handling all of this. Emily and Andrew have been a wonderful help and have been a great big brother and big sister to her. She has already started warming up to them. Gracie has been busy trying to “help” with her, too. :) She likes to “help” change her diapers. She also shows her how to play with her toys.

I just can't thank you all enough for all of your prayers, support, and encouragement through all of this.

"The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all." ~Mulan


  1. So glad to hear you are home. There really is no better feeling than walking into that airport and seeing all of your friends and family waiting for you!! I am SO HAPPY to hear she did so well on the flight! God is so awesome!! Praying for a blessed transition and bonding time at home for all of you!

    lynn lott <><

  2. Glad you are all home and safe. God will continue to watch over you all. Hope to see you soon at school. We miss.

    Maureen Caster