Apr 12, 2009

Home Sweeeeeet home

LAX...enjoying a movie and a mocha

International flight. Pillow and blanket ready.

He wants the earphones back on.

Playing in GZ airport.

Tired of toys....try toothpicks. He put them in their and was so proud.

I am going to America.

Chinese toll booths

Last ride without a seatbelt.

This way to the airport.

We had a long but mainly uneventful trip home. I can't believe what a good traveler our little one was. He was so intrigued by the planes and people, we didn't have to do much entertaining. He got the whole travel thing right away. He knew he wanted to buckle up and never seemed to be bothered by any of the take offs and landings. He loved that food or snacks were served everytime we flew, so that really helped alot.
He LOVES Hannah. I can't say that enough. Remember how attached to Duane he was in China? Kevin has snubbed Duane on more than one occasion to be with Hannah. The Lord is truly the knower of all our hearts. Hannah has her baby brother who adores him (and vice versa I might add) and Duane and I have time to concentrate on Claire. Did I mention that competition started immediately with that one?? Claire needs some undivided attention for the next few days. So Kevin and Hannah can hang, while we remind Claire that she is a huge part of this family. Sleeping is an ongoing process. We are going to feel our way around that for a few days.

I am so glad that the Lord decided that we were worthy of this sweet boy. He is such a fighter but yet his spirit remains gentle. Claire became upset over something minor, so we were all trying to gently comfort her....Kevin reached over and gently rubbed her back....it brought tears to my eyes. God has designed this family so gloriously and perfectly. I am ashamed I every doubted that he was in complete and perfect control.

Thanks to all who lifted us up during our travels. Your prayers were definitely heard and answered.


*Kayla* said...

I'm so glad that your return went smoothly. I was praying for an uneventful trip. I will continue to pray for the transition to go well now that you are home. Thanks for blogging about your experiences; it really brought the memories back.

Elaine said...

I have been waiting to see more pictures and hear how your return was! I am so glad it went well!! I teared up seeing your pics and you all again. I wish we lived closer. You were such a wonderful support for us in China. Love you guys!

Wuxi Mommy said...

It was so good to read your posts and see how well your family's been doing since you got home! God truly knew what He was doing when he chose Kevin for your family! What a blessing it was to travel with you and be united with our children together! I can't wait to see how Kevin blossoms and grows in his new family:)

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