Sunday, March 1

We're home!



























As I type this, I once again have a precious baby girl sleeping on my lap. I think she thinks that night is coming to an end (it's 10:19 p.m. here) and day is just beginning. That's what I'm afraid of since she's been sleeping quite consistently off and on since 12:30 or so. Yikes. Well, as with most of life, I'll cross that bridge when I come to it. I know that what most people really want to see is pictures, so I tried to post a plethera of those, although pictures never capture just how amazing something/someone is. I am starting to hit the effects of jet lag again, so I'll save the comments for another day and let you soak in some of the pics in reverse order of the week ("starting" with coming home late last night around 11 and "ending" with seeing Selah for the first time). Other pictures include Selah's special nanny; our visit with our Compassion child, Mekdes, and her mother; the moms at the coffee company; time with Robel, our guide and friend; sleeping in the bassinet on the 17 hour flight home; and just lovin on our daughter. Unforgettable. That'a good word to describe much of what took place this week. I'll write more about it later. P.S. Pray for Karl. I think he has the ET funk...and he has to work this week (since Sunday the new service opens at the North Campus and there's still so much to do!)

18 comments:

Dietrich & Amy Lusse said...

Yum! Yum! Yum!!! Just what we wanted!!!!
The pics are just amazing!! So, so happy for
you guys!
Xoxo,
Amy

Kristine said...

Yeah PICTURES!!!! I'm so glad to hear that you are home safe and sound. Hopefully see you soon!!!;)

Much Love.

Linda Breuer said...

Awesome! Glad you are safely home. I'm sure the boys are loving on here too.

Linda Breuer said...

The girls are asking how old is Selah.

Rob & Candy said...

Welcome Home!!! I love all the pictures

Rob and Emily said...

These are so beautiful! Congratulations!!!

Kelly said...

Welcome home!!! Really try to rest as much as possible... it took me about a week... ughh!!! So glad you had a great trip. Selah looks wonderful!!!!

Susan said...

Wonderful! The photos are delightful!! You all look so blissful!

Hope Karl feels better soon.

Love you! Susan

David and Amy said...

WOW!!! She is a doll and looks great in your arms. So happy to see here home safely.

Anonymous said...

How wonderful! You two look so happy :) I can't wait to see pictures of the boys meeting her for the first time! I will be praying that all of your transitions are as peaceful as possible...

Bee

Zack and Rebecca Caldwell said...

Love all the pictures! She is such a doll. Rest up and love on that girl!

korsmo5 said...

Glad to hear you guys are home - so excited for Selah to finally be with your family!!!! Yeah!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm truly so happy. She is beautiful and I'm glad she is safely home with you. That must be a huge relief. What an adventure for all of you. I can't wait to meet her. Love you guys. Lori Cloud

Apryl said...

Welcome back!!! I'm so glad to see pictures and you all look fantastic--Selah's hair is incredible!! So glad that you are safely home :)
much love,
apryl

Lori said...

Yeah! We are so happy to see her in your arms. I can't wait until we are back in IN to get them together. Won't they have fun! I am so happy for your family!

Jen said...

Oh Danielle. Just like with Emma "He has made everything beautiful in its time." The pictures are breathtaking and I couldn't get you off my mind the entire time I knew you were in Ethiopia. Selah has more rolls than Emma ever did! And don't you look a little more like Victoria Beckham than the last time I saw you. Love the hair! Celebrating God's goodness with you!

Anonymous said...

Danielle! I wasnt even sure if all the paper work had gone through cause i hadnt heard anything! so i looked on your page and I see a welcome home sign! i got estatic! i'm sooo happy for you guys she is absolutely gorgeous and couldnt be raised by better family! love you all!
Mel

shawn and tisha said...

Congratulations! Your little girl is so cute. :)
Tisha