Monday, July 6, 2009

Finally!

I don't have a picture yet, can't upload yet, I'm surprised I can even access Blogger.

That said...
We are here, we are here! In Addis Ababa!
And we are all together, finally!!!!

We have our Marta and I can't describe it. This is as best as I can do before my minutes run out, I promise more and better later but right now my muzzy jet lagged emotion whipped brain can only babble:
Tiny, sweet, smiling, shy, sweet, happy, overwhelmed, shy, tiny, nervous me, waiting to meet, leaping bear hugs, tearing up mom, unexpected, surprise, smiling, holding on, exhausted us, jet lag, long flight, good flight, Ayat house, hoorah, lots of rain, no language, pointing, laughing, looking, smiling, shy, eyebrow lifts, breaths intake, hugs, squeezes, hands holding, sitting close, sleepy, smiling, happy, crazy language gap, smiles, shy, sweet, tiny, together.

Sisters, all FOUR, together and smiling!!
Family no longer apart (soon all to be in same place, but for now, together) and smiling.

Whew.

35 comments:

Adrienne said...

Hurray!

Jen said...

What a beautiful day! Long in coming. I love the descriptions.

Jennifer said...

Michele, those words so perfectly evoke the swirl of emotion and flurry of activity that must be going on. I am beyond thrilled you are together now, and so happy the sisters are all together! Yay, to finally having a complete family! Can't wait to see pics of everyone together!
Jenny

Brooke Hill said...

Good morning! and congratulations! I am so happy to hear you have Marta. Your family is finally together...what joy and relief. I look forward to meeting her when you return. Love.

Midwest Mommy said...

Praise God!!!!

♪~Jenn~♪ said...

so blissfully happy for you☼

solas4me said...

Yes, Yes, Yes!!
So thankful for this day to have finally arrived.
Still praying for you all.

The Darlings

Ted and Lori said...

Sigh.

Oh well, hey! said...

So happy for you! I got goose bumps when I read your post. Enjoy each moment - thank you for allowing us to follow you on this journey!

God Bless -
J

Joe said...

HOOORRRAAYYYY!!!!
Finally FAMILY altogether!!!
Sooo happy for you all!!!

msl said...

M, I think I was signed on as my husband - sorry!
Last comment was from me and I'm still shouting HOOOORRAYY!!

Robin said...

Praise God....so incredibly happy for you that you are finally reunited with Marta!

Eastiopians said...

Wahoooooo! So happy to hear that you have her with you now!!!!

Theresa

The Roberts Family said...

This is GLORIOUS!!!!! Love you!, Shelly

Nadja Magdalena said...

And, I might add: Happy, delighted, overjoyed, thrilled, jubilant, exultant!

Praise God!

Zoe said...

Yay! So glad to hear from you and all is well and wonderful, even if jet-lagged. Enjoy every minute of it!

Wolfemom said...

Celebrating with you. God is so good!

Lisa said...

Beautifully said!

Larger Family Life said...

I got every second, every word, every emotion!

I was wondering whether you'd be able to update. Been thinking of and praying for you all constantly.

Tania
x

Kristi J said...

OHHHHH..congrats...i can't believe you are there...so happy for you, kristi

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

amen, chills running through my body as I read this, amen some more, smiling, amen some more, feeling your peace, amen at last!!!!

Guard Wife said...

Sounds perfect!!! Can't wait to read more and see more as the days go on. This just makes me smile very, very much!

Colleen said...

I can't believe it!!! Congrats again!

Tracy said...

Sooooooo happy you're with your precious Marta! I can't wait to see pictures. In the meantime, enjoy every moment of this sweet season of "newness".

xoxo

DrewCareyShow said...

Can't stop thinking about you guys! I'm living your whirl of emotions alongside you. What a journey! So looking forward to talking with you about everything when you get home!!!

solas4me said...

Awesome, simply awesome. Can't wait for pictures!

Leslie said...

YAY!!! SO happy for you!!!

Amy B. said...

What a great joy it is to read that you are united at last! So happy for your family.

Amy

Karen said...

Happy, happy, happy day! Looking forward to pictures!!

Zach and Erin Kennedy said...

I just got back from out of town and read your blog. That is the best news!! We are so excited for you guys and can't wait to hear more about the trip and see pictures of the family all together!

Tova said...

Crying, happy, congratulations, sniff, sniff, LOVE adoption unions.

Adoption Cubed said...

I am so glad you are able to hug each other, to smile face to face. It doesn't get "more" or "better" than that...although I am quite anxious for pictures! We are thinking of you all this week. Safe travels home!

I know those eyebrow lifts and breath intakes quite well!!!
Rebecca

emily said...

Amazing!! So thrilled for you.

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

I'm choked up.

Thank you, Jesus, for fighting for this family.

Sparkz said...

congts! So happy for you all!