Tuesday, July 14, 2009

In the meantime......the Meet

Ok, I am jet lagged and recovering from being sicker than I've ever been....Not to mention the re-entry (and other ones now falling sick, but different kind) and reconnecting with my dear, sorely missed boys and the beginning of a whole new weave in our family. So, no real post for a bit.

There is SO much to process and adjust and sort out. It's wonderful surreal and strange all at the same time. Unexpected and indescribable and impossible to have guessed at all the things that come with adopting an older child, good, hard, wrenching, funny, surprising...the works. Either many posts coming or maybe not so many at all, we will feel our way through {calling on friends for tips; you know who you are!}. For now we are keeping close in, finding our way to new normal....

Until then.....{Shelly, here you go}:

42 comments:

Chris and Jess said...

OMGosh!!!! The pics are beautiful, I can let out my happy sigh now. And grab my Kleenex. The girls are beautiful, love the meeting. You fit. You all just fit together- beautiful, beautiful family.

Julie said...

Ah. So happy to see these pictures. Welcome home. I hope you feel better soon.

Laura said...

So Sweet!!!!!!!!

The Albertsons said...

this is the best. simply the best. ever.
take your time... get well... love on that sweet family of yours.
becca

Amy B. said...

Those pictures are amazing...the joy on the faces of everyone involved :) Just incredible. I am so glad that you are together at last. Sorry to hear that you have been ill. I hope that the adjustments/joys/challenges continue to bring your family closer and closer.

Amy

The Roberts Family said...

These are sooooooooooo beautiful. So is the story that God is writing in your family. You can trust Him every single step. Oh how I am rejoicing with you, my dear friend. Hugs to you!!!!!

msl said...

Oh Michele the sheer unadulterated joy in Marta's face as she hugs you and the look in your face in the last photo..... no words. To breathtaking.

Feel better soon!! Welcome Home!!

Jen said...

Oh my goodness! What beautiful pictures. She is just sooo very tiny. I am so glad that you are home.

Monica said...

Beautiful!!! So thankful to see you together! Hope you feel better soon.

Sara said...

I'm all weepy. What beautiful pictures. What beautiful sisters. Hope you feel better soon!

Midwest Mommy said...

Wonderful!

Wolfemom said...

Welcome home and CONGRATS!! I am here if you need it. Rest, recover, give yourselves the time you need. Our Love, The Wolfepack

Farmboy and Buttercup said...

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful!

Wow, you are a FAMILY!!!

Now take your time and rest as much as possible with your FULL life.

Huge, huge, huge blessings to your family.

Ladybugs appear said...

wow. chills. wow.

I hope you feel better and congrats to a wonderful beautiful family.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful. So happy for your family, and you remain in our prayers. Thank you for sharing.

Adoption Cubed said...

Priceless pictures!

Rebecca

Kristy -Mom To 6 Blessings said...

Welcome Home! I was so so sick in Addis....what a tough time dealing with sickness and adjustment! Hang in there, rest, & recover. I will be praying for your sweet family. My only real advice is FROG.....Fully Rely On God. :-)
Blessings,
Kristy

Eastiopians said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing. I am so happy for Marta and for your family. But especially today, for Marta. That second to last picture clearly shows the relief that she felt when you came. She has been through so much. God bless her.

Tara said...

yay!!!!!!!!!!! so happy you guys are home, praying you to feel better and for all the adjustments and feelings that are there, love the photos, WONDERFUL! we are still waiting until we don't know when.....

Rebecca said...

Ahhhh. I feel like I can breath a sigh of relief - and dance with joy! Finally!!! The family is TOGETHER!

Take time to take care of yourself and the family. We'll be waiting patiently (or not so patiently!) for you back in the blog world :)

courtney rose said...

That middle picture? Words can't even come close to describing how beautiful it is. Not even close.

Congratulations. Congratulations, congratulations, congratulations.

Ted and Lori said...

I. Am. So. Happy.

myinnisfree said...

She is so tiny and beautiful. What joy! I can't wait to meet her...

Love, Brooke Hill

Zoe said...

Welcome home! You have all been in my prayers and thoughts. Hope you get well soon. Really wonderful pictures!

Sonja said...

Never seen anything so poignant. This is glory folks... Thanks for living for us Coffeemom and Coffeedoc!

Oh well, hey! said...

I have always appreciated your honesty. LOVE to read your posts, but know too that you need to take care of yourself and your family. Your newest daughter is absolutely beautiful (they all are!). I got chills and tears seeing your pictures - can't wait to see one of all of the kiddos together!

Shasta said...

Oh, Michele! There are no words. Just tears. Beautiful happy tears. Family!

Kristi J said...

yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh, so happy for you all...She's gorgeous!! I can't wait to hear more, kristi

LoveNotes4CocoPrincess said...

Dear Family: Keep Being BEAUTIFUL!

Anonymous said...

So glad you are home and together. Congratulations!

Jan

The B Family said...

Beautiful.
No words necessary--the pictures say it all.

evenshine said...

Congrats! Delurking to say WELCOME HOME MARTA!

Blessings to your family.

Jocelyn said...

So glad you are home...sorry so sick though!! I can't wait to hear more..please post everything (in process for an older girl right now..so I need to soak it all in!!) Congratulations!

emily said...

Seriously, that pic of you hugging Marta-- wow. Just amazing. Praying for the transition.

Shawn and Jami said...

Absolutely breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!
Welcome Home!

kristine said...

Thank you so much for sharing your joy!

You have changed the world. For your family of course, but just posting those photos, just that one act alone, will change someone else's world too!

Congratulations! I hope you are all healthy very very soon.

You are in my prayers whether or not you post.

Robin said...

So incredibly happy to see these pictures!!!!!

Yes, reentry is hard.....take your time.....try to go with the flow....the new normal (whatever that is..we are still trying to figure that out) will settle in in time....

Much love,
Robin

Angie said...

Just beautiful.

Ellen said...

Beautiful photos, beautiful family - prayers continue for you my friend!

Eryn said...

Wow, I'm all weepy!! Beautiful pictures!!Congrats.

los cazadores said...

Congratulations! Beautiful photos.

Cindy

Amanda and Co. said...

Congratulations on bringing your daughter home!!!