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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

They Are Here!

It will take many words to share the adventure of Ian and Alec's homecoming. The best description I can give of the past 24 hours is that it was like "feeling your way in the dark." Plans were made, plans were changed, but ultimately GOD's plan remained and our sons are here!
I slipped downstairs for a few minutes to write because I know so many have been praying and waiting for news. From the depths of my heart I thank you. The love and support we've received have been absolutely incredible.
Our two beautiful boys are bathed, fed, in clean new jammies and awaiting their first night's sleep on US soil. I have gotten some adorable pictures but am unable to upload them at the hotel where we are spending this first night. Hopefully tomorrow!
This feels like a beautiful, wonderful dream and I am in awe. Thank You, Lord. Thank You, Lord!!

34 comments:

Anonymous said...

I don't know you but I was forwarded your story by a dear sister in Christ. Your story is inspiring and indeed God-sized. He is faithful, loving, and always RIGHT ON TIME.

I will continue to pray for the people of Haiti.

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting and praying anxiously! Thank you for this update and I couldn't be happier for you! Praying you have no problems getting what you need to take Ian and Alec home! And also praying for your three other children while you are away! Can't wait to see what these first few weeks hold for your precious sons!

Tara

Lisa said...

I have been watching your blog for any updates and I was thrilled to see the heading "They Are Here!" I have been glued to the tv and crying tears of pure joy as I watch the children arriving here in the U.S. and being united with the families that have waited so long to hold them. I hope to be like you and welcoming a child into our family soon. I am hoping that they will start quickly to open the adoption process to those of us that weren't yet knee deep in paperwork. I find myself crying out loud at the images that I have been seeing today especially...with the necessary amputations because of delayed care and the staggering new numbers of orphans estimated at 1 million.

I will look for updates on a daily basis and am anxiously awaiting your pictures. Much love to all of you and your beautiful growing family!

sheila said...

Congratulations!!!!
I'm so happy for you.
Some delay overhere.
Lynn is coming home on thursday instead of wednesday.
Warm wishes,Sheila from Amsterdam

Ellie said...

yay! i've been waiting up checking back again and again to see if you arrived. Not sure if you would post, but so glad you did!! Rest well tonight.

Melissa said...

So excited! Jathan and I were just talking about it, hoping that your flight got through and theirs.
I cannot wait to see pics, especially when you get back to Chile and have a pic with all 5 of your beautiful children together at last!!!!
Praise God! He is so good!

Adrienne said...

Oh Stephanie, what a blessing!!! I am just thrilled for you and your whole family!!! I can't wait to see pictures of you all together now!!!

Anonymous said...

Genial!
Karin.

Anonymous said...

Praise God from whom all blessing flow, praise Him!!!

Sarah said...

Amen, amen, amen!!!!

sheri wiebe said...

The director of our O got sent away from Embassy yesterday and told to return in 10 days...whatever??!!

Glad your boys are safe!

-Sheri

Terri Fisher said...

Yippee! Praising God and Lord willing I'll see you on Thursday! We love you!

Anonymous said...

I am so glad you posted! I have been praying so hard for your family and checking the blog often. I sat and cried as I read it. Give your boys extra hugs and kisses from all of us following your adventure. It feels like we are part of the family also. I can't wait to see the pictures.

Nancy in Michigan

Sherri @ Luv a Bargain said...

I am stopping by from Lana's blog and just had to tell you how happy I am for you and your family. I can only imagine the stress you have felt through all of this. May your days ahead be filled with absolute joy!

Julie said...

Praise God! So excited for you!

Karen Richardson said...

Thanks for the update! Praise the Lord!

Travis, Rosey and Zipporah said...

Soo exciting! We have been praying for you guys since the adoption started, I"m so glad you finally have them for forever. Enjoy them!

Call Me Scarlett said...

Found your blog through friends of friends. Just wanted to tell you that I'm so glad your boys are home. I can't imagine what this must feel like for you. Congratulations and I wish you and your family all the best in the world.

Joy Lancaster said...

I came in and jumped on the computer as soon as I woke up to see if you had those precious babies yet! Praise the Lord! Thos little guys certainly did have their angels watching over them the past days. I will be praying that they can make all the adjustments they will need to make. It is great that God makes little ones SO resilient! Enjoy loving and spoiling them! Jerry and Joy Lancaster

TwinsplusTHREE said...

I am so happy for you and so happy I came across your blog a few days ago! What a wonderful testimony of God's love for you! I am crying just thinking of how you must feel! Enjoy those beautiful babies and before long you will all be under one roof at home!

Anonymous said...

Praising the Lord with you!!
God is so good and the way in which he works
is so unpredictable and amazing.

One Crowded House said...

praise God you are all together at last!!!!!

QuEEn oF tHe cAstLe said...

Woo hoo!!!! HE IS FAITHFUL!!!!!!!!!!! :) Can't wait to see them :)

Beth said...

WONDERFUL NEWS!! Praising God with you.

Anonymous said...

I found your site about 6 months ago and log on daily to follow your journey. I am so excited for you and your family. God Bless you and your family. We will continue to pray for you and your family here in Oklahoma!

Becky said...

Praise the Lord!! I was one who kept checking for word, so thank you for letting us know!

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Rejoicing with you!!

~Lynn

Rick and Heather said...

Praising God for His goodness..can't wait to see pictures of your whole family together! Still praying for the details that need to come together to send you home to Chile :)

stephanie said...

steph! i am bawling right now. i know what your experiencing right now! congrats!!!!!!!

Carin, priceless child of God said...

Oh Stephanie... how great is this??? My eyes are full of tears and my heart is so full of joy for you... can't imagine how wonderful it is to have your precious boys on US soil. Praise God... to Him be the glory!

klmd said...

happy happy happy for you!!!

keri

Bambi and Adam said...

Congratulations !!!!! Thank you for taking a minute of your time to update us all :) Many blessings . God is Good !!
Bambi

Kathy adoptive mom ..hopefully said...

So happy they are with you!!! I have been faithfully reading your blog for months and it gives me so much hope that we will have our haitian beauty with us soon..
Kathy

Anonymous said...

ALL praise to the ONE Who is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than we ask or imagine! So happy for you all. Looking forward to the first complete family picture!

- Heather Marie