Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Home again, home again, jiggedy jig!!


After possibly the longest 48 hours of my entire life, we set foot in the Austin Airport to friends and family (pictures to come later) in what was the sweetest homecoming ever.

Drew slept for about 5 of the 28 hour trip... I also found out that size 3 diapers are completely insufficient. To all of you I hugged in the airport, I am sorry.

We ran into some drama with the embassy in Nairobi Monday afternoon (scheduled to fly out Monday night). The woman there was NOT going to process our visas that day. She had NO intention of doing it, siting some "child clearance that had not happened in the States" hmmm...not likely. With our sheer diplomacy (stubbornness and begging), but really mostly desperate prayer, she relented, and 2 hours later walked out with our completed Visa packet. It was truly a miracle, one of MANY over the course of the previous 3 weeks.
Drew and I had a very good few days alone in Nairobi, we went to the Nairobi museum, out to eat,  to visit Aliyah in the hospital, down to socialize with the hotel staff, and watched WAY too many Modern Family episodes for his tender age.  I had a fantastic "supplier"(of movies), Simon,  down on the street outside the hotel.

oh, it was a sweet time this morning.  Drew loved Lucy and Preston, finding them hilarious.  
Andy had the house spotless when we walked in last night!  It now looks like a bomb went off.  Drew was up and down in the night, but I had taken 2 Ambian and don't really remember it all.  Good thing for Andy! Jet lag nausea is setting in this afternoon.  So, I'll go.  Preston and Lucy are in LOVE!
So am I.

10 comments:

Liz said...

Oh I LOVE that picture on the couch!!! So wonderful. I'm sorry we are coming to visit with the jet-lag nausea, but I think Daniel can't stand to wait anymore!! :)

Tiffany said...

SO precious! We are just thrilled that your family is together in TEXAS!! What an exciting time. It's been a joy to see your story unfold and the way God has brought Drew into your lives and you all into his. He is an absolute doll!

Keri said...

welcome home! hope you feel better soon!

Courtney said...

ahhh!!! precious! can't WAIT to hear/see more SOON!! so glad you are HOME!

EB said...

Welcome home!! We're so glad you are all back safely and finally together. We can't wait to see you guys and meet Drew!

KLTTX said...

Welcome home. He is so cute!

Kat said...

Yay!!! Welcome home! So happy for you! He is precious!!

Cici said...

It was so fun to see y'all yesterday in person! Thanks for sharing your journey with us. It's been a blast to watch from a distance and be able to pray for you guys.

LOVE the photos of all of the kids together! I can't wait until it's our turn.

Sally said...

Thanks for the pics and letting us into your life this morning! We can't wait to see you guys and hope you are feeling better soon! Praise the Lord!

Gayle said...

So, so wonderful! Drew - an orphan, no more - I love it! Thank you Jesus. Thank you Em and Andy for your loving obedience!
Can't wait to squeeze him!