"But these things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled.
If it seems slow, be patient! For it will surely take place. It will not be late by a single day." Habakkuk 2:3

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ethiopia - Trip Two - Final Post - The Family Reunion

So this is it-the last post about our 2 trips to Ethiopia to bring Seble, our daughter home to her forever family.  Wow what a journey it has been.  Seble will be a year old next month and that is so hard to believe.  She has went from a underweight 4-lb newborn near death, to a healthy, happy 20 pounder!  Here are the pictures of us coming home to Portland Oregon Airport and all of our friends and family waiting for us and waiting to meet Seble.  Thank you all SO much for all of your support through this past 2 years, your love, prayers, financial assistance, and time!  We love you all- adoption is a true gift from God and Seble was meant to be our families gift-she is perfect for us!  We are blessed beyond words. 
Although we were tired after 24 hours of travel and 4 take-off's and landings, it was actually good flights-Seble did well, and after getting home to over 104 degree fever later that night with double ear infections -you would have never known it-she flew like an expert!  She fussed a few times-but only to fall asleep.  She was content for the most part and slept a lot.  The flights went smoothly and we actually had a "famous" pilot on our last Ethiopian flight-he was the pilot that flew the Ethiopian airlines several years ago that crashed into the sea and most people on the flight survived!  We didn't know it until after we got home and happened to see a video on it-we then went back and looked at his picture with Seble and sure enough it was him! :-)  So we were in great hands!
One thing I will never forget about the trips to Ethiopia (and I'm not sure if this happens on all international flights since this was our first), but when we landed at our final destination (Addis and Dulles) everyone clapped and cheered on the flight.  It was cool.
HERE THE KIDS WERE WAITING FOR US WITH SIGNS THEY MADE




HERE WE COME!


SEBLE MEETS SIBLINGS FOR FIRST TIME



SEBLE MEETING GRANDMA TAMI






CASSIDY IS RUBBING SEBLE'S EAR







DO YOU REMEBER ME "SEBLEENIE"









GRANDMA TAMI TAKES A TURN






CASSIDY WAS SO EXCITED TO FINALLY HAVE A SISTER!

SISTERS FOREVER!





SEBLE MEETS ZACH



"I REMEMBER YOU"


GREAT-GRANDMA GRACE


GREAT-GRANDMA MARY ELLEN

MEETING GRANDPA RON


SEBLE PROBABLY FELT THE MOST COMFORTABLE WITH GREAT-AUNT DAWNA! LOL


AUNT KELLY IN LOVE




AUNT RACHAEL AND SEBLE


SARAH MEETS SEBLINA!





LOGAN ISN'T THE BABY ANY LONGER!


NOAH AND SEBLE


SHE LOVED GREAT-UNCLE DUANE'S BEARD!



WE ARE FINALLY TOGETHER AS A COMPLETE FAMILY!

MEETING UNCLE CASEY

COUSIN NORAH ISN'T TOO SURE

KRISTY NEWMAN - A GREAT FRIEND!

SPENCER HOHENSHELT HOLDING SEBLE

KRIS THOMAS -ANOTHER GREAT FRIEND

SELBE MEETING THE ELLIS FAMILY-AND THEIR DAUGHTER WHO'S ALSO FROM ETHIOPIA

CHARLENE ELLIS AND SEBLE


TOO MUCH EXCITEMENT FOR ONE DAY!


LEAVING BAGGAGE CLAIM WITHOUT OUR LUGGAGE-IT WAS PUT ON ANOTHER FLIGHT!  WE WILL GET IT DELIVERED TO OUR HOUSE IN A COUPLE DAYS.





1ST CAR SEAT RIDE-AND IT ACTUALLY WENT GOOD!


COUSIN EMMA

IT'S A GIRL!
"ETHIOPIA DELIVERS"

"WELCOME HOME LITTLE ONE FROM ETHIOPIA"

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful pics - thanks for sharing! So excited for our turn!

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