"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" Ephesians 3:20

Sunday, April 29, 2012

We are HOME!!!

It is SO incredibly good to be home! I just tear up even thinking about it... Our family, friends, church family, & neighbors have been so amazing to us! The boys keep asking what the deal is... haha.... Luke said, Why are people bringing food? We're not even sick... LOL.  We stepped off the airplane to loads of hugs & kisses from family & friends...One of our sweet neighbor-girls made Naomi welcome home signs for the neighborhood & another couple of siblings MADE brownies themselves & brought them over :)  Naomi has received a loot of gifts today from friends & neighbors...The kiddos in our neighborhood have been more excited than the parents I think! :)  And then our church family... I can't even talk about it - I'll cry.... They made signs for our entire house, for the front yard, & for our freezer which is FILLED with casseroles. My mother has basically moved in to help out (the boys are loving that :)... I've received welcome home messages from more people than I can count or reply to :)) .....

We are truly overwhelmed with gratitude... It's unlike anything we've ever experienced.  Faith & Obedience truly are the ABUNDANT life.  Jesus came so that we may have life, AND that we might have it more ABUNDANTLY..... John 10:10.  I can't think of anywhere else I'd rather be right now than right in the center of His will...... What about you?

Naomi warmed up to everyone so quickly :)

Miles snuck his kiss in!! :)

LOVED seeing all the black China t-shirts!

This was on our freezer when we got home ;)

Naomi started playing away!

All the boys had signs :)

My sweet Mama had this made for our front door :)

Our first day home was wonderful & restful.
We all stayed up till after midnight, and we all slept till nearly noon...

Naomi enjoyed playing with her cousins all day :)

Her cousin Claire... her new BFF :)

I love this gloved hand on her hip & 2 purses on the other arm :))

My BFF Christy brought us a delicious home-cooked meal.  It has been SO long... We were all in heaven :)

Naomi loves the trampoline!

And loves her neighbors already :) (which are mostly boys:)

"Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us" Ephesians 3:20


  1. Im so happy for yall...so happy everyone is home safe and so happy :o) I can not wait to meet your precious daughter God has blessed your family with, HE could not have given her a more perfect family to love and care for her, to bring her up in a Godly home, HE has wonderful plans for this young lady :o)Im loving all the pictures I just sit and cry, Gods wonderful mercies SO AWESOME!!! Our family LOVES each of you! Have a blessed week! In HIS Hands, Reggie, Teresa and Isaac

  2. Awwww! I love seeing Miles sneak that kiss in! :)

  3. I have enjoyed watching your journey through this blog! I have sat and cried daily while I read the newest updates. Now that you are home I can't wait to meet precious Naomi. Praise God for His watch and care over your family and you have all blessed Him with your obedience. Love and Hugs! Lacretia

  4. YAY!! What wonderful celebrations and joyful reunions! Loved seeing Naomi fit right in and love her new home and family! Wonderful! God is SO good and SO faithful! Love your verses and for sharing with all of us! Will keep praying for transitions and sleep! :)

  5. Awesome! So glad y'all are home! We all get up everyday looking for a new post to see the incredible transformation in Naomi! Every morning Lexie and Landry want to know if there are any new pictures... they love seeing her with y'all! It's been incredible to watch God's plan unfold... such a beautiful act of obedience and love. We just can't get enough. :)) ~ Amanda

  6. Thanks for sharing your amazing journey!! We're leaving for China next week- so I really appreciated watching you go ahead of us on your wonderful journey. Blessings to you and your lovely family!!

  7. Made me tear up just reading about it and seeing pictures, I can only imagine how YOU feel! Welcome home to you all! It was such a gift to witness your journey, thank you! (Love seeing the Blackburns in your pictures, Lord, I miss those people!)

    With love,
    Karen Wilkinson

  8. LOVE seeing her HOME! It is almost surreal. Please stay in touch and remind her from time to time that we love her and miss her so much :) It was so wonderful getting to meet you guys and spending the afternoon with you. Much love from our home to yours!

  9. Hey!!!
    I LOVE all the photos! Yep..we have a couple clingy ones here, too, and one of them is the child we adopted 2 YEARS ago. I guess it is just all a transition/learning process, huh? You guys look great though!