They're Home!

E and W are finally home! W is the sweetest child and has huge eyes as if to say, “I’m so cute, I bet you want to hold me.” E is such a clown and loves anything shiny. He’ll stare into the mirror for hours (minutes really, but the expression doesn’t go so) touching the surface while dipping into “that other world”.

We reached the airport at 7:00 and waited till 7:15 (not knowing their plane landed at 7:15) and gathered through the doors of the airport. Weaving through men in uniforms we ran up to meet them. E was obsessed with a little fuzzy ball that we threw around in the baggage claim. W would not wake up and still hadn’t until we got home.

After the drive from the airport both were wide awake and are now playing behind me. We are all exhausted and we’re going to bed soon. Thanks for your constant prayers; they certainly paid off!

Pictures soon!

~Rusty

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Let me introduce myself. Russ and I are the parents of twelve children by birth and adoption, and sometimes more through foster care. I'm the creator of One Thankful Mom which has been as much of a gift to me as to my readers. In 2011 I became a TBRI® Pracitioner* and have lived and breathed connected parenting ever since. I'm deeply honored to be the co-author, together with the late Dr. Karyn Purvis, of The Connected Parent; it is her final written work. I love speaking at events for adoptive and foster parents. I'm also the co-founder of The Adoption Connection, a podcast and resource site for adoptive moms. I mentor and encourage adoptive moms so you can find courage and hope in your journeys of loving your children well.

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  1. Joy Portis
    March 6, 2007

    YEAH!!! Get rested and then GIVE US THOSE PICTURES!!!! 🙂 You have all been in our prayers and I look forward to hearing all about the journey! Enjoy you home, your larger family and your own bed!!!

    Much Love
    Joy

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  2. Jasmine
    March 6, 2007

    Congratulations on the boys’ homecoming! At the beginning it seems like they’ll never come home, but eventually they do! I’ll be praying that you all adjust quickly!

    Jasmine
    (A Xanga friend of MK’s and adoptive sis to four through domestic adoption and awaiting her new sister from Liberia)

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  3. Lori
    March 6, 2007

    Welcome home!!!! We’re looking forward to hearing all about the adventure. Our summer visit can’t come quick enough.

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  4. Cristina
    March 7, 2007

    I am so glad that you made it home safe with your little ones! I can’t wait to meet the boys in person!

    ~Cristina P.

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  5. Michael Plaza
    March 8, 2007

    Glad y’all are home safe and sound (though a bit exhausted)! I can’t wait to see them in person and the pictures!

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  6. NathanA
    March 8, 2007

    Welcome *home*, little fellas! You two (soon to be three) don’t know just now how blessed you are to be a part of this family, but you will. 🙂

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  7. Rusty
    March 9, 2007

    hehehe….

    “just you wait!”

    Reply

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