Thursday, August 21, 2008

Day 19 of 19 ... Welcome Home Tigist!

Our dear friends Jennifer and Daryl took the boys to the airport for us with our van. They made us feel so good with such a sweet and thoughtful welcome ... and these pictures below as well. Now we have these precious memories of the boys meeting Tigist. Thank you, thank you, thank you Daryl and Jennifer and Ethan!! We love you!

As we traveled up the escalator, David, Tigist and I, my heartbeat grew faster. I knew what this moment held and I couldn't help but think about what the boys might be thinking as they wait above the escalators ... This is what we saw coming up ...

Evan, Ethan (our friends son) and Brandon

Our friend Daryl got this shot of her in Daddy's arms

Our first Family Photo! She was so observant.

The boys can't 'believe she's here. I don't want to embarrass Brandon, but I don't think he'd mind me saying that he teared up while she was in front of him. He couldn't contain his love for her. They said they felt like she will disappear ... like it's not real!

She's warming up to her brothers


Leah Reeves said...

It was so great to see the boys reaction to their sister. I realy love the close up picture of Tigist, so beautiful.

SDR said...

She really is just so beautiful, I can't stop looking at the pictures. Let's get together soon!

Debbie said...

What a great family picture!!! She is beautiful!!


Stephanie and Gary said...

so beautiful! heartwarming photos. That photo of Tigist is precious and I'm sure will always remain a favorite. So beautiful to see the whole family together - it's been an honor to follow your journey!
Brooklyn, NY
PS if you ever get a chance, I'd just love to know a bit about your feelings about choosing to not travel with the boys, and how that worked out. My girls will be 4 and 7 at our time of travel, so young to leave behind but yet they'd be with my mom. So young to travel too. Double edged sword for me. Your insight is appreciated if you ever get a chance. thankyou!