Monday, September 15, 2008

Monday - I'm an American

We made it home to Indiana safely on Friday night as scheduled. I tried several times this weekend to post, but had trouble with the internet. This trip went very well and we were able to use our ticket that we booked several months ago, which was a guess at the time. We were able to reconnect with the Matthews and Rawleys in Kiev on Wednesday and Thursday, and that was really nice. The girls were really excited to see each other. Halle traveled very well, aside from getting sick twice on the long flight. She was a trooper, though, and was too excited to sleep. When we landed in Detroit, she had just fallen asleep (maybe 10 minutes). Her eyes flew open, she sat up, and asked "America?" When I replied "yes", she fell back in her seat and said "I'm an American!" It was great! She was exhausted when we got home. We had a great weekend, and she is doing well. She loves her brother Andrew and her dog, Obie. She tries to feed him all of the time. We will travel to Chicago next weekend, so her other brother, Nick, can meet her. He is looking forward to that. Well, this has been a very long journey, but we know it will be well worth it. We are looking forward to this new journey with Halle as our daughter. Thank you one more time for all of your prayers and encouragement. We love you all!


Fred and Lisa Thompson said...


Helayne and Howard said...

Hello..CONGRATS!!!!!! Please write me offline..I have a picture for you from last summer of your daughter. We adopted a lovely 8 year old, however, we did hear about your daughter (never met her). We are thrilled that she has a family!!!

Payne's said...

I happened across your blog from another blogger...anyway, I saw the picture of your beautiful daughter and kept thinking that I have seen her somewhere...then I remembered...we were at the Consulate at the same time! Congrats and welcome home...I am the one with the 27 day journey...there were 4 of us that day in the consulate office.