We witness a miracle each time a child enters a life. But those who must make their journey home across time and miles, growing in the hearts of those waiting to love them, are carried on the wings of destiny. And placed among us by God's own hands.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

We are Home!

We are home and adjusting well. Yesterday was a hard day for Vanessa, we had to get up at 4:30 Miami time to make our flight. She did eat a good breakfast on the airplane and then slept a bit. By the time we got on our second flight to Denver I could tell she was not feeling well. She did not eat much for lunch and as we were descending into the Denver airport she gestured to me that she had to throw up. Thank goodness she told me because I had just enough time to grab the bag before having a big mess. Given the CO elevation and the long bumpy descent that it takes to land in Denver, I should have planned better and given her a Dramamine in Miami. We took some time going to the bathroom and getting to the exit area of the airport because I did not want her to be to overwhelmed. We were greeted by a dear friend from work who has been a supporter of our efforts at the orphanage in Haiti. I was so happy to see her because we did not immediately see our family! I was worried something happened to them and then they showed up and Vanessa was all smiles. It turns out that our little Leo was overly anxious about his new sister arriving so they had to walk circles around the airport. My friend took some pictures and we headed out to the car while all the kids were talking up a storm to her. She did get sick in the car again on the way home so I was glad I had given her a bag just in case. Once home she got a tour of the house and spent the afternoon just resting. I could tell she was very tired (obviously!) so she had a nice warm bath and went to sleep early. She is sharing a room with her new sister so she went to bed just fine but did wake up in the middle of the night so I spent the rest of the night in bed with her just to make sure she was not scared. She is warming up and talking more today. We are going to have to go do some shopping today to pick up some clothes for her so we will just have to pace things out. She is super skinny for her age so I need to find some pants that are thin in the waste but long in the legs. I do have lots of shorts and skirts but she is currently freezing in our 70 degree Colorado weather.

                                                       These girls are going to be so close!


  1. Welcome Vanessa!! So happy for everyone!

  2. You can get the pants with the adjustable waists. That's what we have to do for Jasmine. Her length is a size longer than her waist so I get the ones that has the elastic and buttons on the inside.

  3. YAY! So glad you made it back. Your life has been a whirlwind lately. Hope you all adjust well, let me know if you need anything!!!