Today I had the incredible honour of being at the airport to welcome one of my closest friends Denise and her husband as they brought their daughter Giselle from Haiti to her new home and family in Canada. It was a day that they have prayed for and dreamed of for years and that I had prayed for and hoped for right alongside them. I have loved this little girl from afar and waited for the day when I would finally see her united with her family. This morning, that long anticipated moment arrived and it did not disappoint!
I was a mess of emotion in the parking lot, thinking of Denise and remembering the moment three years ago when we walked through the doors at the airport to a crowd of our friends and family. I also know from experience that it’s only after the airport party that the real work begins! Memories flooded back not only of our adoptions, but of all the ups and downs in this adoption journey and I was choked up at the realization that this was really going to happen.
Forever…today is the beginning of forever for this awesome family, the start of their new life together and tangible proof of some of God’s promises. Forever…that’s a pretty big deal.
My kids were almost as excited as I was!
There were so many people there to celebrate this momentous occasion.
All the kids there were especially excited, but none more so than the new big siblings! As time went on, the kids crept closer and closer to the bottom of the escalator.
And then the new big brother called out, “THEY’RE HERE!”
A family. A beautiful, imperfectly perfect family formed by God.
Could you imagine a more beautiful sight?!