Sunday, January 24, 2010


If you read my post about the story I have been following, you will be happy to know that little Amos from Haiti made it home into the arms of his loving adoptive parents!!! This is a Post from his blog. Awesome!

"We sit around a FULL dining room table today for lunch. it’s an image i’ve dreamed of for 2.5 years. and it’s hard to believe that day is finally here. when we got home last night, Amos just strolled around the house looking at each room… he loved meeting his brothers, and the reunion between him and Story was SO BEAUTIFUL. she has missed him deeply, as she left Haiti 3 months ago.
last night, Amos asked me, “Papa are you going to go?” i knew he was probably wondering already if/when this would all end, and i would get on a plane and leave him like i’d done 7-8 times before in Haiti. “Not this time, Amos. You live here with us now!” i think he knew what i meant, because the biggest smile filled his little face.
today is surreal. he’s shirtless running around with his Batman cape on, just like Cayden and Deacon do nearly every day around here. the homecoming yesterday was one of the most exhilarating and sacred things i’ve ever experienced. i feel like Jamie and I have seen a richer, deeper side of God’s love, kindness, and faithfulness.
i’ll post more of my thoughts later, but wanted to get the word out to you guys that have been praying and experiencing this journey with us for last couple of years. i think there had to be a couple hundred people at the Austin airport yesterday with signs and balloons and tears. one of the TV reports asked me how it felt to have all these people welcoming us home. i said… this is our family you see around us. most of these people have prayed and longed for Amos alongside us for the last year or so. and we’re so glad they are celebrating and crying with us! we really were OVERWHELMED by our family and friends (and even some we’ve never met personally but hope to some day) that showed up at the airport.

Ps. Do you so love the photo of him in his new plaid shirt and that thumbs up!?? Thumbs up indeed little Amos. Welcome to America!