Tuesday, March 17, 2009

We're Home


We arrived safely back to Pittsburgh on Tues, Mar 10 @ 5:30 am. I was deeply humbled that some friends from church were there to greet us! Jonathan did well on the flights as he slept off and on from Seoul to LA and in LA. He didn't sleep on the flight to Pittsburgh....

I arrived in Vladivostok on Wed., Feb 18 and was told that court had been moved to Thursday, Feb 19 because a snow storm was expected. As a result, I had to head to the orphanage after arriving as per court order. The workers woke Jonathan, who wasn't a happy camper. I struggled to sleep that night--jet lag and pre-court jitters. Court went well! I was the last of three families and my court appearance lasted a whole 20 minutes.

After court, we all headed to a bakery and picked up cakes and chocolate for the workers at the orphanage. We got to the baby house and were given our children. So, from almost day 1, I had Jonathan. I'll detail more later. Thank you to everyone who prayed for us!

5 comments:

The Stoughton Family said...

Jonathan is adorable! Will looks like such a good big brother! I'm sure he loves having his little brother (and mom) home with him!!! I can't wait to hear more and see more pictures! Jonathan looks good! I'm sure he'll put on some weight quickly!

The Stoughton Family said...

Oh, and one more thing...Can I borrow Will to come help Sawyer walk? He's the PERFECT height to hold Sawyer's hands to help him walk! =)

Meliss said...

Awww! What a sweet picture! I'm so happy for you guys!

RONandKATHY said...

Many many blessings on you, Gayle. I'm glad you are home safe and sound with your precious "arrow".

Eves37 said...

What a great picture of Will and Jonathan. Simply amazing ... love you! -Evie