Friday, July 24, 2015

On to HOME

The next morning I was feeling almost normal again and Olivia looked SO much better.  She said she felt better too and it was an answer to prayer.  Macy was still doing great and was having fun in the hotel.  The day before when we arrived in Miami and stopped at the restroom, she washed and dried her hands THREE times, it was such a fun novelty to her to have automatic faucets! 

We decided to skip the free breakfast at the hotel, packed up our things, and went into the airport.  After finding our gate, we got some food and I was so glad to see an Einstein's bagel place!  Orange juice and muffins for the girls and my favorite bagel sandwich for myself (thank goodness my stomach tolerated it!).  

We had a nice time waiting and just being together in the airport.  Macy played with the iPad for the first time and found a couple apps she enjoyed.  She especially loved Talking Roby and would say all the names of her friends back in Haiti and listen as he repeated them.

Finally it was time to board.  We were glad to have seats together, which we did not going into and out of Haiti.  

Olivia was NOT happy mom was MAKING her take a nap... because she was NOT tired... can't you tell...  come on MOM!

Nope, not tired at all! :)

At last we were in sight of Chicago and our final destination.  I could not wait to see Braeden and Liam and have them meet Macy!

And we were so blessed at the friends that came to welcome us as well!!! 

We stopped on the way home at an oasis to get something to eat...

And another good friend who missed us at the airport met up with us here!

We were finally home and ready to begin life as a family of five!


maureen said...

Awesome!! So happy to see the ending...beginning of your journey! Praying that Macy is acclimating well and you are all enjoying being a family of five!!

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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

Olivia - 14

Olivia - 14

Braeden - 11

Braeden - 11

Liam - 9

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