Thursday, April 1, 2010

Thanks to Everyone!!!

I feel like I need to acknowledge so many people and thank so many people! I'll get to thank you notes at some point, but for now please know that we are so thankful for everything, including but not limited to...

-All the prayers.

-Our bible study group for putting out pine needles for us!

-Our church friends and family for coordinating and preparing so much food for us over the next four weeks I understand!!! Praise God!!! Everything has been delicious!

-Friends and family who met us at the airport! It was such a blessing to see all the smiling faces after we were soooooooooooo exhausted.

-Cassie for picking up our mail... (I still need to get that from you)

-My students who have cleaned the house, made paintings for the kids, and brought me cake, cards, and presents. I love you guys!

-Mom for doing all of our laundry! that was no small undertaking! And for helping Adam while I was not feeling well!

-So many friends who have given us clothes and toys! (Teniah thanks for all of the clothes I still haven't gone through all of it, but that is an impressive amount!) Tricia thanks for all of the cars and toys! Pierson loves them. Cassie most of Harper's clothes are going to fit after all... Maylin is smaller than what I thought after all.

-Family and friends who have given us financial aid! You have no idea how much that means to us. Those amounts ranging from $10 to $5000. Every little bit has helped us bring these two precious children to their forever home. Something they deserved four and five years ago. (I'll save their stories for another day but they had hard beginnings. Fortunately they were loved and well taken care of in their foster home for the past 2 and a 1/2 years.) We have come VERY close to paying off everything thankfully we have a wonderful friend who has given us an interest-free loan for the rest of it! Praise God!

-The many gifts we have been given.

-The beautiful peonies from the Biggers.

-Everyone who has had a hand and heart in welcoming these two children into new lives here with us.

I am sure I'll think of more things to thank people for but for now please no that none of your kindness has been unnoticed! THANK YOU EVERYONE!!! WE LOVE YOU!!!!!!


Kristi said...

Isn't it wonderful to be "smacked in the face" with how much you are loved?
So glad that your socks have been "blessed off" upon your return too.

Amanda said...

God is so good - I hope everyone is adjusting well - they are so cute!!

Ian said...

You two and Pierson and Maylin are so loved! Welcome home!

Bekah said...

We wish we could have been there to welcome you home! I can't wait till Sunday to see your beautiful new family! I have hung on every word and picture you have posted and been so excited to wait for more! See you soon! Love you all!

Cassie said...

i am so happy to have been able to be a teeny tiny part of this huge event in your lives! you have been such a great friend and i consider myself greatly blessed just to know you guys :)