Sunday, March 30, 2008

Saying "Hola" is better than "Adios"





We just got in...it's 11pm and we're worn out from a full day of travel. The trip was incredible...a total answer to prayer. At the same time...we miss her. The house is weirdly quiet. Being home with just Lindsey, Polly (the dog) and I feels strange for the first time. Something is definitely missing...SHE's missing! We'll post lots more after we rest a bit. Thank you to all who prayed over us!
-Chris

23 comments:

Donnie, Cheri, Brock, Alex, Logan....Coming Soon Malaena-Sloan said...

I agree...Adios stinks! I'm praying your case moves quickly and you'll be picking up very soon! I hope you can find something to occupy your time and most of all, your mind! The "wait" has been a contant struggle for me, but now that our "wait" is for PINK, it seems a bit more comforting. Now, I know I have so much to do. God Bless, Cheri

Anonymous said...

I have been following your journey for a long time now and have never commented. I am an adoptive mother and your story both inspires me and breaks my heart at the same time. How much longer til you get to bring that sweet baby girl home??? Also, how close are you financially to meeting your goal? I am praying for you guys! We are in Memphis and would love to come and hug your necks when she comes home! What a gorgeous daughter you have and she is so lucky to have you!

God bless,

Laurie

Erin Miller said...

I'm so glad to know you're home safe and sound, but I can only imagine how much you miss that sweet girl already. I am praying for you as you wait. Let's get together soon.

Love,
Erin

Teri said...

She is so adorable. Wishing you all the best and my prayers are with you both.

Teri

Jodie said...

so glad you had a safe trip home. Adios is the worst. Praying it's the last one.

Rachel said...

Praying this is your last adios!

powelladoption said...

Oh the leaving is so hard! Hang in there, I pray that God will continue to sustian you and bless you until your family is together again.
Laura

Ferrick said...

I cant wait to watch God's plan unfold for all of you. Your sweet baby girl is precious, how happy I am for you to have had this visit trip. Many blessings, Susie

Madelyn's Mommy said...

I know saying bye is hard. We are praying that your case moves fast so you can be back in Guatemala soon!!!

Andrea

Ashley said...

She is absolutely a slice of heaven on earth. I hope that your case moves at speeding light!

Kristy said...

Leaving is sssooo HARD!! Saying a prayer for strength and peace while you guys wait! Also, praying that your case will go quickly and smoothly! She's adorable...thanks for sharing pictures!

Jennifer & Filipe said...

We felt the exact same way when we came home from our visit trip with Shiloh. I'm glad you guys had such a great trip and I will be praying for you as you wait for her to come home!

Mary Helen Wheeler said...

We can't wait to say "hola" to our
grandbaby girl!

We are so grateful you are home safely.

Looking forward to more pictures!

Praying for advance approval and PGN!

We Love You,

Mom and Dad Wheeler

peachy perspective said...

I LOVE the pictures... esp. the ones with her ponytail sticking straight up. So much spunk! :)

GWEN OATSVALL said...

know that we will all cover you in prayer till your family is all home safe and sound ... Her face is definitely etched in our hearts and know that many love and support you!

The Allums Family said...

so glad you made it home safe. I know what you mean about the "something is missing!". praying God give you rest and peace.
Can't wait to see more pics.
praying,
stephanie

The gFamily said...

LOVED watching your trip unfold! It was definitely a blessing to be with that sweet girl! I am praying that you get to bring her home so soon!!

Amy said...

Praying for you as you wait to bring her home forever. We did a recent visit trip and leaving is difficult, but still worth every second together!

May the Lord be your comfort in the waiting.

Jess said...

My heart was aching for you yesterday.

I am praying as you sink into life without here again.

Lainie said...

What an angel doll! My, she has so many cute clothes and "stuff," too!

You made some memories to treasure for all of you involved. Continue to "re-live" those moments! Thanks to technology and other memory triggers, Eliana will be able to do the same.

Thanks for letting us know you made it home safely.

Love you,
Lainie

P.S.- It looks to me like you're close to the end of the process. How many steps are left until she's home?

Laurie said...

So glad you had a great trip and are home safe and sound! Eliana is beautiful. Hang in there. She will be home before you know it. I mean hey, it's APRIL already! Wasn't Christmas just like yesterday!

Lainie said...

I think I answered my own question. The next thing is the PGN, which should be around May 3rd - right? We're counting the days with you!

Love,
Lainie

Kerri said...

Glad your trip home was a safe one. I hope your back in Guatemala very soon to bring that sweet girl home.
Kerri and Ruby