As my friend sent me pictures and video from home last night of my girls all reuniting as Kyra and Adrie were welcomed home , I was so emotional watching their joyful reunion.
When this little peanut was born I could never have imagined where she would take our family
I don't think we can fully comprehend her vast mission on this earth or the ripple effects of her life.
I have often said that when Bree was born we took on a new plan for our family, a new life then the one we had anticipated . I have always thought our plans were CHANGED
I mean it's not common to think of your typical plan for your family and foresee the way our family has come together.
I have often thought how grateful I am that Bree CHANGED those plans
And recently as Noah's miracle has unfolded I have begun to realize something
I do not think Bree changed our plans at all ,
I think this was the plan all along
When I first went through the emotions of having a child born with down syndrome, I grieved a little for my own plans of what my family was "supposed" to look like
When Bree was born I thought of my older children and what this might change in them or Would they resent their sister for demanding a different life than the one I had imagined for our family? Would they be embarrassed by her?
Today was another step closer to getting home
The embassy went quickly and smoothly and then we headed to the medical appointment which is required by the embassy for Noah to be cleared to travel into the US and boy was I grateful to have extra hands from julie through all of these appointments today!
A long skinny hallway filled with people waiting for one doctor and only a handful of seats.
Noah is an angel in his stroller when we are out and he barely makes a peep just taking in the world around him
Took julie to the star burger and our favorite waitress was there and remembered me and even gave me a hug ha ha
I am so homesick for my girls and kris and America , but I am trying to remind myself of my dads advice he gave me when I left , "respect the process and enjoy the journey " and I am doing just that. Before we know it we will be home and I can't wait for that but I am also really grateful for the experiences and time I have had here.