Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Thank you!

We cannot express the feeling we had this morning -
as we visited the boys orphanage.

I don't know where to start -
except to say THANK YOU!

Thank you to everyone who prayed for us!

Thank you to everyone who donated to pay the ransom
to free our boys! 

Thank you to everyone who shared our story 
to strangers who have prayed for us!

Thank you for everyone who has made it possible 
for us to leave our other kids 
for 2 weeks to bring our precious boys home.

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

It was a very nice orphanage,

and the kids are "well taken care of" -

as well as a child can be taken care of in an orphanage.

The nannies were sweet, and friendly.

The orphanage director was helpful and nice.

As we drove closer to the orphanage, Hagan knew where we were headed 
and was noticeably stressed. 
It got worse the longer we were there, 
and the more the nannies and children spoke to him.

Griggsy Bear wouldn't go the nannies either.
He was safe in his Baba's arms.

When we were leaving Hagan finally spoke 
zai jian 

I can't remember how Griggs worded his response but 
loosely translated 
 "Hasta la vista baby"

Amen buddy!!! 
Run my little super hero's run!!
Never to return again! 

Just wish you could take the other 400 precious children 
(700 if you include the children in foster homes)
with us!

this sweet baby held onto my hand while I sang 
"Jesus loves the little children,
all the children of the world. 
Red and yellow,
black and white 
ALL are precious in HIS sight -
Jesus loves the little children of the world!" 
to him. 
He smiled and giggled and I cried! 

Hagan sang songs in the van on the hour car ride back to the hotel!
(will try to show you as soon as possible! -
I got some on video!
He sang "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star"
and was shocked when Bryan and I began to sing along.) 

Thank you from our entire family! 


Kim K. said...

Continued blessings to your sweet little boys. We were not allowed to visit Josie's orphanage. It was bittersweet to not have that experience.

Sherri said...

We to did not get to visit Emma's, but i'm happy with the photos that were giving to me of her orphanage, thanks to a sweet lady who went on a missions trip. I got 78 photos, even of her being 4.5 months old. I'm so loving your post, please keep them coming.

Anonymous said...

I'm so glad you were able to have that experience and to know the places your boys had been - as hard as it is, what a gift of a piece of their stories in a very tangible way.

And what a gift that the boys wanted to be with you and made that so clear - what a sweet expression of the security God's giving them already in your love for them!

Prayers for you guys continue!


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