A sparrow when I'm broken, and eagle when I fly.....

Welcome to my world. I am an ordinary wife and mom who has been extraordinarily blessed by an amazing husband and house full of beautiful children. My prayer is that you will be somehow blessed by our family's story. It is a tale of God's grace and forgiveness...His loving kindness and patience with us His children as we strive & struggle everyday to bless His name with our lives

Friday, June 26, 2009

Home Sweet Home

Jarib and I got home to WA state last night. My friends outside of Mobile came and got us in Birmingham for a visit with them. It was so wonderful to spend time with them..More of our visit with them later. Then Wednesday I got the call from lawyer that we had interstate compact approval . Yah!!! Got a plane ticket home for Thursday. I got a big smacking kiss from Heaven when I was mistakenly put in first class all the way from Houston to Seattle. Boy was that nice! Mike picked me up at the airport and I just sobbed to hold my man again. The kids all just adore the baby of course. Jarib very quickly has learned that he likes to be help 24/7 and luckily there are lots of arms waiting their turns to hold him. I am exhausted but oh so happy to be home. I got to see Mulu before she had to leave and Cody comes tomorrow and Roza next week. I think Jake and Holly are coming for visit next weekend. Everyone wants to meet their new baby brother. I am loving have a baby again but will need to start implementing nap time. That means ME having nap time when littles are having their afternoon rest. I need it after being up with Jarib at night. I feel a bit like a zoombie today. Thank you all for your prayers for this sweet boy. Jarib has appointments in Spokane July 6th-7th for VP shunt and also his club feet.

Now keep up the prayers for Assefa and Gezehegn to pass court and get home too.



Anonymous said...

So glad you made it back. I know that you were welcome with big arms. Enjoy and get some rest. I will be mailing your package. Picked it up from RMH--just need your address. Hugs to you all.

June Berger said...

Oh, I'm so happy you both are home! I know that the rest of the family is so very glad to have you both home. Praying your other two little ones home quickly!! Rest whenever you can! Having a baby is more tiring than we remember, I especially think so as we mature ;o) . Blessings to all.

the chapman crew said...

I'm so happy your home with your sweet baby boy. My husband brought Bontu (Lela) home last Saturday and I'm in heaven. She's a dream! I'm keeping you in my prayers and LOVE reading your updates. I often think of your sweet boys in Ethiopia and know your just as anxious to have them home. Still wishing I lived closer to you so we could have coffee, your an amazing Mama and friend.

Richest Blessings,
Courtenay Chapman

Kerri said...

Julee, I am so glad you and Jarib are home. I enjoyed getting to know you and take care of little Jarib while he was in Al.. I will keep your family in my prayers, you all are an inspiration.

Andrea H. said...

Welcome home Julee. What a beautiful blessing for your family.

Shirlee McCoy said...

What a wonderful blessing! Welcome home!

Momto14 said...

finally getting a moment to get caught up on your beautiful family! Please email me sometime- not sure if you remember me- but we have kiddo's with SB and I would love to connect with you in person sometime.
Blessings :)