I'm late on this....two weeks late, actually....but I had totally forgotten to post about Nellie's homecoming! It's not too late, though, to share what an amazing night it was!
It only lasted about 10 minutes but anyone could feel the joy and blessings in those 10 minutes. God has truly worked a miracle on bringing Nellie home to her wonderful family. Here are a few pics from the event!
Nellie's "Welcome Home" sign was so much fun making. We decorated with Chinese words, bible verses, drawings, the Chinese and American flags, notes to Anela, and more. It was a lot of fun getting to see how it looked all together. A few bystanders at the airport even took pictures of our sign!
I was bubbling with excitement in my stomach. I think everyone was. Here we were holding up this humungous sign, knowing we would see Anela's, Fred's, and Mrs. and Mr. Scisciani's faces any minute now. When they finally did come, everyone did this mini-cheer-gasp-thingy (we didn't want to alarm or scare Nellie, so we tried to be semi-quiet). I thrust my part of the poster at Meghan (haha) and ran over to them.
Here I am holding her. She was so sweet and precious. In one picture, you can even see me kind of twiddling her hair because it was so soft!
I think about Rawha's homecoming....and OUR childrens' homecoming....what am I going to do with myself when I see MY very own siblings come down that escalator? I WILL be the first to hold/hug them if I don't get to go to Ethiopia. I'm going to be pushing everyone to get to hug my siblings first! ;)
I love all these sweet orphans coming home! I love them going from lonely orphans and becoming daughters and sons. I am so happy!
Welcome home, Anela Scisciani!