SO MANY PICTURES AND STORIES!!!

HELLO FRIENDS AND FAMILY!  ITS SO HARD TO BELIEVE IT HAS BEEN 5 WEEKS SINCE WE WENT TO ORLANDO AND PICKED UP OUR CHILDREN.  WE WERE SO BLESSED TO HAVE TYLER AND HALEIGH WITH US DURING THE ENTIRE PROCESS.  THE DOW CHEMICAL COMPANY HEARD OF OUR SITUATION AND OFFERED THEIR PRIVAT JET TO TAKE OUR FAMILY TO ORLANDO WITH JUST A FEW HOURS NOTICE.  LET ME RECAP:

JANUARY 12- TYLER CAME OUT OF HIS ROOM AND SAID, “MOM, THERE WAS JUST AN EARTHQUAKE IN HAITI”        

JANUARY 13- WE FOUND OUT THROUGH A TEXT MESSAGE AT 2:08 AM THAT THE CHILDREN WERE ALIVE!!!!

JANUARY 15 – THE CHILDREN FROM THREE ANGELS WERE TAKEN TO A DIFFERENT LOCATION WITH WALLS ALL AROUND PROTECTING THEM FROM ANY VISUAL IMAGES OF THE EARTHQUAKE.  THEY WERE FED, PLAYED WITH AND LOVED ON.  OUR DEAR FRIEND JENNI “JUST HAPPENED” TO BE AT THAT EXACT SCHOOL TEACHING… WE BELIVE… FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.

JANUARY 17- WE RECEIVED AN EMAIL SAYING TO “HAVE YOUR BAGS PACKED AND BE READY TO GO”… THE ORPHANAGE DIRECTOR WAS TAKING THE CHILDREN TO THE EMBASSY THE NEXT DAY TO SEE IF THEY COULD GET A PAROLE VISA!  WE STARTED FRANTICALLY PACKING!!!!!

JANUARY 18- WE PACKED THE CAR, SAT AT THE COMPUTER FOR HOURS (LITERALLY) AWAITING AN EMAIL TO SAY WHICH AIRPORT WE NEEDED TO HEAD TO… WE ALSO GOT A CALL FROM DOW, SAYING THAT THE JET WOULD BE READY… JUST LET THEM KNOW WHEN AND WHERE WE WERE GOING TO!  AT 2PM, WE GOT THE EMAIL THAT THE KIDS HAD BEEN ISSUED THE PAROLE VISA AND WERE HEADING TO ORLANDO!!!!  WE CALLED DOW AT 2:30PM AND THEY SAID, “THE FLIGHT WILL LEAVE AT 3:45PM… SEE YOU THEN”.  AT 6:30PM WE LANDED IN ORLANDO, RENTED A CAR AND DROVE THE 90 MINUTES TO FT. PIERCE TO THE MILITARY BASE WHERE HOMELAND SECURITY HAD THE KIDDOS.  THROUGH THE GLASS DOOR, WE COULD SEE OUR BABIES!!!  THE TV AND NEWS CREWS WERE EVERYWHERE!  THE CHILDREN WERE RELEASED TO US AND WE HEADED TO THE HOTEL, TOOK A SHOWER AND HAD A PIZZA!  IT WAS FABULOUS TO TUCK THE KIDS INTO A BIG FLUFFY BED, ESPECIALLY SINCE THAT MORNING THEY WERE SLEEPING ON THE GROUND!  WE ARE SO AWARE THAT WE ARE BLESSED!

PLEASE ENJOY THE LAST MONTHS PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS!

jenni, our sweet friend who helped care for the kids! we are in haiti with her in november in the photo!

our amazingly kid pilots!

walking  the door from homeland security!

inside the homand security office…sisters finally together!

heading home!

with aunt hannah!

grandpa obie with ty and armon at MBS

snow!!

first night at home... uncle kelby and armon reading a book

walking in the door of HOME!!

my boys!

armon checking out his room
with aunt sarah!

elmise looking at her clothes... first time having a closet!

auntie sarah!

first day of school at midland christian!

first tisle sledding

hanging out at home

elmise turns 8!

elmise looking at her birthday gift...

first time skiing!

armon learing the "pizza position"

 

WE JUST CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ALL YOUR PRAYERS AND DONATIONS TO MAKE THIS ALL POSSIBLE!  WE ARE SO BLESSED!  PLEASE CONTINUE TO PRAY FOR THOSE STILL IN HAITI… THE NEEDS ARE GREAT!

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~ by robshaitikids on February 22, 2010.

2 Responses to “SO MANY PICTURES AND STORIES!!!”

  1. What a beautiful story!

  2. Thanks for sharing the pictures, they’re priceless! (I especially like the last 2.) We’ll keep praying for the people of Haiti – that God will bless them even a portion of how much He has blessed your family.

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