Our flight from Chicago to Jacksonville ended up being delayed about 2½ hours due to some bad weather south of Chicago, and the plane needing new brakes. (We were not happy about the delay, but new brakes seemed like a good thing!)
We did have something new happen in Chicago (during our 4 ½ hour layover) - Elisabeth let us hold her hands and she would `walk' with our help!
We had a wonderful group of friends and family meet us at the airport. We were not expecting this since our flight was delayed from arriving at 11:00 pm to 1:30 am. The whole group had on red shirts and were holding banners, balloons and MORE gifts for Elisabeth! It was an absolutely amazing welcome home! It was great to walk off the plane and be able to see so many familiar (if crying) faces!
And THEN, when we arrived home, there was a stork announcing our new daughter perched on our lawn! We also had multiple banners hanging up in our carport, and all sorts of wonderful food gifts waiting for us on our kitchen counter and in our fridge. The Lord has truly blessed us with great friends and family!
We would like to thank each of you again for your prayers and e-mail support. This has been a wonderful experience for us and we know that your prayers have helped us bond as a family and adjust to the big changes each of us is having to make.
We will post another update in a week or two to let all of you know how things are going and what new things our precious Elisabeth is amazing us with!
|Walking in Chicago|
|Meeting Papa for the first time|
|Our Welcoming Committee|
|The Stork has landed!|