Hansen family of six!

Hansen family of six!
Home with Emmi

Sunday, June 21, 2009

We made it home! God is Good!

After two long days of travel we made it to cold Washington. We were told on Friday that we would leave around 10:00. So we were ready, dressed in our fancy clothes ready to meet Emmi's mom and fly to Miami, and they didn't come until 12:30. We had our bags packed and Emmi knew she was leaving and was ready. So it was a long 3 hours, not knowing if they would show up or when, once again trusting. Emmi went to school for a little bit and I went outside to cool off and she got really upset, she thought we were leaving without her. When we got to the office in Port-au-Prince we met Emmi's mom. She is so beautiful. It was ....I don't even know what to call it. I am so glad we got to meet her. After waiting at the airport, flying, immigration and shuttle to the hotel, it was a long day. Emmi did great. Momma's arms and back were sore, but we made it! We got up Saturday and flew into Seattle where my brother, sister-in-law and mom met us with a ride. Deiby, my sister-in-law, is from Costa Rica and made some beans and rice for Emmi, she loved it. There are so many emotions, one minute she is very happy the next sad.
We are having a few days at home getting adjusted to a schedule and her new home. She doesn't like the animals at all, actually is very scared of them. She had a great time with the boys last night. JJ is such a fun name to say, all the kids love his name. She went to bed great slept in her own bed all night. She did wake up with a fever again. But praise God, she didn't have one the whole time we traveled, thanks for your prayers. I have a bad cold with a sore throat that I got at the Creche and have pretty much lost my voice. So I would love your prayers to feel better and protect the rest of the family.
I will post more when I can and tell stories, we have so many. She is so fun to have around and we laugh so much. On the plane we laughed so hard Sierra and I were crying.


Rachel said...

Congratulations Hansen family! What a wonderful Father's Day - having ALL your kids home. You've been faithful in your wait, it's wonderful to see how God has blessed you.

We hope to travel the road of adoption one day too. Thank you for the example you have set for us and others!

Rebecca said...

So, so happy for you AND for Emmi to be part of the Hansen Clan! What a blessing for her.

The Bergstedt's said...

Welcome home! We are praying for your health. God is good. Take care,Gail

Hattie Olivia : ) said...

YEAH!!! :D
[that's all that's going through my head & heart]

The Armerdings said...

Praying for you during this adjustment time, Jen. Hannah Joy loves to see pictures of Emmi and talk about her. I think she thinks she's a princess. She loves that she's adopted, just like her.