Wednesday, October 23, 2013

The best homecoming EVER!!!

So, I told the kids that we were going to put our Team Gracie Doo shirts on because when we get home from running errands, we were going to make a video for Gracie to encourage her to keep getting better fast, so that she can come home soon.  I had them pick out a movie to watch in the car while we ran our errands and they remained distracted up until we pulled into the airport and when they asked why we were there, I simply said that the errand we had to run is right by the airport.  As we were parking at the airport, Andrew was saying that he wished we could just get on a plane and go to Boston right now...  Once we parked, they some how still had no idea what we were doing at the airport and they seemed to have bought the idea that they were just running an errand with me (they had such a great attitude about running errands :-).  Before we got out of the car, I said "Oh! Daddy just sent us a video, so they gathered around and watched a video with Gracie in it, saying (via David's voice) "Hi Abby and Andrew! God has been SO good that I get to come home today!  I can't wait to see you guys!"  Abby looked at me with big eyes and said "TODAY?"  I replayed the video for them and when they realized that we were at the airport to pick them up today, they both squealed and said "these are the best errands ever!"


The reunion that ensued was a little slice of heaven...

First line of business... smother Grace...

Then, love on Daddy...



Y'all have stood in the gap, bore our burden's and in essence, lived out Romans 12:15 "15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep" in our lives in a profound and tangible way!  There truly aren't words to express our love and gratitude for each and every one of you, so please trust us when we say that you are more than family and friends, you are our Village for whom we adore and appreciate!!!  We still have a long road ahead of us (Lord willing) that will undoubtedly be full of peaks and valleys, so please stick with us and pray us through this journey for which we are honored to be on.  (((BIG GIANT HUGS))) 

2 comments:

The Keierleber Family said...

I've been waiting for this post!! :)

Crying and will continue to pray! :)

Charmoin said...

Tears of joy!!! So thankful! So happy for you all!!! I love your family!!!!!