We made it in from Atlanta airport last night around 9:30 p.m. It took us awhile in the airport due to our luggage not making it to Louisville from Atlanta. We were so blessed to be picked up by a fellow adoptive family who were ready to take photos of us so we have the moment to preserve(you can imagine how beautiful we looked due to being up so many hours! We’ll probably keep those photos of Mama in the family!) We barely made our flight due to major lack of staff in the immigration processing center in the Atlanta airport. He was the first of several Russian children who became U.S. citizens last night in Atlanta. The man who took our sealed envelope only talked to us for a few minutes but he was like an angel to us. I picked up Colin so he could see him because he wanted to talk to him and he basically said to Colin, “Hey, there, little man! You are going to have some Christmas. When you wake up tomorrow morning to see what Santa Claus has brought you, you’re gonna find you are an American and you are a blessed little boy.” He then said, “Merry Christmas! God bless you!”
We are tired but are so relieved to be back. We ask for special prayers that Alan and I will be patient and kind to each other…and that our words will build each other up and not hurt each other while we are tired and cranky back here at home.
I will post again today with the story of our miracle flight from Moscow and how mightily God answered our prayers on that loooonnnggg flight to America.
Here is my sweet American citizen, Colin Brandt! Welcome to America, my precious boy!