Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Long Story Short

To save confusion, and to make a very long, emotional, difficult story short, here is the deal.

We came home with only 3 of our 4 kids. Rebekah (Freweyni) did not come home with us. If you read my last post, we found out just prior to leaving that she had been removed from Layla House due to some behavioral issues. She returned to Layla the day after we got there, and we had the other 3 kids with us.

It was a long, hard trip for us all, and the emotional end of it was as much as we could take each day. We were thankful to come home, excited to have these 3 wonderful kids with us, and heartbroken to not be home with all 4.

Rebekah will be coming home in ~3 weeks, and we eagerly await her arrival. I won't go into details, but the delay was and is necessary, and we know it will not be an easy transition. But God is in the business of miracles, and we have faith that He will see this to completion.

So as I said, this is to save confusion as you read and see pictures of our trip.


Owlhaven said...

Sorry she didn't come home, but wishing you all the best as you prepare for her arrival. Hoping all is going well with everyone else.


Jim & Laurel said...

Sooo... sorry to hear of the heartache of leaving Rebekah behind, if only for a few weeks. We have been told that we might need to travel to Ghana for 1 of our children, and then wait a couple of months for the other 3. My husband says, "There is no way I can go, and leave the children there." Interesting ... the one we may bring home early, we have named Rebekah. :)

We hope to meet your family. Oh my ... I just realized we will be in Pasco next month, for a work conference. If you're up for meeting the mama and papa of another crazy, large family (10 bio, + 4 coming from Ghana), you can email me at: diacogiannis@verizon.net.

Prayers & Blessings,