It is so good to be a part of the church and to have so many wonderful friends. First of all, you guys were all awesome to comment on Ruthie's web page during our travel. Several of you said that you would look at it first thing in the morning. Well know that I was looking at it first thing in the morning too in order to read all of your kind comments. And the blessing has just continued... 4 of my friends came over to my house yesterday to clean it before I got home. I am sure that it took all 4 of them too. I am not sure if I should be relieved or concerned that I have no idea what it looked like when they got here. Thanks girls for blessing me in this way.
When Ruthie and I landed in Houston, we were met by 50 friends holding signs and balloons. It was so sweet to see everyone there. One of the things that has been most incredible about this process has been getting to see how much everyone else has grown to love this child too. Thank you for sharing life with us.
We got home after 4:30 to a sign hanging in our yard that said "welcome home Ruthie" (Thank you Ellis'), ate a spaghetti dinner (Thank you Kimberly W), and then headed to Jack and Sam's t-ball game. There are few things more American than baseball. Ruthie did great at the game and Jack walked around telling everyone that his new little sister was there and she is from China. He also told one lady that Ruthie has hundreds of friends at her orphanage but we don't have enough money to get all of them. It was cute.
Now I have 3 kids (yes 3- not 2) in bed, I am half unpacked, I have a clean house, someone else cooked my dinner- what more could a girl want. Oh yeah and I have a husband snoring beside me. I guess some things didn't change while I was gone.
I am hoping to put some video together in the next day or so. It just killed me in China that I didn't have the right cords. Better late than never.
Thanks again for all your prayers and support
OMG- I forgot to put this in the original posting earlier, but when I got home, my house had several framed pictures of Ruthie that my friend Kimberly Sink brought by. Thank you Kimberly for thinking of that. They have been fun to find.