After 24 hours of traveling we made it safely home on Wednesday evening around 7pm. As we landed tears filled my eyes just knowing we were so close to the kids. When we walked out of the gate we saw Aidan and Alayna through the glass. As soon as Alayna saw us she started crying happy tears! Oh how we missed them. I couldn't help but cry when I held them for the first time in 5 weeks.
We then saw the huge crowd of people that came to welcome us home.
What a blessing to be surrounded by such great friends and family to help us celebrate our girl's homecoming. Thank you to everyone who made her day so special.
Dariya did very well on all 3 flights. She fussed a little on the first flight because she was so tired and wanted to go back to sleep but, all the strange sounds kept her awake. Oh and that poopy diaper probably didn't help. You would think we were first time parents. But, overall she was a trooper.
She slept on the long flight for 2 hours and fell asleep on the final flight to KC and was still sound asleep when we arrived at the gate. I thought she would sleep through the homecoming but, she woke up just enough to see everyone (not to focus clearly on them though LOL).
As the crowd dispersed and we headed to our van it really hit me that we are finally home. A family of 5 together!
Thank you Father for guiding us, leading us and protecting us on this journey. We strapped the girls in their car seats, Dariya wasn't too happy about it for a minute then settled in and wanted to sing some songs. Alayna helped me sing and Dariya signed along. Sweetness x 2!
Here is the link to the local news channel that covered our story. Jason and I are going to have an interview with the reporter sometime soon.
A huge thanks to all those that took pics and video for us. Many more pictures and videos to come from our awesome photographers and videographers!
There is no place like home!