Psalm 127:3-5

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.

Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!"

Psalm 127:3-5

Sunday, May 22, 2011

This is Our Story, This is Our Song, Praising Our Savior All the Day Long!

The title of our post today is from the song, Blessed Assurance, Jesus Is Mine.  We are praising God for our safe and joyous return home!  EVERYTHING about our trip was FANTASTIC! Especially the two extra sweeties that we got to bring home with us!  Along the way God made sure we crossed paths with some wonderful people.  We enjoyed sharing our story with them.

Johnny, Sonya, Dusty, Carolyn - waiting in the airport

Carolyn LOVES Dusty!

Johnny LOVES Sonya!
Sonya LOVES airplane rides - especially takeoffs and landings!
Lufthansa is the BEST!
Dusty LOVES airplane food!

Daddy having a great time with his sweeties.

All four in a row - happy and content!

Sleepy boy & Grandma Brwee

In the Good ol' US of A!

Special occasion calls for special transportation!  Thank you VERY MUCH - you know who!
Johnny was asleep before we even left the airport.
The girls!
The guys!
Finally we arrived home and were welcomed by...

Papa C.

And Great Aunt Dollie

Sonya loved Papa's mustache.

Dusty loved Grandma's hugs.

Group Picture then inside Grandma & Papa's House for a bite to eat!
Food and then Snuggles!

On Papa's lap - best seat in the house!
Sonya agrees with Dusty!
Johnny slept through dinner
Welcome HOME - It's a Girl... It's a Boy!!!!
First morning in our home - together for breakfast!
Then off to the Doctor's Office
Our doctor recommended we take the children to St. Mary's Hospital in Richmond.
Our Little Tiger! 
St. Mary's Hospital IS WONDERFUL!
Getting BETTER!  Loving the strawberry ice cream!  
We certainly wish the children were able to be at home with us.  Fortunately they are in a wonderful hospital with fantastic doctors and loving nurses.  The children are in the SAME room and John has been with them the entire time.  It's an hour away from our house so the rest of us are able to go and visit each day for a few hours - even Johnny and Carolyn!  Grandma Brwee is going to spend the night tonight since John works on Monday.  We will keep you posted on their progress.  Thanks for your continued prayers!  


  1. Welcome Home! I'll be praying for you and your family. Poor little Dusty, praise God you brought him home! Can't wait to see how they blossom in your family!
    God Bless!

  2. Amy, John & family,

    We are so glad that you are all safe and sound in the USA. So sorry to hear that Sonya and Dusty are in the hospital. We will be praying for them and all of you during this time.

  3. I can't believe how tiny Dusty is... I can't wait to see him blossom! I know he will. I love the pictures of the grandparents with your new babies, it looks like they love them so much already! Praying for you

  4. Love you family of 6. So happy you are home safe.

  5. Oh, my heart breaks. We are hoping to adopt Shawna and Lindsey. Makes me realize all the more how this will be a rescue mission for their very health and lives. I'm so glad you made it home safely and smoothly!
    Carrie E

  6. Reading with tears of thankfulness and joy. Continuing to pray for you adn your children until the journey of travel is fully over and they are tucked up tight in your arms and their beds.

  7. Welcome Home!! It won't be long until they are back on the fast track - they've got the two things any child needs - US medical care - and most importantly - a family that loves them!

    hugs - aus and co.

  8. Prayers for all of you, especially Dusty and Sonya. I am so thankful they are receiving the love and care they need - it's clear from these pictures that they are absolutely cherished by your family. Tell the doctors and nurses at the hospital that lots of RR community members are praying for these two little ones. The children and your family will go on my church's prayer list tomorrow.

    Thanks for the updates...

    Susan in Ky
    Cousin to 2 from U.

  9. Praying that they get better quickly. So glad that everyone made it home safely. Love the pictures!

  10. Oh what wonderful pictures!!! I'm so sorry they had to go to the hospital but after seeing that picture of AJ I see why! Oh I know they will just change so much every day now. Glad they are getting the care and love they need and deserve!

  11. YAY!!!! I'm so glad you all are back!!! :)
    I will be praying for you guys! Congrats!

  12. Oh Amy!! My heart hurts for you having your babies in the hospital so soon after your return. I hope they can get out soon and be healthy and feel well.

    I must say you looked fabulous in your pics upon arriving home. I wished I looked that good after so many hours traveling. Loved the Limo. Will be praying for your lovies.

  13. Great photos! Tears started with the first one of grandma opening the limo door! How exciting! Poor Dusty, so tiny...I will be praying for a short hospital stay!

  14. Sonya and Dusty are two very special children to be adopted by your family. They look so happy and content to be with you! I'll pray for their speedy return to good health. They are at a hospital named after Our Blessed Mother, so I know this is a very good place to be. She is blessing them with her motherly love and care. May God bless your family!

  15. I'm so glad your little ones are getting the medical care they need. My heart breaks for what they have endured. Thank God they are now under your loving care. :)

    Stephanie Nance

  16. We do serve a Mighty God and through Him and with Him, ALL things are possible. OMGosh Amy, the tears are just a flowin!! How precious are those babies of yours...all of them. Bless your hearts and theirs. Praying that they get to be at home soon and their health will improve quickly. We will continue to pray for you guys and the well being of your precious children. blessings to you all.

  17. praying!!! love you all!!
    so so glad you are HOME!

  18. can't stopping crying and smiling for you guys....words can't express how proud we are you, your journey, and your faith!!!

  19. So thankful Sonya and Dusty are home and getting the help they need. Your family is in my prayers.

    Susan in Ky

  20. What a beautiful foursome you have added to your family! God bless you and your family!


  21. Welcome home! I hope everything is going okay at the hospital and they can get your little ones in tip-top shape really soon.

  22. So glad you are home. The picture of Dusty brings tears to my eyes.
    Joy, RR

  23. Rejoicing with you! I've been following your journey and am so touched by your family. Thank you for sharing! PS where's the "chip in" button? We'd like to give!

  24. Welcome home! Thankful you all made it safely! Praying for the kids, that their stay isn't long!

  25. WELCOME HOME! So glad to hear your travel went so smoothly. Just love all the pictures! Thank you for sharing your journey, and I hope you will continue to blog about how the family is doing. God bless.

  26. Welcome home!!! I bet it feels great:)

    That picture of Dusty in just his diaper, so sad. It brought me to tears. Especially since my Gabe may look similar. We meet our boys next week.

    I pray for rapid healing!

  27. That picture of Dusty showing how little he really is, is so sad. Is Sonya the same way?
    You did not really say but I assume this is why they both were admitted. I am truly sorry but now they are in a good place to get good care and loving from Mommy and Daddy.
    Hopefully they will be home SOON!

    Please keep us updated on how they are doing!

    (blogging friend! for some reason this is saying I am signing in as annonymous.)

  28. Welcome home!

    I cried when I saw how thin Dusty is in the photo and am so glad both he and Sonya are now in the arms of a family who love them!

    Much love and praise to our Lord for your safe return!

  29. The pics of all the family members loving on those babies is priceless and gave me goosebumps! Looks like grandparents will be making up for lost kisses and hugs! Yeah! Praying for a very quick recovery and healthy weight gain! It's amazing what love and medical care can do! But God does so much more!

  30. I am waiting for the 'after' pictures.
    I'm glad they are not picky eaters (yet). It will help put some meat on those bones.

  31. I am so sorry to see Dusty so tiny!! God surely rescued him when you adopted him and Sonya. We will all be praying for them. Can't wait to see them up and running and laughing!

  32. So excited to see another RR family in Fredericksburg. We are just starting our journey to EE. Would love to get together when the kids are home.

  33. Glad you are home with your lovies. Sorry that they had to be hospitalized immediately but if it means they will get better, then that is what matters. I am so glad to hear that your husband or their grandmother is going to stay with your children while they are in the hospital.
    They should be treated just like any other child no matter if they are just joining your family.
    There is another family who adopted from the UK and just got home not long ago. They had to have their daughter put in hospital and no one was staying with her while she was there. It broke my heart to hear this. Makes me wonder if they would leave one of their biological kids in hospital all alone. I doubt it!

    Hope your 2 are home very soon if not already!


  34. I just found your blog from a link on Reece's Rainbow. My wife and I feel like God is also calling us to adopt a Down's Child. I an not an emotional Guy, but when I read the title of this blog article it literally brought me to tears! Thank you for faithfully obeying God's call on your life. Thank You for giving these two wonderful children a chance to flourish and experience God's love on their life. Keep loving those children and keep praising God.

    Thanks You!!!