Scenes from a Homecoming

We had the unique privilege last night to watch lives being forever changed when my cousin and her husband arrived home from Ethiopia with the two little boys they adopted.  It was a party as a throng of people cheered, welcoming the boys into the family.

A picture of grace.


Cousins excited and waiting to meet the boys.


All the cousins who were able to make it to the airport. We've got quite a crew when everyone is together.

Me with three of my cousins. Have I ever mentioned I have the greatest family on the planet? And that's my joker kid's fingers making bunny ears...


The excited welcoming committee

They're here and they are shocked and a bit overwhelmed by the response.

The new mom getting a hug from her mom. *tears*

Total bewilderment

A thrilled grandmother.


Two little boys whose lives will never be the same.


A family united.

“But when the fullness of the time came, God sent forth His Son, born of a woman, born under the Law, so that He might redeem those who were under the Law, that we might receive the adoption as sons.”

Galatians 4:4-5


  1. You’re starting my morning with tears again 😉 Congratulations to your family! I would love for you to keep us posted on how they are doing. God is so good!

    • Definitely. One of the blessings of being down here is being so close to them. Sloan and the boys were already best buds before the night was over last night. We look forward to creating a lot of memories with them. 🙂

  2. Stephanie says

    Thank you so much for sharing these. So excited about our new family members! Wish I could have been there!

  3. Vonita Hill says

    What beautiful photos. Sometimes a picture really is “worth a thousand words.” I also find it facinating that you close your entry with a passage from Galatians. Did you know that the sermon series we are studying is Galatians? You are and always will be a part of us, Kelli! Give love to the AMAZING Lee and those scrumptious munchkins of yours. GO CARDS!!!! 😉

    • Well what do you?! I just love how adoption gives us such a picture our of adoption as sons (and daughters) of God. Gives me goosebumps. I’ll pass on the love to my brood, if you send our love to yours as well.

      3 games to go! Whoop!

  4. Kelli love your Blogs. So happy that you have moved down here so maybe we can touch base one of these days.

    Aunt Pat

  5. Oh my gosh the dimples! So beautiful! Great pictures!


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