Monday, August 31, 2009

Mission Accomplished

I sat down several times yesterday and tried to gather some coherent thoughts to put a blog post together. I arrived home on Sunday morning around 2:00 a.m. after a grueling travel schedule. I think it will be a few days before I am in my groove again.

Thanks to everyone who has prayed for us and encouraged our family in any way during this trip. It was great on many levels, but it was not without its challenges and frustrations.

Mercy is WONDERFUL! On Thursday, August 27th our Ghanaian princess officially became a part of the Salzwedel family. We should get her court decree in a couple of weeks and then we can file our I-600 and wait for it and her visa to be approved. She could potentially be home in 6-8 weeks!

I will post more in the coming days, but for now I will leave you with a few pictures. God is good...all the time!


28 comments:

Lisa said...

She is the most beautiful girl I have ever seen...I have been on her so many times seeing if you had posted anything...She is an angel....I can't even imagine what that first touch was like....Oh congrats..

Bill and Christina said...

What a beautiful girl! I am so glad that you got go and spend time with your daughter. That time is so very precious. I am beyond happy for you.
Christina

Brandy and Troy said...

Praise the Lord. Thanks for the update. You have been on my heart!!!

Michelle said...

I know it's been said, but she is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! Love the pictures!

stephanie garcia said...

SO SO SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!

Kathy C. said...

Precious. I guess I thought she was coming home with you. Soon though.

Amanda said...

I'm sooo happy for you!

Kathy Eden said...

Awesome pictures! She is beautiful! I'm so glad that your trip went well & you finally got to hold her in your arms! Praying that she will come home very soon!

Calmil2 said...

Seriously, she is gorgeous and looks so sweet. Congratulations. Adoption is such a bumpy ride but so worth it in the end :)

mama bear said...

She is so beautiful. Congratualations! I am so glad to hear an update. Can't wait till she can come home. Are you going to travel to Ghana again when that happens?

We are Grateful!!! said...

So thankful you are home and even with challenges, was successful!!!
Loved all the pics...you both looks so happy together. :)
Praising God for His answers!
Blessings, Tami

mlg said...

She is beautiful congratulations hope she is home soon!

small town girl said...

What a agreat experience, and what a beautiful girl! Can't wait till she gets home!

Laurie said...

I have been checking in on your blog a couple of times a day to see your update........

Your daughter is beautiful!! I can't wait to hear more about her & your trip. I hope she is home soon - at least you are going to have your whole family home this year for Christmas!

I am so thrilled that this journey is finally coming to a end, you both look so happy.

DotBlogger said...

Welcome home.
Wow, she is pretty.

Katy said...

Welcome HOME friend! I hope you are resting up, because I have a feeling that beautiful girl is going to keep you BUSY! =) She is darling but looks like she has a mischievious streak from the photos...may give Mr. B a run for his money. I am SOOOO excited for you to bring her home. God is AMAZING all right. She looks so content with her Mommy.

The Gang's Momma said...

Yay - doing the happy dance here again! So glad for you. So glad for her. So glad for me, that I get to follow this amazing journey of love. Thanks for sharing it and I can't wait to read more of your thoughts and feelings and observations. Feel better soon, tho. And then come back to us :) Hugs to you, friend.

Lena Wright said...

Continuing to lift your family in prayer, my friend!

Ginny said...

Gorgeous precious girl! I hope you are feeling better soon.

Chapter Two Manmi said...

She is beautiful. And your photos capture so many emotions/expressions. I am thankful to hear your daughter now shares your name.
Hugs,
K

Tree by the Sea Farms said...

I am trilled for you and your family!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne Seagren

Michelle said...

What a gorgeous precious girl, can't wait for her to be home!

Kristin Jag said...

Yippee!! So glad you passed court and got to meet your daughter all in one! What did you think of Ghana? Are you going back to file the 1600 or are you doing it stateside. Blessings on the next step!

Kristina said...

Beautiful! Absolutly beautiful!!!!!!!

Annie said...

I AM looking forward to details. :)

poseygirl said...

Congratulations!!! She is beautiful. Can't wait to hear she is home!!!

Wife to the Rockstar said...

WOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

I am so happy for you!!!!

She is GORGEOUS!!!!!!

Salzwedel Family said...

She is soooooo cute mamma! I can't wait for her to come home!!!

- Delaney