Sunday, November 27, 2011

A sweet homecoming

This past Tuesday I returned "home" after a week long visit to Hong Kong and Beijing. As nice at it was to be away for a few days and enjoy time with friends, I didn't anticipate the pure joy I would experience upon being back at Maria's. The minute we pulled in to park, I saw a few of my kids looking out of the window as they normally do when a car pulls up. The looks on their faces was priceless. I didn't make it too far in before I just dropped my stuff so that I could go see their sweet faces and kiss their cheeks.

The following morning in preschool, they were exceptionally excited. Although I have felt "at home" for most of my time here, this time it felt different. It was just this overwhelming and peaceful feeling of belonging with my sweet babies.

This week we also had the chance to celebrate Thanksgiving together as a "family" (complete with our Beijing turkey). Although the kids were not involved in the actual meal, it was such a blessing to have them as a part of my Thanksgiving day. Being away from home on this day was harder than I anticipated it would be, but getting to see their faces throughout the day made it not seem quite as sad, and for that I was thankful.

Here are just a few shots from the week...

Turkey in Beijing, check
Turkey on the plane, check

Turkey in Luoyang, check

Thanksgiving essentials

Thanksgiving rice crispy goodness

Two sweet faces that can bring a smile to any day
Our MBH family, plus a few, minus a few
 Lastly, from our home to yours...


  1. Rebecca!! I just love the video at the end! and seeing those sweet faces I pray for and miss so much!!!!

  2. sweet! sweet! sweet! we prayed for you on wednesday/thursday. i am sure being away from home on holidays is hard. glad you had a sweet homecoming with your precious little ones:)
    much love from all the wrights