One In a Million Blessings

Tuesday, June 19, 2012


We are here! We landed in Ghana Monday evening after a very eventful day of flying. I'm not gonna lie, there were some tears shed when we realized we were most likely going to miss our connecting flight to Ghana. But, God is awesome, the connection was dealyed, and we were able to catch the flight!

We spent Monday evening eating with a wonderful new friend, Elaine, who has worked with Elijah at the orphanage since he came from the hospital. We are so grateful she took the time to meet us.

We were exhausted by about 8 pm so we decided to hit the sack, excited for our big day on Tuesday (meeting Elijah!!). We both fell asleep right away, and woke up about the same time. We were SURE it was morning and were excited about getting to see Elijah...until we looked at our watches. It was MIDNIGHT! {Picture kids on Christmas morning}

 Poor Tobin had to watch a movie before he fell back asleep. Needless to say, it was a pretty restless night; we were just so excited!

This morning FINALLY got here and we are delighted to say that our son is everything we could've imagined and so much more. He truly is amazing.

When we arrived he was napping, but we were given permission to wake him up. He was pretty groggy for the first hour or so, but was a joy just the same. No tears, though he was definitely cautious and spent lots of time checking us out.

We are SOOOOOO in love!

We go to The Embassy tomorrow, so please pray all goes well there. Then the rest of the trip is ELI TIME!!!! Enjoy the photos below! (The internet here is pretty slow, so uploading takes FOREVER).

Meeting Daddy for the first time.

Meeting Mommy for the first time.

 The three of sleepy boy and two ecstatic parents!

Words cannot express our gratitude we have for you all. You have prayed with us, cried with us, and walked with us through this journey. We would not be here with out you. Thank you so much!

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