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Monday, November 16, 2009

Love, Love, Love is HOME ...

I saw that face come around the corner and it was like dream ... Here in person was this little face I had seen in pictures for over a year; Here in person was this little face I had heard so many stories about; Here in person was this little face with the spirit of a survivor; Here in person was this little face I have grown to love ... The airport scene was filled with the spirit of family ... We were all there to support the Mayernick's and show Josie Love that we are in her corner as she battles much in the coming years with her illness ...  I got me some much needed Josie kisses and hugs ... She is an amazing cuddle bug and her smile will literally light a room ... She has such a peace about her and it was like she knew she was home FOREVER ... Her brothers and sister and all the rest of kids just sat around her amazed at her little face ... So many young people had prayed for this day ... There child like faith shows us so much about how God wants us to see each day ... My Jeremiah said on the way home, "Seeing Josie makes me want Joseph and Daisy home so much more."  Emily told Scott, "Josie is just the cutest little peanut, she looked just like I did when I came home from China."  When I told Maggie that we were going to see Mrs. Mayernick and Josie at the airport, she said, "And Joseph and Daisy too." (only if it were that easy ... lol) ... Elijah must have said, "Oh she is so cute" about a million times ... I of course lost it when Suzanne rounded the corner .... She is like my sister and when she is tired, hurt, happy, sad, or joyful then I am also ....  There is so much invested in praying a child home ... You put your heart on the line everyday with the Lord ... And then the day comes when you are face to face with your prayer and it is such an emotional moment ... I can't imagine how many bottles God has for me in the tear department when it comes to airport homecomings ... I definitely have a shelf or two ...

I just want to thank everyone who has prayed for the Mayernick family and for showing the love that is THE BODY OF CHRIST ...

I will try and post pictures soon or I am sure Suzanne will have some up in a couple of days ...

Off to reflect a little on the events of the night !!!!

23 kind words.:

Holly said...

Praising God for this victory!
Yours is coming friend. Yours is coming!

The Young Family said...

YAY! Praise Jesus!!!! Now praying your babies home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

*Overflowing* said...

Watching all of this unfold has been amazing! We aren't always privileged to see God's miracles but when we are....oh boy...it sure is unbelievably beautiful! I am so excited that sweet Josie is home. You're next mama!!!

Barb said...

Just so amazing. My heart is rejoicing with y'all!

lisa kindred said...

Can only imagine the JOY you must be feeling after the Homecoming of Josie Love. Truly , it is a blessing on our part to have the opportunity to pray for the arrival of yet another one of His children united with their forever family. Now we await the time for you you to go and get your Joseph and Daisy! Thanks for sharing about the night!! Love, LIsa

The Ferrill's said...

Truly a slice of Heaven...
praise the Lord, Josie Love is home!!!!!!
You're next, Gwen!!!!!!! Joseph and Daisy....you're next!!!!!!!

Robin said...

YEAH!!! Very very exciting!!

Kristi J said...

yayyyyyyyyyyyyy...wish we could have been there..but we all have coughs..so I didn't want to risk it...BUT I can't wait to meet her...Yayy God is so good!! Oh, I posted an old pic of ya on my blog :) lookin good!! kj

Kim said...

Just beautiful. Thanks for sharing your heartfelt thoughts with those of us far from home. Cannot wait to see the photos of the day we have all been praying for.
Love & Blessings from Hong Kong,
Kim

Goosegirl said...

Oh Gwen, what a beautiful blessing. I so wish we lived close to an airport so we could be a part of adoption homecomings! I wish people had been able to come to the airport when we came home with Ahnalin. But even so, I cried tears of joy reading this post because I have been praying for Josie love even though I have never met her family in real life, other than blogs. The community of families blessed by adoption is such a vital and dynamic group. We have that love and connection even if we never meet. Thank you for bringing Josie Love's story to me through your blog.

I am continuing the same prayers for your Daisy and Joseph. Soon my friend....very soon.

In His Grace,
Sivje

amy said...

What a wonderful day..Sooo happy she is home!

Diane and family ;) said...

YAY JOSIE!! It's all about Love, Love, Love, Love....YAY!!

Let's see....still on the prayer list:) Daisy,Joseph and a special little Ivey boy!! AND, so MANY, MANY others....join me, won't ya'll??

YAY, JOSIE!! Thank you, Jesus, for prayers answered!!!

Beautiful Mess said...

Praying "your" time comes soon... Thank you for sharing the story. I can "feel" the LOVE!


God bless you! Jen

That Fresh Feeling said...

Thank you for sharing....happy tears run down my face this morning praising God for ALL of this.

3 Blessings said...

I am so happy for Josie and her forever family. I am also praying for Joseph and Daisy...your day of celebration will be very soon...I just know it.
Blessings,
Amy

Jewels of My Heart said...

Thank You Jesus for watching over this little one... for answering our prayers and bringing her home... Thank You for the joy that is Josie Love...
Welcome home Josie Love.... soon your pal's Joseph and Daisy will hold your hand as you play together on the United States of America together... Together you three will always have a part of Africa with you... eachother...
God's speed...

Jennifer said...

What a wonderful blessing! One of God's miracles is home! Thanks so much for sharing. Brings tears to my eyes. Your time is coming soon. Hugs and prayers!!

Gillian said...

What a miracle and a joy!!
Rejoicing with full hearts for Josie Love and her precious family.
May God just splash love all over them as they settle into HOME.
Love, Gillian

Polly said...

Thank you for sharing this AMAZING homecoming! Praying yours will come soon!!

Angie Walter said...

Oh my goodness...can't stop crying sweet tears of joy...We will be watching for the post of YOUR families homecoming!! Oh the sweet day when those 2 precious faces come flying around a corner in your home! Praying for yall as you wait!

delucchi family said...

How excitign, thanks for sharing.
Love Jules
xxx

Blessed Mom of Four, Now Five said...

Oh, how I love airport homecomings, and I, too, have tears that flow when I see a Forever Family step out of the gate. God is good!
Robbie

Jillaine said...

I got your blog from Emily Alexander. Beautiful family. We have 4 kids under 6 and have an income of 65,000. We are starting the process of adoption in Dec. Wondering if you have any good fundraising ideas you could share. We have nothing but faith that God will provide all the money. Thanks and God Bless!