Wednesday, March 23, 2011

our homecoming

y'all, despite the last few days being pretty tough...we are SO blessed. during the frustrating and tearful moments throughout the day with our little greer, i just think about the last year of our life and know that he was made to be in our family. while it might be hard, we have such an awesome support system and so many people who have loving reached out to us or prayed for us along the way.

this afternoon i finally broke down today and watched a slideshow our friend josh at redtree photography did for us of our airport homecoming. talk about tears streaming!! i hadn't felt emotional stable enough all week to watch it, and obviously i still wasn't. i sobbed like a big ole baby looking at this! if you'd like a good afternoon cleansing cry, give this a look:

this guy is talented, huh? if you're in the kentucky/indiana area, you should look him up for your next wedding, senior pictures, family photos, etc. we're thankful to call him and his crazy wife good friends and we know that these pictures will be cherished for years to come!

also, our other very talented and dear friend, brooke, drove all the way up from georgia with her crazy and super-hyper hubby, brandon, to greet our little guy too. {by the way- i think brandon and ryan are long lost, ADHD brothers of some sort!} talk about great friends! it was so special to have them at the airport. we just wished we could have seen them more. here's brooke's blog about our special welcome home party:

if you came out to the airport to see us home, THANK YOU! we are so glad that so many of you got to meet our little man and hope that as soon as the dust settles, we'll be out and about hanging out with you all soon. your support and love means more than we can ever say!!!!


Stacy said...

That was beautiful and he's just precious! Congratulations!
Daydreaming about our turn :)

Ellie said...

He is just so cute I can't stand it! And he really seemed (based on the pictures in the slide show) to handle the big crowd well. I would have thought that he would have been more scared by the huge group of people and all the commotion. Congratulations and welcome home.

Barry and Amy said...

What a beautiful collection of photos and (more importantly) friends and family!

Natty Greer did SO well! And my personal favorite of the pictures was him lifting his arms up to you as he began to cry! Bonding!! YAY!

Welcome home! Congrats! God bless!

Melissa, Multi-Tasking Mama said...

Yes, that slideshow made me bawl like a baby! What a blessed little boy! And, you all are blessed..he is beautiful and alert and is going to keep you a busy mama for many years to come. God bless you for giving him a family!

Brittney said...

Wow! That slideshow was so good and something you will treasure always!

Sabrina said...

Wow! Thanks for that slide show so I could enjoy the moment from California! Congratulations and welcome home!

Barry and Amy said...

Still praying for you all and Natty Greer as you make the adjustment! =)

Jennifer said...

Lesli, I'm just getting back into blog land. Life's been hectic but I used to keep up with your blog and adoption story for quite some time. I am so blessed to hear that God answered the many prayers you said to adopt a child. I pray that all is going well and you all share many, many years together filled with happiness, love and sweet memories!! Congratulations!!!