Sunday, June 6, 2010


Brycie and Hutson arrived HOME in Oklahoma City on Saturday evening at 7:04 p.m.  Thank you, Jesus, for safe travels.  A small crew was on hand at the airport to greet Mr. Hutson.  Hutson's godfather, Bill, and his daughter, Claire, were there, along with our dear friends and wonderful neighbors, Angelo, Sandra, and Daniela.  Just moments before Brycie and Hutson came through the gate, there was another homecoming, with a couple bringing a small girl and boy from Ethiopia.  We truly believe that adoption is God's way of providing children with a momma and a daddy, and, most of all, an opportunity to know Jesus.  That, our dear friends, is what it is all about.

This airport sign is for you, dear Brycie.

This airport sign is for you, Mr. Hutson.  Welcome home, son.

Two Italians and one Chinese.  Can you guess?

Clare and her best buddy, Angelo.

When is the last time you saw anyone wearing sugar sack pants and an Ocean Pacific shirt?  Hopefully, never. There is just something wrong here.  Angelo dressed like this just for Brycie, who has earlier commented on his clothing selection.  Angelo, you're lookin' fine.

Isn't Ela a doll?

Here they come, Brycie and Hutson.  Yay!

Group picture with Hutson, Mom, Dad, Clare, Bill, and Claire

Mom, Dad, Hutson, and Clare

Is Hutson handsome, or what?  Look at that smile.


  1. I have tears in my eyes as I read this!!! Wans't it just last week we stood and welcomed Clare home??? Oh the anticipation and overwhelmingness of it all!!!

    Welcome home, sweet Hudson! Blessings on your newest adventure and forever family.

  2. So glad you made it home safely. I pray your time of transition is smooth.

  3. What a beautiful ever-expanding family:) So glad that you are home safe. Ms. Xoe can't wait to meet her newest cousin!

  4. More posts, please!!! :)

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