There were about 5 families from our church group there as well as other friends and family of the people adopting. We made signs.
At the airport, the kids held them up.
And to see them, a new family of 5 on American soil after such a long fight with many hurdles to cross to get the kids out of the Ukraine, well, it just made you want to do a fist pump in the air for God. Victory! Three less orphans in the world tonight!
All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ. Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes. God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.
Eph 1:3-5 (New Living Translation)
Just imagine, God, the creator of the heavens and the earth, standing there with a "Welcome Home" sign waiting for each of us!
Find more Gratituesday here.