Sunday, December 7, 2008

Home sweet Home

Finally we are home and are gradually getting settled in. Ema had a warm welcome when we arrived at the airport in Memphis. My parents, Kirk's parents, nanny and pawpaw, Uncle Hank, and Aunt Sonya were there. Ema was a little overwhelmed and exhausted so being sociable was not on her agenda. She was asleep by the time we left the airport. Our trip to Vietnam was truely a trip of a lifetime. We will never forget the people there and how nice everyone was to us. While we are so glad to be home, we feel like we left some of our family there. Trinh, we know you are reading this....We love you so much and hope that when you come to the USA that you look us up!! You made our stay in Vietnam so much more comfortable and we will always think of you as part of our family. Henry....you gave us the greatest gift that we could have ever asked for. Ema is blessed to be raised in the USA but we are more blessed to have her as our dughter. We cannot imagine what our life was like without Ema. Her smile is contagious and her happy spirit fills our home with joy!




5 comments:

Christi said...

So glad ya'll are back safely. This will be a Christmas you'll never forget!

Tim and Mandy said...

Kirk and Emily we are very excited for you! We have been keeping up with your blog for months now, and are so excited ya'll are at home with Ema. Call us when you get settled so that Lee and Ema can meet each other, and so Tim and Kirk can catch up on old times. This has been such an amazing journey for the both of you!

Sarah said...

happy to hear you're home. enjoy this bonding time and i know you'll have a beautiful christmas:)

~~Kerri~~ said...

So glad you all are home. I have been praying for you as well as others here. You guys look as happy as can be and Ema is gorgeous!!
how does Ema like her new home?

Kendra said...

From all the pink balloons and signs, it looks like Ema had a pretty warm welcome into the neighborhood too! We are so relieved you're back safely with Ema in your arms. God bless!