Friday, September 26, 2008

Destination USA

Ed. Note: Some of you may remember this from a few years back. It is as true then as it was now and I wanted to recreate the same virtual memories for our new Baby Girl. Please join us by leaving your well wishes in the comment box.

Their flight is officially in the air and headed for the US. There was a going away party scheduled for this afternoon at the orphanage, even though our darling girl was the only one departing. I'm sure they took lots of pictures. I can't wait to see them and hear all about it. For now, however, I'm fully focused on their arrival tomorrow---less than 24 hours away!
One of the things that I've seen done before, and I thought was a GREAT idea, was to have friends and family *sign* the new child(ren)'s memory book. Since this blog has become a virtual memory book to share with our Baby Girl as she grows and wonders about her journey to our hearts and home, I'd love for each of you to share a thought, a hope or a prayer with her so she knows that you all, too, were part of her story...each in your own unique ways. Thank you so much for being a part of such a special time and thank you for the great welcome you've given our newest family member!!!


Anonymous said...

Welcome home baby Lily!

You have such a wonderful family that will love you, protect you, teach you and guide you through all your years. THey are blessed to have you!

Love, the lillwitz'

Easter A. said...

Dear Jane and family,
I could only praise our most loving and generous God for the many blessings he lavished you with! Another bundle of blessing is on its way, an eminent sign of God's faithfulness and love. We are one with you in this moment of great joy and expectations! God bless you abundantly!

Amy Marcoux said...


We are so excited to meet you and it has been so fun to see your family get so excited to welcome you home! Your cousin, Kanika, will be SO happy to have a cousin her age to grow up with! We love you before we even know you!

Uncle Nick, Aunt Amy, and Kanika

Owlhaven said...

Welcome home!!


Barb, sfo said...

Lily, it is truly amazing that you have come to be with your family. It is also amazing that your mom has reached so many friends all over the country, all over the world, with this website. We are thrilled that you and your family will get to be together forever. May God bless all of you!

Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle said...

Dear Lily,

WELCOME HOME to your family! God is so very good and has taken care of everything for you and your family. My prayer is for you to grown in holiness within the "domestic church" of your beautiful family - mother and father, brothers and sisters!

May God bless your whole family now and forever!


Laura said...

May peace always grow in your heart and your mind and may you always know how very much you are loved.
God bless you.

Cath said...

Dear Lily and family,

"And this is my prayer, that your love may overflow more and more with knowledge and full insight to help you to determine what is best, so that in the day of Christ you may be pure and blameless, having produced the harvest of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ for the glory and praise of God."
Philippians 1: 9-11

We are checking the blog on the hour waiting for news of your union and reunion! We celebrate with you and love you all.

The Spainhours

Eileen said...

Dear little Lily,

Your coming has been long hoped for, dreamed of and prayed for by many.

Now it is a reality.

May God bless you, past, present and future, in your Forever Family. May you joyfully experience every ounce of love your family has for you already, and may that love continue to grow in a thousand ways. May your life be overflowing with blessing.

And may God continue to shine his blessing on your whole family, who today know His great love in abundance ... because of you!

Welcome Home!!!

Eileen (and my whole cheering squad family) :)

Christine M said...

Welcome home Lily,
You are part of such a wonderful family and you will make their lives even better than it was before.

Christine M.

Carolyn T said...

Praising Jesus for you little dolly!!! What an honor it was to lay eyes on you and play with you while you were in Ethiopia! To witness your homecoming is a privilege beyond words.
You are going to experience LOVE like you have never known it and bring JOY to your family until it overflows!!
YOU and your family are a miracle from HEAVEN!
Carolyn T.



Welcome home. You family is truly an inspiration and your are so blessed to have them as your own. I am sure you, too, are already a blessing to your family. God is good.

The Schaefers

Anonymous said...

To Mom, Dad, and Siblings,
Congratulations on the new addition to your family! How truly blessed you are to have another a beautiful girl.
Welcome home. Your family and friends are all so excited to give you hugs and hold you close. May God always shine His face upon you.
Mark and Claire

Teri said...

Sweet baby girl. You have been through so many changes in your short life thus far. But here you are halfway across the world with your forever family. God brought you into this family because He knew exactly what the plan was for you. And what a blessed plan it is! Welcome home!
With much love,
The Danstrom's

Eli Pinney said...

Welcome home baby Lily! You are so very lucky to have your mom and dad, they are wonderful people! and they are so blessed to have you!
Congratulations Marcoux Family!
The Humphrys

scmom (Barbara) said...

Welcome home sweet baby. God bless you as you begin your life with your new family.

Melissa Wiley said...

Congratulations on this wonderful news! God bless you all!

Becky said...

Welcome home sweet girl. We think of you and your family as our Ethiopian cousins. You spent your first months at Wanna with our sweet baby girl Lydia. God bless you and your wonderful family.

Rich said...


"Ye have not received the spirit of bondage agian to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are the children of God: and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint-heirs with Christ, if so be that we suffer with Him, that we may be also golrified together. For I recon that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory which shall be revealed in us."--The Epistle of Paul the Apostle to the Romans 8:15-18.


Rich, Vicky, and Eleni Cassem

Michelle said...

Dear Lily, welcome to your new home and family!

God has great plans for you, little one!

May God bless you all as you begin the next part of your life with your forever family.

Nuts in a Tree said...

Welcome to your new family Lily, and to America! We know that you are already blessed to be joining such a lovely family. May your life be filled with love and laughter!

Rhonda, Walter, Kyle, Noah & Jacob

Therese said...

Dear Lily.

What a wonderful family God has chosen for you to spend your life with. I know you will be a great part of this family.

God bless you.

Anonymous said...

Welcome home Baby Girl! Your family, along with many others, have been waiting for you!

God Bless,
Andrea Logue
Marion, Ohio

Sarah Reinhard said...

Holding you all in prayer and rejoicing with you as you celebrate today!

Welcome home, dear baby! May God continue to bless you and your family!

The Payne Family Blog said...

Sweet Lily,

Welcome home, little one! God has so richly blessed both your new family and you!!! What a wonderful life you will have. It will be so exciting to see how God will use you to do wonderful things for Him!!! God Bless you and your sweet family!

The Paynes
Scott, Kelly, Andrew, Kevin and Sam

Lisa@UnexpectedJourney said...

What a wonderful, new world is awaiting you at your homecoming. You are blessed to become a part of this family, specially chosen by God. And of course, what a blessing you are to them. We can't wait to "meet" you!
God bless you and your family always!


Easter A. said...
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Easter A. said...

Dear Lily,

Welcome home!!! What a blessing you are!!!

Cy, CT, JJ, Faithy and TJ
(Easter's blessings)

Anonymous said...

Hey you guys we are sooo exited for you!!! Call us when she gets home!!!
The Heeg family

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily ~

Welcome home!
The Ark has been waiting and praying for you for a long time.
You all are very blessed to have each other!

The Bingen Family

Anonymous said...

Welcome home sweet, beautiful Lily.

How blessed you and your wonderful family are. I look forward to hearing about your life on the Ark.

Kathleen Blake

Anonymous said...

Hello Lily, On "angels wings" you came. God bless you always to you and your new beginnning of life with the Marcoux family. You are very special. Give Mommy a kiss and hug for me. Your friend, Fran Stadtlander

Cathy Santarsiero, "The Christmas Corgi" said...

Dear Princess Lily, Welcome Home you dear precious baby girl! May God bless you and your family today and always. Warmly, Cathy Santarsiero ^..^

Julie D. said...

Welcome home Lily! You have no idea how anxiously your family has been waiting and longing for you to join them. :-)

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily,
May you always feel Christ's love alive in your heart through the love that is shared by your family. You have been placed here for a special purpose and reason. As close friends, we have been abundantly blest to know your family and to share in their great joy and anticipation of welcoming you home.
Love, The Kararo Family

Anonymous said...

Dear Lily,
Welcome to your beautiful family.
They are very blessed to have you. As you grow, you will see just how blest you are to have all of them. They have been waiting eagerly for you. May God bless and keep you always.
The Lucarelli Family

Anonymous said...


Welcome home! We prayed for a safe trip for you!! And we can't wait to meet you!!!

Auntie Beth, Uncle Dave, Cousin Madison and John!

ESolgos said...

You are a much prayed for little girl, Lily. You are a precious gift to your family and to the world. God bless you, sweet Lily.

Paige said...

Welcome home Lily!
You and your family are so blessed to finally be together. Though you didn't know it, they loved, worried about, and waited for you for a long time. The wait is finally over, the love will continue, and worrying...well that comes with motherhood!
Love Paige

Laura said...

Congratulations! And welcome Home Sweet Angel girl! What a precious treasure you are!