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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

O Praise Him!!!




We missed Kristin so much on this trip, but she blessed us by driving from Austin to greet us at the airport! Thank you to everyone that supported us and gave us such a wonderful warm welcome. We are indeed blessed and He indeed is Holy.

73 comments:

Julie said...

So beautiful. Welcome home darling boy!

Sarah said...

Wow Emily! I have been in Africa for the last two weeks and totally missed all of this. I came back and logged on today and here he is...Beautiful Seth home with you!! It's awesome. Praise Him indeed! How lucky you are to have such a beautiful family. Congratulations for the wonderful joy that has been added to your life!

LIsa K. said...

An amazing journey God has once again brought you on. Thank you for following His heart to yet rescue one more of His children. A beautiful family. The lord bless you all!! Love, The Kindred's(Bloomington,Il.)

Holli said...

seriously..... could watch it a million times! cry every time and CERTAINLY PRAISE HIM over and OVER!!!
HE IS SO GOOD!

love that he is holding tight to those balloons even on the big heel!

PRAISE BE TO THE ONLY ONE WHO MAKES ALL THINGS GOOD!!!!!

Heather said...

Oh Praise Him! Bawling now. So precious. Can't wait to show this to my kids! So happy for you guys! Congratulations on your newest blessing!

Annette said...

So happy for all of you guys!

Annie said...

How Awesome is He! Welcome home Eyasu! Congratulations!

The Redman's said...

Oh the love and pure joy on all of your darlings' faces!!!

PRAISE HIM!!!

Thanks for sharing!

Christy. said...

Tears are falling as I watched that! Truly an amazing picture of Christ's love for us!!

Your family is precious, inside and out!

Rebecca said...

I love your family!!!

Neil, Amy and The Girls said...

That video was so beautiful!! And so is your family! Welcome home Seth!

Btw, I wore the same bracelet today that you were wearing in the video...we must have shopped in the same store in Addis Ababa...haha!

The B Family said...

Oh...I could just feel everyons's anticipation as they waited for your arrival. And the pure joy as Eyasu was welcomed home!
So happy for you!

jody said...

ok, wasn't expecting to weep.
geez. beautiful.

and they are all precious, but your girls are amazing. I feel like you can see their heart even just in photographs. love it.

congratulations. welcome home.
have fun!

Jennifer said...

There is nothing quite as beautiful as seeing the love of a family.
These pictures speak volumes of the love that your family has.
Congratulations, Emily, for creating such a beautiful, loving family.
P.S. Eyasu is gorgeous!!!

Stacy Westover said...

Oh my goodness - cried all the way through. What a beautiful picture of God's adoption of US! You can see Seth had no idea what was waiting for him, just like us. (I love how he is so attached to those balloons!)

Can't wait to see you all.

Kristi J said...

ohhhhhhhhhh, that made me cry..I loved seeing yall come through the door with him..His expression was priceless...Congrats and so happy for you all...can't wait to meet him, kristi

Tanya said...

I loved this video! So much love and joy....I could feel it all the way over here in Utah! The photographer captured EVERYTHING! I especially loved the surprise faces as you made your way out of the gate to greet your family & friends. PRICELESS! Your family is spreading the love of Christ all over this world. Thank you! So beautiful! Congratulations! Welcome Home!

J, A, T and Y said...

Love it!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cloverland Farm said...

congratulations!!!

Mark and Heidi said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. I need to go buy more Kleenex now...

Erica said...

Oh my. Beautiful. Precious. Amazing. An ugly cry. In a good way. Friend my heart swells with joy for you and your family. I couldn't decide which was more precious....the kids seeing Seth or you with baby Abe. Amazing. God is SO good. I can't get over how much Seth reminds me of Silas. Precious sweet little family. Praying for you all as you get to know one another.

Lori said...

Hi is beyond amazing! I love him so much it hurts! No words.

Eryn said...

Oh my goodness. I am sitting here bawling! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Beautiful moments, beautiful family. Beautiful pictures. Beautiful amazing God who made it all happen. Congrats!!

Jackie said...

Simply beautiful.
Praise Him whom ALL blessings flow!

Heather said...

What a beautiful sight! I simply love your family!

Heidi K. said...

BEAUTIFUL!!

loved his death grip on the balloons!

The Mrs. said...

Praise Him for sure! Thanks for sharing such a joyous homecoming. It's so exciting to read and watch, in anticipation of bringing our little one(s) home!

Amy Bottomly said...

EMILY. I am a sobbing mess. What a beautiful video and even more beautiful family. Sweet Sweet Alexander kids!!!!!!! Love.





Did you happen to see Olive's little face over there? :)

Janell said...

Welcome home. Seth is simply beautiful and definitely an Alexander! He looks like you guys! Used the same song on our travel video and it just makes me want to praise HIM, praise HIM, praise HIM all day long. You have so much to praise Him for today.

Cheryl said...

Precious! Beautiful! Love it!!

Congratulations Alexander family!!

missy said...

amazing to capture the incredible emotion of those moments. i love the one of you coming through the doors!!! what a joyous homecoming!

p.s. has he let go of those balloons yet?

Jen said...

Beautiful! Absolutely precious. He looks so young to me. So small. That smile is wonderful. Welcome home baby boy.

The Albertsons said...

the kids and i just watched this together... amazing!!! Pete said "when can we go get OUR next baby?" :). not 'til after dental school little buddy, but maybe we can adopt TWO! :) your family is wonderful!!!
Welcome home!!!!
becca

Anonymous said...

PRAISE THE LORD HE IS HOME!! I WAS CRYING THE ENTIRE TIME I WAS WATCHING IT!! I CAN NOT WAIT TILL WE ARE ABLE TO TRAVEL TO ETHIOPIA TO GO GET OUR FUTURE ADDITION TO OUR FAMILY! 4 YEARS WILL GO BY SO SLOWLY!! WE ARE SO HAPPY FOR YOUR FAMIly!!

~ABIGAIL KING

Jenny said...

WOW! Praise the Lord! My husband and I are in the process of adopting from Ethiopia and we have loved watching God work through your family!

Sara said...

Love this video and so glad you are all home together!

Jill said...

Oh, He doesn't disappoint ! What faithfulness in hope deferred... you encourage us as we walk this journey of adoption. Congrats and blessings on your household.

Michele said...

Praise God! Eyasu is beautiful. Congratulations! Such joy is a wonderful gift from the Lord!

HeidiD in CT said...

AMAZING!! I think I held my breath the entire slide show (between the sobs anyway!). Such great moments captured. Congratulations - such a beautiful family, clearly inside and out!

Clive and Dawn said...

WOW. now THAT just made me cry, seeing pictures of your beautiful son and your family. He is so beautiful, this is just awesome. I wish we could do it ALL again, I would in a heartbeat. God is...indeed....Holy. Praise Him!

Anonymous said...

I never post and I cried like a baby watching this!! PRAISE GOD!!
What an AWESOME family!!!

Kelsey said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome! So amazing to see Eyasu home with the family. Your family is an absolutely blessing and continues to challenge and teach me each day I read your blog. God is shown marvelous through your love and obedience. Blessing knowing you Alexanders!

Anonymous said...

Emily!

Have followed your story from San Antonio. Congratulations on this darling son, adding to your other 5 blessings! I am in awe of your family's commitment and look forward to hearing more about your journey. Please let us know if you all are ever here visiting Kelley...would love to meet your brood!

much love and God Bless you all. xo Julie La Barba Miggins

drea said...

What a beautiful family you have. I love to see when people finally get their children home...it is so encouraging and brings hope to those of us who are waiting!!

Praise the Lord for new added son. Blessings to you.

Anonymous said...

God is good! Praising him in CA for the precious little boy that He brought into your family. All of your children are precious and this video brought tears to my eyes. Y'all are an inspiration! Seth is a very blessed boy!

Kimberly Baggett said...

i am beyond words at this point! such a beautiful video that made me weep joyous tears! so glad y'all are home together with little eyasu! blessings upon blessings! WOW!

Bethany said...

So glad I can finally comment...ugh blogger wasn't my friend.

BEAUTIFUL...CONGRATS.....HE IS PRECIOUS AND SO IS THE FAM!!!!!

HUGS TO YOU ALL....

BLESSINGS, Jeff, Bethany, Leul, Adey!

Kim said...

i cannot even find words
which is okay b/c i am having trouble seeing thru the tears of joy
o praise HIM indeed
love & blessings from hong kong,
kim

jenny said...

Oh my word....I was a wreck watching this video and am now a wreck reading through your comments! What an amazing family God has blessed you with....and beautiful Eyasu....I don't even have words. God is SO good!
Jenny C.

Melissa said...

WHOOHOO!!! OH PRAISE HIM!!!!

Rhonda said...

Okay Emily, I am bawling my eyes out over this! What a miracle...the miracle of Adoption! The love from each of you is jumping off my computer screen! Your baby is beautiful and the homecoming looked perfect! It ade me think of the angels rejoicing when one comes into the fold! I am rejoicing here from Brentwood, Tennessee!!!! O PRAISE HIM, INDEED!!!
Congratulations and many hugs and kisses from the Kemp family to yours!!! What a THANKSGIVING!!!!

Abby said...

Beautiful! Just beautiful! Crying happy years just thinking of all God's done. He's so faithful. Seth is so darling, and he must love balloons! He fits right in~ Praise Him for sure!

Susan said...

That was Awesome!! A BIG blessed family FINALLY all together...as it should be!!

Jess said...

What a smiley little guy!!! So happy for all of you!

Rebecca said...

I just had a lot of tears streaming down my face! Love your family. Each and everyone one of your kiddos are so precious, and I'm sooo happy that Eyasu is finally home!

Jillaine said...

Beautiful video. We showed the family and brings tears to my eyes. He is so cute along with the rest of your beautiful family. We are sending our app. in on saturday to AWAA. Godc Blessings to you as you get settled. Love
jill Funhouser

The Krzysiak's said...

That video says it all! Brought me to tears! Loved it! Welcome Home Eyasu! He is soooo cute!!!

Congratulations!!!

The Krzysiak's

Tricia said...

I know we don't know each other, but we are friends of the Hills and the Fundies, and I just wanted to tell you what joy filled my heart, and happy tears my eyes as I watched your beautiful movie of pictures showing Eyasu's homecoming. What a precious little boy and such a wonderful smile on his face as he took it all in! May God bless your beautiful family...PRAISE HIM!!

erinz said...

Your slideshow brought tears to my eyes. Congratulations on your newest addition! You have a beautiful family!!!

Grateful for Grace said...

Oh, praising God with and for you!!

Katie said...

this is precious!!! i had a smile on my face the whole time! bless you and your family! make sure dr. moody knows we've been thinking about your family & are so excited and thankful for you! =)

katie thornton

Anonymous said...

We are SO happy for you and SO proud of you!!!
love, prayers, & blessings,
Susan & Rick Lewis

Tracie said...

OH EMILY... Where have I been??? I am never in the blog world but I just had this thought "WAIT... the Alexanders just traveled!" so I came and AM BLOWN AWAY by God's beauty!!!!
To see your sweet family all together!

HOW PRECIOUS!!!!!!!

Love to you!
Tracie in TN

Oatsvall Team said...

FOR THIS WE HAVE PRAYED ... oh sister, this is just the most beautiful picture of heaven ... i so wished you lived across the street .. I am calling you soon, so I can hear your voice ...

love all the peeps representing the 147 gear ... wait till the family gets the new package !!! love you more than you know !!!

Shaunta' said...

I could watch that 100 times love seeing those smiling faces everytime! What a mighty God we serve. Thanks for sharing this with all of us.
Just wondering, how do you pronounce Eyasu?

aroundtheworldand2kids said...

And again...what a great slide slow! Yippee! Thanks, God, for being so good to the Alexanders...all eight of them!

We need to arrange a play date as soon as you get settled in!

Shanna said...

That was the nicest video that I have ever seen. Eyasu's smile is the best. Mateo can't wait to meet you!!! (from Mateo)

God and Ponytails said...

Crazy happy for you guys! What a little stud!

Guard Wife said...

Wonderful video & beautiful memories being made. :)

Congratulations!

It's images like the ones in these videos that will keep us plugging on the next 24 days to our rescheduled court date. All in His time.

Enjoy!!

Roeh Family Update said...

Oh Em...I am crying looking at this. What a blessing...all the way around! Your children are all beautiful. Inside and out. Your family is ministering to so many. My heart is full tonight. Thank you!

God Bless!
Joy Roeh

Courtney said...

what a beautiful family you have!can't wait to ad our very own ethiopian tresure real soon!

dbyrd said...

Welcome home! Beautiful! How beautiful are the feet of him who brings good news...from heaven and from halfway around the world.

~Laura~ said...

just saw this! Amazing! HE is faithful!

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