Monday, 31 March 2008

Home...

Just a short post to let you all know we made it back safely to Northern Ireland on Saturday night, it was a long day and a half of travelling and the three of us have not quite caught up on our sleep yet.

Leah was remarkable on the plane and cried for a total of 10 mins out of 11 hours flying time! We landed late on Saturday evening and were met at the plane by an airport official who ushered us into a little room where all our family where waiting for us, again for a little girl who only had 3 hours sleep in the previous 36 hours Leah was absolutely fantastic, smiling and laughing at everyone.

We thought when we eventually made it back our overwhelming emotions would have been relief and joy to be home. While this is of course true it still feels strange to be really here with Leah, I don’t think it has quite sunk in yet!! Our family feel the same and mum mentioned last night that she has to tell herself when she wakes up that we are really home!!

Give me a few days and I’ll be back to update you with a ridiculous amount of photos of Leah in her new house with her new family, I promise!

Its good to be home….

Philip, Amanda & Leah


Almaty airport, 55 degrees C warmer than we arrived!
Very tired Leah landing in London

13 comments:

Zololkis said...
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Dan and Bex said...

That's fantastic news that you're all safely back home to Northern Ireland. It has been an amazing journey for us just reading your blog so I can't imagine what it was like actually experiencing all the highs and lows. God really does work in mysterious ways. Love to you all.

Jane & Shaun said...

That is wonderful news that you are all back safe and sound. It has been such a journey for you and we have been fortunate that you shared it with us. Well done!

Kristan and Mark said...

WELCOME HOME!!

It was the next day after being home that I was sitting in the rocker that we had bought a year earlier, rocking my baby that I finally realized, this is what I had been waiting for during the two and a half year process. It had finally happened and the tears just broke lose. After that, at various times I would have to remind myself that it was over, the adoption was complete.

Can't wait for all the photos to come. You can never have to many!!

Karen & Glenn said...

Congratulations, and welcome home!!!

Sara and Adam said...

Congratulations and welcome home! Enjoy every second of it!!!

Anonymous said...

Can't believe you finally made it! We have been following the blog every day for the last 6 months and are delighted you are at last home with your lovely daughter. Make sure there are lots of photos! Hope to see you all soon.

The McMullans, Ballymoney

P.S. Enjoyed your articles Philip!

lilian dickson said...

Delighted you are home safely, all three of you, looking forward to a wee cuddle with your beautiful daughter

Love Lilian Stephen and Eden xxxx

Patrick & Eileen said...

I am also adopting from Kazakhstan (our dossier is in-country now). I have only just found your blog and can't wait to get into it

Leah is adorable!! Congrats to all of you and enjoy your time at home with her.

Eileen
www.kazbabymakesthree.blogspot.com

Amy said...

Home Sweet Home. Congratulations Philip, Amanda and Leah on making it home! Take your time to let it all sink in completely and enjoy every minute of it! And don't go eat Chinese any time soon! LOL! Hey, you missed out on St. Patrick's Day here in America. ; )

Momtofour said...

Your daughter is absolutely beautiful! I have enjoyed following your journey! You have a beautiful family and I am so glad you have made it home safe and sound. We adopted our daughter from China last summer and I understand how you can be both completely exhausted and deliriously happy at the same time! Congratulations on your precious daughter!

Regina said...

A hearty congratulations to you! I'm sure there will be a moment when it really sinks in and the flood of feelings will wash over you.

Thanks for sharing your journey. :-)

Kaz or bust said...

Hey Davidsons....The Spykers here. Hope you haven't forgotten about us! I sent you an email, drop us a line when you get the chance. Did the Nels make it home ok? We are so happy for you now that you're home safe and sound, etc Since we were always 2 weeks behind you we know our end in within sight too! We are getting anxious about Nora obviously, we miss her very much! Take care and God bless, Bill and Dana