Last Sunday was a day that I look forward to each year – our travel group reunion. Hannah didn’t remember much of our previous trips until we arrived but soon after walked in the door she was off and running with her China sisters!
Anna and Peter open their home to us each year and I am so thankful for that! I don’t have a home that allows me to entertain more than a few people at a time so I am thankful for those who offer the gift of their home to others. Thank you Anna and Peter!!
This year we had a great turnout and 7/10 families that we travelled with in November of 2009 were able to attend and what fun we had! As I watch this video below of the girls and Adam climbing over Peter’s shoulder, I can’t help but listen to all that is happening in the background….and grin from ear to ear! For far too long our dinners were quiet affairs of mainly adults as we longed for the day when our daughters would be home with us. Now they’re here and the ‘music’ they make with their laughter and shouts is beautiful!!
It’s always fun to catch up with these special friends whom we share such a precious bond with. I find myself wandering through rooms, chatting with a variety of people as we share the celebrations, challenges and questions of raising our amazing daughters.
I was really excited to catch up with Russ and Leslie and their 2 great girls. If you want to read a really neat ‘God moment’ check this out from back in 2006!! Our families had not seen one another in 3 years so it was great to get caught up a little. They’re also planning their very first Disney trip so I’m going to help them out with that too. Right up my alley!
That’s one thing about the families that we travelled with, when we get together the bond is there and conversation flows freely.
The girls had a great time together and they ran up and down the stairs playing with one another and getting reacquainted. Mom and Dad were sorry to miss this year’s reunion as they’re already in FL but they called during the party to say ‘hi’ which was a nice treat!
We were able to take a few pictures and I can just say that this year it was SO much easier to capture the group together! Yup, they’re growing up!
What a blessing these families are to Hannah and I! I am so thankful that God brought all of us together and that we shared such a special moment together! The moment our girls were placed into our arms in 2009!