Friday, February 20, 2009

Welcome Home Ricki,Bruce and YONAS!!!!!

Last night was a big one! Ricki and Bruce arrived home from Ethiopia with Yonas in their arms.

It was a tear fest let me tell ya :)

Here are some of the highlights:

Clay, Cheryl, Jordyn, Tag, Messa, Shannon, Dan, Rhonda, Kristen, Jess, Shauna, Jeff, Sandi, Rana and Yvan plus a multitude of their family were all in attendance to greet them as they walked thru the doors.
What an experience! To watch your friends finally arrive home with their wee one....aaaaaahhh - fantastic!

Rhonda and Kristin are up next!


Julie said...


CinnamonOpus said...

Lovely. I am so glad everyone could be there for them on their homecoming!

Ramona said...

What a moment! He's truly home (and that means there's an empty bed for your little one in that foster home!).

What a moment it is to see a family walk through the doors when they left as a couple. I love it. Exactly how it was to be.

And gosh is he beautiful!

Heather Blake said...

I love the one of the public looking on....what an exciting time to be at the airport!!
Thanks for the great pics!
Heather and Samra

Anonymous said...

I can't wait until it's your turn and we all show up at YXE with silly signs (and probably tears of joy).

:) Kristie

Tammy said...

Wow, would that ever be such an incredible moment! You must have been so anxious waiting for them to step through the doors! A tear-jerker for sure!
Rhonda and Kristen next...then you for sure girl!!! It is coming! I can feel it!

Darrell and Jess said...

it was great wasn't it!

Ricki said...

Thanks Rana :) It was such a relief to finally make it to S' I'm sure you could tell by my phone call from the Toronto airport...thanks for being so understanding at that moment...I was such a mess :(
It was such a special moment finally walking through those gates and seeing everyone. Thank you for being a part of means a lot to me.

Janice said...

How amazing is that!!! That's what it's all about. What a great moment to share with them. He's such a cutie.

Yes, our man Jason is messing up. He lost the best catch of the lot. My husband thinks he's lost his marbles. I'm thinking it's going to be Molly now. I'm not sure he and Melissa make a great fit. I'm usually wrong though.

Rhonda and Kristin said...

I'm so glad we all could see a wonderful moment together last night!!! And thanks (you know what), sniff, sniff, happy tears.

haze said...

It's great that you were able to be there for that amazing moment.