Saturday, February 6, 2010

Welcome Home You.....






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Wow. What a journey home.
(Because I am so incredibly exhausted I will just posts collages for now)

It started out at 5 am at the White Swan. We ate breakfast and left the hotel by 7 am. We got to the Guangzhou airport 45 minutes later and got checked in and checked by security 55,555 times, said a tear-ful goodbye to Elvin and then went to our waiting area. Ah, I was sad. We arrived in Beijing and rushed through customs, more security checks, grabbed some chips, and went to another waiting area. Sat there for about 2 hours and then got security checked twice more and finally boarded our big plane ride. We got on at 5:45 pm (China Time) and soon fell asleep. We slept until about 5 am and that was good. Adam, Hayne, and I got benedryl* and it KNOCKED US OUT! We finished up the flight and (praise God) were able to land in Chicago. All was well. Then we got to our gate, went through customs and more security. We were literally Running through the Chicago airport afraid of missing our flight. Hah, we need not to worry because our flight had been delayed, just an hour though. So we were good. No big. We went and ate at Ch*li's and then went back to the gate....About 30 minutes later it was leaving at 11:30. Then a little later, 12:00, then within a few minutes 12:35 am. We quickly called UNITED* a*rlines and asked what was going on. Our plane was in PA stuck. We would have to wait. Thankfully it arrived, at 12:28 am and we were able to board at 12:35 am. Once on that plane we were SO thankful. We just sat back and prayed the 2hour flight home would go smooth. Thank God because it went wonderfully!!!!! We got home at 3:39 am and had Nana, Papa, Jimmy, Billie, Jodi, Max, Debbie, Kayla, Bobbi, Kellie, Woody, Lillie, Caleb, and Gracie there. Not all the 70 that had planned to come but God definitely had a plan because I do not think Andrew would have done well with all of those people around him just because he is not yet prepared. We really hated the delays and so wished everyone would be there but all for the best. We can't wait for you all to meet him!!! We went to iHop and got some food because it had been so long since we had eaten. It tasted really good. lol. Nana and Papa came home with us and helped us unload. God is Good. His Will Is Perfect. I am Thankful. So I guess there is only one last thing to say......
Welcome Home Andrew Hudson, Welcome Home!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

You do such an amazing job with your stories. I am so glad you are home. Andrew is way more wondeful that I could have ever hoped for. God is so good. I love you!Nana

Sharon said...

Aww I really love all the pictures! Andrew is one cute kid!! Welcome Home! I love how you sounded just like Extreme Maker Home Edition, haha.

Audrey said...

I so glad that you're home and safe with your sweet brother!

Tina said...

Welcome home!! Loved following your journey. Hope you don't have to go to school on Monday! ;)

Jodi said...

I am so glad to have you all home! Underline! Underline! What a wonderful experience you have had! I believe your journey in this life will take you many unexpected places. Enjoy your ride sweety! I love you!

Melanie said...

Love the pictures!=) Andrew's room is adorable. I'm glad you're all safe at home =) I can't wait to keep on reading how it's for Andrew at home =)
Melanie

Nana said...

You have done the best job with updating. I hav the best granddaughter in the World!! Love you!