Love the Lord your God, listen to His voice and hold fast to Him, for the Lord is your life! Deut. 30:20

Saturday, May 5, 2012


Twenty-eight years ago, we drove to the KC airport to pick up our precious daughter.  And now, our friends were having their turn.  Their son was also from Korea.  They went there to pick him up and several of us went to the airport to welcome them home.



Here they come!  There was whooping and hollering and clapping. 

As Nate met his family, there was a hushed silence, almost reverent.  Watching.   Most of us had tears of joy for this family finally uniting with their long-awaited son/brother.

Notice the Puffs?  The Buhlers had sent Puffs to Nate in Korea.  He loves them! 

The paperwork to get Nate home took a long time.  Very long. Too long for this family.  They had his picture for over a year. 
But now he is home!!  And we rejoice!

Then the rest of the children who had come sat down to welcome him.  There was lots of giggles and laughter.

More Puffs!

There were a few times that Nate jumped up and toddled over to his mommy.  Too precious for words.

Welcome home Nate!!

I was reflecting on Nate's arrival and thinking that it sort of reflects when we will one day go home to heaven.  There probably will be the whoops and hollers from the great cloud of witnesses as we arrive!  Everyone watching as we greet Jesus and our parents, brothers and sisters, grandparents, great-grandparents, our unborn babies and the children who died before we did.  And then the crowd will expand as others greet us.  King David, Ruth, Moses, Elijah, Dwight L. Moody, and on and on....  And maybe there will even be some sort of heavenly Puffs too.  There will be a feast for sure!!  What great rejoicing that will be!

"Life is a temporary assignment.  Your identity is in eternity, and your homeland is heaven."


YLDevelopingGlobalLeaders said...

so sweet! I think adoption is such a beautiful thing! Thanks for sharing this moment :-)

Christy Veer said...

sorry...I didn't realize I was signed into my work account.

Rich and Carolyn Dewey said...

Very sweet, indeed!