Friday, April 11, 2008


I know I've said this, but it bears repeating - we are so glad to be home!

Joshua has been a little overwhelmed by the drastic change of scenery his world has taken on, but all things considered he is really adjusting pretty well. And he is very enchanted with his new brother and sister (and all their toys). Between our lame attempts at unpacking and going through the mail and having a new toddler around, our house looks like a serious disaster zone.

As the five of us sat around our table tonight, we were reminded of how for the past four months or so we prayed every night around the same table for Joshua, and now God in His goodness has brought him here.

We also want to say thank you to all of you who have supported and encouraged us. We are truly overwhelmed. Pictures of our trip coming soon.

On Minivans and Coolness

Sad but true, there comes a point in every parent's life when you start looking wistfully at minivans. Those of you who are childless are scoffing at me, but it will happen to you too and I will be there to say I told you so.

As we were busy getting ready to bring Joshua home, Phil and I blissfully pretended that we didn't need a minivan. But now reality has hit: three car seats will not fit in the back of our vehicle.

On the way home from the airport, Caleb commented: "Well," (and you need to know that my son has the absolute cutest way of saying "well" - kind of a dry southern drawl. Sometimes we call him Forrest Gump.) "Well," he said, "It looks like we hap to go to the van store."

With talk of minivans, Grace's entire face lit up. "Are we really getting a van? Oh, I am so excited!" she gushed. "Wait 'till I tell all my friends - they will think I am so cool!!"

My thoughts exactly.


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JLB said...

Hello Klein Family. This is the Bergamini Family, friends of Doug & Debby Korell. Praise God you made it home safely and with your precious new addition in your arms. Isn't God great?!?! We too have adopted and I have truly enjoyed following your journey. You are inspiring so many people and we have loved watching you honor our Lord every step of the way. Welcome home!

Kelly said...

Welcome Home Kleins! We are so excited to meet Joshua and to celebrate with your family. I love this post on minivans as we just entered that world and seemingly gave Brenna the best gift EVER!! The fact is, I just love it, too! See you soon at the greenbelt.