The picture I’ve been looking forward to sharing with you!
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Nehemiah 12:43

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  1. Absolutely beautiful! Congratulations.

  2. What a beautiful family! Congratulations!

  3. This gave me the chills… everyone in your family looks so fullfilled and happy! Enjoy all of the new love that abounds in your home! Congratulations!

  4. This picture brought tears to my eyes. I am so happy for your family!

  5. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I bet you’re so glad to be back! What a happy family.

  6. Yay! Congratulations!

  7. I see 10 very blessed people. Congratulations to all of you.

    And look at your little sleepyhead! So cute.

  8. And of course mom and dad are blessed, too! Didn’t mean to leave you and your hubby out, Mary. I was just struck by your kids and the gift they have in each other.

  9. Wonderful! How exciting, thank you so much for sharing this picture. I love that your little one is sound asleep!

    Praying for your family,

    God Bless,


  10. So beautiful! God bless you all!

  11. Hooray! Glad you are home safe and sound.

  12. praise God!! He is gracious and good!

  13. Hooray!!!! Praise God 🙂

    Mary- I’m so happy for you guys!

  14. How beautiful your family is, Mary. I especially love the look the girls are giving each other in this picture. Everyone looks so happy!

  15. You look so young! That was my very first thought when I saw this picture. Then I thought what a lovely family you have – all fabulously good looking children :). Mary, you are a huge inspiration to me as a Christian, as a woman and as a mom. I love to read your blog each day. God Bless you and yours.

  16. Beautiful!

  17. And the picture I’ve been looking forward to seeing! How beautiful.

  18. Awesome!

    It brought tears to my eyes!

  19. Doesn’t get much better than that!

  20. Ten kids….so awesome! I SO enjoyed reading about your trip on the adoption blog. Welcome home.

  21. That’s the most beautiful and exciting photograph I’ve seen in ages! What a big, gorgeous family you are.

  22. I can hardly believe that this is a photo of your whole family at the airport upon homecoming. We SOOOOOO did not look that good!!!

    On the serious side, thank you for sharing. It is an honor to witness a miracle; even from afar. 8^)

  23. LOVE it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  24. heretodayghanatomorrow says:

    what a beautiful picture. it brought tears to my eyes also. congratulations!

  25. Woo-hoo! Glad you’re home safely with the girls! Hope they settle in well, looking forward to hearing about it! Congrats to you all, and God bless!

  26. Oh Mary, how wonderful. The girls look so pleased!

    What a beutiful family you have.

  27. so happy for you!

  28. Congratulations, and thank you for sharing so much of this journey with readers like me.


  29. What a lovely family! Congrats!!!

  30. Welcome Home!!!!

  31. Your family is beautiful!! I know you are so happy to have your girls home!! Congratulations!!!

  32. Dawn in OR says:


    Dawn in OR

  33. You are an inspiration. Thank you for sharing your heart with so many.

  34. Mary, what an amazing picture. Your new daughters are absolutely breathtakingly beautiful–and you can tell they are on the inside, too.

  35. I cried when I saw this. Congratulations to you and your beautiful family!!

  36. What a beautiful family!

  37. what a wonderful welcome home!!!!!!!!!!!!!! love this picture! 🙂

  38. Simply Gorgeous! (And I love the little one zonked out in the stroller – perfect!)


  39. Mary, your family is beautiful! Congratlations.

    I will be praying for your family and the transition into life together.

  40. coollduude says:

    Your family is just very beautiful and very loving also….
    I pray that you all be loving and caring to each other always.

  41. Congratulations! So glad that you are all home! What a handsome family. Will be praying that all transitions will be smooth.

  42. Oh, you have the most beautiful family! You are finally all together! Congratulations! And thanks again for taking the time to get pictures of Fasika for us!

  43. W-O-W! Now, THERE’S your C-mas card photo! *wink* Mary – what a perfect shot! And, what a smile you have – it says it all! So happy for you!

  44. Hooray!!! You’re HOME safe and sound! I kept wanting to comment but for some reason I can’t do it on your Ethiopia blog (cookies or somesuch), but I’ve been reading your journey and I’m so happy for you all. You don’t look like THAT big of a bunch! Rather piddly to my mind…I think you need at least a couple more eventually…LOL!!!

  45. Multi-taskingmom says:

    Mary – your family is BEAUTIFUL!!!! You are all so blessed. I am in tears at the very sight of you all together at last. You are absolutely radiant.

  46. Just adding my congratulations to you and your family and a prayer of thanksgiving for watching over you every step of the way. I love your new girls and I love the variety of your family.
    “For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever! Amen.” Rom. 11:36

  47. Congratulations, I have to the Romans 11:36 from Heather.
    What a blessing to add to your quiver!

  48. What a great pic. You are an inspiration. I think most days I am going to lose it with just 3 kids, homeschooling, cleaning, cooking; but you, with 10, there is nothing more to say!!!! Maybe Proverbs 31. WOW!

  49. congratulations! You must be so happy to have all your kids home now!

  50. You all look SO happy…and rightly so.

    I think that’s the best family photo I’ve ever seen.