Saturday, May 12, 2012

We made it!!!!

I'm going to be very short and sweet while we are here....

Thank you for all the prayers, my anxiety about being here has all eased since arriving.  Of course this is day one and I am going on just a nap within 24 hours.

Maggie Hilina is BEAUTIFUL and within a few short minutes of meeting us - we played, laughed and even got a hug and kiss!  She really is precious and has already brought us so much joy!  We are also blessed with an amazing family from Pittsburgh who took pictures and video of us meeting!  This is their second trip, so they kinda know the ropes and have shared so much with us already.

Maggie Hilina is in bed asleep already so we don't get to see her again until tomorrow morning.....

I CANNOT wait for you all to meet her!  I don't think she is going to miss a beat as a Runner.  She talks constantly (of course we have no idea what she is saying), she loves dresses, and sparkly things.

One more thing - her and Eric are super big pals, he went upstairs to our room and she was quite upset that he had left.  It's funny how you meet this lil' being from the other side of the world and instantly fall in love.  God is so, so good!

Again, I will update if possible.  Much love!  Thanks for all the prayers.  


  1. OM gosh how awesome God is! So very excited! Your posts always make my heart explode into tears of joy for your family! Can't wait to meet this precious child! Love you all, prayers coming your way! God is so BIG!

  2. Oh happy day, happy day!!!! PTL!!!!! Hugs to Mags from her Aunt Gretchen.

  3. I knew you would fall head over heels as soon as you met her! Can't wait to meet her! Bring back lots of pictures!

  4. Can't wait to see video footage and pics of all this!!! Thanks for taking the time to share!

  5. I can't wait to meet the newest Runner! Many prayers and happy thoughts your way.

  6. Enjoy this sweet time! We love you all and are praying for you! So glad today went so well!