Tell me what it is you want to do with your one wild and precious life? -mary oliver

Monday, May 30, 2011

And She LIVES Happily Ever After

In a far, far away land, this little girl was hidden away because she looks different.  But, a family saw her and climbed mountain after mountain until they reached her city.  There, they climbed more mountains until the day came when she walked out of the orphanage, holding her father's hand.

After spending 24 hours traveling, we arrived in the United States of America Saturday evening, and spent Sunday catching up on sleep. 

Today, Sarah met her sister,

her brother,
her grandmas'

And her entire family, waiting to shower love on this little girl.
And, so Sarah LIVES happily ever after, with her family, friends, and all who recognize that she is worthy of love.

And she will shower love in return to anyone she meets.
Sarah's adoption fairytale has come to an end.  The last chapter has been written and finalized.  But, the story of her life is being written every moment and will continue to be shared in this space.  I began this blog as a tool to celebrate our family, long before we began our process to adopt, and it will continue to be a space to celebrate Sarah, Austin, and Addy. 
Andy, I'm sure will add with his visual aids.
Sarah's story has made a difference in so many lives, and her story will continue with every new adventure that unfolds.

There are two ways to live:  you can live as if nothing is a miracle; 
or you can live as if everything is a miracle.  
Albert Einstein

Our family is living life as if everything is a miracle, because it truly is.


  1. Congratulations! The picture of Sarah on the swing is totally adorable! What a blessed family you are!

  2. Crying happy tears for a little girl, Come Home! Love ~ Jo

  3. i came with tissues this time! Sarah looks like she has always been with you. the family photo with her on the couch, it looks like she been to tons of family gatherings. And that pic on the swing!!!!! That's the one that made me use the tissues! OMGoodness!! The look on her face is amazing! Absolute, uncontainable joy!!!

    Welcome to your Kingdom , Princess Sarah. A beautiful place where you will only know love and happiness for the rest of your life!
    kisses and hugs!!

  4. welcome home!
    i love seeing these pictures, a family united.
    MUCH love and blessings, archer family!!


  5. One more of God's special children, set free so that they can shine light to the world and change lives. It doesn't get more beautiful than that.

  6. Sarah's story is only at the beginning. Congratulations, all of you!

  7. I'm sooo glad that you are all home, safe & sound. Looks like all of your family embraced Sarah with open, loving arms, and that she's loving every minute of it! Love the picture of her on the swing - pure joy!!

  8. how can you not cry. Praise the Lord!!!!!!!!

    Stephanie Lynch

  9. I am soooo happy! I have been checking the blog every hour for a few days, hoping you were all home and together. So happy to see that you are! We are all celebrating this happy day with you and your family. Enjoy your first few days home.

  10. so many happy tears!! CONGRATS!!!

  11. so so happy to see her home with her family!!! hugs! and welcome home!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. I am so happy for all of you! I can't wait to meet Sarah! Congratulations!

  13. SO happy to see this post! the title is perfect and I am going to steal that albert einstein quote! I just smiled and cried than smiled and cried some more seeing her in your clothes and with your family! She looks SO happy and like she has been there forever! Glad you are all together again!!! I am SO glad we got to meet you in person here!