On Saturday, we had the most amazing meeting! For those of you who may not know, Sarah and Chayah were both adopted from the same small-ish orphanage. They knew each other and were friends in China. In fact, it was because of Sarah's determination that her friend's needed families too that we looked for and were able to find Chayah's file and bring her home! Chayah wasn't the only friend that Sarah advocated for though.. She also advocated for two little boys that were her friends. One was adopted a few years ago. The other continued to wait. Some dear friends of ours fell in love with this little boy and wanted to bring him home. After years, a lot of hoops to jump through, and some miracles with his paperwork, he finally came home to his family this February. And this Saturday, we were able to meet up.. and get Sarah, Chayah, and Aiden together again at last!!
Chayah and Aiden in China.. only a few years old!
They were best friends and pretty much inseparable for the six years before Chayah came home.
Aiden is the adorable little one in the overalls! And the little one in the walker? None other than baby Sarah!!
Aiden and Chayah, 4 years old.
Aiden and Chayah on Chayah's Gotcha Day... January 11, 2009.. the last day they saw each other!
First meeting again!! So amazing to see them all together again!
With Aiden's dog, Justin :) So fun to meet him too!
Almost all our group
I love our little lunch buddies all together!
After lunch it was downstairs to get candy :)
A ride on the roller coaster.. they loved it and screamed about the whole time :)
Carousel rides.. first on the second level..
..then for the second ride, they went on the twirly circle and got pretty dizzy spinning around the whole time!
In a photo booth to take a picture together :)
The screen outside the photo booth showed them inside.. cutest kids ever!!
After the mall, we went out for pizza at this place with all these games.. it was a very fun time!!
Deal or No Deal
Go-Karts... Chayah with Daddy, Aiden and his Daddy, and Sarah drove herself!
Picking out prizes after lots of games :)
Leigh, Ray, and Aiden... we love you guys!!
Waiting to go into laser tag (which was very fun!).. once we went in, Aiden found me and started "shooting" me, he got me quite a few times!! Each time he shot me, he said "good shot!" and laughed :) SO cute!!
They loved holding the door open for everyone.. they would say, "you go, you go you go".. to have each of us go through the door :)
Me with all three :) Such a miracle to have these three all together! I'm so blessed to have them in my life!!
Me and Leigh :)
Before it was time to go.. a few last photos of our three buddies together!
It was amazing to see the three of them together again! After so many years of waiting and praying, it was an amazing reunion of these three friends! Leigh, Ray, and Aiden, we had a great time and can't wait to meet up again!!