...the Abraham family all arrived home after a long, quiet, sleepy, flight from Moscow, Russia, through Chicago O'Hara where Lexi's feet first touched US soil, all the way to the Nashville Airport where so many of our friends were patiently waiting with "Welcome Home" signs and cheering us on!
We were exhausted, but it was all so exciting and such a whirlwind of hugs, tears, and laughter. I'm not even sure who took this photo with my camera, but if I had to guess, it was our wonderful friend, Pam, who escorted our boys to Moscow and stayed there with us for a week. She surprised us by calling home and letting our friends know what time our flight was arriving in Nashville so they could all be there -- even though it was nearly 10:00 pm on a Wednesday night. She even convinced me to change Lexi into her cute clothes for the big reveal. I was seriously so tired that I was going to leave her in the pjs she wore on the plane. (Not that it really mattered but it sure makes for cuter photos.) Pam insisted that "Lexi will only have ONE first time home in America so do it up right!" I knew Pam had been on the phone at lot in Chicago, but I thought she was just calling her family. I had no idea!
Pam, if you are reading this, THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart! Not just for letting people know when to come to the airport, but for EVERY THING you did for us in Moscow and as we flew home together. All your help with the boys and our new baby girl made everything seem so easy. I'll never forget our walks to the grocery store at 6:00 am in the cold dark Moscow rain with us trying so hard to blend in and do ruble conversions in our heads; or the long walk to Red Square and back; or our stroll down Arbat Street to the Hard Rock Cafe and Star Bucks. YOU WILL ALWAYS BE MY HERO !