Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Melissa is Home!

Melissa's last few days in Africa. Time spent at the hospital and at the clinic.

Arriving at the airport. Her plane was supposed to be on time. Showing on time. NOT on time. She was almost an hour late. At 5:00 I was getting anxious. Made for a little bit of a nervous wait. I was getting quite restless. But finally at 5:25, they landed.

I was so glad to see Melissa get off the plane. She was wearing the typical muslim dress that she had to wear while in Cameroon. I thought she looked adorable. We loaded up and she was soon sleeping peacefully for the 3 1/2 hour ride home.

Thank you, Jesus that my sweet girl is home. Thank you, Jesus for covering her. For protecting her. For growing her. For loving her. Thank you for everything you do for me. My girl is home.



Loren said...

Oh BETH!!!!! I was just about to shut my computer down and I saw your title!!! I HAD TO READ IT and I am praising the Lord for seeing her sweet face and in your arms!! Doing the happy dance for all of you :)

Praise the Lord Melissa IS HOME!!!!!!!


Denise @ A Sacred Longing said...

Welcome home Melissa! Rest well!


Farmgirl Cyn said...

How proud you must be of her! And what a blessing to be able to serve like she has.

Every Day Blessings said...

I am glad that she made it home safely! Can't wait to hear more of the details.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Boy do I relate to your grateful mother's heart. Even though my "babes" are 40, 38 & 36 now, I'm never happier than when they're asleep under my own roof. Ahhh, what contentment!

Enjoy your days together.


Lisa said...

Can't you just hear the Father saying, "Well done thou good and faithful servant!"?

So glad she's home!

Blessings ~ Lisa

LisaShaw said...

Praise the LORD that your precious daughter is home safe. God is faithful!

Love you and enjoy your family!

petrii said...

PRAISE YOU JESUS!! Thank you for Melissa's safe return home to her mama's arms. And thank you for all you are doing in her life. In Your Name I pray, Amen.

Thena said...

That is so wonderful. Once she's rested she will have so many stories to tell. Have a great time catching up.

Yolanda said...

I am absolutely bawling my eyes out....I am so glad Melissa, that you are home!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

We have prayed so much for you as you spent much of your time very ill. We love you!

Beth, we love you too! ;-)

Heart2Heart said...


What a wonderful time you both will be spending together over the next few days getting caught up on everything. Love the school announcing her welcome and thanks for serving in Africa. Now that is what I call community support!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

Deb said...


Rejoicing with you,Beth.

Sweet dreams.

sonja said...

WELCOME HOME MELISSA! YWe are all thankful to God for your trip, and even more, for a safe return to your home and family. I so identify with the heart of your mother. Today she knows joy... her daughter is home!

valerie said...

I know you're proud of Melissa.
I'm glad she's home safe and sound.
She'll never forget this trip.

Anonymous said...

Praising God for all He did, will do, and does through Melissa. Will be praying for her these days.
love you, ~ linda

Nancy M. said...

I am so happy to hear that she's safely home! What an adventure she has to tell! Thank you Lord for bringing her home safely!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

At first, I had a hard time determining mother from daughter (that's a compliment). You both are darling beyond words...

You should have her write a post or two about her experience. Let me know if she does.


Steph T. said...

So Glad to hear this! Praise God!!

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

My husband says we should begin the "negotiations" (wink, wink)