Anna Marie’s Homecoming

This afternoon, we welcomed our Anna Marie and Simon Peter home after 14 long weeks! Mary planned a surprise welcome home event which most of the family was able to gather for.

Excitement builds!
The group ready
Here she comes!

Tears were shed as Anna Marie and crew pulled into the driveway. We’re so very grateful for her safe arrival home. The flights went great, Simon Peter did superb, and Anna Marie didn’t have nosebleeds.

Nathan and Melanie’s crew brought balloons (and they made the sign Tina and Abby held), and Elissa’s crew wore pink ribbons in honor of Anna Marie’s journey. Mary made the sign on the garage with Ruthie and Lydia Sunday.

Anna Marie’s state is very fragile, so we kept our distance and didn’t hug her, even though it would have been wonderful.

Rice Krispy treats!

“Oh that men would praise the LORD for his goodness,
and for his wonderful works to the children of men!” Psalm 107:15

41 thoughts on “Anna Marie’s Homecoming”

  1. Hooray!!! That is a very long time to be away from loved ones, especially your children. Praying Anna Marie settles back into family life and regains her energy and health. Thanks for sharing her return celebration. After following her journey from afar, it was nice to get a glimpse of her homecoming.

  2. So thankful that Anna Marie is home and reunited with her loved ones. May God continue to bless her, heal her and give all of you strength for the rest of this journey.

  3. Wonderful!! Thank You Father for answering our prayers. And thank you all for sharing.

  4. Oh how wonderful! That last picture is precious. So glad the trip went well and rejoicing with the family that she is home! Continuing in prayer for you Anna Marie!


  5. What a warm, wonderful welcome home for Anna Marie! The joy in her children’s little faces is bringing tears to my eyes. I’m sure they missed their mama very much. I will keep her in my prayers.

  6. My heart is so overwhelmed for AnnaMarie. For her family. For all of you. May God pour adjust grace on her and you. Praying for a complete healing. Good continue to be with you.

  7. Praise God!!!!!!!!! I’m so thankful!!! I know words can’t express the JOY that must have abounded in that beautiful reuniting!!

  8. I was so happy to see the coming home post yesterday and checked repeatedly throughout today for this post. So wonderful! Praise the Lord! Anna Marie, thank you for being a witness for Christ to us all! Prayers for getting back into your routine and continued health. So happy you are back with your family!
    Each day is a gift from the Lord.
    Praying for you!

  9. Anna Marie, please know that you are loved and being lifted up in prayer. Praise God that you are home. You are beautiful. Praying for you all.

  10. Dear Anna-Marie,
    I’m so thrilled to “see” you home! Praise the Lord for your good travel! I will keep on praying for you all, esp. for further health recovery and a smooth adjustment after these long separation weeks. Thank you again for encouraging me through the grace with which you are living your difficult journey.
    Love in Christ from Europe!

  11. Welcome Home AnnaMarie,

    I’m so thankful you were able to come home!!!!

    God Bless!!!

  12. Praise the Lord! We will continue to pray for health and rest for Anna Marie. Enjoy your beautiful family.

    1. So happy to see you home and reunited with your family, Anna Marie. May the Lord continue to be your strength! Praying for you.

  13. YAY!!! These photos are SO sweet, and it is so good to see Anna Marie back home!!!

  14. I pray for Anne Marie everytime I see her posts… I was praying that her flight would be uneventful and no nosebleeds. I am so very thankful for her example of trusting Christ in her journey! Thank you for sharing these posts 🙂

  15. Thank you for sharing! It’s so wonderful to see her reunited back with her family and all their happy, smiling faces.

  16. What a sweet welcome home! I got teary eyed myself. So glad to hear she didn’t have a nosebleed. I prayed about that! Thank you Lord!!

  17. Awww! Thank God she’s home now. Was praying for the flight. I hope Anna Marie will get lots of rest and be able to regain her strength. And will pray for Christopher and the kids as they adjust to this.

    God bless. Love, Rebecca

  18. This brought tears to my eyes! I am so overjoyed the children have mommy at long last! I will be praying for complete healing and health for Anna Marie.

  19. Is everyone else crying too! Thank you for sharing these beautiful pictures. It is great to see Anna Marie home with her children. I know that she is well taken care of.

  20. What a great day! I love the picture with the kids eating the Rice Krispie Treats. The last photo is fantastic. So happy you are home to your children and family. GiGi is adorable standing and clapping when you first arrived.

  21. It makes my heart so happy and brings to tears to my eyes. I know that she and her children and her husband must have deeply longed for eachother. I’m so happy to see them all together once again. 🙂

  22. Welcome home to Anna Marie! What a wonderful welcome you all gave her! So glad the family is reunited!

  23. So happy to see you home and reunited with your family, Anna Marie. May the Lord continue to be your strength! Praying for you.

  24. Welcome home to your family!! Enjoy time spent with all of them!! Will continue to pray for you! Thank you again for your wonderful testimony of God’s goodness and mercy in our lives. You are such an inspiration!!

  25. What a Blessing! I’ve been traveling with little to no cell service so this is a surprise today. Praise the Lord!!

  26. Such a blessing to my heart to see this precious wife and mother with her whole family again. Thank you for sharing this special moment.

  27. This post is beautiful. I keep reading and rereading it. God answered prayers for Anna Marie to return home, in His time! I will continue to pray for her as she adjusts to being home.

  28. It brought tears to my eyes and also happiness to see Anna Marie with her family again.We too have been praying for her up here in Canada. Many blessings to the whole family as this journey continues..

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