Antioch Family Enjoys Unforgettable Valentine's Day
By Emily Luxen
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Valentine's Day was filled with a lot of love, and an emotional reunion for one Antioch family.
Brian and Melissa Snow returned home with their three newly adopted daughters from Ethiopia. 8-year-old Nora, and 5 year old twins Diana and Kristina met their brothers Parker, Paul and Pierce for the first time.
"It's a dream." said Melissa Snow. "It's finally here and it doesn't feel real."
The adoption process took 10 months and required a lot of support from family and friends. The Snow family documented every step on their blog, and even shared video of the first time they were able to meet the girls. The process began with them wanting to adopt one girl, but it resulted in three in an effort to keep a group of sisters together.
Friends have hosted numerous fundraisers and helped donate over $43,000 to cover costs.
"We feel very loved, very loved." said Snow. "All the support is amazing."
Many of their church friends waited at the airport with signs and balloons. They said they wanted to be there to witness this family coming together.
"It has been amazing to watch and be a part of," said longtime family friend Jenny Sanders. "God is amazing. You just stand back and watch miracles happening."
For the Snow boys, seeing their new sisters for the first time was very exciting.
"It's been frustrating. You just wait and wait," said Parker Snow. "I love them even though I have never met them."
The Snow family is looking forward to getting the girls settled into their new rooms, and enjoying time together.
"It's been a big journey," said Brian Snow. "I'm not sure we ever thought it would get here, but it's finally here."