"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Monday, July 14, 2008


It doesn't look like he's restless.

But he has been. We all have been restless. Our hearts are waiting eagerly to anticipate the arrival of a new little Shockley. But we are waiting to see what God is doing here. Even if this adoption doesn't go through with Brittanie and Sadie, we know God is working.

So, we've been restless. Do we tell everyone like we were the first day that we found out? Do we continue to talk to the boys about this new baby? We feel like we've just been hanging in limbo since Wednesday of last week. I know, that's not really very long. I would have been horrible if I lived in the Old Testament times! Back then 40 years was nothing to wait to hear God speak!

As much as we've been a little confused about how to plan, we've had peace. My heart is not anxious. I can feel everyone praying for us and I am so enjoying everyone's notes and emails and phone calls. The verses that you are sending are amazing and always have perfect timing! Thank you for praying for us and for asking your friends to pray for us. It's incredible what adoption does to your spiritual life. What a blessing!

We'll keep you updated when we hear anything. Here's a picture of what kept me busy Saturday night.

My sister gave me her bow head, so I painted it to look more like Sadie!

Isn't it cute?

We caught the boys playing in the crib together. This may be a problem!

Cooper after he ate a frozen biscuit! You can just read

his face that he doesn't really care that I thought it was

a bad idea! He's a riot! And yes, he went to church with biscuit in his

eyebrow because he wouldn't let me get it out!


Anonymous said...

What would we do without cooper???? We will be saying that again in a few weeks, we will not be able to imagine what awesome plans God has...and you are right sister, you and I were not cut out for Old Testament times...I would have totally ignored a talking donkey or burning bush....I would have been like....I am loosing it! B

Anonymous said...

Um I know it feels like FOREVER and that is totally normal! You do what you feel is best for YOUR family and what makes you happy. If that is talking about Sadie than go for it sister and if not, than be still and be quiet and listen to God. He knows your thoughts and feelings anyway. Cry out to Him. He wants you to depend on Him and He will listen to you. I promise!!! He will be faithful, one way or another!!!

Hang in there...we are praying like crazy!

Terra said...

I love the bow head. That is the cutest thing I have ever seen. Where did she find it? I tell you all the time, but can your boys get any cuter?! That first picture is a "framer". PRECIOUS!! Still praying for you, Brittanie, and baby Sadie! Lots of love and prayers coming your way!

Amanda said...

...he went to church with biscuit in his eyebrow...

That absolutely cracks me up!