"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 21, 2008

This is the day that the Lord has made!

Well, what a big day for our family! We are so excited to meet Brittanie today. Of course, we are nervous at the same time. There are so many emotions when I slow down and think about it all.

How is Brittanie going to survive this?

Will she think we are kooks today when she meets us?

Or will she have peace when she sees these two boys that will be her daughter's big brothers?

Is she already in intense pain for the loss that's about to come?

Is she a Christian?

I love her already, so much so it makes me cry just to think about this day for her.

Please pray for us that our hearts are vulnerable and honest with her. That she can sense who we are and how much we love her and her daughter. Pray that she can feel our excitement for this dream to come true. It is so hard not to be nervous. You feel such sadness for what the birthmom is experiencing and you want to be open about that, but you also want them to know how thrilled you are to bring their child home and into our family.

So bittersweet, can you tell?

My sisters and mother at Sutton's 2nd birthday party this weekend. We love being together!

Two of my loves! There's Cooper's camera smile again! I love it!

My guys! They both look thrilled to be cuddling with me and taking this picture!

I think they are ready for cake!

So this is what's been keeping me busy!

I have been working on Sadie's room!

My sweet friend Terra Schultheis gave us this rocker for Sadie!

She had used it in her classroom when she was teaching!

It looks just perfect in her room!

Thanks Terra!

Close up of her bedding! We got it at Wal-Mart for only $80.

You know I am a sucker for a good deal!

I need to work on this wall, need something fun and girly since the walls are blue!


Becki Francy said...

LOVE the room...love it love it love it...and duh...put her name on the wall in big fat letters....SADIE....that would be so stinking cute! Or you could get that little saying that we saw on that website and put it on there, "Miracles, Believe in Them"....will be praying all day.

Anonymous said...

OH I woke up this morning happy, excited, and nervous for you guys!! What a special day and a day that you will NEVER forget! I cannot wait to hear how it goes and know that we will be praying.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the room. It's too precious! Sadie will look beautiful in her new room.

Courtney Connelly said...

I am praying for you all and Brittanie today. I pray that Brittanie will see in her pain how blessed her little girl would be to have you and Blake parent, Cooper and Owen looking after her and all of lovin' she will get from the Shockley/Murphy families. May the Lord give you all a peace that only comes from Him!

Her room is precious!

Stephanie said...

Oh Molly, the room is adorable! I talked to Laura this morning. I will be praying all day. I know Jesus will make Himself known through your sweet family. I cannot wait to hear how it goes...

Terra said...

Molly! I LOVE the room! Precious and I am so glad the rocker fit in perfectly!! I have been praying all weekend and especially throughout today. I know Jesus will be seen in you and your family. God is present in this moment!! Love you!!