"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

Friday, September 5, 2008


Well, it's been a crazy not-yet 24 hours at our house.

We got "the call" yesterday that we had been picked, but that our baby was already here!

Hello! So, here are the stats!

Sadie Skielar Shockley was born at 0413 on 9.3.08 (her uncle Brent's birthday!)

She was 18 inches long and weighed in at a whopping 6 lbs and 13 oz.

She is perfect in more ways than we could imagine.

I was able to meet her birthmom "G" before she was discharged and that was an honor.

We are so excited that she wants to have an open adoption with us and this sweet baby girl she has asked us to parent!

Her name is from both her parents. "G" named her Skielar, which we love and we named her Sadie, which of course we love as well! You've got to slow down to say it, but we think it's just perfect!

We'll share more later, until then please keep us all in your prayers. You all know the routine, we are taking Sadie home on "legal risk" which means that "G" could change her mind before her court date (we don't know this date yet). Please pray for all of us that God would guide us through this!

Love you all!


Anonymous said...

However you got these online, THANK YOU!! Sweet Sadie, we are on our way! We will be there soon and can't wait to hold you! Love, Noonie and Papa

Terra said...

MOLLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It is 4:40 a.m. I can't sleep and decided to check my favorite blogs and I am about to scream if it wouldn't wake up Kylan. She is beautiful and I just want to kiss and squeeze her. So give her one for me. The incredible joy on your face made me tear up and the boys....oh there just aren't words. I am so excited and can't wait to meet little Sadie. I am praying for smooth transition. Love you guys and seriously...I'll NEVER go back to sleep now!!

Anonymous said...

I couldn't sleep either and I just happen to check my blog.


She is precious and I just love her name. Congrats!

Laura said...

Good morning! I just got up to go walking and saw your text so I jumped online to see pictures of Sadie! What an awesome day we had yesterday! I can't wait to come see her in person! She is SO cute and I love the bow you put in her hair. You are a wonderful mother and Blake is an awesome daddy! Will continue to pray for your hearts and the coming court date. I love you and hope to see you tomorrow! Love you Barb!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!!!!!! I just got to work and there she is!!!! I am crying at my job with a new girl and they must think I am nuts. She is GORGEOUS!!!! I can not believe you have her!!! Thank you God! I am going to come out of my skin. I love you. call if you need anything.

Cara Canada said...

Yea!!! Congratulations! God is so good and His timing is perfect!

Love & prayers,

Anonymous said...

Molly, Sadie is BEAUTIFUL and such a blessing from the Lord! I love all the pictures. Owen and Cooper look so excited. They are going to be the best big brothers. I thought about you all night at work and was so excited to check my email at 4:30 to see the automatic notification you had posted on the blog. Work computers won't pull up pictures/blogs so I was anxious to get home. I can't wait to meet Sadie in person! Give her lots of hugs and kisses (as I know you already have and will continue)! Love you bunches. We will continue to pray for this transition time and for 'G.'

Anonymous said...

I stink at trying to post. The above was from the other Robin... Blose. Love you!

Stephanie said...

Oh she is PERFECT! I am SO thrilled for you all. I will be praying for you EACH. Love you all...

Angela said...

Oh my goodness, Molly!! I was just casually checking my facebook account this morning, when I saw that Robin's status was listed as "praising the lord for Sadie Shockley!" I frantically came to your blog, and WOW! I'm so happy for you (all of you!). Miss Sadie is absolutely beautiful! What a precious little bundle! I will pray for you all as you set out on this journey of being a family of 5! God bless you....and remember to get some sleep when you can. :0 I LOVE YOU!

Becki Francy said...

WOOOHOOO....she is so stinking cute!!! I love the pic of Blake...that is my favorite. Daddy's and thier girls melt my heart! I can't wait to see her. THe bow is to DIE for! We have been practicing saying Sadie at our house! Right now, we say Owie, Pooker and Sadie. Yep - it is the one she gets right!!!! Will pray for the court appointment to come quickly. Didn't sleep well last night, so I said a lot of prayers for "G". Love you - Aunt Becki

Julie Reid said...

She is soooo cute :)!!! I can't wait to see her in person. Praise the Lord for His goodness and mercy. We will keep G in our prayers that everything goes smoothly. Welcome to the motherhood of 3. You'll love it. I do! When my kids were younger they thought 3 was the last number. We always counted to 3 looking for them and when they got in trouble you count to 3. One of them told their preschool teacher she couldn't count. (Boy, I miss those younger days. Please cherish them they go by so fast). We love ya and can't wait to see ya. Love Julie

Amanda said...

I am so excited for you guys! Little girls are amazing. I will pray for you guys that everything goes smoothly. She is a blessed little girl to have you guys as parents.
Amanda Harrington

DeeAnn said...

WOW!!! Isn't God so wonderful!!! She is absolutly perfect!!! God so picked you to be her mom and you and Blake have so much love to give. My heart goes out for "G" and what a selfless act of love. I will pray for all of you and the transition. I can't wait to see little sadie. My prayers will be with all of you and "G"
Love your cousin

Hendrick Family said...

Praise the Lord! She is beautiful! We are rejoicing with you!!

Stephanie said...


I have so many things in my heart and no words that adequately express what I'm feeling!! To say that I am blessed many times over by each niece and nephew just doesn't cover it! I can't wait to meet sweet Sadie - and, I pray one day I am equally blessed to meet "G"! I love her already!

We will see you tomorrow....
I love you!!!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

My name is Sarah and I babysit for Laura and dance with Lauren and Ann Marie at SHBC. I have been looking at your blog for months! (from the link on Laura's blog)
I am so excited for the new addition to your family! You all are an amazing family and Sadie will fit in great with you guys!
I love the pictures of the boys with her. They are absolutely precious.
Best Wishes! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Wagenboys said...

Sadie is gorgeous!!!! Can't wait to meet her in person. I am so excited for you, Blake, and the Boys! God is great!!!!


Melodie said...

Praise God for this beautiful baby girl! Our house is so happy for your family and we are rejoicing with you!

Courtney Connelly said...

Miss Sadie is just beautiful! I love the pictures of the boys with her, so sweet! Your family is in our prayers.

Much love,

bsjones7 said...

Molly! We are SOOOO excited for you guys! I saw the message on facebook that you sent and couldnt wait to get to your blog to see pictures! She is beautiful!!!! We cant wait to meet her. God is so good and how awesome is the world of adoption where things can change in an instant!

Katie M said...

Molly...I saw a post on Laura's blog with your exciting news. Praise God!! She is beautiful and blessed beyond measure to have you and Blake for parents and such precious big brothers to watch over her! I will be praying for all of you, including "G", during this time of transition! Katie