"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

We're Home!

Well, it was a crazy night but we made it home this morning as a family of 5!




It is all starting to feel real now, it just happened so fast that it was rather hard to believe.



It's amazing to see God work and truly give us blessings that we could never dream of.



This sweet Sadie Skielar is more than we could have ever even thought to ask for.



I got the most incredible phone call while I was at the hospital last night from "G".



She told me that she wanted to tell me something that she just couldn't get out when she said good-bye because she was crying. She wanted to tell Blake and I thank you.



Thank us???



I was shocked, that's what she wanted to tell us. I was speechless. I know this is something very personal and special to share, but for those of you that have never known a birthmom....this is who they are. Selfless and brave, tender and heart broken, strong and determined, incredible, incredible women. I pray that I get to know "G" more. Please continue to keep her in your prayers as she grieves and begins to heal.



Sadie is "perfect" as the doctor said this morning. I couldn't agree more! Enjoy the pics!



Love you all. Thanks for all your sweet notes and prayers!

16 comments:

Courtney Connelly said...

All of the pink is just great! "G" sounds like an incredible woman and Sadie is one blessed little girl to have so many people who love her! I want to see Sadie's eyes in the next set of pictures...sleepy girl. :) Can't wait to meet your daughter!!!!

Betty & Paul Spaulding said...

She is so beautiful and we love her name. You all have truly been blessed and you are such wonderful parents. The boys will protect her and take good care of her. We look forward to seeing her, holding her and getting to know her. Congratulations!!

Melodie said...

birth moms are AMAZING! Sadie is absolutely beautiful!

Cara Canada said...

She is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! I am so happy for you. God held you in His hand while you grieved knowing all the while Sadie would need you as her mommy. I love Him for that. I know that God has a plan for us, too, after the loss of Jacob and I cannot WAIT to sing His praises! Please kiss that sweet baby girl for us! (That sounds weird since you don't even know us, but I can't resist a baby in pink!) Again, congratulations. Tracy

Giles Family said...

Aw Molly, I saw your facebook status and got SO EXCITED so I rushed over to your blog to see what I've been missing. Sadie Skielar is gorgeous and you are such a glowing mom :) I'm elated for you guys and will absolutely be praying for you all through the days ahead. I love your blog, Molly. The journey that God's taken your family on has captured my heart.

Ann McNellis said...

How awesome!! I am so happy and excited for you both!! Our kiddos are like little stair steps ... we'll have to get them ALL together! I'm praying for you all right now.

Love,
Ann

Julie said...

Congratulations Shockley Family! God is good! Sadie is beautiful and I'm sure the boys are soooo excited about their baby sister. How very precious is Sadie. We will certainly be praying for G and the rest of your family. Love you all and so thrilled about your new addition, can't wait to meet her in person!
Love,
The Rykers

Amber said...

I am so happy for you all!!! She is absolutely precious!!! We'll be praying for you all and for "G." We love you! :)

Laura said...

Thank you for putting up more pictures of Sadie! Since we can't be there just yet, we wanted to see as many pics as possible! Molly, thank you for sharing the story of G and how she called to thank you yesterday. I thought about that the rest of the night tonight....amazing!

Love you and see you in the morning!

sheridan said...

Molly I'm so thrilled for you all! What an amazing blessing and wow what G said is too precious...however when I think of how G must feel knowing you will parent her child, thank you seems so appropriate. i love reading your words and i told laura that you are so wise beyond your years. thank you for being such an incredible reflexion of our Father love during all your experiences. love sheridan

Kara said...

Molly, so thrilled to see the new addition, I read Laura's blog and just found out. We are in the same boat now, 2 wild and crazy boys and just bringing home a new baby. Enjoy the ride, she is truly beautiful. Saying prayers for "G" as well!

Kara

Al's World said...

Molly and Blake and boys! Welcome your new addition! I was told at church on Thursday and Jana pulled up your blog so we could look at pics! She is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Look how God worked this out, you had everything ready just in time for Sadie to come home to a room all ready for her! What a blessing she is going to be and what a blessing you are going to be for her! I love to see God's handy work, and this is true evidence of that! I am so glad that you have this relationship with G, I know that she will be an important part of your family! What a joy, and a wonderful time to bless our Lord!!!!

Angela said...

Thanks for putting up more pictures! I have to say that it's pretty impressive for a mommy of a 2 day old (plus 2 toddlers) to have any time for such things, but THANKS for thinking of all of us who keep up with you this way! Baby Sadie is absolutely adorable. I wish I could come and cuddle her myself! And Molly, you are just beaming in those pictures of you with your precious new daughter! What a special thing to see! I love you! Congratulations again!

Becki Francy said...

So proud of you. Nothing I can ad to the comments except that she is SOOOOO stinkin' sweet and precious. I enjoyed our "alone" time we had the other day. I think that is as "alone" as you and I will get over the next few years! I love the boys excitement over her! It is so sweet. God is good sister....still praying for "G". B

Candy Muret said...

You don't know me, but I am a friend of Terra Schultheis' and as she would say, "I blogstalk" your page. We are also adoptive parents waiting for our 2nd right now. I am so happy for you and your beautiful family! God is great!!!

Candy Muret