"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

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

How in the world?

Has it been 9 months since our pumpkin was born? Since our family was completed in an instant. Since we fell madly in love with this 5 lb bundle of joy...Not that any one of our children's stories is anymore miraculous than the other, but I'll never forget coming to terms with the fact that we would forever be a family of 5.And then things changing in an instant and here I am sporting my goofy grin. Oh how I love what God does in adoption.These are pictures that I will forever cherish...of my big babies loving on our newest addition.And I love how this one captures the joy in Cooper's heart...something that all of us felt! And none of us will ever forget how Sadie wouldn't share her "bebe" from the get go.

So today we thank the Lord for our beautiful blessing and sweet reminder that His timing is better than we could ever imagine.
I don't normally let her wear necklaces, don't worry...it just takes a lot to get her to sit for a pic. Like how she's naked...you know that's how we hang out most of the time.
This is how she responded when I started singing to her. She is such a happy baby. Oh and she was eating bananas and cereal, so that's pretty exciting too!She is clapping here, she loves peek-a-boo, patty cake, jumping and dancing. She is mimicking the kids and the sounds they make...it's hilarious. Tonight they were pretending to be wolves and no lie, sister did the same noise..we all cracked up. She loves to be sung to, play with my hair, pat your face, and she loves kisses (especially in her neck and armpit where she really gets to laughing). She loves her pacifier and her blankies and for her booty to be patted when she can't get to sleep.

She LOVES to swing, be outside, ride in her stroller (esp when her brothers push her fast) and to ride on her daddy's shoulders. She does not like however to be thrown in the air. She loves to see herself in the mirror and if you're not careful she'll come clear out of your arms with the sheer excitement of seeing herself.

Sweet Emery we love you and we are beyond blessed to call you a Shockley! Thank you for making our dreams come true...we all adore you!


Kristy said...

So perfect in every way! Lavender would love playing with her we got to get together and have a play date when you get back.

norma murphy said...

Noonie so misses you!!! Give everyone a kiss from me... 15 sleepies?????

Kristin said...

Beautiful girl and beautiful family!

Ami said...

Molly, I think it's been a while since I've commented. I was first introduced to your blog thru Marianne Johnson, but I've since realized that you know Amy Zimmermann too. (We go to the same church.) Anyway, I wanted to "delurk" and let you know that I still follow you. I DROOL over your girls, esp that chunky Emery!!! What fun it must be to bury your face into her cheeks every day! Blessings.

Cindy said...

stop growing up so fast Emery!! She just gets more beautiful every day