Wednesday, March 10, 2010

The Call

We got the call.

We got the call!

We will be leaving very soon to bring home Number Three.

We have a million things to do. I'll be honest, I'm already feeling just a wee bit frazzled.

But it's ok, because we're bringing home our son!

He is nearly 18 months old and he's about to meet his family -- the one God provided just for him.

I am certain that we have some trying moments ahead of us, but we also have couch cuddles and forehead smooches and 3 carseats in the car. We get to change diapers again and clip 10 more fingernails and brush another mouthful of teeth. I cannot wait to memorize his eyes and feel the texture of his hair and wrap my fingers around his little foot.

I'll keep everyone posted, every step of the way. (But you didn't doubt that, right?)

For now, I'm off to buy compression stockings and a good airplane book.

98 comments:

  1. congratulations!!! That is so exciting!

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  2. Oh Hooray! I'm so excited for your family! What a blessing!

    FYI - take lots of snacks for the flight - the flight food is less than desirable when you are heading over to Asia :)

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  3. SO EXCITED!!! SO EXCITED!! Praying for you all, safe trip, blessed union!
    Can't wait to 'meet' him!

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  4. Oh how exciting! I remember when my brother and his wife got "the call"...and how they lost their passports the night before they had to leave! We laugh now, but please don't do that! ;o) So happy for your little family!

    ~mary~

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  5. Yeah!!! Go get that little slice of heaven and bring him home! :)

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  6. Oh, Praise the Lord! God knew just exactly when you needed this new little one!

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  7. That is fantastic news! I can't wait FOR you!

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  8. After so much sadness, so much joy...congratulations!

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  9. oh my!!!!!!!!!!!
    i am thrilled for you!!!
    can't wait to see his little face
    xo

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  10. I am so happy for you and your family!!! Congrats on the new addition!

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  11. Oh, I'm so excited for you! I wish I could give you "The Help" to read for your plane ride. Hope all goes well!

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  12. i am so sorry for all the pain you've been through in the past few weeks. but i am so, so happy that you get your little one! what an amazing blessing! congratulations!!

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  13. A-Mazing!! Congrats!! Can't wait to 'meet' the new addition!

    ;)

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  14. Congratulations!

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  15. Congratulations! Can't wait to "meet" him.

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  16. YEAH!! Congratulations! I am so happy and excited for your family!!
    ~Jennifer

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  17. Congratulations!!! I have an 18 month old son and I just love this age! I'm happy for you all.

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  18. Oh Shannan I'm SOOOO excited for you! Can't wait to meet your new sweetie...number 3:)

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  19. congratulations! that is so wonderfully exciting!! this was the exact time last year that we were preparing to leave for china. i will be excited to see how things go!

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  20. What wonderful news! Can't wait to see him :) What a lucky little man!

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  21. How wonderful! Praying for your family!

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  22. How exciting and wonderful to have your son joining you all!!! Can't wait to hear all of the details and have a great trip :)

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  23. What wonderful news! Such a bright piece of news after all your family has endured as of late!

    Polly

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  24. Yea! Congratulations! I can't wait to hear every step of the way! :)

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  25. Congratulations! He is one lucky boy to be coming home to be a part of your family! I'm so excited for you and can't wait to hear all about it! God bless you!

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  26. Congratulations! That is so exciting!!!!

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  27. What a beautiful little girl Kylee is...I am so glad eternal life is real and true!
    CONGRATULATIONS about your new little one. I am SO HAPPY for you!

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  28. What WONDERFUL news!!! So happy for all of you!!!

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  29. What a wonderful surprise! Congrats! Angels are watching over you..~lulu

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  30. I saw your comment on Humble Pie and came over for a peek at your blog. I love your header photo! I just posted a picture of my own sedum popping up thru the late winter ground in my garden. And congrats on the phone call..you must be out of your head with excitement. We have good friends who've just finished their home study and are waiting for The Call for a Chinese child. Think I'll follow to read your updates.

    Alison

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  31. Just can't wait to meet Silas, but I guess I'll have too! You will have another set of feet to memorize, the sound and rhythm to those feet! They are all different and amazing. Please let us know if there's anything you need :)
    ~Heather

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  32. Wooo hooo! I am so excited for you! Can't wait to hear more about this amazing journey!!!

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  33. YAY!! What a great day!! Congratulations!

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  34. Congratulations! That's so exciting.

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  35. Oh my goodness!!!! I am so excited for you all Shannan!!! That is wonderful, wonderful news! Can't wait for you to share it all!

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  36. Woohoo! I've been waiting to hear those words! Congrats! I'm so happy for you and your family!

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  37. Shannan- I am completely covered in goosebumps right now. I'm so happy for you. I can't wait to meet your newest little guy. I'll be thinking of you every step of the way. Love, Jen

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  38. Oh how exciting, I have butterflies in my stomach for you, good luck and I can't wait to see him!!
    Hugs~Kelly

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  39. Congrats, congrats, congrats! It's our dream someday to adopt. I can't wait to hear all the details!

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  40. Congrats! I am looking forward to "meeting" him! God knew exactly where he needed to be!

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  41. I am soooo excited for all of you. I can't imagine how full your heart must feel right now.

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  42. Oh congrats! I have an 18 month old too and will look forward to your posts on the adventures you have with your new baby! Are Ruby and Calvin so excited?

    Michelle

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  43. Oh - is his room done? We saw a sneak peek & I'm dying to see what he's coming home too :)

    PS - I'm heading to Jon's Bargain Basement at lunch to pickup lockers for my Everett - $25 - inspired by Calvin :)

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  44. Amazing! God's timing is amazing! Your post made my heart literally jump! What a lucky little boy! Lots of love and prayers following you on your journey all the way from Texas.

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  45. How exciting! Congratulations and best wishes to you and your family!

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  46. Congratulations!! I am so excited for you! We're just beginning the process to adopt a sibling for our baby, so I always love to hear news from others who've been there.

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  47. WHOO HOO!! Praise God. I'm so excited for you. Oh how I remember that day with my son!! :)

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  48. May your hearts be filled with wonder every step of the way. Blessings to all of you...we are excited and filled with joy for your new son. He is blessed that God chose your family for him. Congratulations!!

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  49. Woo hoo!! Can't wait to hear about the journey!! God is good!

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  50. I just called you since I just read the news on FB! I'm so happy for you guys :) :) so so so happy. Can't wait to hear more!

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  51. Ah, so glad Silas has decided to join us in time for the wedding this summer. I'll be sure to add his name to the invite list! ;) LOVE YOU! (and wish I could come with you, seriously!) What an adventure!

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  52. "The past and the present and the future.
    Faith and Hope and Charity,
    The heart and the brain and the body
    Give you three as a magic number."
    -School House Rock

    Made me think of yall! Best wishes!

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  53. Yeah!!! Praise the Lord!!!

    : )

    Julie M.

    ps Lip balm, clean socks, Kleenex...handy wipes...

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  54. Your post and picture brought tears. Happy tears. Longing tears.

    Can't wait to follow you on this last leg of your journey! I can't even tell you how excited I am for you guys!

    How good of God to bring this gift of The Call to you at this time!

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  55. Congrats. I'll pray for traveling mercies. God bless.

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  56. That is amazing. Congratulations!

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  57. Wonderful! Will pray for y'all and continue praying for the family that lost their daughter. It's true, what you said about the unity we share in Christ. I've often wondered at how I can feel closer to people I barely know (or have never even met) than I do to people who aren't Christians but I've known all my life. God's love is amazing!

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  58. WOOHOO! So exciting!!!!! I remember "that call" so well over 5 years ago now. We were off to China a few weeks later leaving behind a 7 year old, 5 month old, and 7 month old. It was so hard to leave, but sooooo good to finally have our little girl and bring her home! Congrats to you...can't wait to follow along!

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  59. Oh what good news!! I am so happy for you and your family!! Can't wait to hear all about your adventures together as a family! :)

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  60. YAY!!!! Soo excited for your guys!! Can't wait to meet Silas!!

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  61. oh my goodness, this is the best news EVER!! I am soo excited for you and am so happy you are taking me, ok US along for the ride!!! yippee!

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  62. How exciting!!!!!! I can't wait to hear all the details and to meet your new son!

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  63. Big Hugs to your family Shannan! So glad the wait is almost over. I am so excited for you and can't wait to watch as you find out everything there is to know about your new little boy.

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  64. I am crying!! yay!!! Congrats- It's a boy... haha Welcome Silas!! God is so good! xoxo

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  65. what a blessing, i'm so happy for you! I hope this brings happier and brighter days for you and your family-xo

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  66. How exciting! I cannot wait to hear more about Silas.

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  67. How exciting!!! This child is so blessed..and you are so blessed to have this child. Here is to falling in love and holding him for the 1st time ......what an overwhelming moment.

    Cheers~
    e

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  68. yeah for you!
    I have to tell you what a small world it is....
    Your grandma Joyce helps take care of my good friend's mother!!
    My friend, Heather, was talking about a recent tradgety that Joyce was telling her about and We put 2 and 2 together to realize, Joyce is your grandmother!
    Small, small world!!
    Ask Joyce about Heather and I forget her mom's name:)

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  69. Congratulations on going to get your sweet little Silas!!!

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  70. Wow, God works in mysterious ways, That's such good news. I'm so happy for you all.
    xoxoxoxo
    Char
    PS I met your friend Timi today. Thanks for sending her our way!

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  71. AHHHHHHHHH!!! SO EXCITING!!!!!!!!!!

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  72. Can't wait to hear all about him! I'm so excited for you!

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  73. Hooray!!! Oh lady I am so looking forward to hearing of the journey and to see Sylas where he is supposed to be...wrapped up with his sweet family. Oh he is a lucky baby to have such an amazing family. (And a funny Mama too!) Keep us posted! What are compression socks?

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  74. I've read your blog for a while 'cause you make me giggle. Thank you for that. When I saw your post, I immediately felt that rush of excitement. We were there, waiting, twice, and the second time we received our call, it followed pain, struggle and grief. God sure knows how to heal our broken hearts, doesn't he! Enjoy every second as He lavishes you with His goodness!

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  75. How exciting!!! I'm so happy for you and can't wait to hear all about him! :)

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  76. that is so exciting! i cant wait to read all about it!!

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  77. Wow... so exciting. I can't wait to hear all about him. what a blessing for you and your family. Congratulations..

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  78. Congratulations. What a blessing that couldn't have come at a better time. I'm praying for you and your families transition. Good luck...

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  79. three. i'm praying for the transition to move quickly and smoothly! congratulations mama to be (again)! :) :)

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  80. you are such a blessing to this world........

    and my book recommendation (if you don't mind me saying so) is Bean Blossom Dreams.

    have a safe journey......i'll be praying for you.

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  81. I had a dream last night about your new babe. Welcome to the family I say. I can't wait to plan a trip out! I love you all!

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  82. Hip Hip Hooray! Silas is coming "home" to meet his God given family, and I can't be any happier. I catch myself day dreaming of him and how it will be to hug and squeeze him for the first time.

    I'm soooo excited - to say the least.

    Auntie Keisha Loves you Silas.

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  83. What a blessing God has given you. May He guide you as you raise His precious gift !!
    Welcome,Silas.... you're part of a special family!
    Hugs and prayers,
    Marcele

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  84. Yippee for #3!!! Can't wait to hear all about it. Safe travels and many blessings :)

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  85. I'm soooo excited for you, girl!!!
    Woo-hoo!
    Can't wait to hear all about the newest adventure and addition.

    big kisses!!!
    ox
    Lara

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  86. I'm sooo happy for you guys and can't wait to see the pictures!

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  87. WOOOOO HOOOOOOO! Pure LOVE & JOY in your heart, this I know! SO happy for you and your sweet family. What a blessed baby boy but a much more blessed Mommy & Daddy. God bless you all :)

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  88. Congrats! I'm sure this new addition will bring joy to all of your family!

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  89. Shannon...It was so special to be able to meet you in-person(even under the circumstances) and to be near a few minutes after you got "the Call", to hear the excitement and wonder in your voice. Praying for you & Cory as you travel to pick up dear little Silas. And for Calvin & Ruby as they wait to meet their brother. It is so fun and crazy to be a family of five...3 car seats...gotta love that (: Praise our great God for these sweet, sweet blessings!
    In Christ, Barb

    *oh and so loving your cart! Major Swoon!

    **I'm thinking someday we need to meet for a flea market outing!!

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  90. Congratulations! That's so wonderful for all of you :)

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  91. I am so excited for you!! Congrats!!
    What a blessed child to get you both for his parents!!
    Cannot wait to see pictures :)

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  92. YIIIPPPPEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you...FOR YOUR FAMILY!!!! ( I don't know how in the world I missed this post the other day!)

    Sending you all TONS of prayers and Love!
    Melanie

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  93. Awesome! Can't wait to "meet" him! Praying for you!

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