Wednesday, November 16, 2011


Well, I had every intent of writing a book review.  That will not be happening.  Instead I will share a whirlwind of life changes.
About three weeks ago we finished our home study.  Abigail had the stomach flu, twice after that, I had it once, and Jason and I spent last weekend on the couch with food poisoning.  Monday around noon we found out we had been chosen by a birth mom due November 25.  Monday around four we got a phone call that birth mom had given birth on Friday (11/11). 
Tuesday morning we arrived at the hospital to meet our BEAUTIFUL little girl.  Without further ado,

Shilo Jendaya. 4lbs15oz 18-1/2" long.

 She will be having surgery tomorrow morning to repair a coartation of the aorta.  Or....her aorta is too small and they are going to fix that.  It will be a closed heart surgery.  I will *try* to update when I get the chance, but I would love if you would all be praying for our sweet Shilo.

Celebrating changes,


  1. :) I will be praying for you and Jason, as well as precious Shilo and the surgeons. Much love to you all.....and hurry home!

  2. Congratulations, what a wonderful addition to your family. Shilo will be in our thoughts and prayers. The world needs more people like you!

  3. Holy Toledo!!! I had no idea things would move this quickly. How amazing and wonderful and congratulations!

  4. ...and lots of prayers and love for a very successful surgery.

  5. Wow! Congratulations on being entrusted with another amazing blessing. I will pray for your new daughter. You certainly have experienced changes!
    Nancy in the Midwest

  6. Congratulations, and welcome to baby Shilo! She is joining an amazing family. I look forward to hearing more (:

  7. well I just found you through BBC and now I'm crying my eyes out. SO happy for you and your beautiful new baby girl:) I would LOVE for you to contribute a photo for my Thanksgiving post if you have time. Just send it to my email and include one or two sentences about why you are thankful for her. Much love, Patti