Our Story In case anyone missed it the first time, here’s our announcement for Shepherd 😉 Make an on-line slideshow at www.OneTrueMedia.com EmailFacebookMorePinterestTwitter
You have been such an inspiration to me. Following your websites on myadoption website opened our hearts to the waiting child program. We have been home just a few months now with our Isabella, and have so much joy in our lives. Thank you for sharing yourself and your family with us, and best wishes for your journey to bring home your new addition. We will keep you guys in our prayers
Thank you SO much for sharing a bit of your story with me 🙂 I can’t tell you how blessed I feel to know that our story helped encourage you to consider a special needs child!!
Many blessings to you and your precious Isabella!
Stefanie- you are truly an inspiration. I love watching the sideshow and seeing all your beautiful blessings. Since coming to your website my husband and I have decided to add club feet as a SN we will accept to our list (when we put in our request). Thank you for sharing your life so openly.
Stefanie, you have truly touched the lives of so many. I remember sitting at my computer back in 05 seeing your post on the CCAI Jan/Feb DTC group that you had chosen a SN child and then following your journey. Little did anyone realize how far that path would go. May God continue to bless the ‘Ni Ha Y’all’ family!!! 🙂
The Ferrill's says
Oh Stefanie, I watched it before and cried. I watch it again and cry. God is so amazing! Only HE can build your family is such a beautiful way. And we get to share in that as we watch Him work yet again to bring another of His babies home. Like you said in the video, to know the love of Jesus!!!!!!!!!!
My heart overflows….
Michelle - Blessed Mother of Two says
Just seeing Shepherd’s little face brightened my spirits after a very difficult day. Thanks for your beautiful posts about your amazing family.
That was just beautiful. I did miss it the first time and am so glad you posted it again. Your family is inspiring. I have not idea what God has for us or how he will lead us in our adoption journey’s but I can only pray that we will be obedient to his callings just as you and Chris have been. Our hearts are open to hear from him and we anxiously anticipate the revealing of his plan. (I said anxiously, not patiently. Maybe I need to practice the patiently part!)
Green, Party of Four says
You are one special person. I remember following your blogs for Isbelle, Sophie and Jude and cant wait to follow Sheppard. The smile that boy has will melt your heart.
Our prayers are with you as you wait the arrival of your TA.
Green Party of Four (soon to be Five)
The Byrd Family says
I am sitting here in tears at the wonder and awe of God’s awesome love and power! Beautiful family!
Stefanie, I could watch this again & again & have the same reaction of tears streaming down my face.
You have inspired so many of us & continue to inspire me daily. In fact, there is a line from your website, in your description, that I find my self repeating day in & day out: “…and pray that in all I do, I honor God”…words to live by…it’s become my mantra.
Thank you, my friend! And may the Good Lord shine his blessings on you & your family always!
Don and Lisa Osborn says
What a wonderful slideshow. It is obvious just by the comments ahead of me that God is powerfully working through your family to impact the lives of so many.
What a blessing and privilege it is to follow your story!
God is smiling!
Sanders' Double Happiness says
The Morris Family says
Stephanie- God is doing some great things through you and your beautiful family! I have been reading your blog regularly,(and hope you do not mind that I have your blog listed on mine)- what a testimony your adoption journeys are! Keeping you all in thought and prayer as you move forward to bring your precious Shepherd home! Karen
I loved this video the first time I watched it, and I’m so glad that you shared it again. Your family is such an inspiration to so many families. God is working through you in so many ways. Thanks for being so open with your life and with your testimony!
My entire family has watched the video and we’re cheering along with you!! What an amazing journey.
Ni Hao, Y’all,
Can’t stay away from this blog! Thank you for taking the time to paint such a beautiful picture of the blessings that children are! Come home soon, Shepherd. I am praying for God to heal your hands. The Lord bless you~ Leigh
oh thank you, thank you,thank you for posting this again. I wouldn’t have thought to go back and watch it again… and it is something everyone should see at least a thousand times in their lifetime.. so beautiful.. I’m not crying or anything..LOL.. (big ugly cry)
What makes me smile as much as seeing that video, is seeing some of these comments. From what little I “know” about you, I know enough to know that your heart is overflowing knowing that your story has touched others to consider SN adoptions… That just makes me smile so big for you and for God… and for all of the beautiful children whose lives will forever be changed because of your faith, your love, and your story that you chose to share with the world…
I just love you girl!
Livin' out loud says
Its beautiful, thanks for sharing!
Thank you SO much to everyone who took the time to comment… we feel so blessed to have an opportunity to share our story with other adoptive (or potentially adoptive) families 🙂 And we LOVE to hear how God uses our story to build families, just like He used others to build our family, time and time again 😉
Mom To Six says
Oh my goodness! I just happened to come across your blog. You may not remember, but my Mom sat next to you on the flight from Japan to Guangzhou last June. We were with our son, Kai, adopted the previous year and were returning back to China to bring home our little girl, Anna Grace.
I am so happy for your family!!