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2.20.2010

Four hours...

...can make a world of difference!

We're by no means of the woods just yet, but praise God for allowing glimpses of hope!

More to come soon...

**This post is for the late night crowd, my dear friend who is posting for me is likely asleep right now.  When there are only one or two pictures I'm posting via email.  While my three kids (did I just type MY THREE KIDS?) are napping I'll work on the whole story.

38 comments:

Anonymous said...

Beautiful! So happy for you! Just know I was a little ticked about being paged (it wasn't a call for me), but this made it worth it! Glad to see your 3 kids are with you!! Enjoy your day and time....we will continue to pray!! So excited for you! You must be one proud momma!!


Beth

Jason said...

I had to get up in the middle of the night to see this picture. My heart is bursting with joy for you and your family.

Jason F.

Shannon said...

Yes the late night crowd is delighted! WOW! She is with you at last! Darcy and Ian look to have big smiles. Kylie and caleb look like they are still trying to figure out what has happened?So glad you are finally as you should be TOGETHER! Praying for more hours days and years of smiles and togetherness as a family!and knowing HE will be there for you when it is not all smiles.
Love you guys. Can't wait to hear the story!
Shannon

Tiffany said...

Awesome!

Angela said...

Yay! They are all just beautiful. Can't wait for the whole story!

Tricia said...

I thought the same thing as Shannon. Kylie and Caleb look a little confused. I too can't wait to hear the whole story. Looks like you don't have to worry about a coat for Darcy. :)

We're continuing to pray.

Angela said...

What a beautiful picture! Can't wait to hear the entire story!

Tricia said...

Oh, and tell Caleb I'm lovin' his socks!

Our Journey said...

What a wonderful picture to wake up to this morning!! I love it! She has a beautiful little smile. I bet your heart is just bursting. Praying for you all & anxiously waiting for more pictures.

Melissa said...

Oh, my goodness...Darcy is so beautiful and Ian is beaming!!! I agree that the other 2 look confused or you just caught them at the wrong moment:). I cannot WAIT to hear about the rest of your day, ups and downs. We love you and cannot wait to read more....Matthew pointed at the screen at the three kids almost like HE knew something was different :)

Somewhere In The Sun said...

Love the family picture!! Everyone looks so happy. Can't wait for more updates.

~Lynn

Denise said...

Loving the picture. The smile speaks so much of the many more to come. I am continuing to pray for all FIVE of you.

Denise

Jennifer Barbee said...
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Jennifer Barbee said...

Congratulations! The wait is finally over. Darcy is just beautiful! Praying for you and your family as you all make the transition to a family of 5!!!

Ann Marie said...

Yipeeeeeeeeee!!! Woke during the night to pray for you. Can't wait to hear all the details.

Hugs,

Ann Marie

Leslie said...

I'm so happy to see this picture this morning! You have such a beautiful family, Kristi. I'm overjoyed that you are finally all together at last. I can't wait to see more pictures and meet your lovely little girl soon.

Love & prayers for all of you!

L

Laurie said...

Ah, the picture I jumped out of bed to see- yeah!! I'll be anxiously awaiting the whole story, but they sure look beautiful all together. So happy for you guys!

Larry and Carol said...

FANTASTIC - can't wait for the details on our new family member.

Heather said...

Look at those beautiful kids!!!! ALL THREE!!!! I am so happy for you guys. Praying that the transisition continues to go well and HE gives you exactly what you need to soothe her heart. Have fun getting to know your newest little one. :)

Donna said...

Three!!! Yay!!!!!
They are all just beautiful - praying for you all....

Anonymous said...

Checking your blog was the first thing we did when we got out of bed this morning! Praise be to God! What a great looking family you guys make. Welcome home Darcy. We loved you long before we knew you!
~Kate and Andy

Pam said...

I LOVE this photo of Ian and the THREE children. I cannot wait to read the whole story!!!! Kristi, I am so very happy for you guys.

Anonymous said...

YAY! She looks so happy! I hope that continues...once she realizes what a great family she's a part of, that smile should be permanent. Congratulations! Good luck and prayers for safety throughout the rest of your journey.
Stephanie Y

NaiNai said...

The long wait is over - what a joyous moment. I'm savoring each second. Can really feel your joy. So good to have a picture of ALL THREE together. And the proud papa. Darcy looks like such a sweet child, just want to fold her in my arms. Love to you all.
Grandma M...

C.C. said...

The Claybrooks are overjoyed for you and with you!! So happy to see that smile on Darcy's face!! And can't wait to see more!!

Anonymous said...

Praising Him with you guys! So glad you're together at last! Praying for you.
Deb

adoptionroad said...

Yipee!!! The only thing more beautiful than that photo will be seeing all FIVE of you together!

Jess and Tim said...

Sending prayers for you! What a magical day and your 4 kiddos (counting Ian LOL) in the pic look so natural!! Praying all is well!!!

Cindy M said...

She's absolutely darling! She looks little! Can't wait to hear all the details! We're all so excited for you. Just so you know, Caroline is driving me nuts, asking me when we're going to China for our baby sister.

David said...

WOO HOOO!!!!!! I can't tell you how happy it makes my heart to see all THREE of your kids TOGETHER!!!!!!! I've been stalking you like crazy waiting for the photo. THank you so much for not keeping us hanging. We've been praying like crazy for you. Lots of Love from the W family to the COMPLETE M family!

David said...

Oops, BTW, "David" is as in the W family, Nancy & Noah too (I forgot to sign him out).

Carla said...

Yeah!!! She is absolutely beautiful! Glad to see her smiling and to see all 3 of your kids together! Praying for you and for your transition to a family of 5!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness, Oh my goodness!!!!!
She is so adorable!!!! That smile is precious!!!!

I can hardly wait to see more!!! What do you mean by not out of the woods?!!

PS Kylie and Caleb look like they are thinking "What in the world is going on?" Darcy looks happy! that is wonderful!!!!!!!

Love you guys,
Aunt Cici and Uncle Adam!!!

Sharon said...

OHHHH.....LOVE SEEING YOUR THREE KIDS IN ONE ROOM!!! Can't wait for the story!!!

Lilly said...

I' m sure it was not easy but I am very happy that your 3 kids are with you right now! CONGRATULATIONS! Can't wait to hear the details and your story.

Amanda said...

3 kids! For me it sure is a whole lot more than 2, but only when we are away from home! Darcy is beautiful! I am very excited for you and will say prayers.

Grandma Shultz said...

My heart is so full, I hardly have words to express my joy. My three grandchildren are beautiful. I'm praying constantly.
LaoLao

Anonymous said...

They are all so beautiful!!! I know that God is smiling today!
Love you guys and praying for you in this new and exciting journey!

Meredith