Tuesday, March 15, 2011


So many people have asked me how Sam is doing. The only way I can answer that is... great! He has single handedly wrapped the rest of us Sharps around his chubby little fingers and really, it's his world. If he is thirsty, there is a big brother that has already gotten him some juice. If he is hungry, daddy is on the pretzels. If he needs some toys or crayons, sissy has that under control. If he needs a hug, kiss, or some momma love as I call it... he is taken care of :)

Sam came to Shannon with no tears, just smiles. Now whether that was because he was well prepared for his arrival, I don't know. But he has had a few meltdowns over the word NO (gasp) and other than that I am telling you I feel like this kid has been here forever. He is understanding more and more of what we say to him. I am amazed to be quite honest with all of you. I certainly prepared myself for the worst, I really did. I know that the honeymoon could be over anyday now. But I am certainly rejoycing in the here and now.

Here is a little bit about Sam that we know...

-He is super ticklish!
-He loves to do things himself like put his socks and shoes on, and his shirts and pants for that matter!
-He likes to be neat and tidy
-He LOVES bubbles
-He is a deep sleeper and not an early riser! WHOOT WHOOT!
-He loves to be praised for a job well done and the party isn't over until EVERYONE in the house gets a hug, a kiss and a high 5~
-He isn't too fond of Lucy. Bless her sweet old heart. Sam is coming around, but no time soon
-He goes into the "zone" as I call it where he will stare off, very stoic like and bit his right bottom lip
-He is non-stop talking.... in Chinese. I would give my left arm to know what he is saying

I don't know what to say about this little boy. I have loved him since the very first time I saw him 10 months ago. I wonder what he thinks about us. About leaving behind all he ever knew in this world. I wonder if they miss him. I wonder if he misses them. I hope that he is happy and I hope that one day he will trust us fully, to come to know the love of a family and the love of a God that so beautifully orchestrated this life and this family.

The very thought of him being "homesick" makes me so sad. And I know that he thinks about all that has happened to him. He has been through so much in his 3 years of life, yet he can still smile.

My heart is so tender towards him now and I cannot help but just scoop him up several times a day and tell him "Wo Ai Ni Sam" over and over again. I want him to get that in the blood that flows through his little veins and his heart. I want him to know it when he is awake and when he sleeps. I want him to be so secure in our family and in our love that he is able to do whatever in this world he wants to do. I hope that if his heart is healing that it is healing quickly.

So thankful everyday that I am his mother. I hope that I do right by him each and every day and that I radiate love for being his mother. For being THEIR mother. I am blessed beyond anything that I EVER deserve. They are all so special to me in their own way.

Elias is my first born and the joy in my heart. Norah is my only girl and she is so tender and kind. She is loyal through and through and she loves her momma. Sam is my baby and my sweet spot. These kids of mine.... They make me one happy momma :)


  1. All the words I will ever say in our entire lives together couldn't even begin to tell you how much I love you, especially after this post. And for the record, you deserve every blessing you have ever and will ever receive.


  2. P.S. I know you're wondering what "TA" means; it's the google account I had when I was a Teaching Assistant (TA). Now I suppose my title should say Prof. :)

  3. Awesome! He IS a little chunk! Definitely squeezable!! :)

  4. I love the "brother" pictures. What a sweet bond the two of them have already. Very heart warming!!

  5. These photos of your adorable kids are so precious!

    Blessings, Cathy