• Sarah E Henning December 29, 2014 at 10:44 am

    Congrats! Can't wait to meet her. Safe travels for your family.

  • Norma December 29, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Oh my!!! This is so exciting. Can't wait to see your precious new addition to your family. My prayers are with your family!!

  • pleias December 29, 2014 at 11:07 am

    Good luck Shay!

  • Miranda Clawson December 29, 2014 at 11:09 am

    My prayers are with you and the family. Hope everything goes so smoothly bringing your angel home.

  • Johannah December 29, 2014 at 11:11 am

    So happy for you all! Praying for a safe trip for you! =)

  • Lauren D December 29, 2014 at 11:12 am

    Wonderful news! I do have a question that I'm sure you will answer during a future post, but seeing as you have known who your daughter is for quite some time, did the home she was living in begin to call her Ashby once they knew you were naming her? Just curious how that worked! Best of luck to your family! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Brittany Medland December 29, 2014 at 11:17 am

    I just gasped out loud! All my thoughts and prayers are with you! Can't wait to see your first Shull photo of five! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Oh my goodness! Good luck from South Australia!!! Megan xx

  • Brantlee December 29, 2014 at 11:24 am

    I'm so happy for y'all! Have a safe trip and I will keep you in ny thoughts and prayers. Can't wait to meet her!

  • Doused In Pink December 29, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Great news! So excited for you and your family! Prayers are with you!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

  • Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} December 29, 2014 at 11:40 am

    WE LOVE YOU SHULLS! LOTS and LOTS of prayers for y'all and Ashby!!!!!! I cannot wait to see all of the updates and finally meet this precious little girl!!!

  • Ani December 29, 2014 at 11:43 am

    No better way to ring in the new year! Safe travels and blessings to all.

  • Talley Family December 29, 2014 at 12:06 pm

    Praying

  • Peyton December 29, 2014 at 12:12 pm

    So exciting!! Prayers for safe travels and a smooth adjustment for all. Hugs!!

  • Dawn Davis December 29, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    literally cheered out loud!! I found myself thinking more and more about adoption and reading a ton of blogs to learn more. I know you have to keep some things private to protect your family but I would love to read anything you would be willing to share about your trip and the procesadjustment. Like Andrew was initially, my husband isn't quite sure how he feels yet. Best wishes and I'll be thinking of you and our family!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 12:15 pm

    Fantastic new – can't wait to see the first photo of your family of 5 ๐Ÿ™‚ Susi

  • Dani {Adventures of a Pharm Girl} December 29, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    Praying for safe travels!!!!
    Xoxo

  • Ashley Weeks December 29, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    Oh my goodness! I'm so excited for you guys! You all are in my prayers!

  • Leslie December 29, 2014 at 12:18 pm

    Congratulations ! So excited for you…

    All my thoughts are with your family.

    Leslie from Switzerland

  • kimm atwood December 29, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    Yay!!! Prayers and love being sent your way

  • Kellee December 29, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    So excited for your family! This is truly a blessing!

  • Mackensey Stang December 29, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    Well if that doesn't make the Monday after Christmas a bit brighter! Safe travels and cannot wait to see a picture of your new family!

  • Krista Youngblood December 29, 2014 at 12:23 pm

    Looking forward to your family of 5 photo! Prayers to you and your family!

  • Morgan Dykes December 29, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    So excited for you and your family! Praying for a safe trip!

  • Erika Slaughter December 29, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Eek!!!! We're praying for you guys!! And we can't wait to love on that baby!!

  • Blue-Eyed Bride December 29, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    Praying for you all!! Xoxo

  • beaner December 29, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    I am so excited for you!!! Sending prayers for a safe and wonderful trip to get your daughter!

  • Stephanie Jennings December 29, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Safe travels and praying for you!!!

  • Brittany December 29, 2014 at 12:38 pm

    So exciting!!! Praying for you all and a sweet return with your baby girl!

  • Jessamyn December 29, 2014 at 12:48 pm

    What wonderful news!! I'm so happy for you, Shay! We'll all be praying! <3

  • Jennifer Cannon December 29, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Crying tears of joy!!!!!!! YES!!!!!
    SAFE TRAVELS!
    XOXOXO jennifer

  • Loni "The Healthie Foodie" December 29, 2014 at 12:52 pm

    Shay you have had a lot good blog posts but this one by far exceeds them all! So exciting and I am so excited and happy for you. My hope and prayer for you today is that everything goes smoothly and your first few days are with Asbhy is everything you hoped and more.
    Lots of Love!
    – Loni

  • Dana Vissage December 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    So happy for your family, Shay!! I know how long you have waited for this. My prayers are with you all!!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 12:54 pm

    sending love and prayers from Canada! can't wait to meet sweet Ashby… xo

  • Lynn {A Taste of Country} December 29, 2014 at 12:58 pm

    Good luck! Praying your family has a safe trip and everything goes smoothly!! Can't wait to read all about it!

  • Tracy December 29, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    WooHoo! Praying for all of you!

  • Toni :O) December 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    Best wishes as you bring your beautiful addition home! Prayers for a safe journey.

  • Rachel Embery December 29, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    Congrats Shay! May your trip be safe and blessed:-) Can't wait to hear about that wonderful experience!

  • Sandra Litcher December 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    So happy for your family!!! Praying!

  • loveandkate.com December 29, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    So excited for you and your family!! Prayers for you guys! Much love!

  • loveandkate.com December 29, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    So excited for you and your family!! Prayers for you guys! Much LOVE!

    Kate

  • Kristin Baetz December 29, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Yay!! We are keeping you all in our prayers. 5 is a beautiful number!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 1:17 pm

    Yes!!!!! I figured it would be soon based on your Instagram of the four of you. I can't wait until she is yours and we can hear all about the journey (not just the trip to get her, the whole year and a half of waiting!). You've handled the whole experience with such grace and trust in God. Can't wait to see the 5 of you!

  • Tina December 29, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    Congrats!! Can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Dana December 29, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    So exciting! Can't wait to hear all about it!!

  • Michele @ The Joyful Home December 29, 2014 at 1:29 pm

    Praying for you- safe travels and God's hand in all of it!

  • Narci December 29, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    Yay! Can't wait to love on her and you all when you get back! ๐Ÿ™‚ xoxo

  • Britney December 29, 2014 at 1:31 pm

    This is so exciting. It gives me the chills!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    Praying for your family! What a great start to 2015!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm

    So many prayers sent your way!!!! I am so very excited for your family!!!!

  • Jenny @ jennycollier.com December 29, 2014 at 1:33 pm

    Beyond excited for you! Can't wait to see you all as a family of 5!!!

  • Sarita @ it's my girls' world December 29, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    So, so happy for your family! Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers!

  • Angela Ellingson December 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Yay!!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ So excited for your whole family. What a blessed little girl!

  • Amber December 29, 2014 at 1:39 pm

    Oh my gosh!!!! I got chills when I saw this!!! Praying for your family's safety, health, and that God would put Christian people in your path. โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Kristen Gerdel December 29, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Yay!!!!! Have a safe trip. Can't wait to meet her!!!

  • Leigh December 29, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Prayers for you all! Can't wait to meet Ashby!

  • Angela December 29, 2014 at 1:47 pm

    Ahh! I'm so excited for you guys! Praying for you! Can't wait to see y'all as a family of 5!

  • Nicole Miller December 29, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    So excited for you and your family!! Hope every bring goes well and can't wait to "meet" your sweet girl!

  • Andrea December 29, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    OMGoodness!! That's so exciting!!! I'm so very happy for you. Can't wait to lay eyes on that sweet little girl!! Many prayers for safe travels and a quick return home!

  • LisaN December 29, 2014 at 1:51 pm

    This just simply brought tears to my eyes. What a way to begin the new year! So happy for y'all:)

  • melissabunny100 December 29, 2014 at 1:53 pm

    I can't wait to see a pic….and hear about your journey!!!

  • RachelZoe December 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Praying for all 5 of you!!! God bless you!! The world needs more people like yall! ?????

  • Kari Maddox December 29, 2014 at 2:05 pm

    OMG!!! Praying for your safety and safe travels!

  • Little Pink Rose December 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Oh my goodness!!! I've been waiting for this post! Praying for all of you!

  • The Patrick family December 29, 2014 at 2:09 pm

    Yea! This post just flooded my mind with memories from the first time we met our daughter. A verse comes to mind, "Be still and know that I am God"… On your trip, do just that. Be still and know that God orchestrated the entire thing. And be watchful for how God will show up in all the little details, all the things you have prayed for. God's blessings to you!

  • Cori Cane December 29, 2014 at 2:21 pm

    So happy for y'all!!

  • Bev December 29, 2014 at 2:27 pm

    So excited for you!! Praying for your sweet family.

  • Alyssa Albany December 29, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Great news! Praying for you and your family!!

  • Jenny December 29, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    Yay!!! I am so excited for you guys! Will be praying for a smooth transition for all. Can't wait to "meet" her! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Candace Wall December 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    Praying for your family. I too am adopted and have a special place in my heart for adopted children. What a gift your receiving from God today!

  • Shesabigstar December 29, 2014 at 2:31 pm

    <3 Praying, praying, praying for all 5 of you… safe travels, will be thinking of you! <3

  • JenEMoffitt December 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Wow! How exciting! Saying prayers for you all as you become a family of five.

  • The Whitt Family December 29, 2014 at 2:32 pm

    Great news! Prayers for you all!!

  • Erin @ Crafts and Sutch December 29, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Such exciting news and absolutely the best way to start a new year! Prayers for you and your family!

  • Sara Laverty December 29, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    Yahoo! Safe travels to y'all!!! May these next days be full of special moments and memories made!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jersey Love December 29, 2014 at 2:37 pm

    So exciting!! Prayers for you and your family!

  • Michelle Ragsdale December 29, 2014 at 2:40 pm

    Exciting…praying…one less

  • Laura December 29, 2014 at 2:43 pm

    Congratulations! I'm not sure if I've ever commented before, but we have two adopted children (from Russia). It's an amazing journey for sure! Praying for a smooth transition for Ashby and safe travels home! Laura

  • Diane December 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    prayers to you all!!!

  • Christy December 29, 2014 at 2:46 pm

    Praying for safe travels. Good Luck!

  • Kristen Sass December 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm

    Great News!! Safe travels! Can't wait to see the newest addition to your family! Praying for a smooth transition for all of you as you become a family of 5!

  • my3 kids December 29, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    Praying for your family Shay. So excited and happy for your family and that Ashby is one less:) enjoy every minute of it and we are excited to tag along.

  • Queen In Between December 29, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Yes!! Oh my goodness such wonderful news. Prayers for safe travels. Cannot wait to hear all about the trip and see your new family.

  • Erin C December 29, 2014 at 2:59 pm

    What wonderful news! I pray you and your family of 4 have a safe journey there and your family of five have a safe journey home. I pray that when you arrive, you have zero complications and can bring that little girl home quickly! Congratulations and can't wait to see pictures of her ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 3:03 pm

    Eeeek!!! Safe travels and good luck! God be with you all!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm

    Happy for all of you guys!!! Have a good and safe trip! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Katie {The Mishaps & Mayhem of a Solitary Life} December 29, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    YAY!!! So exciting! Safe travels and an abundance of prayers for all of you!!

  • Tanya December 29, 2014 at 3:15 pm

    Safe travels and prayers of thanksgiving for you and your family, Shay! Such a precious and exciting time.

  • Jeni D December 29, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    So excited for you four! My prayers are with you all! Good luck, can't wait to see her!

  • Gavan December 29, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    Prayers for a safe trip & successful addition to your family!
    Melody

  • Allison December 29, 2014 at 3:22 pm

    What wonderful news!

  • Janet December 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Praying for safe travels for you all. Praying that the trip home with Ashby will be smooth. Praying that God will guide Ashby through this transition and let her know that she is safe and loved.
    So happy for you all to become a party of 5.

  • dresselfamily.blogspot.com December 29, 2014 at 3:27 pm

    Best news!!!! Bring her home to her forever family x

  • CrazieChrisa December 29, 2014 at 3:29 pm

    Yayyyyy!!!! I teared up for you because I know how long y'all have waited for this! Praying for y'all!!!

  • Elizabeth Birenbaum December 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    WONDERFUL news!!!! And in December like you had hoped. I'm so happy for you all!

  • Aaron December 29, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    How exciting! Praying for your sweet family.

  • Michelle Beer December 29, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Yayyyyy?โœˆ๏ธ?

  • Bec74 December 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

    This news made my day!!! So excited for you guys!! Praying for you all!

  • Lauren Fisher December 29, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Praying for your family! Can't wait to see pictures of sweet Ashby! Adoption is beautiful. My sister is 15 from South Korea and we got her when she was 8 months. I'm excited to see how God uses her in your family! Xoxo

  • Lindsay D. December 29, 2014 at 3:46 pm

    Congrats!!! I'm so happy for your family!! You will be in my thoughts and prayers!!

  • Tamara December 29, 2014 at 3:47 pm

    SOOOOOO exciting!!! Good luck and safe travels!!

  • Elizabeth Wood December 29, 2014 at 3:48 pm

    Yay!! Very excited for your family and praying for safe travels!

  • Lisa December 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    So exciting!! My prayers are with you and your sweet family.

  • Heather December 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    May The Lord bless you and keep you. May His face shine upon you and be gracious to you!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    This brought a smile to my face. My thoughts and prayers are with you guys as you bring sweet Ashby home.

  • Stacey December 29, 2014 at 3:53 pm

    Awesome!!

  • Margie December 29, 2014 at 3:58 pm

    That is really exciting. Can't wait to 'meet' her. Safe travels and hope things go smoothly!

  • angie December 29, 2014 at 4:03 pm

    Yes!!! This gave me chills to read! Excited for your family and praying through your translation!

  • Ashley Van Dam December 29, 2014 at 4:08 pm

    The BEST way to cap off this wonderful holiday season. Beyond happy for you all. Praying blessings and safety on you and your little family as you travel to get your little one Xo

  • Allison F December 29, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Prayers for all of you!

  • Kristi Morgan December 29, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    We are so excited for you guys! Praying for you daily and for a smooth transition for your sweet girl.

  • Liz/ December 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Praying for you all as you take this journey to bring your sweet baby girl home!!! SO very happy for your sweet family!

  • MnMKyle December 29, 2014 at 4:41 pm

    Thinking and praying for you Shull family!

  • Heather December 29, 2014 at 4:46 pm

    This just made my day! So excited for your family!

  • Whitney Smith December 29, 2014 at 4:47 pm

    Woohoo!!! Praying a safe journey and health and happiness!

  • Amanda Carroll December 29, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    What a blessing!! Prayers for your entire family. Can't wait to hear about this sweet child.

  • Anna C December 29, 2014 at 5:04 pm

    So happy for you and your family. Safe travels!

  • Kim Long December 29, 2014 at 5:11 pm

    So excited for you and your family!! Thinking of you throughout this journey! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sarah December 29, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    This made me tear up!! Sending prayers to all of you for a safe journey and a smooth transition. Can't wait to hear more!

  • Amy Coose December 29, 2014 at 5:29 pm

    Thinking of you and your sweet family! Can't wait until she safe at home with you.

  • Joy December 29, 2014 at 5:36 pm

    AHHH!! so exciting! Safe travels to you and your family!! Ill add you to my prayers.

  • Kathryn December 29, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Oh my goodness ~ so exciting!! Praying for you all!

  • Anne December 29, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    Such great news!!! Praying for safety and that the journey there and back home is one that you will see the details in God's love for your sweet family of 5! ๐Ÿ™‚
    James 1:27

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 6:06 pm

    Wow! So exciting. Many prayers for your journey. Cannot wait to 'meet' her.

  • Brittany Stevens December 29, 2014 at 6:07 pm

    How exciting!! What a blessed little girl to be joining such a wonderful, faith family. Prayers for you all.

  • Heather Ausburn December 29, 2014 at 6:19 pm

    Praying!

  • Heather Ausburn December 29, 2014 at 6:20 pm

    Praying

  • Andrea Worley December 29, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    so very exciting!! congrats! prayers for safe travels!

  • Macy Strozier December 29, 2014 at 6:49 pm

    No way!!!! I screaming right now. Today's the day all of us has been waiting for, well I don't think your getting her today, but your heading her way. Everyone is excited for you. God answered your/our prayers. Have a great time and please keep us up

  • Macy Strozier December 29, 2014 at 6:50 pm

    Updated.^^^^

  • Jenny December 29, 2014 at 6:54 pm

    Just got goosebumps! Prayers for all five of you, for safe travels, fun, and smooth transitions. God Bless you. What an inspiration!

  • Jaren December 29, 2014 at 6:57 pm

    I had this feeling today that this would be your post!!!! Prayers your way pronto! SO HAPPY FOR YOU ALL SO MUCH!!

  • Cami December 29, 2014 at 7:04 pm

    Hope you have a wonderful, smooth, trip of a lifetime! Prayers have been sent to Heaven for you and your beautiful family! Congratulations Schull party of 5!

  • Kate Bartz December 29, 2014 at 7:08 pm

    Blessings to you all on this wonderful occasion!
    What a way to begin the new year!!!

  • Melanie December 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    What wonderful news! Blessings to you all as you welcome Ashby to the family!

  • Rebekah @ Living && Learning December 29, 2014 at 7:28 pm

    Prayers for safe travels & many Congratulations!

  • Laura Youker December 29, 2014 at 1:42 pm

    That is so exciting for you guys! Congratulations and good luck!

  • Lauren December 29, 2014 at 8:14 pm

    Wow!!! I have chills and am crying!!! Congrats!

  • V @ X-tremely V December 29, 2014 at 8:16 pm

    Yeh! I have been praying for her and your family! So excited for you all!

  • Mary December 29, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    So excited for your family! Prayers for safe travels!

  • Jenny Perez December 29, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Woohoo!!! Praying for all of you!!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    YEAH!! So exciting! Praying for your sweet family of five!! Shera

  • erinraye517 December 29, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    I pray that you all have a smooth transition and that you don't have any unforeseen issues with the adoption process. I also hope that Ashby instantly feels the love and support of her new family and understands that she will forever be safe and cared for.

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 9:33 pm

    So excited for you all! Praying for a safe journey and no snags getting your girl home. Can't wait to see pictures and hear about the adventures of your family of 5!
    Jan Fisher

  • maureen December 29, 2014 at 9:59 pm

    So excited for you!!! I have been praying for you so much this holiday season, hoping you would hear something soon! I have 6 adopted blessings and though it isn't always easy, it is so filled with love and Christ! God speed!

  • Steph December 29, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Such exciting news for your family. My prayers are with you all. Thank you for your shining light and example. I love reading your blog.

  • Jeanie December 29, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    Many prayers and good thoughts! Can't wait to meet Ashby.

  • Megan Marie December 29, 2014 at 5:55 pm

    Praying for safe travels!! What a blessing you and your family are!

  • Morgan Madigan December 30, 2014 at 12:00 am

    Prayers and blessings to your family!!!! Congratulations!!

  • Jaclyn Johnson December 30, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Hi Shay! I've literally been praying for you and Ashby for weeks now!! Safe travels and best of luck to all of you! Can't wait to hear all about it!

  • Sincerely Anna December 30, 2014 at 12:15 am

    Praying!

  • Alison December 30, 2014 at 12:37 am

    Congratulations!! Our prayers are with you and sweet Ashby! I can't wait to see pictures of this precious little girl!
    Our two children are adopted as well – it's an incredible, blessed journey! So happy for your family!

  • Nicole December 30, 2014 at 12:59 am

    So unbelievably happy for you guys, I got chills just reading this!! Good luck and safe travels!

  • Nicole December 30, 2014 at 1:00 am

    So unbelievably excited for you all! I got the chills just reading this! Good luck and safe travels!

  • The Stantons December 30, 2014 at 1:02 am

    Yayayayay! This news made my day! Be safe. Much love to all!

  • Maggie C. December 30, 2014 at 1:14 am

    So excited for you and your family! Praying for safe travels and that everything goes smoothly once you're there. Can't wait to see pictures of Shull party of 5!

  • Christene Amy December 30, 2014 at 1:15 am

    Praying for you and your sweet family. Praying for safe travels. Praying all goes smoothly. I am so excited for you and your family.

  • Mindy December 30, 2014 at 1:17 am

    My Brother-in-Law and Sister-in-Law leave on January 5th to pick up my 3 year old nephew from China! It is their first child. Would be so neat if your Ashby and our Daniel were at the same orphanage. Prayers for all!

  • amoveableme.com December 30, 2014 at 2:15 am

    Oh this made me cry tears of joy! Praying for you all! Can't wait to hear updates and see your family of five all together!

  • Rebecca December 30, 2014 at 2:16 am

    So excited and happy for you! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Jen V. December 30, 2014 at 2:20 am

    Yay! Prayers going out to you from Minnesota!

  • Heaven's Roses December 29, 2014 at 8:45 pm

    How amazing! Saying lots of prayers for you and your family! ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Mandy December 30, 2014 at 2:53 am

    Woohoo! Praying and so very excited for your family!

  • Tamara Rodrigues December 30, 2014 at 3:16 am

    Oh joy! Yay! God speed and safe travels Shull family! Praying for you during this journey!

  • blessedmama December 30, 2014 at 3:22 am

    I am so over joyed for you guys!! God is excellent Xx

  • Rebecca Carl December 30, 2014 at 3:37 am

    YEA!!! Cant wait to see pictures. Y'all deserve all the best! And yes, prayers!!
    Love, Becky

  • Leslie Seror December 30, 2014 at 4:56 am

    Such exciting news! Can't wait to hear all about Ashby.

  • Jamie D December 30, 2014 at 5:05 am

    Angels all around you, Shulls!

  • Anonymous December 30, 2014 at 7:57 am

    Yes, yes, yes!!! So many were praying, including me, that the Lord would make a way – and quickly!!! Praising the Lord!!

    Karen I.

  • Danielle B. December 30, 2014 at 12:21 pm

    SO happy for your family!! Praying for this entire transition!

  • Megan Burchett December 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    So so so excited for your family and Ashby! What a blessing for you and your family! God has given you a gift, as a mother, to love your children in a way so that they will never question how infinitely they are loved! This will truly be a blessing for Ashby as well! Congratulations Shull family of 5! May God continue to richly bless you, your family and Ashby!

  • Anonymous December 30, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    this made me tear up when i saw it! to be this excited for people i have never met is a little strange ;). safe travels for all of you!

    much love from SC,
    shanna

  • Susan Williams December 30, 2014 at 1:38 pm

    Shay! I am so excited for your family – can't wait to "meet" her and see all of Kensington's photos from the trip!!!! Prayers from Louisiana!!

  • Lauren December 30, 2014 at 1:44 pm

    Congrats!! So so exciting ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Chic Coastal Living December 30, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Yeah! We are so excited for you! You are so blessed and little Ashby is going to love her new family! WOW! So exciting!!!!!!! Jeremiah 29:11-13

  • Shelby December 30, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    So excited for your family! Prayers and blessings to you all!

  • Cindy December 30, 2014 at 3:57 pm

    Praying for you on your travels to bring your sweet girl home!

  • Heather Forcey December 30, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    I am so excited for your family. Your love for this little girl shines through in every post you have written about her. Prayers for a safe and successful trip. More prayers for an easy transition once home. Such blessings!

  • Andrea December 30, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    Soooo thrilled for your family!!! What a lucky little girl Ashby is! Praying for a safe trip, smooth transition, and privacy during this incredibly special time!

  • Paula December 30, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    I saw it had been a day since an instagram picture and my gut said…ASHBY! YAY! Praying for all aspects! The meeting, the bond between everyone, the flight, paperwork, adjustment…all! Excited to see the journey!
    What a blessed way to begin 2015!

  • Kelly Wardrop December 30, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    So exciting! Praying for safe travels and smooth transition.
    ~Kelly

  • Anonymous December 30, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Been waiting for this post for ages! So excited for you and your family and hope the transition for everyone is seamless!

  • Andrea December 30, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Yay!! So, so excited for you!! Prayers for a safe trip and smooth transition.

  • Denise Ross December 31, 2014 at 2:34 am

    How exciting!!! Prayers for safe travels for you all, excited to 'meet' little Ashby. Hugs from NsW Australia

  • sarah c December 31, 2014 at 3:20 am

    Yay!!! Safe travels to you and your family! Praying for your safe return!

  • Elizabeth December 31, 2014 at 5:54 am

    So exciting! I am hoping to adopt a couple little ones of my own in the next few years, so it will be amazing to hear more about your experience (of course only what you feel comfortable sharing) Good luck and God bless!

  • The Lovely One December 31, 2014 at 3:24 pm

    Good luck and God Bless! We adopted our son as an infant…. it was a hard journey with a lot of heartache, but completely worth it in the end!

  • Esther Ra December 31, 2014 at 10:57 pm

    God bless you and your family Shay! Thank you for sharing and for allowing us to walk this journey with you! My family just became a family of 5 as well (my son-baby #3 was born earlier in Dec). We will be transitioning right along with you!

  • PurseONality January 1, 2015 at 4:37 pm

    Thinking of you all today and praying for safe travels. Looking forward to reading all about your journey and seeing pics of your new family of 5!

  • Patty December 29, 2014 at 11:43 am

    I am so excited for your family!!! Praying for you all and blessings on your family of 5!! Happy New Year!!

  • lsadler December 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    So awesome! Praying:)

  • Molly December 29, 2014 at 12:42 pm

    Great news! Godspeed.

  • tpatters5 December 29, 2014 at 1:08 pm

    So excited for your family. Safe travels!

  • Lynne Wadlinger December 29, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    So excited and happy for your beautiful family.
    Welcome Ashby! xoxo

  • Narci December 29, 2014 at 1:28 pm

    Yay! Can't wait to see you all together!!

  • Katie Oman December 29, 2014 at 2:29 pm

    I just got chills!! So happy you are finally getting your little girl. God's Blessings to your whole family!

  • Nicole Spadoni December 29, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    So exciting! Good luck! Prayers for your family!

  • Melissa December 29, 2014 at 3:05 pm

    This honestly made me cry! So excited for you! Praying for all of you ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Meagan Ruse December 29, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    Brought me to tears. Praise the Lord for His goodness!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Prayers headed your way for a safe and blessed trip! I'm so excited for your new addition to the family, I have goosebumps!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 3:43 pm

    I actually have chills running down my spine after reading the title of the post!! Congratulations can't wait to see pictures of your little girl!!

  • Brooke Rice December 29, 2014 at 4:12 pm

    Prayers for safe travels!!!! Bring that sweet girl home!

  • jen December 29, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    Hallelujah!!!!! This sure made me tear up. May God bless and hold you each in the palm of His hand.

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 4:33 pm

    I just started following your blog and I just love your sweet family! Praying for you all on this exciting adventure!

  • Twice Five Miles December 29, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Good luck, good luck, good luck!!!!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    What a Way to start the New Year!!!! Congrats!!! Safe travels…to the mystery spot!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    SS

  • Romi Q December 29, 2014 at 8:01 pm

    May God bless you and your beautiful family as you welcome your daughter Ashby into your arms. I'm so happy for all of you.

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 8:42 pm

    I too have chills!! Congratulations and travel safe! I can't wait to "meet" her via your blog!

  • Anonymous December 29, 2014 at 11:59 pm

    So happy for you!! I have chills….can't wait for pics!!

  • Kathleen December 30, 2014 at 1:01 am

    Yay!!!! So excited for yall!

  • Corinne December 30, 2014 at 1:20 am

    Awesome. Praying for you and your growing family!

  • Leslie Roberts Clingan December 30, 2014 at 2:35 am

    I read this great news on Sheaffer's blog and ran over here as fast as my laptop would take me. Congratulations! Sending up prayers of thanksgiving and safekeeping until you are all home again with your sweet new addition. Thank you for sharing your joy with all of us.

  • Cindy December 30, 2014 at 3:07 am

    Awww…Shay, I'm so happy for you and your family! Have a safe trip and a Beautiful Blessed New Year!

  • Amanda Long December 30, 2014 at 3:35 am

    SO Excited for the Shall Family on this day : )

  • Etta C December 30, 2014 at 3:48 am

    So happy for your family as you welcome Ashby. Prayers for safety, easy transition and a wonderful family uniting together.

  • Joanne December 30, 2014 at 4:07 am

    How exciting for you and your family! I look forward to seeing pictures soon.

  • Katy December 30, 2014 at 9:37 pm

    What a great way to start your new year! Many prayers for your family! Can't wait to see pictures!

  • ashleypalmer625 December 31, 2014 at 2:31 am

    Hooray! I am so excited for your family. Sending prayers for you all as you go get your baby girl! Can't wait to "meet" her ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Liz | Ellie and Addie December 31, 2014 at 3:49 am

    I'm so happy for your family! Sending love and prayers!

  • Jeanette Garofola January 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm

    God bless the Shull party of five! What a beautiful way to start the New Year! All the best!!!

  • Whitney S January 5, 2015 at 3:53 am

    Praying for your family! Safe travels and may the transition go smoothly.

  • Angie Short January 11, 2015 at 11:19 pm

    We went to dinner with Sheaffer's in-law's and heard the news on New Year's Eve… Look forward to checking for new pics and reading the blog every day since. I'm so excited for you and your party of 5! God knew exactly who those 3 needed! ๐Ÿ˜‰