Can you believe it? On the 11th, we will be celebrating 2½ years with Miss Madeley!!
It always blows my mind how easily this sweet girl just slipped into our family. She was just always meant to be a Shull. Look at her here…
…oh my word!! This was the morning after we got her. That face!!! Those cheeks! She was timid and unsure at first, but boy, she is not now…
…huge personality, life of the party, always happy. That’s our Madeley Moo!
I would say that we’ve seen the biggest transformation in Madeley over the last six months…
…overnight, she went from baby to BIG GIRL! Her vocabulary has absolutely exploded, she can count to 15, knows her ABCs, has started learning to identify and write her letters, can draw shapes like a champ, can draw people with lots of detail, and can go to dance and come home remembering everything she learned. She has just absolutely BLOSSOMED!
Madeley is loving her new school! She has made friends, loves her teachers and is enjoying all of her specials (music, art, chapel, fitness).
Right now, I would say that her favorite things are Peppa Pig, taking bubble baths, playing outside, building forts with Smith, having books read to her, coloring at the bar in the kitchen and playing games (she loves the memory matching game).
She is so cuddly, so squishy and so easy to just hold (which I do all.the.time!).
Friends, I do these posts about adoption because I pray (like literally PRAY) that many of you will be moved to adopt.
There are over 150,000,000 orphans in the world.
Look at that number.
Over a hundred and fifty MILLION orphans.
My sweet friend Brooke shared this Frances Chan sermon with me, and I absolutely loved it! I hope you all take the time to watch it too. If you are considering adoption, have already adopted or are adopted and would like to join our Mix and Match Adoption Facebook Page, submit your request HERE. I’m praying that today someone will be called to act. Your kid is waiting for you out there!
AND PSSSSSST: If you really want to get to know our adoption stories (or take a peek back in time), you can see some other post adoption posts right here…
To see more about our journey to adopt Ashby, see below: