About Me

My name is Tracy and I am married to an amazing man, his name is Thomas! We are a busy family that is always on the go between church, school, work and sports.... we are not a sitting around kind of family. We have 4 amazing children and are working on bringing home Elias to make 5. My hubby is Deaf and I am a sign language interpreter,we are very involved in the Deaf community and are excited to be adding another Deaf member to our family. Our kids, Aaron-19, Luke-11, Tommy-10 and Paige-5 are anxious for their new brother to be home. This is our second adoption and we are learning more everyday to lean on God, this journey is already strengthening our faith! We are working on learning how to turn everything over to God and know that He has a perfect plan and all will happen in His time! Good things come to those who wait.

Monday, February 28, 2011

Many first for Luke and a few BIG ones!

Please read all the way down as his 1st day of school is down the bottom!

Most people will not understand all the fuss over an alarm clock, but this is no ordinary alarm clock......... This is a Sonic Boom and Luke is in Heaven with it. His "Deaf only" alarm clock as he calls it! His clock has bright strobes on the front that flash when his alarm goes off and a disc that goes under his mattress that will vibrate along with the light flashing to wake him up. He is so excited to have his own special alarm clock. Watch the pictures and see for yourself the joy one alarm clock can bring!

                                                  This is my "Deaf Only" clock!
 The clock has bright strobes on the front and the disc goes under his mattress and vibrates his bed. He LOVES it!
                                            Feeling the disc vibrate to wake him up
                        The strobes are so cool but the disc is what really wakes him up!
                                                         Yahooo Deaf alarm clock!
                                                    Luke and his brother Tommy
        My new gang... Aaron, Luke, Tommy and Paige!  Love my kiddos! My well meshed group of 4!
                                               Luke took this of his pal, Chase
                                            Tommy and Luke taking pics of each other!
                                                         He is so darn cute!
                                     Luke taking a pic of his sis, whom he loves!
                                                        Paige taking a pic of Luke
                                                        We love each other
                                                          Ahhh my Lukeie!!!!
                                                                   Momma and her boy
                     He is such a sweetheart!  My new cuddle bug, snuggle bug, love bug!
                                                      Poppy and his Luke!
                                    Pop, Luke and Tom ( a few of the awesome men in my life!)

Luke had another HUGE 1st today. Luke went to school for the first time today! He was very nervous this morning when we were getting ready but we got him there and daddy and I stayed with him for his first day. We stayed a half day. Luke worked so hard and did such an amazing job that this woman has realized she underestimates Luke and ultimately the Lord. Luke was so proud of himself and so proud of his work and he is soooooo excited to be learning that he couldnt stop grinning and couldnt wait to get home to tell his brother and sister all about his day! Luke is walker much taller then his 4'8" frame today as he is bursting with pride and his momma is too! We took him to get some celebration ice cream when he was done school as he did so well. Tonight he did homework with his brother and they encouraged each other and were both so excited to sit togethe and do their homework that my heart is just bursting with pride at how well they did! we had a few struggles last week with some jealousy issues with Tommy and Paige but they were very short lived and all is back to bliss! We are doing amazing and cant beleive how well things are going. Luke was so tired from his first day of school that he started asking me at 6pm if it was bed time hahah. He did make it until 8:15 and then finally gave in and crashed in bed. I beleive Luke is going to prosper in school and his true genius is going to shine through very quickly!
                                                    Lukes 1st day of school (backpack buddies!)
                                          Good Luck on your first day my brother, I love you!
                                          Yahooo going in to my new school for the first time!
                                                               Luke's 1st cubby
                                   He is so excited he had a place to put his stuff that was all his!
             A welcome home hug from my sister after my first great, but long day of school!
          The boys doing their homework together, they are good encouragers of each other!


Aus said...

WOW - I may need to get one of those clocks. As I've aged my hearing has 'failed' by leaps and bounds - and continues to get progressively worse. I'm able to 'compensate' with hearing aids - but you can't sleep with them in / on - but right now the Bride is happy to kick me out if I fail to 'hear' the clock (which sleeps in bed with me right next to the pillow at full volume!)

Luke is extremely cool - a very impressive young man - and will make his family very proud!

Actually - Luke's family is pretty cool too - a fine collection of folks! Glad to know you guys!

hugs - aus and co.

China Dreams said...

If this turns out to be a duplicate post, I apologize-blogger said it wasn't working when I tried to comment.

Luke is a poster child for international adoption! What a wonderful transition into your family he has made. I do think that it's easier for boys, but with his disability it's still amazing. Great to see him letting you get close, too!


Kendra said...

Wow, Praise God! God is doing such amazing thing, I will be praying that god would open doors with luke's school and that luke could just continue to prosper and enjoy life!! He has one amazing family, And who knows maybe the rest of the kids will start to follow in his good footsteps!!

JulieM said...

Love the pictures of all the kids! Luke is such a sweetheart! So glad we could meet him in person! It is amazing how he continues to blossom! God is so good! Praying God continues to give you wisdom and open doors in school for him. So fun peeking into your life with him!

Annie said...

WOW! Luke is doing SO great!!! Love it!!

Anonymous said...

I am a fellow "deafchinaadopt" yahoo grp member. We just celebrated 3 years home with our dgt. She was adopted at 4 yrs and 8 mths of age and is profoundly Deaf. She joined our family w/no language and is now reading at the same level as most 2nd graders (a little below average but quickly catchibg up). Her receptive language (ASL) is that of a 10 yr old. We had a smooth transition as you ate. Your sweet boy will stay in our prayers
Heather (thelukefam@gmail.com)

debra said...

Awesome for Luke went to his school . Glad that u and ur hubby are there for him .. Also, I am very impressed that brothers and sister are unity and good teamwork with family .. He is very lucky to have u and family

Jewels of My Heart said...

Your family is so beautiful Tracy and I am just praising Jesus and thanking Him for answered prayers!!!! So happy for Luke and his forever family!!!!!
Love ya sister adn thank you for all your prayers and encouragement!

Angela said...

Wow. Wow. Wow. I haven't seen Luke since China. Did I say "Wow?" I am sooooooooooooo happy for you Tracy. What a blessing... him to you and you to him. Love it!!

IlliniAmy said...

Awesome pictures...he looks so happy and you have a glow about you!

Our little boy!

Our little boy!
Opening up my care package from my family!

Curious what he is thinking!

Curious what he is thinking!
Checking out my Family for the 1st time ever! (this pic is of my new Brothers and Sister!)

His first reaction after seeing us

His first reaction after seeing us
This is my Forever Family!

Some goodies from the care package

Some goodies from the care package
Some of my new books

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!

This picture makes me cry every time I see it!
My 1st picture of my mommy and daddy! They say I love to look at my pictures again and again!

Studying our faces....

Studying our faces....
Checking out my new family again!

Look at that face!

Look at that face!
Checking out my new books

Aaron's Graduation

Aaron's Graduation
We are so Proud!

Xin Hai's name in Chinese!


Fu XinHai

Xin Hai

Xin Hai
Isnt he the cutest ever?

Aaron's Senior Prom

Aaron's Senior Prom
My handsome Son, Aaron

Aarons prom

Aarons prom
Paige, Aaron and Tommy

My Family

My Family
The Worrell Family

Our Precious one

Our Precious one
Xin Hai in 2008 - so precious! Love that smile!

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