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.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

5 Months and going strong!

I am sure all of you remeber this picture! Our last update picture before we left to bring Luke home!
June 17th-2011 is our 5 month Gotcha Day! Cant beleive it!!!! So here is my little look back at this journey of 5 months!! Enjoy


I cannot beleive it has been 5 months since we met Luke on Gotcha Day! It seems crazy to think it has been that long. When we met Luke he was a very skinny, scared little boy that had no language and no education. Within a day of being together he started to change. Luke and I looked back at pictures of us in China and we cant beleive it is the same child in those pictures.  Luke has gained about 15 pounds and grown 2 inches in the 5 months since we met him! Luke's language has grown in  unfathomable leeps and bounds! I keep thinking back to when we first met and he would ask me questions and my answer was " I cant answer that now it is to hard.. later" I felt terrible but he had no previous language so we had to start with the concrete the things we could show him. I was thinking back yesterday and I cant remember the last time I had to tell him " I cant answer that now, it is too hard.."  it has been many months since we had to say that and Luke's language is changing by the day. Anyone that meets Luke now would have a hard time guessing he had no language for 10 years. His signing is impressive to say the least! Luke is impressive to say the least. His personality is TOP notch! Luke is normally a very very happy boy! We have had some bumps in our road and there are things we deal with here and there but for the most part our lives have b een improved immensely by adding Luke to our family! We love this little boy like nobodies business! Our Luke Worrell is one amazing boy! I thank the Lord daily for allowing me the honor to be Luke's mommy! We love you Luke!



                                  Our referral photos for Luke (he looks so sad!)
 His 8th Birthday ( I do beleive he is wishing for his family to come get him.. it would be 2 and half more years :(    sorry baby)
                                               Always so serious and thinking
                                         Our first glimpse of Luke on Gotcha Day Jan 17,2011
 Our very skinny boy the first week we were in Jinan in our hotel room, he was already showing us the awesome boy that he is within the first few days of knowing him!
 Luke and I as we were flying home to America! He must have asked me 8,000 questions on that flight!
                                Our first day at home with Luke (Aaron was not home yet!)  Jan 30, 2011
                             Luke's "Deaf Alarm Clock" as he calls it.. February 2011
                              March 2, 2011 Luke and Tommy on Luke's first day of school EVER!!!
       Luke officially has the same photo as all the rest of the kids now March 2011
                                         April 2011 Tommy and Luke with their new haircuts
                                              Luke becomes "The Luke-in-ator" May 2011
                                      May 26th 2011-Luke's first time in the pool ever!
                                           June 9,2011 Luke Spring Show for school
                                                                Me and My boy! June 2011

3 comments:

Sue said...

It is amazing how much our children can grow in such a short time with the love, stability of a family. Luke looks wonderful

IlliniAmy said...

What a great pictorial recap. Congrats on the 5-month milestone.

Anonymous said...

Love it! So happy for all of 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!

福新

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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