Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Bradley Samuel

On November 13, 2009 Bradley Samuel Markham was born to a young mother who loved him very much but knew that she couldn’t give him the best life he could have. So she selected Sammie and me to raise him. On November 15, amidst much emotion, she placed him into our arms.
And that makes us… (fill in the blank) parents, sleep-deprived, very happy, learning to be comfortable with baby poop, covered in baby spit up, elated, “stuck” in Utah at my parent’s house until we have legal permission to take him back to Texas, extremely grateful, more familiar with wee hours of the morning than we ever wanted to be, the proud owners of numerous boxes of diapers and cans of baby formula, still trying to believe it finally happened, trying to give Phoebe (our dog) plenty of attention so she doesn’t become too jealous, madly in love with our little son, all of the above. Sammie’s ecstatic that he’ll be able to watch the Super Bowl this year with his son. I made the rule that all stinky diapers that happen while watching football are Sammie’s to change.
Thanks for all the prayers and good vibes sent our way!

18 comments:

Terri said...

Wow, I have no words! I am so excited for you. He's beautiful!

Doug said...

Doug & V.J. said... We are soooo very happy for you! Congratulations. All words seem so small for such a great blessing.

Emma Giles Powell said...

waHOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hurry and come back so we can meet him!

Sally said...

SO excited and happy for you!!! You are a beautiful family! Adoption is such a miracle!!! My sister gave up her baby and it was emotional but so spiritual at the same time.

CONGRATS!!!!

Sara Corinne said...

A beautiful family of 4 (including Miss Phoebe Delilah) I'm thrilled for everyone. You all deserve all the love & happiness in the world. Can't wait to cover my nephew in kisses in March, when I see your family next.

Brian also sends his love and congratulations and wanted me to tell you that he and his family were among the many praying and vibin'. His mother was adopted so that special situation is near and dear to them.

Kisses to Phoebe, too hehe :)

Stephanie said...

What a love!! And that is the best birthday EVER! I mean, could he be any more awesome!? And with ultimate awesomeness, of course he belongs with the most awesome parents I know!

bubba said...

Melissa and Sammy, I have never been more happy (and crying at the same time) for two people than I am for you. Yay!!!! I am so so so glad the Lord blessed you with this little miracle. Congratulations. I can't wait to go tell Mark. We love you guys. Let us know when you are in Texas...we will send a package. :)

Douglas Family said...

That is fabulous. What a lucky little boy! I need to get your address to send a gift!

Most Happy Girl said...

Beautiful! I am so happy for you guys! Nancy

Mattamorphasis said...

That's awesome! Make sure you let us know when you get back to the Motherland so we can come meet the little guy.

The Stanford Bunch said...

Congrats!!! That's awesome! :)

Laura said...

I am SO happy for you!! He's gorgeous. :)

TheTexasSpud said...

Congratulations Melba and Sammie!! He is one handsome little fella!

cath said...

you are officially forgiven for not posting anything for too long since you are making up for it with news this amazing.

you know i am beyond words happy for you, and grateful for all the little miracles and that have brought baby brad to your family - will call and bug soon!

lizlarry.anderson said...

We are just thrilled for you guys! What an adorable baby:) Your hearts must be sooooo full!

Carolyn said...

yeah! we are so excited to have a new cousin. we can't wait to meet him. we'll make sure phoebe gets plenty of attention too.

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Kaitlyn said...

Melbs and sammy,

we are all so excited for you back here in PA...like really excited. you guys are great parents...because you are great people!! miss you and love you!!