The McDade Family

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Hi! Our names are Shannon, Mark and Summer McDade. We are a family of three wanting to expand our family through adoption. We were planning to adopt from Taiwan, but the wait has helped us change countries to Ethiopia. God has a purpose foreverything and we are going to stay faithful and follow Him.

Monday, November 22, 2010

It is Looking Like Christmas!

Mark and I have been working a lot during these past three weeks. We both work at UPS and it is peak season for us. I am glad because whatever extra we make we put up towards our adoption for travel. So we have been really busy in our household. We have five more weeks of this peak season and I will be so ready to rest after it is over with.

Last week our daughter and I made a jar to put extra money in. The extra money that goes into the jar is going for us to travel to Ethiopia. It says " Money For Connor " and she colored and drew some pictures on it. Summer went into her room, got two quarters and put them in the jar. She said she wanted to be the first to put money in it and that she is going to be a "big sister". I just wanted to cry. I am so glad that she wants a little brother. She has handled this adoption great. We have had our ups and downs, but we keep going. I will be glad when we get a referral and get him home.

My Aunt Kap called me to ask me if we wanted her Christmas tree. It was too big for her to put up this year. We said yes and went to get it. This is another way our family is saving money this Christmas. We are not buying a live christmas tree. Mark and I have always had a live tree ( 8 years). So this is something that we can do to save money for travel. Summer was excited about the tree because we put it up earlier than a live tree. We all had fun decorating it and thinking of how it is going to be once we get Connor here.

Our Charlie Brown Christmas Tree

Summer holding an outfit that she picked out for Connor (3T). Hopefully, he won't be bigger than that.

Please pray for us and that our adoption will be complete soon with a referral of a little boy. Please pray that we get all of the travel funds that we need to travel twice. Pray for the family of our little boy and that they will be comforted while making the decision to give up their son for whatever reason. Help them to know that he will be taken care of and that they will not be forgotten for the love that they have for their little boy. We will always keep them in our prayers and open to talk about with Connor.

We are so thankful for everything that we have. We want to thank God for everything that He has done for us. During this week of Thanksgiving we give Him all the glory.

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