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.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas Day

Christmas Day at the McDade household was fun! We woke up with our daughter jumping on top of us at 7:00 asking, "Is it time to get up?" Mark and I got up made some good coffee and went to look under the tree to see what Santa left Summer and Connor. Summer got some clothes, puzzles, games and a Polly Pocket doll house. Connor got a few things that Summer wrote on her list to Santa... He got a dump truck, clothes, and toys.

Summer's Polly Pocket doll house

Connor's dump truck!!!

As we watched Summer open her presents and some presents for Connor( since he is not here yet) I was overcome with joy knowing that God chose me to raise her and to be her mommy. I know God will choose the right little boy to become part of our family and I will be his mommy too. I can't wait for that day to come.

I am so thankful to God for everything during this Christmas Season at UPS. I have never jumped with Mark this early before (18 years). We made a lot of overtime money that we will use to travel to get Connor. Mark and I didn't give each other any presents this year. We want to save as much as we can. We will get something from Ethiopia when we go as part of our present. I am so thankful for God making it all happen. I am thankful we have great parents that helped out with Summer after school while I was jumping. Thanks Nana!!! I couldn't have done this without you. I want to thank my mom too. I am thankful that we made double the money that we thought we would make. God is Awesome!!! We worked hard, but it was Him who held us together. He helped me to not lose my mind while working 12 hour days hoping to get enough money in the Connor jar before referral. I give God all the glory!!

I am thankful that God let His Son be born to one day save me from my sins. I am thankful that God loves me that much; that He would let His only Son be born, live as human without sin and then die on the cross for ME!!! What present in the world could be better than that??? Not one.
That is what Christmas is all about--- Happy Birthday Jesus!!!!

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