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awake my soul

The sunshine stirs me from my long winter slumber and beckons me outside to feel it’s warmth on my skin.  As I emerge from the shadows to seek this light, I am again reminded of the wonder of spring.  The hope of new life, of things unseen yet sure to come.

This spring feels more magical than any before.  Any day now we may find out that it is time to travel to meet Teagan.  Tomorrow is his 5th birthday. Five years without a family to celebrate his precious life and help him understand how very special he is.  I wonder how many times has he awoken at night without someone to comfort him or laughed without someone to share his joy.  This year when he blows out the candles on his birthday cake, I know that his wish will come true.  Hold on little buddy, we are coming for you.  Your new life has almost begun.

And while we wait and trust in God’s timing, I am planning to enjoy this special time with Addie while her other big brothers are in school.  I am looking forward to many more adventures like the one we had today, coming out of hibernation to explore the yard & soak up some sunshine. Addie also made a new friend, offering gifts of pine cones & kisses to the neighbor’s dog.  I’m not sure he was as enthused as she was.

In other news, our little Addie Lou is officially a Wagner and a United States citizen since we recently completed the long readoption process. She continues to bless us with her crazy antics and silly spirit & we are reminded how amazing this journey has been.  Here are some images from indoor photo shoots before the beautiful weather arrived.


March 13, 2012 - 8:10 am Riann - I sang the Shaun Groves lyrics while reading this... May our souls awake, indeed! What photos, what sweet moments, what an incredible spirit captured by an adoring mama. God is good, and we continue to pray your Teagan home. Much, much love from our family to yours...

March 13, 2012 - 9:52 pm Riann - Okay, second time through...this time with Alex looking over my shoulder. "What a beautiful girl! Look at those curls!" and other exclamations of her deliciousness...

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