~ Active duty military pilot and fun loving dad. Chris
loves to toss the football and wrestle with the boys but
isn't too tough to brush his girls' hair or push them
endlessly on the swings. "Little dude, we cannot wait
until you are physically present with us. It feels like
forever since God told us you would be the eighth child in
our blessed family and we just know that you will provide
many special moments in all our lives!"
Stefanie ~ Stay at home mom who tries to bring new
meaning to the term 'multi-task'! Busy but loves the chaos
that a big family produces and is so grateful to God for
entrusting so many tiny lives to her care. "Counting the
days until I get to you, my precious little Shepherd! And
I thank God every day for blessing us with the gift of
Victoria, 18 ~ Biggest big sis who has set the bar
high for her younger siblings. Freshman at Georgia Tech
and extremely supportive of brother number 5 joining the
brood. "Can't wait to welcome you home and give you a big
ol' kiss, Shepherd!"
Zach, 13 ~ Biggest brother and aficionado of TV and
Mexican food. "Hey Shepherd, I love you! Hope you get home
8 ~ Reader extraordinaire and loves to watch and play
football. "I pray you come home safely and that you're
very healthy and happy. I love you!"
Dalton, 6 ~ Athletic and competitive and loves to
play video games. "I'm so excited for you to come home. I
hope you feel happy at this home with us. Love, Dalton"
Sophie, 4 ~ Talky talkerson! She loves to talk and
often asks about Shepherd, specifically when her baby
brother will be coming home. "I'm your big sister, Sophie!
I want you to come home so I can play with you!"
Isabelle, 3 ~ Busy body! Loves to play, swing and
adores Dora. I asked her about her new little brother,
here's how it went...
Mom: "Isabelle, where is Shepherd?"
Isabelle: "I get it!" Runs from room. Comes back with my
necklace with Shepherd's picture. "I have it, mama?"
trying to put the necklace around her neck. I don't think
she quite gets what's coming....
Jude, 2 ~ Sweetheart, but reigning baby of the
family and acts like it. When asked if he knew who
Shepherd was he replied, "Noooo." and promptly walked
away. Maybe he DOES get it ;)
We'll give thanks to You
For lessons learned in how to trust in You
That we are blessed beyond what we could ever dream
In abundance or in need
Nichole Nordeman ~ Gratitude
Web site by