Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Our beautiful daughter....


Candace Ferrill

To me, she already looks like she belongs with us!
We are head over heels, over the moon, squeezing our hiney cheeks excited! ;)
(We're still deciding on the rest of her name...we know we want to include her Chinese name, and another name.....maybe Mary?(her name on the agency list) or Pearl?(my paternal grandmother's and my sister's name) or LouEllen?(my maternal grandmother's and my own middle name...if we choose this she will be called Candie Lou...which I love!) This is very important to us, so we're praying for God to show us the name HE wants for HIS child!
We feel so privileged and blessed that God is allowing us to be her parents. Words cannot describe how grateful we are to our Savior for this gift!
We are so thankful to be able to share our heartbeat with the BEST BLOGGIN' FRIENDS EVER!

53 comments:

Waitingfaithfully said...

Oh sweet Candace! She's beautiful. A new Ferrill, another blessing . . . the perfect number, seven!

Rejoicing with you Laine! God is so patient and loving with us, isn't He? Thank you for sharing your story. He is Faithful!

Congratulations to all of you, can't wait to see the journey unfold!

Blessings~

Tina

Sherri said...

What a cutie pie! Thank you for posting a picture!

Candie Lou! I love it!

Oh, Laine, I'm so happy for you....and a little jealous, too.....don't tell Phil. He might go off the deep end!

Sherri

Aaron and Erica said...

The news of your PA just made my day!! Thank you Lord - we give You Praise! I love this new picture of Candace, she if beautiful, just like the rest of your family.

So how far along are you now in the paperchase?

Lots of love,

Erica

Mike and Barb said...

WOW!!! What a sweet face!
Another beautiful child for your beautiful family!
I'm so excited for you!
Maybe someday the time will come again for us, too, but there is a lot of work in our hearts that needs to be done first :-))
Love, Barb

Stefanie said...

Oh, I am SO in love with that precious picture!! What a little doll... she looks so tiny, too! How seeing her face now and knowing she is YOUR daughter must make your heart flutter (and your hiney cheeks clinch ;)
SO happy for you... ALL of you, including Candie Lou :)

JKW said...

How precious...you are truly a blessing in this world....I am so glad that little Candace will have a forever family soon!

Sherri said...

You need to photoshop her head onto one of those Ferrill shirts!!!!!

Sherri

Ladyblog said...

That is an awesome testimony.... and your new daughter is so cute. I can't wait to see her with a big ole' smile! Congratulations!
~Rebecca

mabrynelson said...

Candace Mabry Ferrill... I like it.

And I knew that Candace Mabry Ferrill's name wasn't Pa. (lie face, if you can imagine what that looks like) I was just making a joke.

and in leiu of renaming your family, I've come up with a nick name for myself:

Arrogant Prideful and Unwilling to admit I was wrong. :)

She really is a beautiful girl. :) I'm so happy for you mommyx7!!!

Kristy said...

Oh.
My.
Word.
She is perfect. No wait, make that: Perfect.
Praise God!

Leighboe said...

Candie Lou Who? I love the name, let's just hope she love Dr. Seuss! :)*
OK, serious question, Laine. Does she sign, and is it in Chinese?

mommy24treasures said...

oh she is beautiful...To me her eyes reflect that she is a warm sweet soul... I can't wait for her to come home!!!!

Green, Party of Four said...

I so excited for you....Candie Lou....perfect. She is so lucky...she will have the best family.

So....when can we go and that angel?? Now!!!

Love you guys!
Connie

Carlton and Aimee Weathers said...

Laine,
She is so beautiful. She doesent even know the wonderful family she is going to have! And most important....SHE WILL hear about our mighty Savior!!!!
I am beyond thrilled for you guys.

MichelleQ said...

Candie Lou--that's great! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Laine,
She is BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Wow! What a wonderful blessing! We can't wait to follow this journey with you! Brandon cracked up about pinching your hiney cheeks! How Funny!!!! Have a wonderful rest of the week!

Love,
Rhonda Bryant

Anonymous said...

Oops! I meant squeezing your hiney cheeks! Hee Hee!!
Love,
Rhonda

Anonymous said...

Hi Laine,

Congrats....another amazing testimony to God's faithfulness. I have been praying for Candace. I was thrilled to finally put a picture with her face. Rejoicing with you. We are at day 48 in our wait for LOA.....for little Emily.

Blessings,
Christine Fahy

mommyofmany said...

Loving the ideas...I'm sure God will lead you to the perfect name for this precious little girl.

Lou Ellen said...

I was so shocked when you emailed me earlier that one of the names you are considering is LouEllen. I have not known of more than 3 or 4 other people with that name. As a child, I went by the full Lou Ellen, then shortened it to Lou as an adult. Here I am, full-circle, going by Lou Ellen. My name was after both grandmothers - Lula and Ellen. I like it.

All of the names you have chosen are beautiful. It is such a tough decision, isn't it? We had a terrible time choosing our kids' names!

Well, anyhow, congratulations! She is beautiful! What a fantastic blessing for your family and for your daughter.

Lou Ellen

Lisa said...

She is BEAUTIFUL!

Greg & Cheri said...

She is so very precious! Can't wait to see her with all of her brothers and sisters.
Cheri

Walker said...

She is Beautiful, Lanie!!

I vote for Candi Lou! Love it... I can hear you calling her that now!! ;0) She DOES ALREADY belong in the Ferrill Family!!

Wow! God is Good!
Hugs,
Keisha

The Princess's Mommy said...

Oh Laine!
She is beautiful! I can't wait to see her home with the whole Ferrill gang!! I love all the name choiced, but I have to say "Candi Lou" is my favorite!!
Congrats again and WOW! When you say you're going to adopt again, you don't waste any time!!
Love and blessings,
Monica

Dollar General said...

She's BEAUTIFUL! I feel like I just read your blog and then I come again and WOW, everything has changed. Congrats on your newest addition!! You couldn't let me have the spotlight for longer than a month, could you? You had to go off and get you a kid!! Well, we'll just see about that - don't make me get pregnant again!!! HA!

Really Laine, we are so happy for you and we will be praying you through this adventure. Life's for living - you go GIRL!!

Love ya!
Oh, and Happy Recital Week to you too!!

Dollar General said...

Oh, and I meant to say...I LOVE Candie Lou. We almost named Mary Esther Lou! I love Lou!!

The Young's said...

We're SO excited for you guys!She is just precious!!! I like Candi Lou too!!!
Love you guys,
Buffi

Nicole said...

What a beauty!!! And she will fit perfectly in the Ferrill family!!!

HUGS,
-Nicole

Steve & Jan said...

Laine,

My heart is just so happy for you and your family. Candace is a beautiful name and she is a beautiful little girl.

The Ferrill Family may be the reason we need to add an additional pool to our neighborhood! Ya'll can bring that up at the next HOA meeting - LOL!!

Love you guys and, as always, we're here if you need us.

Love,
Jan

Tina said...

She looks like one of you to me too! Fits beautiful w/ the Ferrill family. I love her Candi-lou!
Lv ya
Tina

The Blaszczynski Family said...

I am just so thrilled for you guys! God is so amazing in His love and grace. We are keeping you all in our prayers and can't wait to meet Candace!
Love,
Amanda

Mom To Six said...

Oh, Laine! She is BEAUTIFUL!!! Definitely a Ferrill!

I am so very happy for you and your beautiful family. You have been such an inspiration and your words filled with wisdom have guided us on our own journey.

May God continue to bless you abundantly.

Much love...

Ohilda

PS I LOVE CANDY LOU!!!

Family4Liv said...

Aww she was just waiting for the Ferril family. Gods connections are so amazing! We really wanted her file at small world but knew God intended a little boy for our family! I prayed and prayed for little Mary she touched our heart strings like crazy! Even went as far to try and convince Kathy to let us try for two! Mary found you! what better family could she ask for! I am so loving the hand of God! GOd is SOOOO GOOD! Candie lou will grow to know Him! I hope we travel together or at least meet you in Guangzhou! I know who can orchestrate that!

God Bless you ferril family and I love her name Candace, oh my word that is cute cute!

Cathy

Anonymous said...

She is just beautiful. I am crying tears of joy for you! I love the name Candace and Candy Lou sounds nice too. Anxiously awaiting the next post in this adventure!

Julie Hand

Robyn said...

Oh my word!!!! She is just beautiful!!! She is a very lucky girl to get to become a Ferrill. God is so good!!!
Congrats to all of you guys! We will have to join you in the sign language class at church.
Love you!!
Robyn

Journey to Lilly! said...

Laine! she is so very precious! We are so happy for sweet Candace! She will be blessed..blessed...blessed! What an awesome family she will have...& what an awesome God she will get to know!! We are are shouting for joy with you!
lv ya,
Kim

Journey to Lilly! said...

Laine! she is so very precious! We are so happy for sweet Candace! She will be blessed..blessed...blessed! What an awesome family she will have...& what an awesome God she will get to know!! We are are shouting for joy with you!
lv ya,
Kim

Aunt Pearl said...

I always knew you liked candy - now you can love her forever! Looking forward to meeting her in person. The girls are excited about another cousin. Congratulations!

living4him5 said...

She's so precious!!! Oh, thank you for sharing her with us. I can't wait to read/see more about your journey to Candace...

What a blessing for a wonderful family!!

Amy =)

Amy said...

What a sweet story! I can't wait to see her precious face with a big ol' smile!
(what is a PA?)
By the way, the little girl that we were praying about has found her family...someone she already knew and was familiar with...still praying...

DeEtte said...

Laine,
Oh - Candace is simply beautiful! Last night as I dropped (literally) in the bed - I was thinking "gotta catch up on Laine's blog...did she hear anything?" (I really was!) Anyway, I'm SO very happy for your family and can't wait to follow along on the journey! I'm praying for y'all!

Thanks so much for meeting us at the airport. It was a special suprise to see y'all last night. And for all your prayers and encouraging comments. My favorite was the quotes for each of your kids as they looked at those first pics of Sadie. You are a precious family!! Hopefully, we can get together this summer.
love, DeEtte

Desiree said...

Congratulations, she is beautiful. I love the name Pearl, so classic and old school.

Mark said...

What a beautiful little girl Laine. You are so blessed.
Wendy Clark

Amie said...

This has been up for two days and I am just seeing it now??? I have been missing out...I am so glad I stopped by... I have been waiting FOREVER to see this pic(well, at least since we "met"...seems like forever)

Oh she is so sweet. I see a hint of a smile. Look at that little button nose. I don't know how you were able to sit on this and not share her picture for all this time, you must have been bursting at the seems to share that love.

HAPPY HAPPY SHARING THE LOVE DAY!!!!

:)
Amie

wareaglefam said...

I can't believe that I am just now reading the news about the PA! I always knew in my heart that China would let that sweet girl become a Ferrill! I can't wait to see her on the Farm with the rest of our Ferrill Friends!

Blessings--
The McWhorters

Stefanie said...

Just cuz' I KNOW you got the time, I tagged you!! :)
Love ya!

Jodi said...

Your husband's father comes out for a week and you get so behind on reading blogs! We're excited for you guys! And also very glad to hear about the 15 passenger van. The 12 seater may have worked...for a while anyway, but it's always good to have a few extra seats. ;)

Jana said...

She's so perfectly beautiful!! I can't begin to tell you how excited I am for you. I'm all excited about your upcoming journey and I have butterflies in my stomach and a song in my heart!

Trace Car Driver said...

we are so happy for ya'll laine! so glad to be a small part of the next ferrill adoption... we know god is SO BIG and will work things out just perfectly!! praying for peace, wisdom, and guidance every step of the way!

Anonymous said...

Oh Laine! She is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I love her already and I cant wait to communicate with her when she arrives home! What a blessing she will be to our church family! Prayers are being lifted up for her and for you all as well.
We love you all!
Beth Furr

Tracy said...

Your new daughter IS beautiful!! Seems we have a lot in common: bio kids/adopted kids/Packer fans/homeschooling/ AND...we are waiting for TA for our soon-to-be 8yo son from China who also has bilateral microtia/atresia. You can see pictures of him on our blog (see my profile). I'd love to "compare notes" with you sometime. Blessings to you and your precious family! Tracy

Greg and Steph said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! Candie is soooo beautiful!!!! She looks like a Ferrill!!!!!
We are praying for y'all!
I will be praying with you about Candie's middle name as well. The Lord has given us both our daughters' names!
We love y'all!
Steph

Anonymous said...

Dear Laine and Rob,
CONGRATULATIONS what a sweet little girl (I would like to
see her face when she laughs out loud !)How do the other SIX react on their new sister ?
What region in China is she from ?
XNathalie
XXXto Kimmie from JinYao