Monday, June 16, 2008


Gardner Gab said...

What a great father's day! The pictures are so great. We are rejoicing with you.

Salzer's said...

Oh my.....the tears are flowing, what a sweetiepie! "Happy Father's Day" you "ROCK" you!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! How precious is baby Luke that God had planned for the Nicholsons's all along! I love seeing Grandma holding him sleeping. Linda, what a miracle he is! Can't wait to see him in person!Love you all. Aunt Kathy and Uncle Neil

the burns family said...

Wow, what a little doll!!! He looks like he has been well cared for. Love the double chin in some of the pics!!! It will be so amazing to see the transformation over the next few weeks.

We were out at the farm last night and Sheila and I were doing a countdown. It was so cool to think that on the other side of the world that you were all meeting your son, brother, and grandson for the first time!!!

Love it!! God is so good!!!!

Trisha said...

O MY WORD!!!!!!!! he is sooo precious, u cant even c his lip it looks normall!!! u guys r precious!! cole i cant beileve that u have a new brother! love you guys sooo much!! hurry home i want to c u!! hah! love ya tons!! emmy shouse

Steve H. said...

This is anawesome story. Dave maybe you should be a chronicler? What a provlege to see God's hand in your lives. Missed Ruth Chris for a steak. You should be flogged!

We love you guys.

Steve. H.

Matt & Katie said...

I don't even know what to say (wierd) but I just can't stop looking at the pics. I am in AWE!!! I even watch in slow mo so I can see all the details. My heart "flutters" for you guys. What a joy. HE is really here. The baby you have longed for. God really is in control. Missy you know what I mean...a boy=) I love you 6!!!!!! Amelia wants me to say she can't wait to hold him. Elijah says to say Hi!! Orlando says I Love You. Uan says dadadadada (translation-we will have so much fun together, can't wait.) Matt is at school so he will see him later and respond. Enjoy family time=o)

Henry and Kay said...

Cool . . .

Anonymous said...

Oh, the sobbing and tears I have after reading the details and seeing the pictures. I'm so happy that you finally have your sweet Luke in your families arms. What a beautiful and wonderful blessing. I love the blog and reading your journey. GOD IS good! Love, Renee, Todd, Jackson and Addison

Jon Stephens said...

Awesome! Poem below by Valerie Kay Gwin...Made me think of you.

"He Is Mine"

I tiptoed into your room one night.
I watched you sleeping there.
Your tiny body looked so snug
Wrapped in peaceful slumber's care.

I thought of how you came to be
The child we'd longed to know.
I wondered at the sight of you:
"How could she let you go?"

Tears streamed down my cheeks as I
Felt the pain she must have known.
For I will have to let you go
Some day when you are grown.

A mother I might never meet
Had given me her son.
Yet, surely as you've filled my heart,
A piece of hers you'd won.

"How could she let you go?"
The question kept returning.
And in the depths of my own heart.
A question kept on burning.

"How can I ever let you go
When years have come and gone?"
I stood there by your crib until
The nighttime turned to dawn.

And as the sun peeked through the shades,
The voice of God broke through.
"I trusted her to give him life
And now I'm trusting him to you.

"To show him what is right and wrong,
to love him and to be
The one who teaches him the way
To come back home to me.

"He wasn't hers to give, you know.
And he's not yours to own.
I've placed him in your life to love
But he is mine … on loan."

tbrown said...

What you, Missy and the kids are doing is awesome! I pray that this is the beginning of a wonderful new chapter of life full of love and happiness. I believe it will be. Have a safe trip back home and a smooth transition to your new family member. Happy Father's Day

kelly wharram said...

What an amazing thing God is doing in your lives. I have loved getting to keep up and see all of your precious pictures. What an added bonus to get to have Grandpa Bill and Grandma Linda there with you. We can't wait to meet LUKE, he is so adorable. We will continue to pray for all of you as you spend these next few weeks waiting to come home and getting to know your new precious son LUKE. We love you all, Tad and Kelly

LLcaseworker said...

He is so beautiful! Congratulations to your whole family - thanks for sharing those first wonderful moments!

Robyn Kilby Smith said...

Dear Mis and Family,
Thanks so much for sending me the link to your blog...I love the entries and the pictures (Your parents look the same as when we were in college!!! Incredible!!). Congratulations on the newest addition to your family! Luke is absolutely precious!! I hope you have a safe trip home. I am sure Luke will adjust to his wonderful new life in the Nicholson Family very are amazing!

Much love,


p.s. Dave, excellent blogging!

Wonderfully Made..... Psalm 139:14 said...

I am totally watching your pics and crying. What an awesome awesome day. Praise God. Can't wait to meet him in person. Great Poem Jon!

lisa kindred said...

Congratulations on your new precious son. What a miracle to watch your adoption journey begin to unfold as Luke was placed in your arms. Your lives will forever be changed.

Little Luke has no idea what an incredible family the Lord has placed him in. Enjoy everyday as you bond with your son.

Much love, LIsa

The Deans said...

Thank you so much for the updates. We are so excited for you guys. You all look so happy and he fits in perfectly. We will be anxious to meet him when we return in August. Have fun!!

June Rugaard said...

My heart feels as if it were going to burst!
Welcome to my Gr. Grandkid's new cousin! Love you all. Grandma June

Jeff K. said...

Just got on your blog and read it for the first time.. Very fun! (and funny Dave. Maybe you should write a daily blog from now on.....)What a priveledge to be updated almost "real time.." P.S. Dave, I am a rock like you. I got a little goose bumpy when I heard about Luke laughing.

What a handsome boy.

Dawn said...

Oh wow, this is so amazing! To think that God orchestrated this so long ago just blows us away. The pictures are so awesome and we are enjoying reading about the Nicholson adventures. The joy is written on ALL your faces, you can tell he just "belongs" with you all, a perfect fit. Thanks for letting us peak in on this special moment in your lives - what a blessing it is to witness this miracle! We love you! Love, Curt and Dawn

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