Sunday, April 3, 2011

We've Made It!

We arrived safe and sound today without any delays! Our flights were smooth and connections all on time! Little Zach seemed to do fantastically and told us a number of times that it really wasn't that long at all! He doesn't like to sleep very much and usually doesn't unless forced to, or is in the quietness of his own room. Therefore, out of a total of 24 hours, our super energizer bunny slept zero minutes on the first stretch, 45 minutes across the ocean, and another 45 minutes from Munich to Sofia! He insisted he wasn't tired, but when we forced him to lay down, he zonked out and I don't know if he will make our Skype call with Landon and Grandma and Grandpa at home!!!!

Tomorrow morning VESTA is picking us up at 7:30 am to drive us to Selah's orphanage. By 10:30 our time (12:30am AZ time), she will be in our arms forever! Can it really be true? Pinch me if I'm dreaming!

Please pray with us that sweet Selah's heart will be prepared to know us and love us...that her fears will be quieted and that she will simply know that she is loved, cherished, and chosen by not only us, but by the God of the universe Who so perfectly created her with an amazing plan for her life.

"I will not leave you as orphans...." John 14:18

Now? We get to call home and Skype with little L and then I am showering and going to bed! Tomorrow is a big day :-)

Blessings and smiles,


  1. Yippee. Didn't know a big brother was going along. How fun. Praying for a fantastic, blessed week. Can't wait to see some gotcha photos.

  2. Praying for Selah and all of you to have a wonderful week! So exciting!:)

  3. So thankful for your safe travels! Prayers for a smooth week full of smiles and hugs. Looking forward to reading more updates.

  4. So happy for you! Wishing your family a great "gotcha day!"


  5. Feeling all your excitement bubbling over. so excited and blessed to be sharing this with you all. Waiting, not so patiently, for tomorrows
    I love you my dear friend and shumaker family. You are all the most wonderful. Love and Blessings...lots of prayers being shot heavenward.

  6. Have a WONDERFUL week! Keep the airplane seats warm for us!!!!!!!!!

  7. Can't wait to hear all about your reuniting with Selah today. Thinking of all of you!