Thursday, December 24, 2009

Six years ago today, we stood in a court house surrounded by friends and family. It was the best Christmas present ever. We waiting to hear the judge tell us that we were granted full custody of Mason Lane McCain. That night Jamie sang "Mary Did You Know" at the candle light service at church, then he announced to the audience that, on this morning he had become a father to a son.
Merry Christmas to you all.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

ok, so here is more to that great story....
On Sunday Jamie, Mason and I went back to the hospital to visit Sammie. Mason asked if we could go get a soda. So Debbie Mason and I went to the hospitality room to get a soda. On our way to the room, I saw Julie and her family...(that is the family that God sent us to sing to on Friday) Of course I was in sweats pants and a sweatshirt, hair in a ponytail. So I said hi Julie, when her eyes met mine she knew who I was. He family followed shortly behind her and we were all so happy to see one another again,knowing that Christ had put us together in a special way two days before. She had a story to tell me about how they ended up there.
On Thursday was her Grandmother's 103 birthday!!! That day her grandmother fell and broke her hip, the week prior to that they had lost their family jewelry store. The week was just bad. Friday they were felling heavy and having a hard time, they went to their Christmas special at their church that Friday night, after it was over she called her grandmother in the hospital to tell her they were on their way to come visit, she asked her husband if they could run home first, he said no let's just go ahead and get to the hospital and visit for awhile, Julie agreed that was a good idea. What she did not know til later is that as soon as she got off the phone, her grandmother began praying that Christ would show himself to them, that she knew they were struggling and that she knew seeing Christ would remind them of "how great is our God"
That was 30minutes before she ran into us in the middle of center pointe hospital singing "How Great Is Our God" at that time she did not know that her grandmother had prayed that prayer for them (AWESOME I KNOW!) How awesome is it that her grandmother was on the same floor as my father in law and again we were blessed by how close God leans in when we just ask him too!!
That's not all.....As we were leaving the hospital we were walking out the front doors and I saw a lady her new baby with a pink hat on and her husband, remember the new mom we sang for in the baby unit?? It was them!!
They were checking out of the hospital to take their new baby girl home :)
That night I thanked God for all these wonderful things he had used me for, I also prayed that if Marley was not here yet to send me another foster baby or an infant to love on til then. The next day we got a phone call from adoption and beyond, can you foster a baby girl this holiday season?...ummmm YES, she has not been born yet, her mother is a teenage girl and ready to deliver any day now, she is already dilated to a 4 and we need a home for her after she is born. So we are waiting for that phone call to get to love on this baby girl til she goes to be with her adoptive family, but thank you Lord again for answering my prayers. Beloved friends, he is listening, what is your prayer right now??
We love you.
One more thing, we had a donation of $1000.00 put into our account today for Marley Claire McCain today, if you know the words already to this song, sing it with me, it's getting closer, believe it's coming, around the corner, we are gunna make it!! AMEN

Friday, December 18, 2009

This is not about Marley today, but God moved BIG today and I wanted to share this uplifting day with you.
My friends Melissa and Wendi and I went to sing for Plaza Heights Baptist Church this evening. It was on the calendar and we were looking forward to it. We sang a few songs, felt like we blessed the folks there and return felt blessed. Last year at this time we (Melissa Wendi and I) had been traveling to nursing homes and hosptials to share worship with those who were not home for the holidays, Christ lead us to many people that needed to be touched that year.
Well this year is already awesome!! After we sang at the church, I called the hospital to see if we could come sing for my father in law, you see he had back surgery today and needs to stay in the hospital for a few days, he said yes, off we went to sing for him, and him only, we thought.
We went to Sammie's room sang three songs and went on our way, well Wendi is actually a labor and delivery nurse and at that same hosptial, so she felt lead to go to her floor and sing for a few co-workers, so off we went. As we were about to sing, a nurse came out and asked if we could sing to her patient and family too, so they brought this brand new mommy her baby, the father, the aunt and grandparents out to the hallway to hear us sing.
We sang how great is our God, and jingle bell rocks. (all this time we never know how people are taking our words or music) the aunt of this new baby began video taping us and with tears in her eyes said she was moved by the words to how great is our God. Her sister, the new mother also felt moved (thank you Jesus) Really it gets better......
so we start getting into the elevator to leave and 2 men and 1 women get in with us, she noticed Melissa's guitar, she asked if we just went around singing ti anyone, I said no, really just whoever the Lord leads us to, she smiled and we got off the elevator. They were walking about 5 feet in front of us when she turned around and asked if maybe we were suppose to sing for her, so in the lobby of Center point Hospital we broke out the guitar again...Wendi asked her if she wanted us to sing Worship song or Christmas song, she said either. So we again snag how great is our God. During this song out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimps of a lady in the corner, lifting her hands in praise with tears falling from her eyes, he husband came shortly after and put his hand on her and he also, in the middle of the hospital began worshipping out God!! After we sang the women and her family came up to us, she said she knoew Christ had put us there at that very moment to sing to her, they had a horrible week and even worse day. They had just come from a Christmas party from downtown to the hospital, that they had bad news and they were just heading home, she was thanking God for sending us to her, with that song. We then sang his eye is on the sparrow to her and her sweet family. Her husband felt lead to give us a offering which we politely declined, saying that God will bless our obdience and we had already been blessed at what had just happened, it was AWESOME.
My dear friends, why am I surprised at this moment, I don't know, we serve a faithful and wonderful God, I thank him for allowing me to be there at that time,what a sweet blessing.
I say this all the time, but I refuge to be ordinary!! I refuse, what's the point in being a Christian if you can't share him with others, its so addicting, I can't help myself.
I want more!!! I hope this story finds you with hope in your heart, pray today for God to put someone in front of you TODAY, he will, but....will you be obdient and step out in faith,or will you miss the blessing? Thank you again Jesus tonight, praising you outloud!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

This is the communication between the worker at the lighthouse and us. Start at the bottom because it is a email. Look at God answer prayer though this...not the answer I wanted, but the one God already knew, our story about adopting our little girl will not be ordinary, because we have put Christ in charge!!
Keep praying, I believe Marley is already concieved and on her way...somewhere

Ok, we will keep praying!!
It is just a reminder that God hears our prayers, for her to make that choice yesturday after all that praying!! He did answer another families prayers though and I know they have to be so excited!! Congrats to them :)
Keep in touch, it makes me feel hopeful to hear any news.
Have a blessed weekend!
Shelley M.


The birthmom due December 31st decided to go with another family. I am amazed at your email--clearly God was listening to your prayers to help her make a decision today and feel peace with it. I know you are disappointed that that decision was not with your family but I know that God is listening to you and your little girl is out there!

The April birth mom had to move her profile viewing to next Thursday so I will let you know just as soon as she has made her decision (this is the baby that will be 3/4 caucasian and 1/4 AA)

The March birth mom has looked at profiles but has not chosen a family and is still unsure about adoption. I'll let you know if anything progresses with that.

Stay hopeful and keep praying!


I have been praying for her all week, But God told me to pray for her all day today, don't know why, but I have been and will continue to do so. My prayer for her is that she finds peace in the family she picks (of course I pray that is us),but I trust God's timing, it is always perfect.
Im going to carry some pink baby socks in my purse all day today while I run errands to remind me to keep praying for her, I know she is feeling something today, I can feel it!
Have a blessed day
Shelley M.

Shelley,No news yet... So sorry! We are going crazy with anticipation too!Keep praying!

Any news from that birthmom?
It's friday and I have been patient all week :)
Just wondering.
Have a blessed day
Shelley McCain

Monday, December 7, 2009

My lia sophia Christmas show is tonight, all the money I make from tonight will all go to "Marley's Money", we opened this account the day after our adoption benefit concert, we have raised over $2000.00 in her account.
We are just waiting for God's perfect timing to say "GO" and we will.
I see the Finish line in this race and like I said at the concert, we will continue to run this race to the finish line praising our savior the whole way. In the end we will be able to cross that finish line with our hands raised in a V, for VICTORY!!
It was great that yesturday pastor Randall spoke a little about Victory, it was a sweet reminder!!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The birthmom was scheduled to see our profile yesturday, she did not show up.
I was sad, I have this hope in my heart that maybe it was her....Marley.
Was I wrong, why did I feel this way, had I read God's message wrong, I was SAD :(
So, I chose to go to my bible get into God's word and let him remind me of his promises, she is coming he said.
So I thought, maybe because of the Christmas spririt I was feeling hope, this was the same time of year that we adopted Mason, it feels good. The smell of crisp air the Christmas music on the radio, it all feels like hope.
But I was wrong, God filled me with hope, he reminded me that his time will be perfect for us, he has not forgot about me, on my knees asking for baby girl McCain, he just has his timing and he will let me know on his watch. (that's hard for me)
So today I met with Mary from the lighthouse, my family had bought some diapers and baby clothes for them for Chritmas and some nice things for the birth moms. I told her I was a little upset about her email and the mom missing her appointment. She said one knows and you were suppose to get a email later, but she called me last night to tell me she missed her appointment due to her mother being ill. She rescheduled for this thursday to see your profile!! Really I said, yesturday I just prayed for God to show me a sign that he was still working this out for us, that I was feeling alone and show me that he was still listening. Thank you Jesus, thank you outloud..for the reminder that you hear me. We are praying for this birthmom that when she finds the right family,God will give her a peace about her choice, I can and will pray that she is Marley McCain.
Trusting in him alone....Shelley

Monday, November 23, 2009

A young women of 34 years old was raped 8 months ago, she became pregnant. She went to the Lighthouse and said she wanted to give this baby up for adoption. What a amazing women to carry this child 9 months to bless another family. She is in my prayers, also she wants to see our profile. This baby GIRL is bi-racial like Mason and she is due Dec. 31st 2009. Is this baby McCain? Only God knows.
I did today ask that she is ours, God plan is bigger than we know and I will praise him either way.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

New day new blessings, we had a email from a adoption agency wanting to see a profile on our family, that means they may or may not have a birth mother who child may or may not fit into our family.
Great news for us, except I have to make a new portfolio, ours is so old, gunna work on that this weekend.
Keep praying, this month we are also up for a grant for the adoption, praying that we recieve it!!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Life is good here at the McCain household. We had Journie's funeral. The lord spoke right through the preacher that day, straight to my heart. He told me well done faithful servant, but I now want her to be here in my arms. What a sweet and merciful God we serve. Now I'm ready for our little girl, the older I get the less I think I need to be prepared and so organized. I know that it's me and my personality,but if God planted a little girl here in my home today, I could not be more organized or ready. Hope you all have a blessed day.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

It has been to long since our last post, and because life has been happening, and not just ordinary things, but hard life.
We have been repite caring for a sweet baby girl, Journie. She was born at 25 weeks and life has just been hard on her, all of her energy goes just to taking her every single breath. She has had a journey herself, we have cared for her before but when she came into our care the second time, she was fighting the battle to just stay alive, on September 27th at 11:15am she lost her battle here on earth, Jesus gently took her from my arms and into his, it was the sweetest moment to know that he waited til we were outside on the deck her chest to mine where she took her last breath.
My earthly body does miss her and her sweet face and her hot pink toe nails, but God has been so gentle to hold me so close and give me peace, so when those tears fall they are falling because we serve such gentle savior. Journie Mays-Price 2/8/2009-9/27/2009

Jamie and I filled out our adoption paperwork about 2 weeks ago and never even submitted it. It just wasnt time yet, well today October 1,2009. The check has been cut and the forms are being placed in a envelope to be mailed. May today be a changing day in our lives.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I'm running this race, have been dehydrated,knocked down and even injured, but I have not stopped running because of these trials, I have kept running holding my saviors hand the whole way through. I know the finish line is there, even though I can not see it yet. But God does, and he knows that I will faithfully keep running all the way to the finish line while the whole way through I will be praising his name. I will cross that finish line with my arms in a V, for finishing this race I will have VICTORY and in that my father will show...FAVOR!
For those of you who read more of this than on my facebook, this evening God has brought me to my knees asking for Mercy on my heart, I know you have a plan for us and waiting for you to say go, you will honor that, but today lord, tonight is hard. Knowing a young girl out there is pregnant and carring our daughter lord seems so real to me tonight. I pray you give me peace tonight lord, but please I ask you stay close to me today, Im asking you to be right here with me, I will hold your hand all the way to the finish line lord, Praising your name the whole way through!! To you only be all the glory.

Monday, August 3, 2009

We have been fostering a sweet little girl the last couple of days. God has reminded me he's not ready yet for us to adopt, but it is right around the corner, we're gunna make it!
Loving the race we are running and just holding out for the victory finish.
Keep us in your prayers God is moving in our lives, pray for clarity for us.
Have a blessed day and God bless!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Photos will soon becoming from our Adoption Benefit Concert, but you know that feeling you get when words can't explain the way you feel, I have that today.
Last night was the adoption concert and I kept telling people that it was flawless last night, the spirit of the lord was present and I could have not asked for more, Jamie said this moring he wishes more people would have come,even though we had well over 150 in attendance, he was just wishing that more people could have experienced what we had last night, Friends...that is what being a witness it all about. We want those that do not have Chirst as their savior to want what we have! It is contagious and we have a glow, who does not want that?? This blog could be a novel with the words that I have, but I will not. We have the concert on DVD and on an audio cd too, word out is that we will make copies and they will be available for those who missed it.
It was amazing!! Glory be to God only!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

God is good all the time, and all the time God is good.
Today I woke with the sun shinning and the house quiet and peaceful. Just knowing today is a day that I choose to breathe God's word. Listen and he will speak to you.
Have a blessed day :)

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Great day at church today, worship was awesome. The Victory is yours Lord!!
I got to see the video that will be playing during one of our songs, can't wait!!
6 days!!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Things have been off and running, we are already feeling the spirit move.
This week we called a orpahnage in St.Croix USVI and left a message to speak with them. During this time found out that they are in need of a director to come there and run the orpahnage and 50 plus staff, the requirements, umm only 5 years of child care experience with a CDA. Yep, I have that and then some.
God leads, we will follow, but really??
Then 5 min later I got a phone call from the lighthouse asking us to foster a baby this week. We of course said yes. This baby is already being adopted, so don't get your hopes up,but really all this in one day?
It makes my heart sing to know that he is right here, saying yes, keep running, I'm reminding you that I'm here and you are following my heart, Not ours.
Can I get a AMEN?
Have a blessed week!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Great week ahead and wow this summer is already passing me by. We have not spent enough time at the pol or lake for it to be almost July! We have something on our weekends til the irst week in August!!
Our foster son, Franklyn went home to his mother yesturday. Please keep them all in your prayers as this will be a hard transition for them all.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Well, it's been awhile since my last psoting, but that is not because nothing has been happening. It's because we have been so busy with the adoption concert planning that I have not had a min. to sit down and write.
So here we go:
All the invitions are finished thanks to a great Friend Melisssa.
All have been mailed, we already have 16 people who have RSVP and they went out yesturday!!
The music is coming together so perfectly. God is in charge, I have asked him to be before us in evert step of the way and make this clearly all about him. He has daily been giving me words to live on. For those of you that know Christ, sometimes he speaks softly and we let his word pass us by and other times he's in our face.
He has been in my face everyday with the planning. Call these people, practice this song, ask them to be apart,don't forget to invite her....Amazing things.
So my request is to keep praying for us and our run for we will finish this race praising his name the whole way through,wating at the finish line will be Jesus saying "well done,good and faithful servant"

Monday, June 1, 2009

Back home from the lake of the ozarks today. We had a blessed time. Saturday I prayed with Jamie before he went to play golf, we prayed for Victory in Jenifer's life and for her BAD rash this baby GIRL gave her:)
She is healed, I also prayed that God would show off with his beauty, jamie saw about 15 groundhogs (which are so cute) one rabbit and a large deer, only feet away from him!! He showed OFF!
I'm trying to figure out what song to do at our adoption benefit concert. The whole thing is planned and this one song,I'm struggling with. Two keep coming to mind, but hopefully after practicing them I will know. I pray God gives me goosebumps to the one he chooses. More to come later
Have a blessed day

Thursday, May 28, 2009

looking forward to a weekend at the lake.
Today I met with Mel and Angie and we got Pedi's done :)
Mel is going to help start with the printing of our invitaitions to oue benefit concert. (Thank you Mel!!)
Then we went over a few songs, my mind is torn on which song to do before the invitation. I pray the Lord will let me know as soon as I hear it.
Have a blessed day!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Thinking about how thankful Iam to be here this memorial day weekend.
I got to thank Andrew Wright, a soldier for fight ing for our counrty.
Have you thanked a soldier today??
Have a blessed Sunday:)

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Last night we had a meeting with alot of the people that are involved in our adoption concert.
It went great! I can't believe we are running this race, and praising our savior the whole way through.
I think it is by no mistake that Jamie and I have been running lately. (Jamie can run alot farther than me),
weird to think he was the man who weighed 355lbs, and I was the runner, now he is 195lbs and can out run me!!
This is a verse that God gave me at WBS one morning,
Hebrews 12:1
Therefore since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and sin that so easily ensnares us, and RUN the race that lies before us.
All I can say after that is AMEN
Have a blessed weekend:)

Friday, May 22, 2009

Friday morning,
long night after spending it at Children's Mercy with one of our former foster children, Franklyn.
He doing well now, on the road to recovery we pray.I fell like it is Saturday because I'm not at work.
But does not mean my day is any less busy, buzz,buzz,buzz.
Mason lost his first tooth yesturday and he is so excited, the tooth GUY came to visit and left him $5!!
I only got a gold coin?
Have a blessed day everyone:)

Thursday, May 21, 2009

It's thursday morning and I'm still trying to figure this blog thing out. When I get home I can post more photos. This friday we will be meeting with the friends and family to have a meeting about our adoption benefit concert that will be taking place at First Baptist Church of Blue Springs.
This concert will be on July 11th at 7:00pm.
This will be a fun time with great music and our testimony of how God walked us through a storm in our lives. We lived by Jeramiah 29:11,and from that storm we believed and recieved. We now have Mason. So if you are walking through a rainy storm, walk through it with Christ. He will not harm you, but give you a hope and a future.
Have a blessed day

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Well this journey has more than well begun, but after talking to a friend, she convinced me this is something I need to blog to keep as a reminder of the race we have started to run and the race we will end with VICTORY.

Keep praying !!