Saturday, December 11, 2010


Brody Keidan Mellor

Born on December 8, 2010
7:00 pm
8 lbs 4 0z
20 in long

Words can not express the love and gratitude we have for Devin, Chanel and her family. Over the past 6 weeks we have had the opportunity to witness the Lord's hand in the miracle of adoption. We are so happy to be apart of the adoption world. We are honored that Chanel chose us to be Brody's parents. She is an incredible young women.
Chanel invited us to be the the delivery room. I was so excited. Randy was a little nervous, because he does not do so well with blood and needles. He was so glad he tuft it out because it was a beautiful thing. I was the lucky one who cut the cord. It brings tears to my eyes that Chanel was so open for us to be there and that she went through 3 hours of pushing and puking all for us. That is something we will never forget. To witness the miracle of the birth of Brody was breathtaking. Thank you so much Chanel. It means more than you will ever know.

Chanel has the greatest family! We feel like we have known them forever. The love we feel from them is so great. This is their first grand child and to see them put all of there thoughts and emotions a side and let Chanel make her decision was so strengthening to us. They truly wanted what was best for Chanel and Brody. We love you guys for letting us fill of your love.

When I saw Brody for the first time, tears filled my eyes. He was so beautiful. I couldn't help but fill love for him. He is truly a blessing in our lives.

How we chose Brody's name: I have loved the name Brody for a while and when I said it to Randy he liked it too. Chanel was going to name him Keidan, so in honor of her we kept it as his middle name. Brock and Brody will have the same initials BKM. Brock Kylen and Brody Keidan. We thought that was so cute:)

Brock is going to be an awesome big brother! When I told him it was time to go and meet Brody, he got all giddy inside and could not stop giggling. It was so cute.

We had the opportunity to meet Brody's birth father, Devin. We were so happy to have met him and to tell him Thank You. Every body plays a part in this miracle and we could not be more grateful to him. Thank You so much Devin. We love you.

The day we were able to bring Brody home was a very emotional day. I woke up that day in tears. Chanel is the greatest example to me of love and unselfishness. I love her so much for the sacrifice she has made. Watching her hand her son to me was bitter sweet. We know Chanels decision was what she wanted for her and Brody. The spirit was so strong, we could all fill the love she has for him. The Lord truly had a had in this. I want to Thank everyone who was involved with the process. I also want to thank everyone for supporting Chanel in her decision. I know it means the world to her and it means the world to us. Chanel you are amazing. Thank you for your beautiful son. He has so many people who love him.


The Five Reids said...

Rachel, Broday is adorable!!! I am so happy for you guys. You are truly blessed to have such a sweet baby, and that everything went so well. Great things to come:) xoxo Marni

bhblood said...

Hooray for babies! He is adorable. We are so happy for your family! Adoption truly is an amazing thing. CONGRATS!

The Maughans said...

YAH!! He is so cute. And what a blessing to be able to witness his birth. Brock - you will be the best big brother, ever!!

Bickham's said...

I am so HAPPY for you! You are such a cute mom he is lucky to have you!

lindsay said...

Rachel! So happy for you guys! I am seriously all teary reading this! how amazing!

Brooke Bowen said...

I'm bawling, thanks for sharing! He is beautiful. From the outside looking in, it's obvious what a miracle it is. Congrats!

Anonymous said...

Rachel, I'm so happy for you guys! What a beautiful, perfect little family! And you're right...Adoption is a miracle! Congrats!