Shawn Hornbeck

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After years of uncertainty, Pam and Craig were finally reunited with Shawn. Although her son had changed since she last saw him, Pam says she knew him right away. "As soon as I got in that door and he stood up, I said, 'Oh my God, it's my son!'...And we knew right then," Pam says. She says her first words to Shawn were, "I love you" and "You're home."

Shawn says he has grown up a lot since he was 11. "I feel like I've matured a lot over the years. I feel like I'm looking at life like an adult," Shawn says.

Pam says she's noticed a lot of differences as well. "It's definitely not the little boy that I had at 11. There's going to be a lot of adjustments. ... We just won't let him out of our sight, and he's just not understanding that yet. I can tell that there is a lot on his mind. I can tell that I think he will eventually talk to us, that he wants to, but there's still distance between us."
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FROM: Exclusive: Miracle in Missouri
Published on January 18, 2007

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