He Has Given

Friday, March 13, 2009

**if you are a 'project open arms' reader, you already know this **


there is this website I visit that has a bible verse for the day, I usually log on and check out the verse of the day right away in the morning along with checking my email. March 5 was a really good verse and I wanted to share it with you. It is from Isaiah 25:1 "O LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done marvelous things, things planned long ago."
God has done marvelous things for us! You see March 5, the same day I read that verse on the website, Robb and I found out we are going to be parents again through the miracle of adoption!
The newest member of our family is expected to arrive sometime this Spring!!

I am just BURSTING with JOY.
My heart is OVERFLOWING with LOVE.
We are PRAISING His name.


God's plan is so perfect.
Just four short days after the 1 year mark of our son's death the Lord answered our deepest desire.



"The Lord gives and the Lord takes away my heart will chose to say "Lord blessed be your name!"







"Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart" (Ps. 37:4).

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61 Responses to “He Has Given”

Kirsten: said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am thrilled for the both of you!!! Your new arrival will be as lucky as Brenham to have you as parents!!!

Jami said...

YEAHH!!!Congratulations! Praying for all of you!

Megan from SD said...

Congratulations! What a blessing. What a lucky child to have you as parents.

Krista said...

I never get tired of hearing this news!

I also cry everytime I hear that song on my blog- I have to mute it or else I become an emotional basketcase!!

Thanks for your prayers and comments.

Marissa said...

I don't comment much, but I just had to break my silence today.

PRAISE GOD!!!

When I read your news, tears filled my eyes and goosebumps covered me!! I am so happy the Lord has answered this prayer for you two. You are already wonderful parents.

God bless you both,

Alicia

Verna said...

Wonderful News!!!!!!
Can't wait to hear all the updates.!
Our God is an Awsome GOD!!!!!!

Jennifer said...

Congrats!!! What AWESOME news!!! God is AWESOME!!! He answers prayers and is with us all the time. I pray for you in the next weeks and for this bundle of joy!!! Can't wait to hear more and especially meet this little one. Congrats and Love you guys!!!

Anonymous said...

YEAH!! Be sure to keep us posted! Can't wait to see pictures and hear all about it!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Katie -
I'm so happy to hear this! We will be praying for your new addition and for you & your DH. Congrats!

2Erica2 said...

This is SO exciting! I am so happy for you and your family!

Cate said...

I am crying for you! Congrats a million times over!

Trish said...

congratulations. i am excited to continue reading your journey! love the verses

Tess said...

KatieJo, Congratulations! God Bless your family!

Jennifer said...

Thank the Lord!! I am so happy for you. May God bless you, your hubby and your new little one.

R said...

I'm so happy for you. I'll be keeping you all in my prayers.

Nichelle said...

Praise be to GOD...Congrats on the gift he will be bringing your way. I am so excited for the both of you...please keep us all posted on your great news.

Kelly @ The Beauty of Sufficient Grace said...

Congratulations...praying and praising Him for this sweet gift of new life!

Many Blessings,
Kelly Gerken
Sufficient Grace Ministries

Nancy said...

Congratulations!! We are SOOOOOO excited to hear your news! Can't wait till we can "meet" him or her on your blog! :-)

mlg- believe-n-miracles said...

That is so great! I am so happy for the both of you!

Bluebird said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Amanda said...

Congratulations! God is so good.

The Busscher Family... said...

Rob & Katie...
So incredibly happy for you, God is faithful and he will and does bring JOY and HOPE back into our lives! Praying blessings your new little one! -Brian & Kathy

Jeannie said...

Congratulations on your new spring arrival!! I'm so happy and excited for the both of you!

Amy said...

Awesome news! Congrats! You two are the most perfect people to receive this blessing.

Emily said...

Congratulations! That is so wonderful! What a lucky baby!

jenni said...

I am SO happy for you guys! That is such wonderful news! Congratulations and I can not wait to hear all about your new little one. What a lucky baby he/she is :)

Kelly said...

Katie that is wonderful news! What a blessing that baby will be, and what a blessing you and Robb will be to this child. I am so happy for you both! God is good isn't He??

Jen said...

This made me think of one of my favorite and simple songs:

God is so good,
God is so good,
God is so good,
He's so good to me!

Congratulations!!!!

mak'n Changes said...

HOORAY!

bri said...

Oh what a blessing! Congratulations!!!
There is no comparable love when you hold your child no matter how he/she enters your life! It truly is THAT overwhelming!

Jaclyn said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I am SO EXCITED for you!!!
So do you know if it's a boy or a girl yet...or will it be a surprise? Let me know so I can make some little hats!

Amy said...

Delurking to say Congratulations! Will continue to pray for you all! Can't wait to read the whole story and see pictures!

Folkerts said...

Katie and Robb,
I'm SO happy for you both! You will be the greatest parents! God bless you as you go through this process and may everything go quickly and smoothly for you. I'm so excited for you!
Love and hugs,
Myrna

Sierra said...

Congratulations Katie!!!
I am so happy to hear this wonderful news! What a blessed little baby to get you for a mommy!! I will be praying for everything to go smoothly and for a healthy bundle of joy!

the Klein's said...

We are PRAISING GOD AND DOING OUR HAPPY LITTLE DANCE WITH YOU! over here at the Klein house in Hamilton, Mi.

Love and Hugs,
Stacey
waiting since 08.08.08 for our blessing from Ethiopia
Isaiah 43:5-7

AmberS said...

Katie I am in tears for you. Like bawling. You are an AMAZING woman. I can think of no better mother. God is good. I am so over the moon happy for you!

Nicole said...

Katie and Robb,
I'm so happy for you guys. I can't wait for you guys to have your little one. Congrats!!

Shannon said...

My heart is full and I am overwhelmed with joy at the idea that such deserving parents are going to be blessed with another child. Praise God!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you & Robb!!

Stacy

Amy said...

Oh My Goodness!!! CONGRATULATIONS. My eyes fill with tears of joy for both of you. Praise be His name. :o)

Jill said...

praising God for this wonderful news! i know you have a special blog with adoption updates, but am selfishly hoping to hear more about the little one's arrival!
so happy for you~

~*Faith*Hope &*Love~ said...

Congratulations Katie, You will be a great mother, and I am happy for you! Robb and yourself diserve this! Praise the Lord.

Kristen said...

Congratulations!! My heart jumped for you. You will never know how your story has impacted my life. I have never lost a child, but your strength amazes me. All my prayers are going up for you and Robb and this amazing new gift you will receive.

Courtney said...

That is the best news! I am so deeply happy for you guys...and can't wait to hear more about it! Congratulaions!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!!! What wonderful timing...seems like divine intervention, doesn't it?

Please let us know more details, when you feel ready! Like if you know the gender, what month you think baby will come...Spring is very soon, good thing your nursery is all set up!!!

So happy for you!

Mae said...

I am so excited for you guys!

ASHERWEST said...

This is such wonderful news! I can only imagine the joy you are feeling! I hope all goes smoothly for you and your future family member!

The McAfee Pack said...

you don't know me and i've never commented before....i've just been a stalker! :) but.......i read this and am about the burst! CONGRATS!! i am so happy for you!!! GREAT, GREAT NEWS! i continue to pray for you!

Pamela @ Frugal Vet Tech said...

Oh, that is so exciting! Congratulations!

Fight 4 Owen said...

Congratulations! I have been following your story for so long now and I am so excited for your family! You have been through so much and I know how much you will appreciate this new addition and this child is truly blessed to have such amazing parents! Best wishes from a stranger!

Charlene said...

SO HAPPY FOR U 2!!! Congratulations! You must be just crawling out of your skin w/ excitement!!! I can't even imagine how excited your parents are too. Wow, I bet this week will be one of many happy tears! welcome tears! Have fun sharing this awesome news!!!

kbloems27 said...

Congrats! That is such great news! I truly believe the Lord is at work in our lives everyday, and it is stories like this that prove it!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! You just don't know how happy I am for you guys!!
Carly

Terri said...

Praise God! The sun is always shining behind the clouds! I'm so glad the sun is shining for you again!

Anne said...

What terrific news, this is the best thing I have heard or read all day. Congratulations Katie, you guys deserve this. Praise the Lord!!!

Sara said...

Congratulations!! That is so exciting - can't wait to meet your newest bundle of joy!!

Anonymous said...

Could you tell us where you get your daily Bible verse from. Sounds like something I would like to read every morning.

Anonymous said...

HIS plan is AWESOME. So happy for you. Pictures soon we hope...

Gisela said...

I stumbled upon your blog this morning (and have spent a good chunk of time reading each and every post) and my heart is so happy for you! What a precius blessing you are about to receive!

Lisa and Michael said...

CONGRATULATIONS you guys! Your new baby is so blessed, as are you. God is so good!

Brendan and Brenna's Mom said...

Katie I am so happy for you. I have never met you but I have followed your story for so long I feel like I know you. March 5th is my Brenna's birthday, by the way. :)