What an *amazing gift* He’s given!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

A little over two weeks ago, just a couple of days after I published this post telling you all our plans to adopt again I got a very exciting phone call from our case worker at our adoption agency. She told me we had been chosen by an expectant mother to parent her child!
Wow!
Trust me when I tell you I was just as shocked as you are right now as you read this!

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We we’re blessed with the opportunity to meet her a couple weeks ago and instantly felt a deep bond with her. We love her and this little baby with all our hearts and thank God for His blessings in our lives. We don’t feel worthy of such a gift but are so thankful He’s entrusting us to care for another one of His children. What an amazing gift He has given to all of us who are blessed to be parents.


We are overjoyed and bursting with excitement but we also know there are risks involved and we’re nervous at the same time. I thank you in advance for your prayers! I’ll be posting lots of specific prayer requests over the next 2-3 weeks!

{This post took me days to write. I’m extremely sensitive to those of you still waiting to grow your families, I remember how painful it was to hear these kind of announcements when we were longing for a child and I hate the thought that this might bring you some painful feelings. I mean this with my whole heart: I believe your time is coming, don’t lose hope and know that I pray for you so often. Hugs to you all!}

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55 Responses to “ What an *amazing gift* He’s given! ”

Rebekah said...

Love the new site and WOWSER!!!!! Do you mean to say that baby will BE here in 2-3 weeks????

I can imagine (because I remember!!) the whirlwind of emotions you're feeling right now.

God bless you!! Praying His best for your entire family - including the future-to-be members.

A Southern Love said...

You are so thoughtful to be so senstive to the feelings of others in the midst of such exciting news. Thank you for that. You are receiving an amazing blessing and I couldn't be more happy for you! God is so good and we know that He knows the desires of our hearts! He is always faithful!

Congratulations and God Bless!

Amy
www.findingjoythroughmyjourney.blogspot.com

Erica said...

Oh my goodness! So happy for you! Will definitely keep you (all) in my prayers. Judging from the US that looks like a pretty far along baby too! Looking forward to details on your new addition. :)

Rebecca said...

wow, what a wonderful announcement! I am so thrilled for you and looking forward to more details!

Just the Two of US said...

Congrats! This is wonderful news for you and your family!

Kate said...

Congratulations on your wonderful blessing!! Excited to hear more details!!

Jeannie said...

How fantastic!! Congratulations on your new blessing!

TanaLee Davis said...

Im so happy for you and am thankful for your modest comment at the end. thank you.
~Felicia

LisaAnne said...

So exciting for your family! Congratulations!

I remember those days before the baby was born and the time spent with my daughter's adoptive parents. Just seeing you type that brought back a flood of memories.

So happy for all of you!

Jen said...

How exciting! I can't wait to hear more. :) Thank you for sharing your journey with us all!

Rachel said...

Congratulations! How exciting!

Bethany said...

Very exciting news! Can't wait to hear more!!

Kimberly said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your amazing little family! Best wishes, thoughts, and prayers your way! I can't wait to hear more!

-Lauren said...

I just got chills. This is amazing. SO incredibly happy for you. Praying hard for your family :)

miraculouslymyownaz said...

Congrats again! You are so sweet to be so sensitive!

Kari Lynn said...

So excited for you!! You and your family are definitely in my prayers for all to go well! :)

The Lewis's said...

Yay!!! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!!

Deb said...

What great news, praise the Lord! God's timing is perfect and praying for peace for everyone involved!

Patrice said...

Oh My! What wonderful news! I am so excited for you! You are so sensitive and very sweet to consider the feelings of others! I look forward to reading more!! :o)

Sara B said...

What a blessing for all involved, especially this baby! You are wonderful parents and Greyson will make a wonderful big brother! Good luck!

Dann Dobson said...

Congratulations to all of you! What a blessing the Lord is giving you.

B's Mom said...

EEEK! What a surprise! SO happy for you.

I also love the fact you are sensitive to those who are still waiting.

You are a beautiful soul.

Kelli said...

Katie, I have been following your site for a while now (I'm one of those secret readers:)) and I have to say that I am extremely happy for you and wait to read more about this little miracle!

Kelli

aLLie said...

congratulations :)))) So so happy for you! I know my time is coming too!! God makes it so worth the wait :P

Nicole said...

Congrats katie! im so happy for your family! what a blessing!

Wendy said...

Wow, Katie! I'm so excited for you guys - the baby will be here so soon! It's wonderful that you got to see an ultrasound picture.

How are you doing? Have you had anymore contact with the expectant mom?

Staci said...

So happy for you! Prayers that everything goes well :)

Kirsten: said...

Such awesome news!!! Congrats!!!

Kate said...

Congratulations! God is good! I am praying for your expanding family. :)

Amanda said...

That's fantastic! Congratulations!

Kim said...

Wonderful news!!!! I will be praying for you and your family!

(Miss) Sharon said...

Congrats! Miss you guys and hope you are having tons of fun with Miss Ruthie!

A Love Worth Waiting For.... said...

Sweet Friend, I am just so beyond excited for you!!!!!

I love you so much and I can not wait to see how the Lord is going to work through this adoption.

We are praying!!!!! We love y'all!

Cheryl said...

I don't comment much, but I read all the time. Congratulations! That is such incredibly exciting news. I can't wait to read more about your growing family. :)

Tena said...

Eee congratulations!!!

Jocelyn said...

What an amazing blessing! Congratulations!

Sara said...

How very exciting for you guys! Can't wait to "meet" your newest addition.

RELH said...

Amazing news!

Elizabeth said...

Oh wow! This is such amazing news! I am so excited and beyond happy for you and your family! I am sure Grayden will make a fabulous big brother! Congrats again!

xoxo
Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

Congrats and praying for you!
Carley

Jacki said...

Wonderful news Robb and Katie! We are so happy for you! We can't wait to meet the little one!
=) Jacki & Jason

DianeTaylor said...

OMG OMG OMG - Katie I cannot believe this news, I seriously let out a shout as I was reading (I haven't been doing much blog visiting lately so I was a bit behind, sorry). You have been thru so much yourself - and you have such a kind heart, reaching out to those who are still waiting for that precious phone call. God loves you and he blesses us all with his deep love for us. I have added you to my daily prayer list - can't wait to hear updates!

~dt~

Alicia said...

What a wonderful announcement to read on this dreary Friday morning. I will be praying for your family and can't wait to hear all the updates.

Megan said...

Congratulations! What exciting news!!!! Cannot wait to hear more about your newest family member!

Jessica@The Southern Belle Baby said...

Congratulations!! How exciting!!

Brittni said...

How exciting and wonderful! You and Rob and Grayden are all in my prayers! As well as the parents of this sweet blessing.

Erin said...

Congratulations! That is such a wonderful blessing! Keeping you and your family in my prayers as you start down this new road!

Nessa said...

That's wonderful news. Congrats!

Jen@Scrapingirl said...

WOOHOO!!! We are so happy for you guys!!

Suz said...

Congratulations!! I'm so happy & excited for y'all. Thoughts & prayers with you!

Mae said...

I am so happy for you guys! I have tears of joy! Congrats!!

Mrs. Bear said...

What incredible news! Congrats!!!

Missy Schranz said...

That's very kind of you to say my time is coming. I, unfortunately, don't believe it. I'm now almost 41, my husband has cancer and can't work, I can't work because of morbid obesity, lumbar disc disease and sciatica.. We live with my in-laws, and can't afford adoption. I've given in to the thought that I just won't be a mother, ever. But I'm very happy for you and love reading your site. Keep up the great work!

Dan and Denise said...

That's wonderful news! Congrats to you and Robb!

Sarah said...

Wow!!! I am just now catching up on the blog world and was so excited to see this post. I am so happy for you and your family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers!