Coming in May!!

 

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yep, that’s right… our family is growing by 2 little feet! but, it might not be what you think., it’s not what we were expecting either.  if you know us personally or have been following this blog for any length of time, then you would know that our son, little M, was adopted just over 2 years ago now.  of course in our minds, he practically is our own flesh and blood and there is really no manner of words to express how much we love him and how much he has changed our lives. 

{mason lee, born august 21, 2010}

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and so, we’ve always planned {since finding out that having a child the natural way was next to impossible for us} that we would continue to grow our family through adoption.  we love adoption… God completely changed our hearts towards adoption when we started to pursue that option and we believe with every fiber of our being that there is more than one way that He chooses to knit families together.

with that being said, we decided that after little M turned 2, we would begin to update our profile with life choice ministries {an amazing, Christ-centered ministry, that seeks to serve women in crisis pregnancies and help adoptive parents grow their families through private adoption services}.  it seemed like the perfect time since we had  been traveling a lot throughout the spring and summer and now we were settled in and could put forth the time and effort of updating our profile.

i had been praying quite regularly for this next birth mom and our 2nd baby and asking that God would lead and guide just as He was so faithful to do through little M’s adoption story.  at the time, i had no idea that His plan  would be for me to be the birth mother this time!!!  you read it right… we’re pregnant!  despite what we were told by doctors, God decided He wanted to give us another miracle baby.   are you in shock?  well, so are we! but, we’re thrilled and  excited and most of all humbled to know that God would choose to bless us in this way.  He certainly didn’t have to.  

{some behind the scenes shots of the shoe-picture-taking extravaganza}

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{dinner on the rocks!}

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in many ways, this changes everything as we’re now one of those couples who’ve become pregnant. we can’t put all our apples in the basket with those who, while they may have adopted, or are waiting to conceive, still long to  have their own blood children. and we know that our news, as wonderful a gift as it is, may be really painful for you.  know that we still ache with you and for you. and many times, throughout our knowledge of being pregnant, have asked, “why us?” especially when we know that so many wonderful couples would love to be parents regardless of how their child comes to them.  and we already have a child, little M… and he’s more than enough; a gift of God’s grace. 

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and so, i think where we find ourselves at this point, is in complete awe and gratefulness for His miraculous gifts of now 2 children to us. so humbled at Him choosing us.  even more so, we realize that our God is a God who really does long to give His children good gifts.  in fact, He is an extreme gift giver.  but these gifts are not meant to benefit only us, they are gifts meant to encourage the body of Christ and to ultimately give Him glory.  

there are not enough words to express our thankfulness to so many of our dear family and friends and even strangers that have prayed for this miracle in our lives for many years.  He has answered those prayers for YOU, to encourage you, to give you hope.  and we look forward to joyously announcing the arrival of this little miracle in may.

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p.s. sorry for being a bit mia over the past month. i’ve been a little on the tired, lethargic side… so, that’s my excuse for not writing blog posts. :)  i promise, i’ll try and write a few more between now and may.   

Published on: October 25, 2012 | Tags:

12 Responses to Coming in May!!

  1. KayLynn says:

    Yahoo!!!! So excited for you guys. Our God is Good!!! and Amazing!!!!

  2. Steve Ratliff says:

    Amazing. Just amazing. Thanks for your gracious, humble way of expressing all of this.

  3. Well, well Amy this is great news for all of you what a miracle it is. Congratulations to you and Chris and to the Family so very happy for you!!!!

  4. Susanne Renberb says:

    Laughing out loud at the goodness of God and his SURPRISE blessing to you guys. Wow, wow, wow!!! So thrilled for you guys. He. Is. Amazing. :) :) :)

  5. Lindsey b. says:

    Wow. God is so good! Congrats :)

  6. Robynn Bliss says:

    We are so thrilled for you! What a happy announcement…! You write it up with such humility and with such sensitivity and with such joy seeping through it all. God is good and generous!

  7. Caroline Helmers says:

    We are so excited for you! Congratulations – what a miracle!! You shared your story beautifully. Excited to hear updates on your journey!
    Caroline & Grant Helmers

  8. Marcia Rozell says:

    Thrilled and over-joyed with your God-given baby news.

  9. Amy says:

    Thanks to each of you for the kind, gracious words. You are each an encouragement to us… and we are blessed to share this journey with you.

  10. Karlene Floersch says:

    We are so thrilled for you three!!! Congrats!

  11. Julie C says:

    What wonderful news. truly a blessing from God.

  12. Heather Joyce says:

    Praising God with you!! We are so excited for you :)

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