Saturday, August 28, 2010


We are awed!

The love and support we are receiving from our friends and family has been amazing! So many are now wearing our shirts ~ and asking how to buy more! We cannot THANK YOU ENOUGH!!! Your excitement for us to become parents is such a sweet sweet gift! We love you guys! {sigh}

Speaking of gifts...........

We have to share a precious, AMAZING gift that came in the mail yesterday! A total surprise! One couple, whom we cherish and feel so lucky to have in our lives, sent us a package with such loving and encouraging words! They lavished us with their love and excitement for us to become parents, and with their confidence in God and His plan for our lives. I was moved to tears. Truth be known, Jeff's eyes were a bit moist as well!

Along with the beautiful words, they sent us this wonderful square art piece! It is so special to us! It says JOURNEY on the top (much like the journey we are on, and like the title of our blog!)...and it quotes JEREMIAH 29:11. This verse has been burrowed in my heart since God used it to speak to me one Sunday in my first year of college! My, oh my, the number of times I have clung to this verse! And now, together, Jeff and I have claimed this verse ~ both in our struggles with, and our excitement of becoming parents. This couple didn't know how precious this verse has been to us! I LOVE how God used them to remind us of the truth of these words!

"I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord,

"plans to prosper you and not to harm you,

plans to give you hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

The love does not stop there.........

This couple also joined with their sister and her husband, and their mom and her husband, to gift us a check to put toward our adoption! We were shocked! That just shows the beauty in the hearts of these friends! Isn't that amazing!?

I mean, I've read of some people going to their mailbox and finding a sweet gift of money; but I never thought that WE would receive such a blessing! It always happens to someone else, right!? WRONG! Jeff and I THANK YOU guys from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity and kindness! We are blessed beyond words by your friendship, love and support!

We are SOOOOOOO very excited to become parents, but it means the WORLD to us to have such awesome support and excitement from our friends and family! We are all on this journey together!

Son (or children!) you are so very dearly loved already. By SO MANY! We dream of what your face(s) look like. What characteristics God blessed your personality with. We long to hear your laughter. Know this........we are ALL so excited to finally meet you and surround you with our love. FOREVER!!!!


Unknown said...

Isn't it unbelievable?? So happy for you guys! There is nothing more beautiful then to watch the Lord move in mighty ways and to watch Him continually guide your steps so clearly. I am right there with you in awe!!!

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