Monday, October 17, 2011

MARQUEZ DOUBLE BLESSING!!!!!!

DO WE EVER HAVE B-I-G NEWS!!!!
WANT A HINT?!?!?!?!?!?........


THAT IS RIGHT!!!!!  YOU GUESSED IT!!!!!  
BABY K HAS A BIG BROTHER!!!!
TODAY WE HAVE ACCEPTED A REFERRAL 
FOR A 10 YEAR OLD BOY!!!!

Jeff and I are AMAZED!!!  HUMBLED!!!  Truly AWED by the works of our Heavenly Father!!!  EXSTATIC and EXCITED!!!  OVER THE MOON HAPPY!!!  And YES, feeling BLESSED beyond our wildest imagination!!!!

Cannot WAIT to share with you the details of how beautifully God orchestrated these details of blessing  us with another son!   

God REALLY IS a God "...who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine..." (Ephesians 3:20) and we are soooo doubly blessed by our TWO BOYS!!!!

In addition to putting ourselves on a list for an infant boy, God prompted us several months ago to place ourselves on a list for two children......because. He. knew. from. the. very. beginning. that He had TWO amazing sons He wanted to bless our family with!

Flying HIGH and walking on Cloud NINE!!!  Still soaking in how distinctly he pointed us to this sweet boy, and now we have been blessed with accepting his referral in addition to Baby K!!!!

God is SOOOOOO GOOD!!!!  I want to capture every single step that brought us to our second son!!!  Details of God's amazing work to come!!!!!

THANK YOU, GOD!!!  THANK YOU for helping me cling to the belief that you are still working amidst the darkness.  Amidst the extended waiting.  Amidst what felt like the absence of you.  THANK YOU for blessing me with a better understanding of our "hold up" with court issues, so that you could create this beautiful tapestry of our family!  THANK YOU for your faithfulness!  THANK YOU for loving all FOUR of us!!!  

THANK YOU for drawing us to "S" and him to us!!!  We will be eternally grateful for such a precious gift as this!  What a story!  Both our boys will forever know-that-they-know that YOU had your eye on them from the beginning of time, and Jeff and I will always remember your faithfulness!!!

"For 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









40 comments:

MamaMimi said...

WOWEE~~!!! Congratulations you guys!!!!!!!

Shannon said...

SOOOOO Happy for you!!!!! What a blessing for you two get two special, special boys!!! Praise God!

Tara Mowen said...

SO HAPPY FOR YOU AND BOTH OF YOUR SONS!!!! I love our similar stories and how God's perfect timing is evident in our journeys!!! I can't wait to see your life unfold with your TWO sons!!! I can't wait to read more about how God led you to your oldest son!!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!! God is good!
Tara

Traci and the whole Kuyke family said...

I can't control my tears of joy! I am so happy for him and your new family of 4! God is SO good!

Ruthie said...

Wow!!! That's so wonderful!! Praying for you guys as you prepare for TWO darling boys. I hope the process moves QUICKLY from here on out!!!
Blessings,
Missy
Fellow AWAA AP

Karen said...

Debb - what an incredible suprise and blessing to see this news this morning. We are so very happy for you and are eager for you to have your two sons home with you!!! Thinking of you and praying for your family of 4! Karen Wistrom :)

erica said...

Debb - that is WONDERFUL!!!!!! This news makes my day! I remember when I shared that we felt God was leading us to two children, you told me that you had a feeling that God had two in mind for you as well. Praise His name - He is so good!!! He's known all along the blessings that He intended to share with you, and has been quietly orchestrating everything in the background. Amazing, and so awesome. We are thrilled for you, and can't wait to hear all about this newest addition to your family! God bless you!

Anonymous said...

Oh Debb, I had no idea!! Congratulations!! So, so happy for your family!! Katie Reaser

Tracy said...

That is so great Deb!!! Can NOT wait to hear the 'rest of the story' cause God has a habit of writing pretty cool ones... and once again, reassuring to hear that we'll be able to look back and see the reasons for the torturous waits. God bless all 4 of you.

Erin H said...

Rejoicing with you in God's amazing, perfect, sovereign plan for your family!!! I'm so thrilled for you and Jeff and for your TWO precious sons! What a marvelous God we serve!

JJ said...

Praise be to God! God always has a plan. And it's always hard to understand it when it's not always in line with ours. But the plan is being revealed and it's way better than what your original plan was. Thank God for His plan and not your plan. A similar thing happened in our adoption journey, just not as much waiting. We have 2 kids from Ethiopia instead of 1. I can't wait to hear of the details. Please don't keep them from us too long.

Loving the Adventure said...

Sooooo thrilled for you all and your boys!! What an amazing, amazing story! Can't wait to hear more. : )
Olivia

Abby said...

WHAT?!?! Wow oh wow...that is amazing, crazy, exciting..and tons of other things. A huge congrats to your'e family of FOUR!!!! Can't wait to hear details:)

Anonymous said...

Debb,
OH. MY. GOODNESS!!! I can't wait to hear more, but for now I am SO HAPPY for you!

Randee J.

Lari said...

How wonderful Debb! I have a houseful of boys & know you're going to have so much fun!

Christina said...

sThis is such an amazing story of how God follow through with the things He has put in our hearts. It might look a little different than we first expected, but it always ends up that He knew better all along. Congratulations.

Brandy Wade said...

Wow! How exciting! : ) So happy for your family of four! : ) Can't wait to hear the rest of the story.

Kelly said...

I cannot wait to hear the details and see some pictures with your two sons!! A huge congratulations to you and your husband!!! Just. love. this!

Dawn P. said...

Oh, I am bawling with tears of joy for your whole family of 4! Praise God, from Whom ALL blessings flow!!! Just so happy from this news, I cannot stop crying.

Me said...

Debb and Jeff, I am SO STINKING EXCITED for you guys! I am forever thankful for our TWO SONS and you will have the same experience. It is AMAZING!!!!!

Carmen and Garth D.

carrie said...

INCREDIBLE! Wow, this brings some serious meaning and joy to the long and dark waiting season you've been in! So excited to hear how this all unfolded! Many blessings to your family of four!

Meleah said...

What a special blessing! All things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose:). When we think delays are a bad thing, God is often working behind the scenes to orchestrate something even better for us:). Praying they move things quickly for both boys. Have a wonderful rest of the week up on Cloud 9:).

pmalleca said...

Soooooo happy for you guys!!!!!!!!!!! 2 very blessed kids! I can't wait to follow along on your journey!

Jessica Rudder said...

I only know you through your blog but this news literally made me clap for joy as tears streamed down my face (and I'm not the type that's prone to emotional outbursts).

I have such a passion for older child adoption. Probably because my big brother came to our family when he was older (he was 11 and I was 8). As a result, I'm always ecstatic when someone takes that leap of faith and opens their hearts and home to one of the big kids.

This news of yours has made my entire week!

Congratulations!!!!

MarksMomma said...

Congratulations, Debb, this is such wonderful news!!! God is so good, and it is so great to see His fingerprints in your journey to adoption. Praying that everything moves ahead smoothly from here.
Blessings,
Katie

www.myfarawaydaughter.blogspot.com

The Hemphill Family said...

WOW Debb!! That is unbelievable...only with our God, all things are possible and believable! I can't wait to hear more about how this all fell into place. What an AMAZING God we serve!

Two Cent Sparrow said...

I am a weepy mess this news is so WONDERFUL!!! I am thrilled for your family of four!!!! Can't wait to hear the details of God's incredibly provision and planning.

Alison said...

Oh my goodness, Debb!!!! I am so excited for ya'll! I have been praying for ya'll so much! So happy for ya'll and your TWO sons!!!! Can't wait to hear more!!!

mini and brother said...

AMAZING!!!!!!!!

Angi: Tim Cooper said...

WOW GOD YOU ARE A.W.E.S.O.M.E!!!!!! So happy for you ALL!!! Angi & Tim

Liz Carr said...

Congratulations Deb! That is so exciting! I hope and pray you can bring both boys home soon!
Liz

Lauren said...

....and God blesses us with humble witnesses like you and Jeff. Prayers are with you always.

Tiffygator said...

Deb,

Just last night as I got into bed I thought of you. I thought your blog had been awfully quiet and I wondered what was going on. I'm so thrilled that it is such happy news! Congratulations!

I cannot wait to hear this amazing story and see those TWO children come home! What a blessing.

-Tiffany

Bethany Fitzsimmons said...

I was able to spend some time with your new son this past summer and am rejoicing this morning to hear he will be a part of your family. You will be so blessed by having him! What a treasure! We are waiting for a court date to adopt a 10 year old friend of his who we hosted. God Bless you!
-Bethany Fitzsimmons bethanyfitz4@hotmail.com

wrightkellyd said...

I am so excited to hear the rest of your story. Your unexpected double blessing reminds me of an African song that I learned in Zambia called "Double Double." The video quality here is poor, but you can watch on YouTube if you like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t9yEunj6Sq8
Let me know if you need the exact words, but essentially, "He gives me double, he gives me peace oh, he gives me double, everything is double double." Rejoicing with you! Currently awaiting Embassy on our second blessing. Kelly Wright www.mattandkellywright.com

Erica said...

AMAZING! Rejoicing with you!!!!! Congratulations!

Melissa said...

I read this when you posted it, but was unable to comment. WOOHOO!!!!! I just LOVE how God ALWAYS has bigger and better plans then we could ever imagine! Can not wait to see BOTH your boys home <3 <3

Anonymous said...

WOW ~ congratulations Debb and Jeff (and Baby K)! "S" has been in our prayers since seeing him on the WCL, and we are so very happy that his family has found him! God works in mysterious ways that often don't make any human sense in the moment, but then He reveals His ultimate plan for you family...and it's unbelievable! Praying for you as you continue on the journey to bring your sonS home!
~The Langelli Family

Elle J said...

GOD had a PLAN during your extended WAIT while the COURTS were CLOSED in a BIG WAY!!!! CHILLS!!!! This is fantastic!!! I wanna scream with excitement with you!!! =)

Debb said...

THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU! For sharing in the pure JOY of our news of Big Brother!!! I still pinch myself to see if this is really my great life! GOD IS SOOOO GOOD!!!!! <3

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