Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Big News!!

I've been holding out on sharing something HUGE for the past week... (dropping hints every now and then), but I just can't contain it any longer!

Now before you starting getting big ideas - I'm NOT pregnant! :) But we are getting a new baby!

God is so good! He has answered our prayers for another child in the most miraculous way imaginable. Only He could have orchestrated the incredible circumstances that are leading to us adopting a beautiful newborn baby boy - and only He will be the one to bring this good work to completion.

Dave and I have been struggling with infertility for over 2 1/2 years. In that time we prayed that God would show us His timing, and His will in regards to having a second child. We began discussing adoption last fall - even attending an information meeting at a local Adoption Agency. We knew adoption was something we wanted to do, we just weren't sure about the timing. So we kept praying...

Fast forward to several weeks ago. We were at an impass due to some infertility issues. We had to decide whether to go the fertility treatment route or adoption. It was time to make a decision. So we prayed and diligently sought the Lord. On Monday night (March 10) I cried out to God asking Him to make it abundantly clear which direction we should take, and I even prayed that if adoption was His will, could he "just put a baby in our laps"?

The NEXT day, Tuesday morning, I got a phone call saying that a sweet, selfless momma needed a home for her soon-to-be-born son. We had gotten our answer from the Lord. Dave and I immediately offered to become his adoptive parents. We prayed all week, and on Monday we heard that this momma has agreed to place her son in our home after his birth! PRAISE THE LORD!

So now we are trying to get a million things in place so that this adoption can go through as quickly as possible. Our momma is due in about a week, so we don't have much time, but "we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose" (Rom 8:28). And we know and BELIEVE that when we pray, God answers. We are so thankful!

Here are some Thank You notes I made last night for all those helping us so much with the adoption process. I got to use my cuttlebug! YAY! (It had been a while)

Close up on the Cuttlebug textures. I used swiss dots, diamonds, bubble texture (looks like lizzard skin) and the distressed stripes. (All supplies CTMH - email me if you want a list).

24 comments:

sparkplug17 said...

I'm so happy for you! And great cards too. Can't wait for your new little guy!

lisascreativecorner said...

Oh my goodness! I got teary-eyed reading your post. Congratulations!! The Lord certainly is good. Isn't He?? Sending you and your growing family lots of blessings!! *Ü*

Leslie said...

Nona,
Taht is so wonderful! Congratultions on your soon to be new little one. I make handmade baby afghans, I will send you one if you would like. My email is leannelion@yahoo.com
Leslie

Jenn said...

Praise God!!!!

I am overjoyed for you and your family! This is just so wonderful!

Lisa said...

Oh Nona,
I read your post and got cold chills..
I wish I could give you a huge hug right now.
Our God is so good, so strong and so mighty there's nothing our God cannot do (FOR YOU)

Lisa

kelly's krafts said...

Congratulations! There really is nothing that God can't do. Only He knows the plans for us. Lots of blessing to you and yours!

Amanda Brown said...

Nona,
I have been reading your blog since it was created, and you are truly blessed with many gifts! I have been inspired by your creations and your little stories.
I wish you and your family all the best with your new little one!
A fellow CTMH Consultant
Amanda Brown

Jenn said...

Congratulations!!! What a true blessing from God. The Thank you cards are super cute also!!!! :D

Jenn

Stacy said...

Wow! This is amazing. Many congrats to you an your growing family. Love the thank you cards, too!

boxerlover said...

Congratulations! I feel like i know you through the Close To My Heart community as well as I read your blog often. I am so happy for you and your family.

Alyssa Walters said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Isn't GOD WONDERFUL? I will say prayers of thanksgiving, and for safe healthy family members and delivery. HE IS TRULY AMAZING! Can't wait to hear the details and see pics of your new little guy.

AaronB said...

Congrats!!!

Krista :) said...

Nona,
I am so excited for you and your family! God is good...all the time...all the time, God is GOOD!!! Congratulations and I pray that all would go smoothly in these next couple of weeks!

I also want to saw thanks for all of your inspiration! Your posts always make me smile and encourage me to give it a try! :) I've been a fellow consultant for about 1 1/2 yrs. now, and I always look forward to your creative ideas. Thanks so much for all you share with us!
Blessings to you and your family!

Charlene Waymire said...

Nona - Congratulations! I know that I don't really know you, but the little guy couldn't be going to a better home.

scrappernic said...

Wow, I have goosebumps after reading your post. WHat a beautiful story, and so very exciting! I am so happy for your family. A big congratulations coming your way. The baby will be one lucky little gut!

scrappernic said...

Yikes, I hit send too fast--that should be lucky little GUY.

nonapearl said...

Thank you all! We feel blessed!

BandKmommy said...

Nona~
Congratulations!! What great news! That is so exciting and such a blessing- how amazing!
I feel like I know you through CTMH and have always been in awe of your talents- you are an inspiration!
Congrats to you & your family! (Now I can't wait to see pages from Samantha's & your little guy's scrapbooks!) :)

A fellow CTMH consultant~
Shannon Hassenbusch

Pammiewhammie said...

NONA this is WONDERFUL - PRAISE THE LORD! Praying that all goes well and soon you will be holding your new son!

Tickle Me Pink said...

Congratulations on your adoption! What a wonderful blessing it is!

Inkey Pingers said...

Congrats Nona! Your post truley made me smile. I just love to hear of a fellow follower of Christ seeking after his will only to receive such a clear cut answer. Our God is such a merviful Savior in more ways than one, isn't he? Your blog inspires me everytime I visit. Thanks for sharing all your creativity with the rest of us, I too, am a ctmh consultant! Thanks agian and your family will be in my prayers as you prepare for this joyous occasion!

Kim

Carrie said...

Congratulations to you and your growing family :)

Carrie Haines
fellow Washington state CTMH consultant

Inkyfingerz said...

Nona,
God is so good!! I missed this post orginally and then saw the word adoption in today's post and immediately went scrolling down to hear the news. I am so happy for you and Dave. It is a wonderful journey and I pray for your family and the birth mother!!! Bless you all!!!

amym said...

Congratulations!!! I am so excited to hear about your big news!!

Can't wait to hear that your little one is here.

Amy