Thursday, August 6, 2009

Our Blessing from God

About a week ago I promised that there was something big in the works. It has been *so* hard keeping this a secret, but we decided that we wanted to wait until everything was final before sharing. We have experienced so much heartbreak in this process, but today made it all worth it.

God has answered our prayers, and has blessed us with a beautiful baby girl. We signed adoption papers today and are just smitten with our little Ruby. Nicole, her birth mom, is an incredible, strong, and amazing woman, and we are so honored that she chose to place her baby with us. It is the most selfless act of love that any person can perform!

Here is Ruby's very first layout! This picture was taken on Tuesday when she was just a few hours old. She is such a wonderful baby. She's eating well, sleeping well, and we love her with all our hearts.

We also want to give a huge thank you to everyone who has been praying for us and supporting us through these difficult months. We could feel the prayers through the adoption process. We know that God's plans are perfect, and it is so wonderful to finally be able to see where He has been leading us for the past 1 1/2 years.

Presenting our little love.... Ruby Adelle Nicole Davenport

66 comments:

Sheila said...

What a precious baby, she looks like a wonderful addition to your family. And your page highlights her picture beautifully. :)

Carla said...

She is beautiful Nona!! Congratulations to you & your family!!

Judy said...

Oh my gosh! I'm so excited for you and your family. She will so love the room that you have created for her.

Sarah said...

Finally! Bless you Nona!
Bless your family!
I am so happy for you. What a gorgeous little sweetie she is! Congratulations!

Charlene Waymire said...

Congratulations Nona! She couldn't have been placed in better hands.

Kathi Carlson said...

Blessings to you and your family, Nona! Ruby is beautiful!!

Erica said...

ooooh, nona....congratulations! I am so happy for your family & am so so pleased to see God worked his magic for you!

Karen said...

I can't even begin to tell you how excited I am for you! Prayer works! Congrats!

Kim Harper said...

She is absolutely beautiful. Although we have never met I have followed your blog daily and have prayed for you and your family during this process. I am so happy for you that you have this bundle of joy to take care of.
Wishing you continued blessings at this very glorious time.
Kim Harper

Noreen said...

Nona,
She is absolutely beautiful! Congratulations...what a wonderful secret to share with us and your layout is beautiful...she will absolutely treasure the beautiful albums you'll create and the obvious love reflected in each layout!!!

Christina said...

ooohhhh she is absolutely beautiful and so lucky to have ya'll for parents. I have been praying for your family and keeping you guys in my thoughts. I am so happy to read this before I head off to bed.

I love her name and your layout is lovely.

scrapaddict said...

Many blessings to your family! Congratulations on your beatiful new addition.

Alanna said...

Congratulations Nona. I've got chills now knowing that you finally have the precious baby that you've so desperately wanted.

Our Father in Heaven does hear our prayers and he knows the things in our hearts.

Have fun with this precious angel.

lisascreativecorner said...

Oh Nona! I am soooooo happy for you! I know how hard it must have been to keep your little blessing a secret, but I also know why you did. God is so good! That's for sure! She is beautiful. I am looking forward to hearing more about her and seeing more fabulous layouts staring Miss Ruby! XOXO

Jessica said...

Nona, I've been on the edge of my seat for days now waiting to hear good news!!! I'm am sooo sooo sooo happy for you guys and little Ruby. She is a lucky girl to become a part of your family. Hugs!

Jena said...

Oh, what a doll - congrats!

Terrie in AZ said...

Nona,I was hoping this was the big news you were going to share. God bless you all and God bless Nicole for her most selfless gift. May you continue to feel God's special hand in your life for many years to come...
Terrie

Lori said...

Congratulations Nona. God is so good. I am so happy for you and happy for beautiful little Ruby to have such a blessed family. Enjoy her

Iona said...

Nona what a wonderful gift from God and hope your lives are full of miracle and wonder as it has been. You deserve all God's blessings in the form of your precious daughter. Much continued love and blessings to you and your family. Iona

roxybonds said...

God is good!!!!!!!!!!
Congrats on your beautiful baby girl! I am just thrilled for you!!!!

Mindy Kamholz said...

Praise God! I feel so much Joy for you Nona! I know we don't know each other but I feel like we do... through your blog, CTMH, our shared faith, your album of losing Evan, and your recent loss. I am so glad God answered all of our prayers for you. You and Dave (and Sammie too.)so deserve Precious little Ruby! Thank you for sharing your Great news with us! Congrats again new mommy!

lesliecrosby said...

Nona,
What wonderful news! God is good all the time. I rejoice with you and your family!

Penny said...

That is amazing! Congratlations!

scrappin' happy said...

WOW finally some tears of joy for you guys! She is beautiful and I LOVE her name. I was hoping that your absent meant something wonderful and I'm so happy it is. I can't wait to see the two of them grow up together. I'm soooo very happy!

Natasha said...

What a beautiful little girl :)

Congratulations to your family -- I am so very very happy for you :)

AaronB said...

I am going to say some Thank you prayers tonight, because he does answer prayers! She has the most beautiful eyes! Best wishes to you and your family!

JenMessyStudio said...

OMG! I'm SOO happy for you!! She's such a precious!! Congratulations to your family!

Sabrina said...

That is so exciting! I am so happy for you!!!!!!! Congratulations!

Kim Burmeister said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family! She is a cutie and I love her name! God Bless!

Jeanne said...

Oh Nona! Congratulations!!! I'm SO very happy for you (the whole family)and for Miss Ruby. May your lives together be filled with love and joy.

She is absolutely adorable!! You've got a lot of knitting to do, now! *Ü*

sharalyns said...

Congratulations! She is beautiful! I bet Sammie is just *so* excited!!!!

Sandra T. said...

Oh Nona! I am so happy for you and your family! Congratulations on your baby girl!
Sandra T.
CTMH sister

Larissa said...

What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL little girl! I am SO happy for you - I have been reading your blog for a long time now, and my heart just broke for you with your last two failed adoption attempts. I read your post earlier about the big announcement, and was hoping you were going to be adopting again!Ruby has been blessed with a wonderful family! Keeping your beautiful family in my prayers!!!

denise said...

She is beautiful! I am overwhelmed with tears right now. God is so good. Having followed your blog for awhile, I know you have had some trials. Ruby is in wonderful hands and her birth mom is so amazing. Take care and enjoy this time! Best wishes to you and the family!

Gerriann said...

I have tears of joy for you! Blessings to your family. Try to get some sleep! You new daughter is beautiful!

Cammi said...

Congrats Nona

I wondered if something wasn't up when I emailed you earlier this week and you said you were traveling. I have been praying for you and your family. I am so happy you finally got your baby! What a precious sight that must have been to meet her for the very first time. Congrats to you, Dave and Sam. I bet she will love being a big sister.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

He always has a plan, and we have to place our trust in it... Congratulations, and give that precious doll a hug from me. She is one lucky girl to have you two to call Mom and Dad! :)

Scraphappy in AK said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you. I have followed your blog and seen the ups and downs you have experienced. You are so right, when you say that God has a plan. Sometimes we can't see it or understand, but then it is crystal clear. Congrats again! Sammy will be a great big sister.

Erin said...

I just have to say I got chills when I read this post. I have been following you and know that this has been such a long time coming. I am so so happy for you...

My Cousin and her husband have gone thru the same struggles that you and your husband have faced. I will have to tell my cousin your story to show her that God really does have a plan for her and her husband. It might not be when they expect it but it will happen. Again Congrats..

Tanya said...

Congratulations! I am happy for you and your family!

Missy Hep said...

GOD BLESS!!!!!!! Oh Nona, She is divine!!! As I jumped up and yelled tears streaming down my face with excitement and happiness!!! With all of our love, we jump for joy for you and your family!!!
Melissa
Boy I sound like a nut!!
but that's how it happened!!

Lisadwb said...

Girl, here I am crying over another one of your posts, but this time tears of joy!! God Bless your family.
(Oh, and by the way- She is BEAUTIFUL!!)
Congrats!!

Heather said...

Congratulations, Nona!! So excited for your little blessing. God is, indeed, great! Enjoy your new bundle of joy!!!

Andrea said...

What a miracle straight from the hands of our sweet Lord!!!!!!! I have been praying for your broken hearts and for another birth mother. What an answer to prayer! Enjoy her every minute!! I know you will!

Erin Mixon-ctmh consultant said...

Ah, Nona, that is wonderful! I know we don't know each other, but I feel like I have met you through your posts about the sadness over your past attempts at adoption. Sending you and your family a great BIG Congratulations from your CTMH sister, Erin. :)

Katy said...

I am SO VERY HAPPY for you!!! She's so pretty....CONGRATULATIONS!

Melissa Laverty said...

I have such goosebumps! She is AMAZING. Her eyes are already telling a story. WOW. Thanks for sharing so much of yourself with us! Can't wait to see more layouts of little Ruby with her big sis, sam!

Stamp4hobby said...

Nona! She is so beautiful! Congrats! I can't wait to meet her in person. :)

Jenn said...

Praise God! I know you and Dave must be absolutely overjoyed right now. I am so very happy for you and your family! Little Ruby is so precious, I can't wait to meet her in person.

Love you,

Jenn

Paige Dolecki said...

Congratulations on the beautiful addition to your family! Her name is as gorgeous as she is!

Lori said...

I only know you through your wonderful blog and I just wanted to tell you that I am SO happy that you have finally been blessed with a new baby! Your family has been through so much and God sure has held you close through all of it. God Bless your WHOLE family!

Katie said...

Wow...she's so beautiful!!! Can't wait to meet her in person :)

Crafty Jenn said...

Great news all around today! I am soooo happy for you , Dave, and Sammie! I was so hoping this was the trip you've been waiting for.

And boy, is she worth the wait! Ruby is very beautiful and precious. Thank you for sharing her with us. Can't wait to see what you knit for her!

Amy said...

She is absolutely beautiful! Congrats to you & your family Nona... Blessings to you all!

Christine Adams said...

Woo Hoo!!!! Praise God! Rejoicing with you and your precious, growing family!!

CindeeQ said...

She is beautiful! Congrats on this sweet little bundle of joy.

Krista Ritskes said...

Congratulations!!!! So happy for you. She's absolutely precious.

NancyJo said...

I have goosebumps and tears! Congratulations! Ruby is adorable. I am so happy for your family.

Meredith said...

I just stopped by and was so surprised to see your beautiful new daughter! Congratulations and God Bless your family!

Miranda said...

Yay!!! I am SO HAPPY for you, your family and little Ruby. Oh precious - the sweet gift of a baby. Congrats all around. You are truly blessed. :)

scrappernic said...

Nona, I am typing throough tears. I am so happy for you. I know from reading your blog that this has been an incredibly rough journey for your family. I am so happy that GOd has blessed you with this beautiful little angel. Your little Ruby is just gorgeous!

Barb said...

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above. ~Jm. 1:17

What an incredible blessing you all have in dear sweet, Ruby.

And I, think you all are AWESOME!

~Barb

Kelly Schelske said...

Oh my gosh, she's gorgeous! Congratulations to you all!!

Misty said...

She is beautiful! Congratulations!

Corey said...

Congratulations on your precious baby. I'm so happy that it has finally worked out for you.

Helen Onulak said...

Thank you God, for brining baby Ruby into the lives of the Davenports.

Nona - she is beautiful and as the pictures & stories in subsequent posts show, she is loved dearly. My heart is filled with joy, knowing that many, many, many prayers have been answered.

With great big hugs of joy,
Helen