"So promise me you'll never forget...that you aren't an accident or an incident...you are a gift to the world, a divine work of art, signed by God. You were deliberately planned, specifically gifted, and lovingly positioned on this earth...Flooded by emotion, overcome by pride, the Starmaker turns to us, one by one, and says, 'You are my child. I love you dearly.'" Max Lucado, God Thinks You're Wonderful

Monday, July 7, 2008


Our family that is!

We hope you can see the sign!

Cooper's shirt also reads: "I am a Big Brother"!

Thats right! We've been "picked" by a sweet birthmom named Brittanie.

She wants to meet us next week and we are so excited that she is wanting us to parent her precious baby girl!

We know that the baby is due at the end of July, so that gives us some time to get some GIRL things together.

Please pray for Brittanie as she does not have a lot of support in her choosing adoption. She has always had her heart set on it, but it's difficult enough and to not have a support system behind you in the decision. You all know there are risks involved here, just pray that God will carry us all through these next few months, regardless of the outcome. Please pray for God to surround Brittanie with His presence. We love her already, but we can never imagine what she is going through right now. Also pray that God will prepare Owen and Cooper. They are excited about having a little sister, but they really don't know what's about to happen!

We will let you know as soon as we know more!

No, we haven't picked a name yet! We just found out at 9:30 this morning!

The newest Big Brother in our house! And yes, he can say "sissy"! It's adorable!


Anonymous said...

YAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We have LOTS and LOTS of girl stuff if you need it!!!!

We can't wait to follow this journey!!

Laura said...

Sister, I am so excited for you! I have been thinking of you all day today....what a special blessing it is just to watch your sweet family grow. And, to get to be able to be a part of adoption with you...to get to experience this with you and Blake and the boys! Thank you for sharing with us! I can't wait to meet this sweet baby girl!

Julie said...

Congrats Guys!
We will definitely be praying for you all. Wow how incredible, a little girl to join those precious boys! So thrilled for you. Stephanie called to tell us! She just couldn't contain herself. Too Fun!! Love you all,
Julie Ryker

Carrie said...

So exciting! I added you to my blog!