Monday, March 24, 2014

Excitedly Expecting

I am so excited to be able to write this post! We are expecting our first child and it's a girl!

God is so wonderful in how He works and so often in ways we are not expecting in the least bit. I am learning (though it may be slowly) when I surrender my hopes, my dream, and my plans to Him that is when I see His hand at work the most in my life. Maybe this is such a big one for me because I am a little bit of a control freak most of the time:) God is a faithful God and I believe with all my heart that it brings joy to His heart when we simply rest in Him, delight ourselves in Him and just let go and let Him be God.

Now for the story....A few months ago Brian and I were at a night of worship. We saw a friend we had not seen in a good 4 or 5 years I would say. Brian was chatting it up with him about life and just talking about things that were going on. Of course our adoption process was brought up because that is kind of a big thing for us. A few weeks later Brian gets a text from this friend asking if we were still interested in adoption. He went on to explain he had a good friend who was 6 months along and wanting to make an adoption plan and she only lived an hour away from us! Well we were super excited to talk with her and get to meet her so she called us a few days later and a few days after that we met her for the first time. She chose us to be the adoptive parents! God totally worked all these things together! We did nothing except wait.

Our birth mom is a wonderful young woman! We have been so excited that she is so close to us and that we are able to get to visit her and get to know her so much easier. She even is going to come to the baby shower which I am so excited about!

Through this waiting time though we are thrilled beyond words we struggle with a little worry too ( if I were to be completely honest).There are legal things to work out and of course the waiting but its so close! June 2nd is her due date. I am constantly reminding myself of Phil 4:6-7. God has this all in His hand and my heart is completely safe there as is yours with anything that you are facing right now. Trust Him.

Thank you all who have walked this journey with us and are still walking it with us! We wanted to share this news with you because God has used so many of you to make this possible! Please keep us, our birth mom and our baby girl covered in prayer.

I will keep you updated!


  1. We are SO excited for yall! I have been getting "tidbits" here and there. God is so faithful!! Yayyyy!

  2. Jennifer, My heart leaps for joy for you guys. And all you had to do was "wait". God is so good and He had it all planned. Thank you for being such a Godly woman and influence on others. I know you will make a great mom. Love and Prayers, Emily H.