Sunday, February 13, 2011

It's a girl!!!

Friday night we received a call from our caseworker that we had been chosen by a birth mother!! We were floored. She is 34 weeks pregnant (due 3/22...a.k.a. 6 weeks!!). Reportedly, the birth father is willing to cooperate in releasing his parental rights. She wants to meet us and we hope for that to happen sometime next week.

It's hard to describe the emotions we are feeling right now...shocked, overjoyed, nervous. We are proceeding with excited caution...faithful guardedness. We know that adoptions fall through at times...that's just the reality. However, we refuse to allow Satan to steal our joy and we want to walk in faith...trusting God will continue to have His hand on our journey!

We would greatly appreciate your prayers for the birth mother, for us, and for the little girl that is to be born into this world!

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20,21 

23 comments:

  1. We are SO excited for you and Warren!!!!!

    We are praying for you!! Love you!

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  2. Oh my goodness!!! We will be praying!
    Amy

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  3. Wow! Amazing! Praying for ya'll, birthparents and baby girl. Romans 8:28

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  4. WOW! WOW! WOW! How amazing! I have been praying for ya'll so much! Please keep us posted!!! We will continue to pray that His will be done!

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  5. Many prayers going up!! So excited for you both!

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  6. Sara Lynch-RutkoskiFebruary 13, 2011 at 2:33 PM

    Praying for you guys, the birth mother and baby! So excited!

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  7. we will continue praying for the mother and your daughter... how exciting...it's the best news. You know 3-22 was your orginal due date back in 1981. God will provide! And we will pray for faithful guarding of your hearts!

    Lovehugskisses
    momma

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  8. This is wonderful news!! Congratulations, I will be praying for all of you!

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  9. I got chills when I read the good news! Even though we don't know one another, I've been following your blog. I am truly excited for couples when I see miracles such as these! Prayers go out to you both and the birthmother.

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  10. So excited Jill! I just saw the post on your mom's FB and was literally jumping up and down with joy!!! Can't wait!

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  11. ahh! so so exciting! the Lord's perfect timing is unbelievable, isn't it?! we'll be praying!!

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  12. Jill, I am thrilled! I will continue to pray for y'all, the birth parents, and the baby girl. How wild is that that your original due date was 3/22 ?!?!

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  13. Oh, my goodness, Jill!! I'm so excited for you and Warren. I've been following your blog since you started, and you are so precious to allow us to share in your joy. We will continue to pray for the birth mom and your daughter. Blessings to you!

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  14. We could not be more excited for you!! of course we are partial to girls :)
    God is so good, and He will see you through this - We will continue to hold you (and the birth parents) up in prayer. So exciting!!! Praise God.

    Nadine Schulz

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  15. Jill, I know it's been a SUPER long time, but I've been following your blog and I want you to know how excited I am for you and your husband. What wonderful news!

    Also, a friend of mine here in Kentucky was at the Created for Care retreat. Her little boy is from Ethiopia. She said it was a an amazing weekend =)

    Praying for you, the birthparents and that precious baby girl,

    Lynne (Coats) Holloway

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  16. Jill,
    Even though I've only been following your blog for a short time, I am overcome with happiness at this news of you being chosen to raise this baby girl. I will be praying for you, your husband, and the birthparents as you all prepare over these next 6 weeks. And I thank you for your prayers as my husband and I enter the adoption world as well. Congratulations:)
    -Heather Miller

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  17. Yay! I am so excited for the good news you guys received!!! Will continue to pray for you, Warren, the birthparents and the precious little angel who you await to join your family. Awesome news!

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  18. How exciting! Your family as well as the birthmother will be in my prayers! How great is God!

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  19. WOW...totally exciting!!! That means she is due only 14 days after our little guy!!! I am so excited to watch your story unfold now too...praying for you guys!!!

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  20. Jill and Warren, I continue to hold you close in prayer. Our stories are so similar that as I read your blog, I am drawn back to those days before our adopted daughter was born. Faithful guardedness is a wonderful place to be at this time. "take delight in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Blessings! Jeff and Patti

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  21. So excited for you and your family! We'll be praying for you all!!

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  22. Oh Jill, that's wonderful. I will be praying for everything that you requested!

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