Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The Sweetest Miracle

Hi all,

For those of you who have followed our journey the last 5 1/2 years, we thank you for your love, prayers, and support. The continued encouragement is such a blessing to us. Over the past 6 months, many people asked us where we stand in the adoption process. We kept saying "God is telling us to wait. We don't know why, but there is such a peace about us waiting." For those of you who know me, you recognize how difficult this can be for me. Even though more waiting went against everything my flesh wanted ... we waited.

Fast forward to April 9, 2011, a day I shall never forget. This is the day I took a pregnancy test, and for the first time ever, it was positive. In shock, I began crying. I ran into the other room to get Chris, and we went back in to look at the test. We both began to praise the Lord.

After a couple months of silence, we believe it is time to make our news public. We are 14 weeks pregnant! I am grateful for this incredible gift. Looking back on our journey of infertility, medications, a surgery, and a failed adoption, there were times where my heart hurt and my flesh was weak.  Because of our God, I can look at our journey with awe and gratitude while experiencing the joy of His miracles.

God has been and is at work in my life! He is good! His grace is sufficient!

1 Samuel 2:2 - "There is no one holy like the Lord; there is no one besides you; there is no Rock like our God."

We appreciate your continued prayers as we journey a path that is foreign to us. The sweet miracle of pregnancy!

Much love,


  1. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Soo very very very very very very happy for you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! What an amazing blessing!!!!!!

  2. Just read your post and I am so thrilled! God is amazing! I can't wait to hear more!

  3. Thank you, both! This is such a blessing indeed and we are taking in each and every day. Will keep you updated.

  4. Oh Jessica! I am crying I'm so excited for you! What amazing, amazing, amazing news! I know how difficult this struggle can be, even though it is hard for me to comprehend how long you've been dealing with it. I wish you the most wonderful pregnancy and easy birth. I will be thinking of you and hope you keep your blog updated as you go through this long awaited journey. My thoughts are with you... big time! :-)

  5. Oh Jen, I do know just what a long struggle it can be and I know you do as well. I am grateful to you and others who can celebrate this time with us. Thank you for your well wishes!