Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Big News!

We are so thrilled and excited to announce that .... IT'S A BOY!

We have been matched!  Our baby boy is due to make his appearance on November 25th -- just in time for Thanksgiving.  We knew we would have a lot to thank God for this year, but this will be even better than we could have imagined!  

We received "the" phone a little over a week ago, and it is still setting in every. single. day.  This precious boy is going to be ours in just 3 short months!  God's hand has been so evident in every single detail leading up to this point, and it was even more so seen in the details of how the last few weeks have played out.  Once again, I have been taught of the Lord's intimacy with us even down to the smallest detail.  He so lovingly reveals Himself in this way, and His nearness to us is seen so clearly in those moments.  

We are so incredibly humbled and thankful to the Lord for this blessing.  We are praying every single day for this little one to know Him, and are thankful that God has chosen us to be his parents.  

After our experience earlier in the summer, we have been praying for discernment in whether or not to share this news.  Beside the fact that we simply cannot contain our joy and excitement, we believe that God wants our community to be praying for this baby boy and for us as we walk this journey.  

How You Can Pray:  
  • Pray for baby boy.  Pray for this precious one as he continues to grow and develop.  Ask God for continued health and development as well as God's protection over him.  
  • Pray for the birthmother.  Pray for continued health as she enters the last trimester of her pregnancy.  Ask God to reveal Himself to her that she might see Him through this process.  We are asking that her life would be changed and she might sense God's unending love for her.  
  • Pray for us.  We are stepping out in faith once again, and learning even more what it means to surrender our plans to the Lord.  We hope and pray that this is our son, but we know that we must walk this path with open hands.  We will still have to go through a revocation period after the birth, and are praying that the results are much different than the last time! 
  • Pray for our finances.  God has faithfully blown our expectations away in this area.  When we started this process in January we literally had no idea where any of the money would come from.  By God's provision, we have 76% of our needed funds.  The rest of money is due three weeks before the due date, and once again we are stepping out in faith and believing that God will provide.  Please pray for God's provision and that we might trust Him completely.   
  • Pray for God's glory to be on display.  Throughout the next three months, and even the years to come, we want for God to be glorified in every detail.  
Thank you for being on this journey with us!  We are so excited and cannot wait to meet our son!  


  1. I'm excited for you and Clay and happy to hear your good news. My prayers are that all your concerns will be met in ways only God could have accomplished. Blessings!

  2. I know I said something already on instagram, but I just want you to know how happy and excited I am for you! What a blessing Stac- I'll continue to pray :)

  3. Congratulations!!! I'm so happy for you guys!

  4. Welcome to the club Stacy! It's a really good one to be apart of! We'll continue praying for and the entire situation. Don't hesitate to ask if I can answer any questions or if there's any way we can help. We've been there so we know the dichotomy of emotions that go along this road. Congrats Momma!