Sunday, January 11, 2009

Our CRAZY FUN day...

First of all, we want to express how truly humbled we are by the number of you who have commented on my blog, on Facebook, on Myspace... those who have called and texted... I think we currently have 161 emails to read in our inbox... WOW!!!  What incredible love and support you have shown - we are forever grateful, and know that we would not be where we are today without your prayers.  We love you!

With that said... today was CRAZY, CRAZY, CRAZY!  But we had such a wonderful time!!!  

I do have to start this blog off with another adoption miracle we received to start off our day...  As I mentioned in my last post, finances have been a huge strain because this all came so quickly and is costing us more than we had originally anticipated.  The plan for this morning, was that our parents were meeting up over at our house for a quick breakfast then heading out to hit the stores and REGISTER!!!  Well... when my parents walked in, they held in their hand a piece of paper... a piece of paper that they had completely forgotten about.  It was a life insurance policy they had taken out on me as a child...and it has sat...and accumulated cash.  And wouldn't you know that GOD IS SO GOOD... it was the exact mount of money we needed to complete the adoption expenses this week.  Who would have ever thought that this seemingly useless  policy started 29 years ago, would finish out the funding we need to bring Baby Boy P home!?!?! PRAISE THE LORD!!!  We firmly believe that there are no coincidences - the Lord knew 29 years ago...when Ben and I were both babies ourselves... that this money would be used to start our own family and bring our little boy home!  It literally takes my breath away...

So today...CRAZY!!!  We registered like mad dogs (still not done quite yet) and also bought a whole loot of baby gear that we will need immediately to bring Baby P home.  You can see the picture below =)

 

What amazes me, is that this is only the very tip of the iceberg...things that I apparently can't live without when we get Baby P.  It's astounding that a little person so small, could need so very much.  Ha!  But...we have to confess... Ben and I are both shopaholics - we loved every minute of it!  All of our parents were so gracious and helped out as well - they've gone above and beyond - and then above some more...  It's our prayer that we are able to do that for Baby P as he grows up.  We're so ready to meet this little boy and kiss those chubby little cheeks!

Officially 9 days and counting...!!!

13 comments:

Barbara said...

Tears have come to my eyes again and like another friend stated, I'm not much of a cryer. Wow...that is really a miracle about the insurance policy! Suggestion - mention where you are registered... People WILL want to know!

Amanda said...

I am still just so amazed for you guys! I can't believe the miracle of the insurance policy connection. How amazing that your parents would even think of it and its cash value, and how INCREDIBLE that it's just enough. God's hand in all of this is astounding.

Cortni said...

Hi Holly! I have been following your story for a little while...and just wanted to tell you how excited we are for you! It is amazing how the Lord never ceases to give immeasurable more than we could ask!! I love it!

Can't wait to see pictures of Baby P in your arms!
Cortni Teague Henke

Christian Family said...

Again...GOD IS SO, SO, SO GOOD...and what AMAZING MIRACLES along the way!!!
And...though I know Scott left a message with Ben...I did want ot post here as well!
WHEN(since I KNOW SO MANY will want to help) there is a shower on the calendar...please let us know...as we would love to help host!!!

Neely Floyd said...

Looks like you guys did a great job yesterday! I can't wait for all of this to be in use...

Kristin said...

Oh how fun! You guys got some great baby stuff and I love hearing another fun miracle and part of this journey! Thank you for sharing with us so we can be a part of all God is doing to build your family. We look forward to hearing more and celebrating with you!!
Love,
Kristin

Cindy Norman said...

Oh my gosh,what a miracle, and congratulations a million times over. My heart was bursting out of my chest as I read your post. And the sonogram-how precious he is! Jimmy and I didn't know your plans to adopt so we are so thrilled for the great adventure that awaits you all. I didn't know you had a blog-I love it and I'm forwarding it to Jimmy. We love you all and praise God for His amazing act of grace in your life. Baby Boy P is getting awesome parents!

Simply Personal Blogging... said...

Tears are rolling down my face too. We serve a mighty God! Keep those hands open, He'll take care of all the details! In a few days the Lord is honoring your obedience and your faithfullness with the titles of Mommy and Daddy. How cool! This precious boy is so blessed already!

Diana said...

God is so goo. He is so sovereign. We are so excited for both of you.

kelly said...

holly!!! i'm so excited for you guys!!!! WOWWWWW! can't wait to hear news!!! what a miracle :)

Sarah said...

Where are you guys registered?

The Crawford Family said...

AHHH!!! So exciting! New baby stuff is so much fun!!! Love it!

Amy said...

Holly...thank you for your sweet comment. We are beyond excited for you and Ben! God is SO SO GOOD. It is awesome to see HIs hand work in every part of your journey to bring your precious boy home. We can't wait to meet him and celebrate with y'all becoming a family of three!!