Friday, February 6, 2009

PICTURES ARE HERE!!!

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83 comments:

Shae said...

Well, I am crying in my office! There are no words to express the joy evident in these pictures. What a blessing. God is so good.

courtney said...

so stinkin happy for you, holly. what an amazing story.

Cindy said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful! It is a heavenly day. Love you Reid, Holly, and Ben :)

Cam said...

Me and the guys watched it in the office we are so happy for you! Sending you lots of love!

David and Bethany said...

SO I have been going crazy waiting for pictures! This is beyond precious...definitely my favorite picture is the first one of the 3 of you--your emotion & love is so evident! Congratulations again!!!!

Jennifer said...

these pictures brought tears to my eyes. such a blessing! you continue to be in my prayers. hope things are going well for the new parents!

Sharee Forman said...

uhhhh, fighting back the tears, CONGRATULATIONS guys! What a gift!

Molly said...

INCREDIBLE! I was expecting a couple pictures and we got a whole slideshow! Quite impressive you two!

He is perfect and your joy could not be more evident!

The Crawford Family said...

Sobbing...what a precious joy, he is ABSOLUTELY beautiful!

Beth said...

He is just precious! What an amazing gift God has blessed you with! Congratulations!!

Kelli said...

I can't stop crying happy tears for you! JUST PRECIOUS!! He's beautiful! I am speechless!

Amanda said...

I'm moved to tears by your amazing slide show, and by the love your so obviously feel for your son. What a precious, precious baby. What a blessing from Heaven. I cannot wait to meet your miracle!!

kbaggett said...

Mom & Dad look so great with their son! What a blessing! I have been waiting all morning to see pictures of Reid.

Crystal said...

I have been following your blog for some time now. Your adoption story has blessed me tremendously. I cried tears of joy when I saw just how happy you looked in those pictures. You are truly a light in this very dark world. I will continue to keep you in my prayers as you begin this glorious new phase of your lives! God Bless.

Donnine said...

LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT. Had to watch it three times and am still crying! Welcome little one to the Peterson family!

Anonymous said...

I'm rejoicing with you all! Truly an amazing work of God's love, mercy and grace! I prayed much for you all during the last 72 hours and will continue to pray for God to be glorified in your family!
Blessings,
Shirley (Grandma & Grandpa Peterson's friend from MI)

Jamie C said...

ohWhat a beautiful family you all make! Now I have to go wipe my tears!! Congratulations!

Diane said...

I am crying tears of joy for you! He is beautiful!

Kim said...

Wow! That is one powerful slideshow of pictures! I love love love seeing all of the family with baby Reid! The joy just jumps off the pictures! I really love the pictures where you guys are looking at precious Reid. I just cried and cried!! Praise God! Congrats again!
Mike and Kim Swaney

Becky said...

Congratulations you guys!! He is so beautiful! I started tearing up in my office watching this and knowing what incredible parents you guys will be to him. What an amazing blessing! You two truly deserve all the love and happiness that this little guy brought. Can't wait to see more pics and hear more as he grows up.
Sincerely,
Becky and Matt Ketcherside

Carrie said...

Speechless and choked up...I don't even know you guys. I'm just so happy for the two of you.

My husband was adopted...so I know how much it means to have a loving family take you in and teach you about becoming a man. Reid is beautiful...congratulations!

The Rowe Crew said...

Tears are just streaming down my face...SO happy for you guys!!! What a beautiful little boy and a beautiful family!!! God is SO good.

Jen D said...

Tears!!! I'm beyond words. Welcome to the family baby Reid! We have been praying for you.

Kris, Holly, Kait, and Jack said...

I am so glad this long journey is over and now you can beign a new chapter together as a family!! We are so happy for you all. Baby Reid is beautiful (or I guess I should say handsome).

Eric and April Colquett said...

Congratulations! We are so happy for you guys!

Christian Family said...

I am crying my eyes out...TEARS of JOY and HAPPINESS for yall!!!
Precious, precious, precious gift from GOD!!!
I am SO HAPPY FOR YOUR FAMILY of 3!!!
LOVE yall,
The Christian Family

faye said...

Well I am crying in my office! I am beyond thrilled for you guys and the sheer joy on your faces is priceless. God is so good! Welcome home baby Reid!

Mike Major, friend of Neely (the aunt of that cute boy) said...

So cute!! Congratulations from McDonald Middle School Band Program.

costilla community said...

Tears of joy seem to be the words everyone has expressed. You and Ben are truly a blessing. Reid, welcome home. (Jeremiah 1:5)

Marc and Charity said...

Hi Holly and Ben, just wanted to say that I've been reading your blog for a few months and we are so happy for y'all. What a precious video!

We went to FBC/Euless several years ago, until we moved overseas. I do remember meeting you I think, but that's about it. Anyway, I can't even remember how I found your blog. Just wanted to say congratulations! Reid is just precious!

Irma said...

Aww now you made me cry...what a GORGEOUS little boy, what a beautiful little miracle! I am so happy for you! Having a child to love is the most wonderful thing in the world! May God bless your family and give you the wisdom to raise little Reid so that one day, he will become a strong, Christian man.

Anonymous said...

WOW! What a heavenly day! God is good!!!
Jen Fisher

Lauren Ralston said...

Your slideshow made me cry....how amazing..GOD is SO great!! I cannot wait to see more pictures and read stories in the future. I am so happy for you!

Mandy and Jack said...

Stumbled upon your blog recently from another link and just wanted to say congratulations!! He's beautiful! It's great to see a story with a happy ending (or, rather, a happy beginning) :)

Kimi said...

What a glorious journey you are beginning with Reid. Thank you for letting us all be a part of your miracle. We are so happy for you.

Jenn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! He is precious!!! I am crying tears of joy!!! We are SOOO excited and will continue to pray for you guys through this new, excited, amazing phase!!! Reid is just precious!!! And I LOVED the song, too! Congratulations!!! Jennifer, Mark, and Clayton

sandy said...

Heavenly day, indeed. God's grace is deep, wide, awesome, and good. Bless you all.

Beth G. said...

Must you make me cry SO hard!!! What an amazing blessing and a reminder of our Heavenly Father's love for us and His faithfulness. Yall are amazing parents already and what a lucky little boy! I hope I can meet him soon!! God bless!!

treyandliz said...

Everyone else already said it. Thanks for the reminder of what Christ has done for all of us!
Liz

Amy said...

precious! brought me to tears. so happy that the Lord gave you the desire of your hearts. He is AWESOME!

tara said...

I am so happy for you - he is beautiful.

Rebecca Brown Durrett said...

I am also crying in my office! What an amazing journey and such a beautiful family!!!! God is so sovereign and good!!!!!! WOW!! So incredibly happy for you guys!

Meg said...

crying. my. eyes. out. so, so beautiful i cannot stand it!! in one second do not all of God's plans make perfect sense?? praise Him for your perfect little family of THREE!!

the spicer blog said...

We go through so much, and how joyous it is when God's plan is unveiled to us- I love you story, the pictures, and your precious family of three! Congratulations!

Freeman bunch said...
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Steve, Tracy, Wesley & Reeve said...

Heavenly day indeed!! I just watched the video for the third time! What a precious, amazing gift! God is so good. I'm so glad the three of you are home safely and getting settled in. If you need anything at all, please don't hesitate to call! Love you guys!! Can't wait to hold him!

Freeman bunch said...

Ben and Holly congratulations. It is so evident how excited and emotional the first meeting with your son Reid was. It is an amazing moment when you hold your child in your arms for the first time. Seeing your whole story unfold has blessed me and reminded me how blessed I am to have all 3 of my daughters. Honestly there are days I get so caught up in the day to day I forget what a miracle adoption is and children in general. Thanks for the sweet reminder.

Reid looks so cute and perfect. It is amazing to see all your supportive family there with you at the hospital. It made me cry and really took me back to the moment I held our oldest Rebekah in my arms for the first time. God is so good to have adopted us into his family and we are so lucky to be a family who gets to have adoptive children.

May God Bless you and your growing family.

Edited for spelling. Sorry.

Danielle said...

Oh, wow. Our God is so amazing... Reid is perfect and we are so happy for you! What a wonderful journey and now I will just count down the days until I can hold him myself :). Congrats, guys!

Shelley said...

Wow! It is so obvious God picked Reid for you guys. Can't wait to read all about your life with a baby. Congrats again and blessings to you all.

Shelley

Kristin said...

Oh HEAVENLY DAY is right!!! Love it! No words to express our joy and happiness for all of your family. We are praying for you. He is precious & already smiling so well - what sweet pictures :).
Love,
Kristin & Anthony

Tara James said...

Congratulations, sweet new family. He's absolutely perfect, and you both look like naturals. Enjoy every second. You and he are so very blessed.

Diana said...

tears tears tears,,, I love it and I am so excited for you three. What an awesome time for your entire family!

Kim said...

Praise God for this amazing gift! Reid is truly so precious and you two look so wonderfully happy! Thank you so much for sharing your story!!!
Love you guys! Kim Parks

nicole said...

Congratulations! Your son is beautiful. John Costilla shared your joyous news with our prayer group and gave us the link. Welcome to parenthood!

Danielle said...

O.K. I just keep watching the video! Thought I'd let you know again how happy we are for you!!!

Jaime said...

Gorgeous little baby Reid in such a loving family! What a blessing all around. Thrilled for you guys. Enjoy all these tiny moments that can get tiring, but fade so quickly as they grow. Soak it all in, friends!

EstherRD said...

Amen, what a heavenly day!
God bless you!

Sarah said...

My heart is just overflowing with joy for you guys. How precious baby Reid is! Congratulations!

Lane and Cole and Reed said...

so so so happy for you guys! the pics say it all! what a beautiful beautiful family!!

Honey said...

Ben & Holly,
God has truly blessed you with a beautiful, healthy baby. Thank you for sharing your journey and those amazing pictrues of your family welcoming Reid into the fold.
Carol Harrison (Shae Wilson & Lori Reichardt's Mom...Aubrey's Grandmother!)

Lynette said...

The way to sum this up after watching that is like looking at the face of God! A true miracle and love of your life! I am so happy for you two!

Tori said...

What an amazing gift God has given you. I am crying as I watch you and your precious new baby. May you enjoy these sleepless nights and wonderful journey of being a new mother. I know you will! I remember rocking Ella and just praying for her in the middle of the night when no one was awake. So sweet!

Anonymous said...

Words cannot express the joy and emotions!! Thank you God for this most precious gift. We are thrilled for you and praise God with you!
love, Susan & Brandon

maryecoker said...

He is beautiful! He looks so perfect in your loving arms. I had to watch the slide show twice because I cried too hard the first time. I can't wait to meet him on Thursday!

Anonymous said...

Wow! What a blessing. God is so GREAT! HE is wonderful and beautiful! I'm so happy for you!

Shelley

Becky said...

Oh Heavenly Day! Congratulations...God is SO GOOD!

Amy said...

That is a beautiful slide show filled with so much emotion and beautiful photos! Your baby is beautiful. Congratulations!

martha said...

speechless
and thankful
shelly

LynnAnn said...

Absolutely perfect!

Amy said...

Congratulations!! We are so, so happy for you guys! Reid is absolutely beautiful!

mommymimi said...

wow! what a perfect precious little family! congratulations! that slide show had me and b in tears! we will continue to pray for you and your sweet family! he is beautiful!

The Savages said...

How precious are all of those pictures. You can just see the love, joy and excitement in your eyes....what a blessing! Reid you are loved beyond belief, can't wait to meet him! Congrats!

Jennifer Washam said...

This is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your experiences with us. Best of luck to your newly expanded family! :)

Anonymous said...

Oh my! How wonderful was that?? Your new little man looks like an absolute dream! I'm sitting here boo-hooing like a fruit loop, feeling so blessed I got to watch your little slide show.

Thank you for taking the time to share your wonderful story! ENJOY that little blessing from Heaven!

Sending God's Love,
Holly, friends of Eric and Sally Higgins

Sandi said...

He looks like a precious little eskimo! Love him!!
How was the first night?

Joel and Jenny said...

I'm speechless...God is so sweet and gives so freely to us. I am overjoyed and blown away by the reality of these priceless pictures.

Chita said...

This is so emotional. It is a happy, happy day!

Becki Francy said...

what a beautiful family and beautiful story! I am Molly (Shockley's) sister....so touched by your beautiful video....welcome to motherhood!

Steph Watson said...

Congratulations. Reid is a precious little man. blessings on you in these early bonding days as a family.

Jamie and Jared Mullins said...

What a Heavenly Day it must have been to finally get your precious little boy. The pictures are wonderful...we have been dying like the rest of your blog fan club to see pictures of this little cutie! You guys make a very happy family. Can't wait to see him in person!!

Kylie said...

I've watched it through a few times! Thank you for all of the pictures. What a precious and perfect song! I pray God's peace and joy over your home this week as you get to know one another :) You are so blessed!

jennifer said...

What a blessing! I am so happy for you both!

Melodie said...

loved the pics. i just cried and cried! so happy for your family!