Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow!

I have thought about this post for a while. What would I say? When would it be? It really makes everything more of a reality for me. Let me start at the beginning of the story. Flint and I have been married for six years now! I really don't believe that when I say it!!! So, last summer we started to talk about and pray about starting a family. I never want to put time constraints on God's plans, so I wanted to be sensitive to what He wanted in our lives. I have always had a strong desire to have a child of my own, yet I still did not feel the sense of emptiness that many people talk about experiencing. I guess I was at a place of complete contentment with where God had me in my life. However, we both still felt that it was the right time to start a family. So, the journey began last fall. There have been many discouraging months and the harder you try, the journey can even become heartbreaking at times! At the beginning of March, many of you know that the Hubbie and I were separated a lot of the time due to a job change. He was in Texas and I was still in Arkansas. In May, we finally loaded up everything we own and moved down to Home Sweet Waco. The idea of a baby was definitely put on the back burner. We were completely consumed with a new job and getting settled into our new house. It is funny how God works.......He always seems to have a better plan for us than those we make for ourselves!

After a trip to Fayetteville for the 4th of July, I came home and took a test. To our surprise.....................



Yes, you read that right! We are expecting our first baby March 13th and we couldn't be more thrilled!!! I am twelve weeks and I am still shocked when I see that picture!

I prayed for this child and the Lord has given me what I asked of him. 1 Samuel 1:27

Thank you, Lord, for this precious baby! We feel so blessed that you have chosen us to be it's mommy and daddy!

30 comments:

Hillary said...

I've been checking on here ALL week to see if you've posted about it yet! CONGRATS!!! I'm thrilled for you!

Rachel said...

Congratulations! You did a good job keeping it quiet at the reunion, girl:)

I am so happy for you, and will pray for a smooth, healthy and happy pregnancy. March is a GREAT month to have a baby - big and pregnant in the winter (and not summer!)

Robyn Beele said...

Congratulations!! God is so good. You are almost a month behind me!!

Kelly said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excited for ya'll!!!
And we are pregnant together!

I am so happy for you and Flint - you will make great parents. I hope you will keep this blog updated with your growing belly, baby purchases, etc! Can't wait for you to find out what it is!

Kelly said...

P.S. I can move you to my baby buddy list on my blog! :-) (That list is getting out of control!)

Jessica said...

Ahhh!!!!! I'm in tears for you!!! We are pregnant together! (and so it seems everyone is pregant now!!) Congrats sweet Harris family! : )

Corby and Lauren said...

Once again, we are SO excited for y'all!!!! I can't wait for baby pardue and baby harris to be best friends!!!

davidcatherinewilson said...

Congratulations! I knew when I saw the title I should go check it out for some good news. You will be such a great mom! Looks like you and Lauren will be going through this together!

Amy James said...

Congratulations!!

Katie said...

Congrats, Rebekah! What a wonderful story. I know GOD is just smiling at your faithfulness.

Beth said...

EEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am so excited for you!!!!!! YAY!!! I can't wait to follow your progress on the blog! I wish I could hug you in person, but since I can't, here's a virtual hug from me to you! :)

Jenna said...

Congratulations!!! I stopped over from Kelly's blog. I have that verse on my blog too!

Jenna said...

Congratulations!!!!!!! SO exciting!!!!!!!!

Christina said...

congratulations rebekah!! as you can probably tell from my blog, i have gotten a little behind in the 'blogging world' and actually just saw the comment you posted on mine today. it was so great to hear from you and when i went to check out your blog today, it was such a great day to check it!!! we are actually pregnant with our 2nd and my due date is march 8th so we are SUPER close. i hope you are feeling ok and that you have an amazing pregnancy!! you will be an amazing mother!! so fun to catch up after all these years....'the deuce' certainly feels like a lifetime ago! :)

Megan said...

Rebekah Denise! I can't believe you're pregnant! And that you were pregnant at our reunion! This is wonderful news. Congratulations to you and Flint. Yaay!!!

Meg @ Spicy Magnolia said...

Congratulations!! And welcome to TX! I'm in Austin, so not too far away from Waco. I hope you're feeling at home here. :)

Susan said...

Congratulations! I'm so excited for you. I teared up reading your post. Come to think of it, you didn't have one itty bitty drink at the reunion did you!? Start the belly pics! It's so fun to watch yourself grow! Fun for us loyal readers too! I love looking back at the progession of my tummy. Welcome to the hood-the Motherhood!

His Doorkeeper said...

Wow! Is God good or what??Congratulations! Babies, babies..everywhere!!! We are so happy for you and look forward to reading your monthly updates till Baby Harris arrives!

Baby Harper Stamps' grandma, Judy

Anonymous said...

Oh, Hooray! This is such a great time in a woman's life and Right NOW it is THE Great TIME in YOUR Life! Well okay in Flint's life, too. Changes are coming for both of you. Enjoy. Have Fun. Pray. Feel Blessed, because you are.
Julia H.

rhonda said...

Congrats to you guys! You are in for a real treat. Enjoy the ride.
The Bramells

Campbell Crusade said...

Oh wow! Congrats! That's crazy that we have the same due date! I am very excited for you both. I'll pray for a healthy pregnancy and baby for you. We'll have to keep up with eachother throughout the next few pregnancy months!

Laurie said...

I am so happy for you all! That is wonderful! You will be the best Mom!

Brycen said...

Congrats Rebekah!! I am so excited for you. Becoming parents is a wonderful adventure! Send me an email sometime.
canorwood@sbcglobal.net

Christy Frits Norwood

Laura Ann said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I should have some pictures from last nights football game posted soon.

CONGRATULATIONS on your pregnancy. God is good all the time! Looks as if we are do within a week of one another. How exciting.

Being a Mommy is the BEST job in the world!

Mindy said...

We're so happy for you guys. Now it is our turn for us to spoil you!!!

Shannon said...

Congratulations!! How fun!

Virginia said...

Yay!!!! So excited for you guys! How have you been feeling?

Ham Family said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I had no idea - I am so excited for you guys & I know you'll both be awesome parents!

We HAVE to get together soon! Let me know what the next few weeks look like for you & we'll try to figure something out...

Shannon said...

Go to bloglines.com to set up a profile and to start adding your blog list. It's great!

Amber and Trent Haynes said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm so happy for the both of you. And you look GREAT! I'm glad that we've gotten back in contact, and I can't wait to hear more baby news.