Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Beautiful....

Words cannot possibly the express the emotions from this past year and our journey to bring our baby home.  God has blessed us beyond anything else imaginable!  We started with just under $2,000 in our own pockets for our adoption, and have since been blessed with over $16,000 in just 8 months!  God is good.  He has placed the right people in our lives at all the right times.  He has given us an incredible support and group of amazing momma's also adopting!  He has given us comfort during the times when I just felt like giving up on this.  He has given us joy.  There have been moments of pure fear... but yet again... God is good.  He has blessed us!

The First day we met:  January 4, 2011 at 11:00am.

Katherine Grace with Mommy!

Katherine Grace with Daddy!

Bringing our sweet bundle of joy home to her FOREVER home with us!

And on this day, January 5, 2011... we officially welcome the most beautiful blessing ever into our lives, and into our home... forever!  Meet Katherine Grace!  We trusted even when it was hard.  But He gave us hard and His faithfulness is beyond surpassing!
The story:

One December 30, 2010, after a very hard month in December, we got the call we had prayed for!  So many tears were shed, prayers were prayed and God was faithful!  We felt like we were loosing hope, but God's hands were all over us, and all over this journey - our story.  He molded us and we became broken.  We fell to our knees and finally, surrendered it ALL to Him.  Again... He is good!  After moments of desperation, feelings of loneliness and emptiness... He showered us with blessings!  Our sweet baby girl was born on Monday, January 3, 2011 at 6:06am, weighing in at 7lbs 4oz and 20" long.  We got the call from our social worker on Monday afternoon letting us she was here and doing well.  Unfortunately though, after a hard labor and delivery from her birthmother, we were not able to meet her until Tuesday morning.  So... on Tuesday at 11am... we met the most beautiful baby girl... and her name is Katherine Grace!  God is good!

So.... thank you yet again for all of your prayers and support!  Trust me... TONS of pics to come soon!  :)

Until then... Brantley, Richard AND Katherine Grace!

34 comments:

Angela Koska said...

What a blessing! Been following your blog for quite a few months now and had no idea you were this close to bringing home your baby. Congratulations to your family! Will continue praying for you as this beautiful adventure unfolds. Nothing in this world compares to motherhood!!

Leigh said...

Tears, again! I think I might cry multiple times over your precious daughter! Brantley, YOU HAVE A DAUGHTER!!!! I am thrilled beyond words for you! Can't wait to meet your sweet girl! God is SO SO good!

Joy: said...

Oh Brantley! I am so excited! I just knew a baby was coming to you quickly after your "broken" post. Praise the Lord, for he alone brings us good things! Congratulations, and welcome to the fog of sleepless nights and early mornings! Welcome to baby Katherine too!

Joy

Lara said...

Praise God!!!

So many families I know have brought children home this week and my heart is just overflowing for them all!

Lara said...

Oh, and she is a doll!!

Rebekah said...

Congratulations!! So so excited!

Rossie said...

Love her already! Tell her that Auntie Rossie is ready to come meet her and love on her! :) So proud of you guys!

Jesse and Sarah said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! YAY! Can't wait to meet your beautiful baby girl! So excited for you and Richard :)
Congratulations again!!!!

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord! said...

Oh goodness... she's beautiful! I'm so happy for yall!

Bryan and Stacy said...

That's amazing! I have been following your blog for a while now and I am so excited for you guys! We are also a waiting family to adopt and I can't imagine your happiness right now. She is precious and God is good! Congratulations!!!

SassyIfLady said...

Wow - how exciting! She is so beautiful! I'm so very happy for you and your family. You can see the bliss and joy in your eyes! Love it.

carrie said...

I have followed your blog for a while now, so exciting to finally see this post! She is beautiful!

Lauren said...

I am just bawling my eyes out over here... SO SO happy for you!!!!! She is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Congratulations!! Love you all 3 of you!!!!!

Paige said...

Ahh! Chills and tears. I am overwhelmed with excitement for you and your family. God is SO very amazing!

Brandon and Kari + 1 said...

Oh my goodness...I cannot believe how quickly that happened...what a great a marvelous blessing for 2011!!! God's blessing on your new family of 3!!!

Anonymous said...

I don't know you but I have been following your blog for a little bit. I just wanted to say CONGRATS on your beautiful little girl. It has been such an inspiration reading your blog as I am going through fertility issues right now. God is SO good and you guys are living examples and I will continue to put my faith in Him! God Bless!!!

Alison said...

Oh, she is just BEAUTIFUL!!! I am just overjoyed for ya'll! What a precious blessing! And I love her name! I have a "Catherine" and another daughter with the middle name "Grace"! Can't wait to see more pics!!

Katie said...

Congratulations on your beautiful daughter! I know the feeling of holding your adopted child for the first time! Amazing! We serve an awesome God! Can't wait to hear more of your story, and see more pictures of your little girl!

Anonymous said...

She is breath taking ... simply breath taking... ! She couldn't have been welcomed into a more loving, Christ filled home. Many prayers were sent up for you... YOU HAVE A BEAUTIFUL DAUGHTER! Can't wait to meet her, praying for you both! -Sarah

Danielle said...

YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!! I am so excited for you guys! Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!!!!!!!!!

Jill P. McCormick said...

Brantley and Richard we are so excited for you! We can't wait to meet Katherine Grace. I know these past few days have been a roller coaster of emotions. God has truly blessed you and given you a very precious gift. We are so happy for you and she is an answered prayer. Kevin wanted to me to add a special message for Brantley (you know cuz to cuz "do you know how to put the bottle together, seeing that you can knock your ownself out with the car door?" Such a loving cuz! Love you guys!

Just Add Walter said...

Congratulations! God is good!

The Neal's said...

Congratulations! I've been following your blog and I am SO happy for you guys! God is an awesome, awesome God and your faith in Him is an example to us all! Congrats again!

Jennifer said...

Wow, what a blessing! I am Holly's friend and found your blog through her's. I've been checking in on you every once in a while. Congratulations on your new baby! She is beautiful! And your girls are only 2 days apart! How cool!

Joy for the Seasons said...

Congratulations. What a beautiful baby girl!

KCH said...

WE ARE SO PUMPED FOR Y'ALL!!!

Andrea said...

Brantley! I am so excited for you guys! What a story and really...what a GOD! She is so precious and beautiful! Hugs!

Simply Amy said...

I have tears in my eyes!!! God is good!!!! I am so excited that the Lord has blessed you with your precious daughter. Congrats Daddy and Mommy!

Jill said...

I, too, have tears in my eyes reading this! As my husband and I are also on the journey of domestic adoption, it gives me such joy and hope to witness how God has brought your family together! He is so good!

Wanda said...

I am such a proud Grammy! She is a precious gift from God. Love you little Katherine Grace and welcome to the family. Your Grammy.

smaxwell said...

Brantley, I am so excited for you, Richard, and Katherine!!! She is perfect in every way! I have been praying and will continue to pray for all of you! How special for Katherine to have this blog to read one day and see how much her mommy and daddy longed for her to be in their arms and to see how much you both loved her before you even met her! God is good :)
-Sharon M.

April Davidson said...

I have been following your blog for a while now and enjoyed how raw you are in your emotions. I am so excited for you and can't wait to see more pictures!

Sara said...

We are so happy for you guys and we are praising God for His goodness! We know 2011 is going to be an amazing year for you all. Congratulations! Sara

Anna Koon said...

So very happy for you Brantley!