With great joy...

{Corrected March 1, 2013: I discovered photos of strange people I do.not.know in this old post.  I've fixed it, now.  }

{Adelia just dropped her sign}

{Whoops! Wrong side, Addie! (And yikes... Ella is about ready to drop Adelia!)}


This little one within my womb has been longed for and prayed for for years; and we feel immeasurably blessed.

We had an ultrasound this morning and were able to see our tiny miracle. All is well. My due date is somewhere around February 19th (which would be one day before Addie's first birthday!)

You make me glad by your deeds, O Lord;
I sing for joy at the works of your hands.
How great are your works, O Lord!
~Ps. 92:4-5a


  1. My heart is bursting... SO much rejoicing, dear friend. Oh, how we prayed for this!

    I am incredibly thankful to hear that all is well, and we will keep on praying.

    I just don't know how to express the joy that is in my heart for you... Praise the Lord!

  2. Great joy!!! Rejoicing for you and yours. God is the giver of joy and the giver of life. He has blessed you, His child, with both!

  3. Yippee! I feel like building something out of cardboard to celebrate!

  4. Yippeeee!
    So FUN to hear you "finally" share the big news!! (and what a CUTE way to do it!)
    I feel all happy and teary and joyful for you & your family!! My heart is so very full for you, Stacy!!!!


  5. SOOOOOOOOO happy for you! That is awesome! God is good and His timing is perfect!

  6. Tears welling up in joy here! I am SO excited for you and your family.
    And to see the little one must have been such an incredible moment.

    Blessings and prayers for this little baby! :o)

  7. WOWOWOWOW. What a great way to let us bloggy friends in on the secret. (lovely bushes too)

    Sooooo happy for you.

  8. WOW, Stacy! Amazing, precious news! How kind is our God? Congratulations to you and your husband and all of the big brothers and sisters!

    (I love Ella's sweet distressed eyes in the picture where she's losing Adelia! Too cute!)

  9. Love this post! So much!
    What a great way to share the news!
    I love the title is the same as the title of blog and the hydrangeas match too!
    And the kids sweet faces! What great pictures of each of them.
    And I loved the way you increased the drama and suspense with adding the pictures of Adelia holding the sign wrong!
    Love it, love it, love it.
    Even more, I love the news. So much.

  10. Incredible!!!! I am so happy for you Stacy! God Bless!

    Amy Crawford

  11. loved the way you announced your pregnancy :) so cute!

    congrats to you and your beautiful family.


  12. Oh Stacy!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm super excited for you!! What a blessing :) God is so good.


  13. Crying here. Oh, Stacy. I'm so thrilled for you!!!

  14. My heart is singing such a glad song! I wondered when you got Adelia if you would get pregnant... it happens so often to people! :) Oh, friend, I've got chills, and I'm just so excited for you! (((Stacy)))

  15. Oh my goodness! CONGRATULATIONS!!! This is awesome... we are sooo excited for you around here today! I LOVE the way you let us all in on the news,so cute!

  16. What a perfect and beautiful (those flowers! those adorable kids!!) and FUN way to announce such wonderful news. FIVE!!! You are blessed. Congratulations!

  17. How very wonderful! Congratulations on your tiny (huge!) miracle! :)

  18. Congratulations!! :-)

    (I teared up and I don't even know you!)

  19. Wow. Oh Wow!!! God is SO faithful!!!

    I am rejoicing with you!!!

  20. Ditto all that Amy said on the sweetness of ALL of it!

    Please know that we are rejoicing with you over here!!

    I just love seeing how all God's plans unfold. Love it! Love it!

  21. Wow.

    Thank you, all of you for all your excited-for-us words.

    I was so anxious to tell this blogging community, as I knew many of you would be most excited for us.

    (((love to you!)))



    OH MY GOODNESS! YAY!!!!! Oh, I am so so so happy for you guys!!! How great are His works indeed!

    So glad the ultrasound went well. (Do we really have to wait until February?!?!) :)

  23. Congratulations! What a blessed little baby this is!

  24. Congrats!!!! What a lucky baby this is!

  25. Oh Stacy!! We are sooooo thrilled to read the news :) We will be praying with you and your precious family. Love, QJMSI


  27. Congratulations!!! What great news :)

  28. Praise you Jesus!!! This took me back to the good 'ol days...when you gave me the card at work to tell me about Ella!! I truly am happy for you Stacy!! We serve a mighty God!! Are you sure it's not twins?? :)

  29. Hooray Stacy!! CONGRATS!! Tears of joy for you! I KNEW what the announcement was going to be as soon as I saw Issac's sign because you did it in a way that I would have as well! =)
    So very happy for you, I have goosebumps and tingles. God is good.

  30. Oh, congratulations!!!! What wonderful news!

  31. My favorite parts of the post (other than the message itself of course) are all the wonderfully sincere smiles on your kids. You can really feel how excited they are to be a part of this. It's not a "okay smile 'cause I'm gonna take your picture"-kinda smile, but more of a "oh boy I'm so excited about this thing we're announcing"-kinda smile.

    Can't wait to meet the little guy. Girl? when does the pool start?

  32. Praise the Lord! Oh Stacy that is fantastic news! And what a cool way to share it, I got goose bumps!
    Congratulations to you, Mark and the kids!
    Can't wait to hear more!

  33. Praise the Lord! and Congratulations to you, Mark and the kids!! Sending our love,
    Aaron and Lucy

  34. Congratulations!!!

    So joyful about your growing family, you are such a blessing x

  35. WHERE have I been that I missed this??? Yay - Whoopee! What a wonderful blessing from God, Stacy. (And what a cute way to tell us!!) How are you feeling?

  36. This is SO adorable! Congratulations to all of you!!

  37. Again, I just wanted to say congrats! I am thrilled for all of you.

  38. Stacy, What a truly blessed announcement! I am so thrilled for your family. In God's Love, Tami

  39. A-dorable!!!!
    what wonderful news!!!!!!!!

  40. So happy for you! What a blessing!

  41. Stacy!!! Oh, this is amazing! I'm so excited!! I want to hug you! We will pray for this little one and for you all!

  42. "Happy" for you doesn't begin to express it! GOD IS SO GOOD!!! Thank you, Jesus, for blessing Stacy's womb and answering the cry of her and Mark's hearts. Praise You LORD!! WOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!

    So much love to you all. We'll be praying here!

    With a HUGE smile and hugs,
    Camee :)

  43. Oh, CONGRATULATIONS!!! Feb. 19 is my anniversary, and the 21st is my birthday. Both are very good days :-)

  44. Stacy, this is so, so wonderful! I'm thrilled for you. And what a wonderful way to announce this. Your children are just darling, and I loved the "mess up" part-- both Ella's face and Addie's intent focus on grabbing that sign!

    Sweet. Congratulations!

  45. Sooooo happy for you! Praise God from whom all blessings flow!

  46. I'm so pleased for you, Praise the Lord! Congratulations.

    I've never commented before but have been reading for sometime and just had to comment today.

    Best wishes to you and your family from the UK.

  47. Oh my gracious! This just blessed my day!! Congratulations!!!

  48. Oh Stacy! Praise God! I have prayed for this, and will continue to pray for you and this baby. What a blessing for your family. Love, Rebeca

  49. Congratulations Stacy!!! How cute and clever are your signs (and your babes).


  50. How wonderful! :)
    What a fun announcement. Your kids are all gorgeous, and so are the hydrangeas! Love them! :)
    I'll be praying for a blessed pregnancy!

  51. Oh, my Gosh, Stacy. I haven't read in a bit and missed this. How you must be bursting with joy.

    I had to chuckle at the five (our number) children comments. We find that people are much more willing to think five is okay if they are all adopted (which ours are). Somehow they think you are up for saint hood or something. You have those five, six, seven, whatever number God blesses you with and pay no heed to the naysayers.

    God bless you all.

  52. How absolutely exciting. God is so faithful.


Thank you for commenting! I love hearing from you, and I will do
my best to reply back to you in the comment section.