Sunday, October 17, 2010

Drumroll please.....

Okay, so a lot of you know this already but for those of you who don't....we're having a baby!!!!  After almost four years of trying and after three years since the only time I was able to get pregnant, God has blessed us with a child!  My due date is May 26th and I'm a little over eight weeks along.  It really is a miracle and we are sooo amazed!  We found out on my birthday too, which was extra special.


Here's the really, really cool part of the story that you have to read though... a couple of weeks before we left Central Asia this summer one of our teammates asked us if we wanted to have kids.  We told him our story and he proceeded to tell us how God seems to have given him a gift to pray for couples struggling with infertility and told us stories of about seven or eight different couples who he'd prayed for and within a couple of months they were pregnant.  He then asks if we wanted him to pray for us.  Of course we said yes!  He prayed and it was one of the most intense prayer times I've ever experienced.  We left encouraged and wondering if God would use this, after all, so many people have prayed for us over the years.  Well, the first month I could've gotten pregnant I did.  Amazing!  Such a really cool answer to prayer!  And now we have such a cool story to tell the Tajiks we interacted with this summer.  


Please be praying for the baby to continue to grow and develop well.  We had an ultrasound on Monday and saw the baby and its heartbeat.  God is so cool!  Pray too for me to have strength and energy for our time here at training.  I've felt pretty good so far so please pray that will continue.



So, that's our big news.  Here's the ultrasound pic...




And here's one that Drew adjusted to make it look better...



14 comments:

Kristen said...

Wow! Praise the Lord! What an awesome story! I'll definitely be praying for you guys and this little one. SO happy for you!

Shelly said...

Hurray! But your "adjusted" ultrasound freaks me out a lot...

Dinglefest said...

What an awesome God! It has been a joy to watch your faithfulness and love for Him, and we are rejoicing for you.

Love, Lee & Shannon

Casey said...

YEA!!!!!!!! Still praying for all THREE of you :)

saraiwithani said...

What an awesome story!! Congratulations!

Julie said...

Rejoicing

Melissa said...

Congrats!!! We are super excited for you. God is so good!

Sandy said...

It has been so neat to "participate" in your adventure through prayer & watching what God is doing. It will be exciting to watch what He is going to do!

Joe and Abby said...

Oh Leslie!!!! Praise the Lord!!! I am praying with you and cannot wait to see how God is going to bless you!

Laura said...

Yay!!! I'm so excited for you guys! Jay and I will be praying for you and for a smooth pregnancy. Praise God for his goodness!

Anonymous said...

Does the couple that prayed for you know of the news yet? I know that they will be rejoicing too!! Wooohoooo, Aunt Danielle can't WAIT to meet this little one.

Anonymous said...

Praise the Lord! So excited for you guys!
Love Ben and Rachel Pope

Kara @ KSS said...

Oh Leslie I am soooooo happy for you this nearly brought tears to my eyes!!! I will keep you, your husband, and your little one in my prayers. :)

Hannah said...

Hey gusy, Olivia told me the news and I hooked up to your blog through hers.
I am so happy for you guys. This baby is so blessed to have two Godly parents who are willing to make such sacrifices to obey God.
You guys are in our family's prayers!