Children are a heritage from the Lord,
offspring a reward from him.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are the children born in one's youth.
Blessed is the man
whose quiver is full of them.
We are so excited to announce that a third Kubler Kub is headed our way!!!!! Due May 5th! (but if he/she is anything like my last pregnancy, he/she will be here in late April). We are so thrilled that the Lord graciously blessed us with another pregnancy. We are so undeserving of the grace He pours out on us, and we CAN'T WAIT to snuggle this new babe. We find out the gender in December just in time for a Christmas surprise. I am currently 14 weeks and really hoping these first trimester symptoms disappear quickly, but really I can't complain. Never been so thankful for the nausea and exhaustion.
C and W are so thrilled. They ask me daily to look at pictures of the baby on different pregnancy apps to see how the baby is growing. Sweet W is so ready to have a baby and we CAN'T WAIT to see her as a big sister.
Are we still adopting? Yes, we are. We have until I reach 20 weeks, and then we are paused with our agency. However, we could adopt outside of our agency since our homestudy is active until August 2017. We would just need to somehow be connected to a birthmom, but we know the Lord is able if He wills it. We found out about this pregnancy the same day we found out about our previous match. We were overwhelmed with excitement to learn about two babies on the same day. Sadly, our adoption match failed. One child simply does not replace another, so grieving that failed match was really really hard. We've been waiting over 3 years for a match and this child. We are MORE than ready to welcome the baby and the birthmomma into our family. But the Lord in His grace gave us a reason to dance during our season of mourning. His timing in letting us learn about the pregnancy was perfect. Goodness, we serve a good father! We are praying for a miracle and a match before we turn 20 weeks. I would love two small babies so close together (Bc secretly I wish we were having twins. I've always wanted multiples. I know, I know, Craziness:)
We found ourselves in this exact same situation when we learned we were pregnant with W. She came right in the middle of us trying to adopt and we were eventually put on pause until she hit 6 months old. Looking back now, I obviously wouldn't change a thing. I can't imagine life without her. She's been the best little thing to happen to Josh, Me, and C. So, I'm so thankful for the Lord's sovereignty with this pregnancy. He knew this baby was needed and He has a plan and a purpose for his/her life and we feel so blessed and undeserving of this precious gift. We know He is still calling us to adopt, and that this 3 years of waiting and pausing is all ordained by Him and has a purpose. But, Please join us in praying that by His grace alone, this adoption would still happen. It's hard to imagine pausing it again and continuing the waiting. Waiting is hard, hard, hard. But we know one day, all the no's and all the waiting will be worth it when He allows our adoption to come to completion. If it doesn't happen by Christmas, we know that Jesus is still good and enough for us. Because at the end of the day, Jesus is our desire. Our prize. We want to desire Him about all else. Above all other wants and prayers. Above this adoption. Above everything, We want more Jesus. He is only, ever good. We trust and rest in that.
Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus,
just to take Him at His word
Just to rest upon His promise,
Just to know, "thus saith the Lord!"
Jesus, Jesus, how I trust Him!
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er
How I've proved Him o'er and o'er
Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!
Oh, for grace to trust Him more!