grateful heart monday The Road to Love

My Most Favorite Announcement. Like, Ever. (A Grateful Heart)

July 6, 2015

Well everybody just hold on tight today, mkay? This is not your typical Monday. (Well, not for us, at least.) We have waited until we felt it was the right time to share this news publicly and today is that day πŸ™‚ Christian and I are thrilled to officially announce our news…Β 

It feels amazing to share it with you all! (And yet kind of strange for me to write this right now and not have anyone physically in front of me to squeal and clap real fast with, which is what I do when really, really good things happen.) (I’m still totally doing it by myself.)

Anytime someone announces new news, especially if a little babe is involved, a million questions tend to be asked, which I do understand. So for that reason, I just wanted to clarify a few things. I am so proud of this space, Ember Grey, and the community it has created. I love, love, love learning each of your stories, as well as sharing parts of my own. However, it has always been important to me throughout this blogging journey to share only my stories, and if any of them are stories aboutΒ other people in my life, they have been approved by those people to share in this space. (Well, most of them anyway)Β πŸ˜‰ I will never share a story that is not mine to share.Β The actual details of our adoption story is not only my story, it is the story of our son or daughter. It will be the special, precious story of our family… our little unit, and I intend to protect that and honor that with all that I am. So, I will not be sharing adoption details that involve our son or daughter on this space, or anywhere else for that matter. I will definitely share with you guys the day our family of two becomes a family of three though πŸ™‚ (As well as some nursery details because ohhh myyy gosh, it’s all so freaking cute.)

In the meantime, what I will be sharing is our adoption journey, or rather – the amazing and beautiful way in which we were led to and on this path. The details of this entire adventure make up a story of His faithfulness and love and glory- and I can’t wait to share it with you all this next year.

Until then, I hope that you all will share in our COMPLETE excitement and gratefulness over this news as we wait for the person Jesus has created just for us, and us for them. (My heart could burst!!!) This has been my most favorite news to share… with anyone… ever…. in my whole, entire life. And much like many expecting mothers, all I want to do is cry (tears of gratitude) all. day. long. That, and jump up and down. While eating chips and salsa. And donuts. (Because, you know, cravings.)

Is it any wonder as to what I’m grateful for today?? Shoot. Queue the tears again.

What areΒ youΒ grateful for?Β 

Link up below and join the rest of us in starting each day this week with a grateful heart. Not enough time to write a Grateful Heart post today? No worries!Β This linkup will be open until Friday! You can find the rules of this linkup here.Β 

Grateful Heart w/ Ember Grey

 


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  • Congratulations to you two! How exciting! I was adopted at birth so feel free to email me if you ever want to ask an adoptee anything! I’m really open to questions and giving honest answers, and I love talking about it all. =)

  • Congratulations to you two! How exciting! I was adopted at birth so feel free to email me if you ever want to ask an adoptee anything! I'm really open to questions and giving honest answers, and I love talking about it all. =)

  • Ahh!!!! Congratulations to y’all!!! I’m so happy for you!

  • Ahh!!!! Congratulations to y'all!!! I'm so happy for you!

  • Holly

    Oh my goodness!!! Congratulations!!! That is amazing! You are going to be an amazing mother!

  • Holly

    Oh my goodness!!! Congratulations!!! That is amazing! You are going to be an amazing mother!

  • oh that is just the best news! Congrats to you both. What a wonderful journey you two will be on! Praying for you guys and all the blessings the Lord will bring you both….or three! πŸ˜€

  • oh that is just the best news! Congrats to you both. What a wonderful journey you two will be on! Praying for you guys and all the blessings the Lord will bring you both….or three! πŸ˜€

  • Aaaaaghhh!! Congratulations!! So exciting and Awesome!! Can’t wait to follow your journey!! πŸ˜€

  • Aaaaaghhh!! Congratulations!! So exciting and Awesome!! Can't wait to follow your journey!! πŸ˜€

  • Awww I am so excited for you guys, I had a few tears in my eyes reading this!
    So looking forward to reading along with your journey, I know that the little one who comes to join your family of two will be so blessed to have you as parents and make your family two a family of three. x

  • Awww I am so excited for you guys, I had a few tears in my eyes reading this!
    So looking forward to reading along with your journey, I know that the little one who comes to join your family of two will be so blessed to have you as parents and make your family two a family of three. x

  • So, so, so, so excited for you but even more so for that sweet child that will call the two of you Mom and Dad! What a gift the three of you will be to each other! Much, much love for you today and always!

  • So, so, so, so excited for you but even more so for that sweet child that will call the two of you Mom and Dad! What a gift the three of you will be to each other! Much, much love for you today and always!

  • Wow, great news Emily! How exciting for the two of you. Motherhood, the best journey!

  • Wow, great news Emily! How exciting for the two of you. Motherhood, the best journey!

  • Oh my glob, I am so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh!

  • Oh my glob, I am so excited for you!!!!!!!!!!! Ahhhhhh!

  • Yay!!!! I’m so so excited for you guys! I’ve thought of adoption so many times and I’ve always thought it was an amazing thing to do! This is wonderful news! Congrats! That child is going to be so blessed to have you guys as parents!

  • Yay!!!! I'm so so excited for you guys! I've thought of adoption so many times and I've always thought it was an amazing thing to do! This is wonderful news! Congrats! That child is going to be so blessed to have you guys as parents!

  • OMG!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, my sweet friend! I’m oh so happy for you!

  • OMG!!!!!!!!! Congratulations, my sweet friend! I'm oh so happy for you!

  • WOW!!!! Congratulations!!!! That’s such a wonderful announcement. I can’t imagine how giddy you both must be. And I really really respect your choice to keep your soon-to-be little one’s information private. I think that’s really foresighted of you in regards to seeing your kid as a true individual.

    Here’s wishing you an amazing continued journey!

  • WOW!!!! Congratulations!!!! That's such a wonderful announcement. I can't imagine how giddy you both must be. And I really really respect your choice to keep your soon-to-be little one's information private. I think that's really foresighted of you in regards to seeing your kid as a true individual.

    Here's wishing you an amazing continued journey!

  • How lucky is this child to have you beautiful souls as parents? Cannot wait to read more on your journey! You’re in my prayers as you navigate this exciting time.

  • How lucky is this child to have you beautiful souls as parents? Cannot wait to read more on your journey! You're in my prayers as you navigate this exciting time.

  • That’s so exciting! Motherhood is beautiful journey – I can’t to embark in it one day. Congratulations to you and your husband! πŸ™‚

  • That's so exciting! Motherhood is beautiful journey – I can't to embark in it one day. Congratulations to you and your husband! πŸ™‚

  • Oh Emily, my heart is literally SINGING for you! What an incredible journey for you and Christian- one that will result in a beautiful future for the three of you! Congratulations, momma-to-be! So happy for you, friend!

  • Oh Emily, my heart is literally SINGING for you! What an incredible journey for you and Christian- one that will result in a beautiful future for the three of you! Congratulations, momma-to-be! So happy for you, friend!

  • AW! Yea! Congratulations! I cannot wait to read more about your journey!

  • AW! Yea! Congratulations! I cannot wait to read more about your journey!

  • Emily!!! Congratulations!! You will be the BEST mama!!! My heart is so happy for you and Christian! I will be praying for you THREE!!!!

  • Emily!!! Congratulations!! You will be the BEST mama!!! My heart is so happy for you and Christian! I will be praying for you THREE!!!!

  • Oohhh myyyy gosh! This is like the best post ever! Like, ever!!! Emily I’m so thrilled for you and Christian! This is amazing news. Prayers and hugs for y’all on this journey.

  • Oohhh myyyy gosh! This is like the best post ever! Like, ever!!! Emily I'm so thrilled for you and Christian! This is amazing news. Prayers and hugs for y'all on this journey.

  • CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I’m so excited for you two!! Reading this brought tears to my eyes. I was nodding my head the entire time I was reading this because my cousin adopted 4 years ago and everything went exactly to God’s plans so I understand everything you wrote. She and her husbands journey to being parents was not an easy one and when this bundle of joy came along, it was meant to be. (Holding back tears again) You and your family will be filled with so many emotions and don’t be afraid to share the good and the bad with them. Our 4 year old gift from heaven not only made my cousin and her husband’s life complete, but has been a beautiful addition to our family. When I say our I’m speaking of EVERYONE…grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends that are considered family. Best wishes on your journey and be blessed!! With love….~Lowanda

    • Thank you so much for sharing that story with me, Lowanda! Our families are very excited πŸ™‚

  • CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I'm so excited for you two!! Reading this brought tears to my eyes. I was nodding my head the entire time I was reading this because my cousin adopted 4 years ago and everything went exactly to God's plans so I understand everything you wrote. She and her husbands journey to being parents was not an easy one and when this bundle of joy came along, it was meant to be. (Holding back tears again) You and your family will be filled with so many emotions and don't be afraid to share the good and the bad with them. Our 4 year old gift from heaven not only made my cousin and her husband's life complete, but has been a beautiful addition to our family. When I say our I'm speaking of EVERYONE…grandparents, cousins, aunts, uncles and friends that are considered family. Best wishes on your journey and be blessed!! With love….~Lowanda

  • I am so happy about this post – it truly is the best post ever!!! πŸ™‚ I can’t wait to hear the great great news when you meet that wonderful little person that you so perfectly said, Jesus made just for you and Christian! Prayers for the journey ahead, my friend. You are going to be as much a blessing to this little one as they will be to you!! XO
    Ps – go nuts on the chips salsa and donuts! I would πŸ˜‰

  • I am so happy about this post – it truly is the best post ever!!! πŸ™‚ I can't wait to hear the great great news when you meet that wonderful little person that you so perfectly said, Jesus made just for you and Christian! Prayers for the journey ahead, my friend. You are going to be as much a blessing to this little one as they will be to you!! XO
    Ps – go nuts on the chips salsa and donuts! I would πŸ˜‰

  • Oh my goodness! That is awesome πŸ˜€ Congratulations!

  • Oh my goodness! That is awesome πŸ˜€ Congratulations!

  • OH MY GOSH I AM OVER THE MOON FOR YOU TWO!!!! I have always had a heart for adoption. My mom is adopted and I really hope that one day the Lord leads us to adopt. EEK!

  • OH MY GOSH I AM OVER THE MOON FOR YOU TWO!!!! I have always had a heart for adoption. My mom is adopted and I really hope that one day the Lord leads us to adopt. EEK!

  • How exciting! Happy for you!

  • How exciting! Happy for you!

  • Sarah Frazer

    Welcome to the adoption community! You will find so much love and support! If you EVER have any questions- let me know! We just brought our daughter home from China 4 months ago! πŸ™‚ You can read more about our adoption on my blog. But, please send me an email if you ever just need some encouragement. I remember the wait – the agony and joy of it all so well – be blessed!
    Sarah – http://www.sarahefrazer.com

    • Sarah, thank you! This means so, so much to me. Looking forward to connecting with you πŸ™‚

  • Sarah Frazer

    Welcome to the adoption community! You will find so much love and support! If you EVER have any questions- let me know! We just brought our daughter home from China 4 months ago! πŸ™‚ You can read more about our adoption on my blog. But, please send me an email if you ever just need some encouragement. I remember the wait – the agony and joy of it all so well – be blessed!
    Sarah – http://www.sarahefrazer.com

  • This is so exciting! I am so happy for you guys! Congratulations.

  • This is so exciting! I am so happy for you guys! Congratulations.

  • Congratulations!!!!! Such wonderful news!

  • eeeee {insert clapping and squealing!} can’t even wait! :} such exciting news and so excited for you all! <3 what a lucky little babe! thrilled to share this experience of motherhood with you! sending love and prayers… xo. {ps: donuts are my #1 crave and nursery details- yes!!!}

  • Congratulations!!!!! Such wonderful news!

  • eeeee {insert clapping and squealing!} can't even wait! :} such exciting news and so excited for you all! <3 what a lucky little babe! thrilled to share this experience of motherhood with you! sending love and prayers… xo. {ps: donuts are my #1 crave and nursery details- yes!!!}

  • Katie @ A Beautiful Little Adv

    YAY!!! What wonderful news!!!!!! I’m so happy for your family!!! Congratulations.

  • Katie @ A Beautiful Little Adv

    YAY!!! What wonderful news!!!!!! I'm so happy for your family!!! Congratulations.

  • Katherine Lacabe

    That is very exciting news!!!!

  • Katherine Lacabe

    That is very exciting news!!!!

  • CONGRATULATIONS! I’m so happy for you both πŸ™‚

  • CONGRATULATIONS! I'm so happy for you both πŸ™‚

  • THIS.POST>AHHH!!!!!!!!!!! I am so beyond excited for you and Christian!! You’re going to be PARENTS, how amazing is that? You have the kindest soul Emily, you’ll make an amazing mother!

  • THIS.POST>AHHH!!!!!!!!!!! I am so beyond excited for you and Christian!! You're going to be PARENTS, how amazing is that? You have the kindest soul Emily, you'll make an amazing mother!

  • Awwwww I’m so excited for you!!! Congrats!

  • Awwwww I'm so excited for you!!! Congrats!

  • Maybe it’s the hormones but I totally teared up reading this post! What a special, happy, and wonderful blessing! I’m so so so so happy for you!

  • Maybe it's the hormones but I totally teared up reading this post! What a special, happy, and wonderful blessing! I'm so so so so happy for you!

  • Congratulations, you two! I’m an adoptive mom of 3 so I know just how you feel. It’s an amazing, wonderful, nerve-wracking, and blessed feeling. If you ever have any questions, or need to vent, pray, or share a success, I’m here for you (sweetlittleonesblog@gmail.com)! We’ve been through it 3 times now (all domestic), and I love to help others like all the adoptive families who helped us when we were first starting the process. One question: Will you be adopting domestically or internationally? πŸ™‚ I’m so excited for you!

    We’ll pray for strength, peace, and guidance for your family and your future little one’s birthparents, for health for your baby, and for guidance for your agency. Congrats again – what a blessing!

    God bless, Jess
    http://www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

    P.S. I 100% agree about sharing your journey, but not your child’s story. We do the same on the blog and in real life. They should learn about their story first πŸ™‚

    • Jess, thank you so much for this note! I’m looking forward to connecting with you!! πŸ™‚ (We are adopting domestically.) Thank you for your prayers!

  • Congratulations, you two! I'm an adoptive mom of 3 so I know just how you feel. It's an amazing, wonderful, nerve-wracking, and blessed feeling. If you ever have any questions, or need to vent, pray, or share a success, I'm here for you (sweetlittleonesblog@gmail.com)! We've been through it 3 times now (all domestic), and I love to help others like all the adoptive families who helped us when we were first starting the process. One question: Will you be adopting domestically or internationally? πŸ™‚ I'm so excited for you!

    We'll pray for strength, peace, and guidance for your family and your future little one's birthparents, for health for your baby, and for guidance for your agency. Congrats again – what a blessing!

    God bless, Jess
    http://www.sweetlittleonesblog.com

    P.S. I 100% agree about sharing your journey, but not your child's story. We do the same on the blog and in real life. They should learn about their story first πŸ™‚

  • YAY! Wow Emily, I am over the moon for you guys. Amazing news. I hope the process is a smooth one and I cannot wait to hear what details (nursery, arrival day) you choose to share. I can totally understand wanting to keep certain things sacred. I never blog about my son. It just never seemed right to me since he can’t make that choice himself.

    Wonderful, wonderful news!

    xx
    V

  • YAY! Wow Emily, I am over the moon for you guys. Amazing news. I hope the process is a smooth one and I cannot wait to hear what details (nursery, arrival day) you choose to share. I can totally understand wanting to keep certain things sacred. I never blog about my son. It just never seemed right to me since he can't make that choice himself.

    Wonderful, wonderful news!

    xx
    V

  • Ahhhhhh…..I am so so so excited for the THREE of you!! This baby is going to have the coolest parents there ever were. Praying for all three of you as you transition to a family of three and all that entails. xo!

  • Ahhhhhh…..I am so so so excited for the THREE of you!! This baby is going to have the coolest parents there ever were. Praying for all three of you as you transition to a family of three and all that entails. xo!

  • So exciting!!! What a wonderful time for you THREE!

  • So exciting!!! What a wonderful time for you THREE!

  • Such an exciting time! Congratulations!

  • Such an exciting time! Congratulations!

  • So exciting! Praying for you and your family on this journey!

  • So exciting! Praying for you and your family on this journey!

  • Danise Jurado

    YAY!!!! Woohoo!!! This is amazing news! My precious grandbaby is adopted! It was a beautiful journey for both my daughter and his birth mom. We just had our offical “adoption day” with the judge it was the most inspiring and beautiful moment ever! not a dry eye in the house! Many showers of blessings over you! Yay! πŸ™‚

  • Danise Jurado

    YAY!!!! Woohoo!!! This is amazing news! My precious grandbaby is adopted! It was a beautiful journey for both my daughter and his birth mom. We just had our offical "adoption day" with the judge it was the most inspiring and beautiful moment ever! not a dry eye in the house! Many showers of blessings over you! Yay! πŸ™‚

  • AUGURI!!!!!! TANTI TANTI TANTI AUGURI!!!! I teared up a little. And I very much respect your decision because you are already a mama bear and that is a great mama. AUGURI!!!

  • AUGURI!!!!!! TANTI TANTI TANTI AUGURI!!!! I teared up a little. And I very much respect your decision because you are already a mama bear and that is a great mama. AUGURI!!!

  • I’m so happy for you two! What a wonderful, big, scary, and happy decision! What a blessing for everyone πŸ™‚

  • I'm so happy for you two! What a wonderful, big, scary, and happy decision! What a blessing for everyone πŸ™‚

  • So, so excited for you πŸ™‚

  • So, so excited for you πŸ™‚

  • Melanie Redd

    Wonderful news! So excited for you about the adoption. I’m going to pray for you, your husband and this baby – every single time God brings you to mind!

    Came over on #Grateful today, and I’m excited for you. Followed you on Pinterest and Twitter. Tweeted your pin here: https://www.pinterest.com/melredd/blog-link-parties-and-blog-link-ups/

    Hope you have a blessed day today~
    Melanie

    • Hey Melanie! Thank you so much for your prayers! (And thanks for the share!) πŸ™‚

  • Melanie Redd

    Wonderful news! So excited for you about the adoption. I'm going to pray for you, your husband and this baby – every single time God brings you to mind!

    Came over on #Grateful today, and I'm excited for you. Followed you on Pinterest and Twitter. Tweeted your pin here: https://www.pinterest.com/melredd/blog-link-parties-and-blog-link-ups/

    Hope you have a blessed day today~
    Melanie

  • I’m so excited for you! You’ve been in my thoughts since our emails…send me an update! πŸ™‚

  • I'm so excited for you! You've been in my thoughts since our emails…send me an update! πŸ™‚

  • This is amazing news! I am so happy for you and the little blessing that will soon make your two into three. I will pray over this journey and know that God has a perfect pairing already prepared! So grateful you shared your news today! yayyyy

  • This is amazing news! I am so happy for you and the little blessing that will soon make your two into three. I will pray over this journey and know that God has a perfect pairing already prepared! So grateful you shared your news today! yayyyy

  • Yayyy! So completely happy for you both!

  • Yayyy! So completely happy for you both!

  • So so happy for you, Emily! Though we have four little already, my husband and I agree that our family is not complete. I am so excited for our adoption journey to begin. And in the meantime I am excited to follow along on yours. ? Praying for you both and for your little.

    • That’s so exciting, Ashley!! I’ll be praying for you and your family as well!

  • This is so exciting!! congratulations!!

  • So so happy for you, Emily! Though we have four little already, my husband and I agree that our family is not complete. I am so excited for our adoption journey to begin. And in the meantime I am excited to follow along on yours. ? Praying for you both and for your little.

  • This is so exciting!! congratulations!!

  • So happy for you, squee!

  • So happy for you, squee!

  • Congrats!

  • Oh my goodness! I’m squealing and clapping fast!! So excited for you. I will be praying for the birth mom and the sweet little baby. I know Jesus will have a special one picked just for you!

  • Congrats!

  • Oh my goodness! I'm squealing and clapping fast!! So excited for you. I will be praying for the birth mom and the sweet little baby. I know Jesus will have a special one picked just for you!

  • Jay T

    SO excited for you two!!! And I completely respect your decision to keep those details yourself. I think that’s very very special!!!

  • Jay T

    SO excited for you two!!! And I completely respect your decision to keep those details yourself. I think that's very very special!!!

  • Heidi Jo

    What beautiful news! Congratulations to you both. God bless you. ❀️‍

  • Heidi Jo

    What beautiful news! Congratulations to you both. God bless you. ❀️‍

  • Oh That’s super exciting news! Congrats on your growing family. πŸ™‚ ♥

  • Oh That's super exciting news! Congrats on your growing family. πŸ™‚ β™₯

  • awwww yay!!! congratulations that is so so exciting and fantastic and my heart feels so happy for you all!

  • awwww yay!!! congratulations that is so so exciting and fantastic and my heart feels so happy for you all!

  • STOP IT! OMG This is the best news!!!! Just what I needed to hear today. And, I’m totally squealing and clapping really fast. YAY YAY YAY!!!!

  • STOP IT! OMG This is the best news!!!! Just what I needed to hear today. And, I'm totally squealing and clapping really fast. YAY YAY YAY!!!!

  • I’m so happy for you, Emily! <3 Hugs.

  • chall1018

    I am squealing and clapping right alongside you! That’s
    exciting news. I will be praying throughout your journey!! I am incredibly
    happy for you all.

  • I'm so happy for you, Emily! I'm so happy for you! <3 Hugs.

  • chall1018

    I am squealing and clapping right alongside you! That’s
    exciting news. I will be praying throughout your journey!! I am incredibly
    happy for you all.

  • Ahhhhh!!! Consider me squealing with you! This is such great news!! I can’t wait to read more about the journey that led you here. And in the meantime, you indulge those cravings all you want!

  • Ahhhhh!!! Consider me squealing with you! This is such great news!! I can't wait to read more about the journey that led you here. And in the meantime, you indulge those cravings all you want!

  • I am squealing over here…you’re not alone! Oh my goodness, I am over the moon happy for you and your husband! Congratulations, XO!

  • I am squealing over here…you're not alone! Oh my goodness, I am over the moon happy for you and your husband! Congratulations, XO!

  • Congrats on this great adventure! I hope everything goes quickly and smoothly and that you can get right to enjoying your new happy little family!

  • Congrats on this great adventure! I hope everything goes quickly and smoothly and that you can get right to enjoying your new happy little family!

  • Eeeek!! Congratulations! Baby news always makes my heart smile!

  • Love Peace Beauty

    Eeeek!! Congratulations! Baby news always makes my heart smile!

  • djnskbfknlsdnfpdso!!!! AHHHHH!! YAY!!! I am jumping up and down for you!! I am so beyond excited for you and Christian. You are going to be kick butt parents!! <3 OX

  • djnskbfknlsdnfpdso!!!! AHHHHH!! YAY!!! I am jumping up and down for you!! I am so beyond excited for you and Christian. You are going to be kick butt parents!! <3 OX

  • Oh my gosh – this is soooo amazing and exciting and I am so happy for you two (or three)!! πŸ™‚

  • Oh my gosh – this is soooo amazing and exciting and I am so happy for you two (or three)!! πŸ™‚

  • This is awesome! I am soooooooo happy for you! Cannot wait to read more details! πŸ™‚

  • This is awesome! I am soooooooo happy for you! Cannot wait to read more details! πŸ™‚

  • Congratulations! So happy that you are starting a family and can’t wait to see a picture of your little bambino. Thanks for sharing your exciting news with all of us xxx

  • Congratulations! So happy that you are starting a family and can't wait to see a picture of your little bambino. Thanks for sharing your exciting news with all of us xxx

  • Oh Emily, I am soooo happy for you guys!!!! I can’t wait to hear more about your journey to bringing a new member to your family =) Your post has really made my day!

    Juju Sprinkles
    http://www.jujusprinkles.com

    • You know how much I love your graphics, Juju!! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!

  • Oh Emily, I am soooo happy for you guys!!!! I can't wait to hear more about your journey to bringing a new member to your family =) Your post has really made my day!

    Juju Sprinkles
    http://www.jujusprinkles.com

  • I can’t wait to hear about His faithfulness!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • I can't wait to hear about His faithfulness!!! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • Oh my goodness! I’m so happy for y’all, Emily! I can’t wait to hear more about this journey. I’ll be joining y’all in praying for your future child, your family, and the process. God is so good, and his timing is perfect! Just saw that through an adoption process with a dear friend! Congratulations!

  • Oh my goodness! I'm so happy for y'all, Emily! I can't wait to hear more about this journey. I'll be joining y'all in praying for your future child, your family, and the process. God is so good, and his timing is perfect! Just saw that through an adoption process with a dear friend! Congratulations!

  • Congratulations! I’m so happy for you both!

  • Congratulations! I'm so happy for you both!

  • So, so exciting! What a wonderful announcement!

  • So, so exciting! What a wonderful announcement!

  • Congratulations! This is so exciting!!

  • Congratulations! This is so exciting!!

  • This is so, so sweet, Emily. Thank you!!

  • Thank you so much for your prayers!

  • XO, thank you! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you, Melissa!! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you so much for sharing that story with me, Lowanda! Our families are very excited πŸ™‚

  • Yes!! πŸ™‚ My brother is adopted – he was my favorite person to share the news with πŸ™‚

  • Thank you, friend!! πŸ™‚

  • Sarah, thank you! This means so, so much to me. Looking forward to connecting with you πŸ™‚

  • Oh goodness, I am so very excited for you and can’t wait to hear more details about your adopting process because I think my husband and I will be embarking on that journey in the next year or so. We want a family so badly and it’s not exactly happening the biological way.

    • SO exciting, Diana! I’m really looking forward to sharing our journey on here and with you. Have hope in God’s plan for you and your little family! He is caring for your heart, always. xo

  • Oh goodness, I am so very excited for you and can't wait to hear more details about your adopting process because I think my husband and I will be embarking on that journey in the next year or so. We want a family so badly and it's not exactly happening the biological way.

  • ha! Love it, Nelle!!

  • So sweet, Kerri! Thank you!

  • Jess, thank you so much for this note! I'm looking forward to connecting with you!! πŸ™‚ (We are adopting domestically.) Thank you for your prayers!

  • Thank you, V! πŸ™‚ XO!

  • Thank you so much for your prayers, Jamie!

  • So special!! πŸ™‚ Thank you, Danise!

  • aw, this makes me smile, Nina!! Thank you πŸ™‚

  • Hey Melanie! Thank you so much for your prayers! (And thanks for the share!) πŸ™‚

  • Thanks so much, lady! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you so much for your prayers, Kim!

  • That's so exciting, Ashley!! I'll be praying for you and your family as well!

  • Thank you, Shelly!! XO

  • You know how much I love your graphics, Juju!! πŸ™‚ Thank you so much!

  • Thank you so much for your prayers, Caitlin! That means so much!

  • SO exciting, Diana! I'm really looking forward to sharing our journey on here and with you. Have hope in God's plan for you and your little family! He is caring for your heart, always. xo

  • Awesome!

  • As someone who just found your blog recently I’m so glad that I did. I have a huge heart for adoption (one day) and I’m so excited to follow along your journey! Congratulations to you both! I’ll be praying for everything to go super smoothly and in God’s will!

  • As someone who just found your blog recently I'm so glad that I did. I have a huge heart for adoption (one day) and I'm so excited to follow along your journey! Congratulations to you both! I'll be praying for everything to go super smoothly and in God's will!

  • Jae

    Oh, wow. Congratulations in advance! You’ll be a mom soon, Em! <3

  • Hello and thank you, Sarah! πŸ™‚

  • New to this via Anne@lovethehereandnow but always happy when love finds the other(s)!! Congratulations!

    • Thanks for stopping by, Annette, and thank you for the well wishes! πŸ™‚

  • New to this via Anne@lovethehereandnow but always happy when love finds the other(s)!! Congratulations!

  • Thanks for stopping by, Annette, and thank you for the well wishes! πŸ™‚

  • How so exciting for you! Love love love!

  • How so exciting for you! Love love love!

  • This is such exciting news Emily! May you have all the love and strength you need through your journey!

  • This is such exciting news Emily! May you have all the love and strength you need through your journey!

  • That’s so exciting! Congrats on the good news!

  • That's so exciting! Congrats on the good news!

  • Heather K

    What incredible news! Will be praying for all involved πŸ™‚ my husband and I have been praying for years for God to show us the right time to Adopt & just know it’s in our family’s future – what an exciting journey to be on!

  • Heather K

    What incredible news! Will be praying for all involved πŸ™‚ my husband and I have been praying for years for God to show us the right time to Adopt & just know it's in our family's future – what an exciting journey to be on!

  • Thank you!!!! πŸ™‚

  • Thank you so much, Trish! πŸ™‚

  • So exciting, Heather! Reach out to me anytime πŸ™‚ Thank you!

  • Oh my goodness!! I am so so so happy for you and Christian! I can’t wait to see your nursery ideas!! I will be praying that everything goes smoothly and that your little family adjusts well!

  • Oh my goodness!! I am so so so happy for you and Christian! I can't wait to see your nursery ideas!! I will be praying that everything goes smoothly and that your little family adjusts well!

  • Again, I’m SO excited for you. I’ve thought often about adopting, especially the longer it takes for baby #2. So many babies out there needing good homes. There are two families where I live who foster and have adopted several children, they are AMAZING and so are you πŸ™‚

  • Again, I'm SO excited for you. I've thought often about adopting, especially the longer it takes for baby #2. So many babies out there needing good homes. There are two families where I live who foster and have adopted several children, they are AMAZING and so are you πŸ™‚

  • Thank you!!! πŸ™‚

  • It's been the most amazing journey so far, Whitney! πŸ™‚

  • I’m so excited for you! You two are gonna be great parents and your little man or lady is going to be blessed beyond words!

  • I'm so excited for you! You two are gonna be great parents and your little man or lady is goin to be blessed beyond words!

  • Thank you so much, Caitlin!! πŸ™‚

  • What an incredible adventure you’re about to start. I’m jumping and clapping along with you at this very moment! Adoption is beautiful and I’m a huge advocate for it. Love this! Congrats!

  • What an incredible adventure you're about to start. I'm jumping and clapping along with you at this very moment! Adoption is beautiful and I'm a huge advocate for it. Love this! Congrats!

  • aw! Thank you, Danielle!!

  • I have been directed over here by Kelly at Primarily Inspired as my husband and I are also in the process of adopting (albeit over in Australia). I’m looking forward to reading about your journey (however am so thankful to hear that you recognise the line between what is your story and what is your child’s story- I cringe sometimes when I read how much detail some people go into). xx

    • Hey Samara! I’m so glad Kelly has introduced us! πŸ™‚ Please feel free to email me anytime: embergreyblog@gmail.com – I’m so excited for you guys, isn’t this the most amazing journey?! Congratulations!!

      • You are so lovely πŸ™‚ It is definitely an amazing journey and also a frustrating one too (!). It’s lovely to have an online community to journey who can celebrate the highs with you and to share in the lows as well πŸ™‚ I’ve blogged a bit about our journey already here if you want to have a read: http://www.thesweetsurrenderblog.com/search/label/adoption

        • Thanks so much for including the link to your post.. on my way to read now πŸ™‚

  • So exciting, Emily!!! Sorry I’ve been MIA in the blogging world so I’m late to respond to this. I will so be praying for y’all and your future baby. My husband and I are in the process of becoming certified to foster/adopt so I most definitely share in your excitement! We feel called to foster/adopt the older kids that come from a really broken home. We’re just not sure about God’s timing yet so we’ll see! I’m loving learning through the classes though! Look forward to hearing more about your journey!

    • Thank you, Kelli!! And congratulations on your own sweet adventure! It’s quite the journey, right?! I’ll be keeping you all in my prayers and look forward to following along! πŸ™‚

  • My heart jumped with joy when I read this… Because I know the goodness, the glory, and the grace that comes with adoption. I know how blessed you’re about to be and good Lord the journey is full of all kinds of His caring for you. I’m thrilled for ya’ll. So, so thrilled.

    • πŸ™‚ My heart and y face are smiling over here – thank you, sweet person you. xo