Thursday, September 27, 2012

The Gift of Hope

Today we have the great privilege of introducing you to
 an answered prayer.
Her name is Eliana Hope.

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the  Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Romans 15:13

Although Eliana was born at 1:40 am on Thursday, September 27, her story started long before that day.  In fact, God has been weaving her story since the beginning of time, and it is only now that we are getting to witness the puzzle pieces fitting together. It is amazing to watch, and humbling to be a part of...We'll have to save the "long version" for another post, but for now, we stand humbled and blessed to be invited into the story God is weaving in this dear little baby girl's life.

Our daughter's name is very dear to us.  Eliana is Hebrew for "My God has answered me." And, before God gave us this dear answer to prayer, He blessed us with an even greater answer to prayer: Hope. Hope that God is in control and that He is good...all the time. 

"I will bless the Lord at all times;
    his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
My soul makes its boast in the Lord;
    let the humble hear and be glad.
Oh, magnify the Lord with me,
    and let us exalt his name together!
 I sought the Lord, and he answered me
    and delivered me from all my fears." (Psm 34:1-4)

Monday, September 17, 2012

No News Yet!

Just wanted to update everyone who is faithfully praying for us-- we haven't received any calls yet so we are assuming the baby is taking some extra time in Momma's tummy. We'd love continued prayers for the birth mom and dad during this time, and for us, as we trust God with the process! Thanks!!

Psalm 46:10- "Be still and know that I am God;
 I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth."

Friday, September 7, 2012

This Changes Everything

(at least that's what we're told)

Things have been a little crazy in the Parker home lately. We wish we had time to talk to everyone, but we wanted to let you know the good news: we are "expecting" and are due in 9 days! (Sept 17th due date)!! We have met with a very sweet couple that is courageously making the decision to give their baby up for adoption, and they have chosen us to be the parents! So, Lord willing, in a little over a week we will be have a little baby…and since I'm sure you're all wondering…it's a girl! :-)  

There are still a few bridges to cross with the legal issues of adoption, and of course, the parents could change their mind, so this is not a 100% sure thing yet …BUT, we are excited to see what God is doing, and we are hopeful and trusting that He has a plan!

We'd appreciate your prayers as we continue to navigate all that needs to be done to prepare in the next week (purchase #1 was made by "Grandma and Grandpa" Kuhn on their trip out west, so we thought we'd include a pic! :-) Also please continue to pray for the birthparents: a healthy delivery, speedy recovery, and God's peace for them and for us.

We will try to keep everyone updated as things progress.  

Psalms 39:7:  “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you.  

Romans 15:13 " May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope."

David and Michelle