Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Family Happiness!

Hello family and friends! I have some exciting news to share concerning my brother, Kelly Graham, and his wife, Carissa! They are pregnant!! I received a phone call a few weeks ago and wanted to share with everyone then, but had to wait until now. Yesterday I received the formal email announcement from Carissa and it said,

"I am pregnant!!!! I had my first Dr.'s appt. today. I am almost 9 weeks and our due date is February 19, 2009. The baby looks very healthy and its little heart was beating at 168 bpm. We even go to see it wiggle! We will find out if its a boy or a girl in mid-October. You can follow my pregnancy journey on my blog at: www.carissagraham.wordpress.com. I haven't posted anything in regards to the baby yet but I will soon! We are so excited and in awe of this beautiful gift God has given us!


Carissa included a few sonogram pictures of baby Graham. I can't wait to know if it's a boy or a girl!! I am so excited for them! Maybe the baby will be born a bit early and arrive on my birthday - Feb. 5!

Tears welled up in my eyes when I saw the sonogram because, though I don't know how old Aria is or if she is even conceived yet, I imagine that the two babies will not be far apart in age. I pictured that "cute little bean" being Aria and wondered - wondered at the magnificent power of God to create in such an amazing way - and wondered, how old is Aria? Is she a little bean right now too? And wondered - about Aria's birthmother and if she knows what is going on in her body right now.

I've asked Carissa to continue to send the sonogram pictures as she receives them so I can keep imaging the development of Aria along with "baby Graham" and pray for them both.

Congrats Kelly and Carissa! I can't believe my little brother is about to be a dad! I know they will both be incredible parents. It is a journey of such beauty, joy and exhaustion and more joy that it makes you feel like your heart is going to burst sometimes. And in addition, parenting reveals so much to us about God's love for us and how He desires for us to live and respond to His love. You can't really know that kind of love until you are in the midst of it. It changes you forever - in the best of ways!

Stayed tuned for more on the adventure...

3 comments:

Alli said...

Congrats Kelly and Carissa! You too Cindy! How exciting! I totally echo your words on the beauty of all parenting reveals to us Cindy. God is so good.

Marianne pour "les cousines de Xuwen" said...

Dear Cindy, Libby and Billy !! We have received the CD yesterday. So kind of you. We love them all !! You have such an amazing voice, Cindy... Watch you letterbox : something will cross the Atlantic for Libby today. Kindest regards. French Marianne, happy mum to Ninon, Libby's XU cousin.

Wendy said...

Just look at that little peanut!!! Congrats to your family

Enjoy your Day
Wendy