Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Positive


As you can see we have a bit of news to share!
It's still very new.
It's still really unexpected.
It's still a bit scary.
It's still really exciting!

I have never been very good at keeping secrets.
I had hoped to wait to reveal until we were further along
or until we had passed some very big milestones
but I just can't.

As you can imagine my emotions are all over the place with this pregnancy.
It is such a blessing.
But it is indeed a bittersweet blessing.
This child's due date is Aug 4th, 2011.
One year, to the day, that we buried our sweet Amelia Grace.
Amelia was due Aug. 2nd  *sigh*

This is not how I would have planned it.
But then again,
nothing in my life lately is quite how I planned it,
but it is as God planned
and that's good enough for me.

Amelia - my first, my only...
you're going to be a big sister.
love you, miss you...


Eli answered, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant you what you have asked of him.” She said, “May your servant find favor in your eyes.” Then she went her way and ate something, and her face was no longer downcast. Early the next morning they arose and worshiped before the LORD and then went back to their home at Ramah. Elkanah made love to his wife Hannah, and the LORD remembered her. So in the course of time Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel, saying, “Because I asked the LORD for him.”
1 Samuel 1:17-20

23 comments:

Anonymous said...

Congratulations Lorang family! This is very exciting news! May God give you peace as you deal with all the different feelings this news brings.

Andrea said...

I am so completely happy for you. I will pray for a healthy, happy pregnancy, Melissa. God works in wonderful ways.

Michelle said...

Congrats - I am so happy for you, Tim & Noah. I've already started praying that you will be blessed with a healthy baby that can stay with you here on Earth. I pray that your heart will be filled with peace and comfort while you continue on your path. I'm sure Amelia is so happy for you and will be watching over you from up above.

Andrea B said...

Holy my goodness Melissa! Congratulations!!! I am SO very excited for your family!! I know Amelia is watching over you and the new baby! I will continue to pray for all of you for a very healthy pregnancy. ♥ ♥

Love always,

Andrea B

Michelle Karr said...

Congratulations!!! I will be praying for you. Your emotions will go all over the place, and that is ok.

AmyV said...

Congratulations. I can't imagine the emotions and feelings. Amelia will be there with you on your new journey, a new pregnancy, another blessing. I am so happy to hear this news.

Melissa said...

Congrats Melissa! What a blessing for you and your family. God always has a plan - I will be praying that all goes well with your pregnancy and that Noah and Amelia's little brother/sister will be born healthy and happy.

Second Helpings Boutique Owner said...

Shut up, and I mean that in the most of loving ways!!!!! Wierd that I sensed something yesterday. I just had this warm feeling when I saw you. The fact this little blessing is due on Amelia's buriel date just sent chills up my spine, it goes to show faith is amazing. Congrats and hugs to you and your boys! A little blow kiss to Miss Amelia!

Jennifer said...

I am beyond excited for you!!!! I know all of the emotions and feelings you are experiencing. I am always here! <3

Kate said...

Wow! Congratulations, Melissa. We will be praying for a safe and healthy pregnancy and for the Spirit to sustain you through the various emotional ups and downs. God is in control and He has you and this new little one in His loving, caring hands.

Marie W said...

Congratulations!! Keeping you covered in prayer these next few months!

Lisette said...

CONGRATULATIONS to you, I am so HAPPY for you. Praying for you, it is scary but you keep believing in HIM and he will carry you again ((HUGS)).

Holly said...

I'm delighted that you shared such good news! I will be praying that everything will be ok and go smoothly for you.

Christy said...

Congratulations! So happy for you!

Stephanie said...

Oh FRIEND! Congratulations! Your in for the ride of your life, those of us that are a bit further along will all be praying and hoping that this pregnancy is smooth and full of joy and hope! Rainbow pregnancy can be a challenge, but you are not alone. . . keep writing about you experience and feelings!

Courtney Roth said...

Congratulations!! I am so happy for you guys. I will be praying for you and Amelia's little brother or sister in the months to come. :)

Becky said...

May God truly bless your family through this pregnancy for your faithfulness!

bethany actually said...

Oh, wonderful news! I'm so happy for you and will keep you all in my prayers. :-)

Brad and Sarah said...

Congratulations!! What wonderful news. Praying for a healthy and safe pregnancy.

Lori said...

Congratulations!!! I echo what everyone else said in that it is the ride of your life...but I can just tell you that if nothing else...the next several months will be some of the most tangible ways you will ever experience in knowing His grace is sufficient! What a tremendous blessing...so thrilled for your family and praying for peace for your heart and the comfort only He can give!

Jenn - aka honey or mom said...

I know exactly how you feel - scared and excited...especially when the newest addition starts overlapping with the baby that was lost. Our new baby is due April 1st, 2011. Noah was stillborn on Arpil 15th, 2010. As we are just starting to enter that time when things of Noah are overlapping with things of new baby boy, grief has caught me off guard several times.
I'll be praying for you as the months go by.

Brooke said...

Oh gosh, I can't stop thinking about you!!! I hope you are feeling okay...

Melanie said...

OMGosh Melissa! congrats. I can't believe I haven't heard this exciting info through the family grapevine.

What a beautiful blessing from God!! I will be praying for you. Thanks for sharing.

Love, Melanie