Thursday, June 30, 2011

best anniversary gift ever



Sooo we decided to celebrate our anniversary on both days! :-)



Look at how young we were! I had just turned 21 and David was 23. You tell me, what's more shocking-- him having hair or him smiling in a picture? hehehe

See those grins up there?

Well, we're grinning again... and frankly in disbelief...


Nope, not having twins... just felt the need to test twice to be sure!

I still can't believe it.

We truly covet your prayers... prayers for a healthy pregnancy and delivery, prayers that we will not be fearful...

Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength:
-Isaiah 26:4

I am surprised. Are you surprised?

Most of all, I am thankful that the Lord has answered the cries of our heart. He is so good to give us this GIFT!

And we rejoice.




65 comments:

Beckypdj said...

Congratulations, you're right, there is no better gift!!

Love y'all :)

Jac said...

AHHHH!!!!! :) SOOOO excited for you guys!!!! :D When are you due???

See Jamie blog said...

Oh, Marsha!!!! So happy for you! And you're right -- couldn't be a better anniversary present!

Lesley said...

This is wonderful. I am just so happy for you all. What a blessing you have been given!!! :)

Sending you lots of hugs & LOVE!!!

Susan said...

oh Marsha, crying tears of joy for you! I am so excited for you and David. What a blessing.

Michelle said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting for all of you :>

Ashley Sisk said...

That's just awesome. Congrats!

LilTanGurl said...

omg omg omg omg I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOOO EXCITED for you!!!!!!! OMG OMG OMG OMG! that is soooo awesome! *yayayayayayayayayayayay* oh I am so overjoyed!

btw... Isaiah was just 24 and I was 21 when we got married!

oooh Marshy! I am soooo happy for you!
:hugs: love you!

Gwen Toliver said...

I am absolutely overjoyed for you, Marsha!!!! And the rest of your family too :)

I am praying and will continue to do so - that God will protect you and the little blessing you are carrying - and specifically praying Isa. 26:3-4 for you - a steadfast mind that is in perfect peace because He is our Rock.

Many, many congratulations!!!!

Kris @ WUHS and Eclipsed said...

WOW!!! My heartfelt congratulations! What an awesome anniversary gift!

Tracy said...

Oh my word! Well, really I am more shocked at David smiling in the wedding photo.....LOL!

Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melissa Stover said...

I'm crying I'm so happy for you!!!!!!

Dianne - Bunny Trails said...

Wow!! Congratulations!!!! So very happy for you and your soon-to-be-expanding family. :-)

EEEEMommy said...

I am THRILLED for you!!!! So exciting! YEAH!!! :)

seejanetwrite said...

I am more than thrilled! And so glad you have chosen to celebrate for two days- how fun! :)

Sharon @ Hiking Toward Home said...

So very happy for you! Congratulations. Will be praying.

Nicole said...

Isn't God AMAZING?!? What a gift--so happy for you and your family!

michelle said...

OH! How wonderful!!! :D
Many blessings and congratulations!

Michelle (eyecorn) said...

So very happy for you and David! Praise God!

Brenda said...

YEAH YAY!!!!! WOW! Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you! What a blessing!

I guess I need to move to Guam.

And actually, I did notice your husband's smile before I noticed his hair!

So happy for you!

Suzanne said...

SO, SO, SO happy and thankful for you!! SOOOO very happy!!

Lainie said...

{{{SQUEAL!!!!!}}}} Soooooooooo excited! And grateful... and humbled... and in awe of His goodness and lavish love.

Congratulations doesn't seem nearly enough... but congratulations and may the Lord bless, bless, bless you!

Beth said...

Oh! How exciting!!! We rejoice with you!

Diane said...

Oh! Beautiful gift indeed! Congratulations!!!

Connie said...

i am in SHOCK! :D Happy. WOW. Blessed. :D SO HAPPY FOR YOU!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!

abba12 said...

CONGRATS!!!

Emily said...

Congratulations!!!

Karen said...

Congratulations on both the Anniversary (Two weeks before our 15th!) and the pregnancy! Praying for you.

Nikowa said...

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH so happy for you!!!

Karen said...

Congratulations!!!!!!!!! Blessings!!!!! :)

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Congratulations! I am SO happy for you!! :)

Paige said...

Oh I am so excited for you Mrs. Marsha you need a girl! What do you think?

Amy Bayliss said...

Oh my word. I didn't get a chance to read my blogs until tonight. I was not expecting to see those EPTs. I swear I just woke up Ryan and the baby. I yelled! :) I am so happy for you and David. I know the boys are excited too. I love you, sweet girl. I'm praying for all that you asked and more.

...now I have to go put my little one back to sleep.

Christine said...

Ok....so David smiling in a pic is more shocking. I've seen him with hair and remember him with hair....I don't recall seeing him smile in this picture. Oh yeah....and

YAY for me being an Eemo....AGAIN! I am so happy for y'all. God definitely has His own timing when we least expect it. Will be most definitely praying throughout your pregnancy. I know how hard it is to not be fearful. I love you so very much. Wish you weren't so far away.

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Kim said...

Praise Jesus! Congratulations! What a sweet gift! God is so good....

Jen said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!

Dawn Camp said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am so incredibly happy for you both—for you all! If I had read my emails this morning before I started playing Words with Friends, I would have been so happy for you that I wouldn't have harbored ill feelings because you played a word that's worth 76 points when I have lousy letters and only one vowel. hehehe

Jenn said...

Marsha!! Happy anniversary to you guys! I am thrilled for you! God's timing is always perfect - continuing to pray for you, my dear. Praising HIM w/you!!

Mesha said...

God is Good.... All the Time! Congratulations! This is awesome news! I am so so happy for you all!

Marmee's Pantry said...

Could you hear me give our a big WOOHOO from there?!?! lol

Congratulations! I'm SO very, very excited for you all.

Love & blessings from Ohio...Kim Wolf<><

JAN said...

Happy Anniversary and Congratulations!

What wonderful and exciting news. Blessings to you and your family.

Stephani said...

Congratulations!

Jimmie said...

WOW! When I saw the blog post title, I had a little tinge of curiosity in my mind... was it? YES! It is!
Congrats, my dear friend. This is so exciting.

ByHISgoodGrace said...

YES!!!!! This is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful news!!!

Tiany said...

I am beyond ecstatic! You would think I was having a baby I am so excited and overjoyed! What a gift, what a blessing! I am so happy for you!!! Keeping you and baby in our prayers, I pray you enjoy every second of this pregnancy! Please be sure to take us along for the ride, lots of belly pics and blog posts! (((Hugs)))

rural momma said...

Marsha!!! :o) That is so amazing!!! :o) I am so very happy for you all!!! :o) Yayayayayayaya!!! :o)

Flaming June said...

I was behind on my blog reading, so just saw this. I am so excited that I just ran into the bedroom and woke my husband up to tell him :) Congratulations to you and Smiley (ha) and to the big brothers!
I do no believe that I have ever commented, but I am a homeschooling mom of 6 (3 are graduated) and have been reading your blog since you started writing for Heart of the Matter. You have been such an inspiration and I have been praying that you will be blessed with a baby since you first mentioned it in your blog a year or so ago. I'm just tickled!!! (I have recently gotten interested in photography and you have had a huge influence in that as well - I love how you use your photos to tell a story!)
Blessings!

Nancy said...

Wow, that is SO wonderful and exciting. Yes, I was most definitely surprised. And I'll be happy to pray for you. I always think of 1 John 4:18, "perfect love casts out fear." (the Nancy shortened version) Ha!

Sam said...

Congratulations Marsha!!

High in Demand said...

Oh Marsha! That's so wonderful! I'm very happy for you and your family! Children are such sweet blessings from the Lord.

Peace to you!

Milk and Honey Mommy said...

Marsha,

Congratulations! I am so happy for you and your family. This just makes me smile.

Deedee said...

A Great big huge CONGRATULATIONS!!!! To you all!!!!!!! I'm soooo happy for you guys! And I WILL be praying for you during the coming months. Just remember that He has NOT given us a spirit of fear but of power and love and a sound mind! I will be praying this for you! ((((HUGS)))) - Deedee

Katie said...

Congrats, congrats, congrats!!!! How absolutely exciting!!! :) I will definitely keep y'all in my prayers!

Stephanie said...

Wow!!! I am so happy for you and your family :) Congrats on the anniversary and pregnancy. I will continue to pray for your family.

Karin Katherine said...

I am overjoyed for your family! I love you sweet friend!

Hallie Westcott said...

Okay, so I had to travel back in time to figure out how on earth I missed this announcement!!! And I just want you to know that this is not only an answer to Austin's prayers, but mine also...I've been waiting for this announcement for a very long time. Tears of joy for you my friend!

Ali said...

My heart is bursting with joy for you guys! OH Marsha!!! This IS the best gift ever for you! Thank you Lord for your abundant blessings!

Sandra said...

I'm so happy for you, Marsha! Praying for a healthy pregnancy, and I love your blog!

Anonymous said...

Been following your blog for years.You inspire me daily.Felt the need to comment.What a blessing! May God Bless you always! Congrats! Looking foward to hearing all about the pregnancy and the new lil one.Stay blessed!
Elizabeth
fellow homeschool mom from Orlando FL
sandcastlesinfl@aol.com

Dana said...

Oh, Marsha, I'm so happy for you! Crying a little, too, and happy.

Kristina said...

I found your blog via Roscommonacres. I was filled with sadness at your family's story, but happy to see you're expecting.

Anonymous said...

WOW! God is blessing you!!! All our prayers headed your way for a fearless pregnancy. :)
Mary

H-Mama said...

such an amazing blessings! happy anniversary & congratulations, ((marsha))! :)

Sisterlisa said...

Congrats!! So sorry I missed this before..