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Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Delayed

Our move to Nepal has been unexpectedly delayed by a surprising development in the Blandings family. See the following video (or this direct link) for more details.



Please note: If you are my Facebook friend, please refrain from posting comments there. Your thoughts here on the blog, however, are quite welcome. :-)

43 comments:

Sandi said...

Congratulations!
How exciting.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful video - love that song! Congrats on adding a new blessing to your gorgeous family! I enjoy following your blog.

Amie said...

Thank you for sharing the news with us, your faceless friends. I no longer remember what exactly brought me to your blog, but I am so glad it did. Thanking God right along with you for growing your family!

Deborah said...

Congratulations!

That video was beautiful--I wish I'd thought of something like that when we were announcing our pregnancy!

jennifer said...

::goosebumps::

I am so happy for you! We have an amazing God!

G.L.H. said...

Congratulations--I'm reminded of the Bible verse: "...the fruit of the womb is His REWARD."

What an exciting thing it is, to walk through life with the Lord!

--Barbara

Mama Squirrel said...

Congratulations to all of you!

Kate said...

Beautiful and blessed!! Congratulations.

Joyfulness said...

Wow! That is so amazing and wonderful and, yes, beautiful. Congratulations! Seven! How great is that.

Anonymous said...

Your video is a beautiful as your family :-)
Tears and goosebumps here.
God is Amazing!!!!

Thank you for sharing your beauty with us.


Mary
mlmb

ThyHandHathProvided said...

Mary Grace, There are tears running down my face. Congratulations, friend. I am beyond excited for you and your family. God is so good.

Thia said...

CONGRATULATIONS!

LisaF said...

What a beautiful video to announce such beautiful news! What a mighty God we serve!

Lisa/Leaving A Legacy

robyn said...

Congratulations! And, September is an *awesome* birth month. (My little one is due on Sept. 9th, and my birthday is at the end of Sept.) :)

God is indeed wonderful, isn't He?

Luke said...

Woo-hoo! Congratulations!

And, yes, September is a great month to be born in [smile]. At least, I think so...

~Luke

Photographing Mom said...

Congratulations!!! What exciting news. Beautiful!!!

Sarah said...

Congrats again, friend! I am thrilled. Are you going to name it "Seven"?

Pam said...

Congratulations! A happy and healthy pregnancy to you.

The Hayes Zoo said...

Oh my word, MG - this was....well....

Beautiful.

Blubber, blubber, sniff, sniff.

que Dios les bendiga....a todos....:)

sea salt MOSAIC said...

congratulations!

April said...

Congratulations Mary Grace! I know you and your family will delight in God's blessings!

Missus Wookie said...

Congratulations!

The video was lovely - gorgeous song choice.

TexasHeather said...

Congratulations to your family as you prepare to welcome this 7th precious, beautiful blessing into your lives. Prayers for a healthy baby in September....

Hilary said...

Eek! So excited for you! (And even a tad teary!) Congratulations to all of you.

Sarah said...

SO happy for you and your family. I'm #1 of 8, and can't imagine my life without my two youngest sisters. :-)

EllaJac said...

SO HAPPY and rejoicing with you! It is indeed beautiful. Thank you Lord!

Lorri said...

Congrats, MG! God is good. Similar announcements will be made -in a couple of weeks or so. ;)

The Beaver Bunch said...

As soon as I read "development" I thought maybe that would be the news!

Yay! Praise God!

What a BEAUTIFUL blessing, indeed!

John said...

I have tears streaming. I wish I could hug you right now. Laugh with you. Everytime i hear that song from now on I will pray for you and Baby Blandings.

Traci said...

ack I posted under hubby's addy (John) sorry it was really me (although I have shared the news with him!)

Benny said...

I already knew the news and this video STILL made me sob. Congratulations. I can't even tell you how much joy I feel to see you blessed this way.

Love,
Benny

Peg said...

PRAISING HIM for this sweet babby! God is so very good to us. Praying for all the details and the knitting going on.

ICL,
Peg

Mandi @ Organizing Your Way said...

Oh, MG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

When I read what you'd written, I wondered, and I held my breath through the whole stinkin' video!!

I am so, so, so, so happy for you! Praying for continued health and peace for you all!

Liz said...

Praise the Lord!! that is such an unexpected blessing :) i am thrilled! hey , you and me are preggo buddies now! yay MG!!!!!!!

Melissa said...

Wow! Congratulations this beautiful new life :) God IS good!

mom-e-mae said...

ahhh,so exciting, and so happy for ya'll :] Now my baby fever is full blown....

Camille said...

How WONDERFUL!!! God is indeed AMAZING and does MARVELOUS things!! Enjoy these precious days as you prepare! How exciting for you all.

Blessings,
Camille

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for all of you!!!

Wendy

Michelle said...

What awesome news! Congratulations! I'm so happy for you!!!

Steve Sensenig said...

Congratulations! When I saw that you put "Seven" on the ultrasound pic, it made me think of the character on one of the Star Trek spinoffs (I believe it was "Voyager"). The character was named "Seven of Nine". Hmmmmm...maybe a prophetic thought? ;) LOL

Lori said...

Congratulations! Celebrating your joy and rejoicing in our awesome God's amazing plan!

D said...

congratulations!

Birthblessed said...

Hey Mary Grace, someone commented on an old post of mine today which led me to re-read it, and re-read all the comments, and I saw this comment from you and the date... and I wondered.... how soon to this date was it that you started to suspect you were pg? LOL.... how funny God is...


mary grace said...
You know that I shout amen to this one. :-)

Your transparency was instrumental in pulling me back from the brink of what truly became a form of idolatry for me. I felt that I was less of a woman, a wife, and a mother for the size of my family. I felt that God was in some way cursing me with infertility and multiple miscarriages. I felt that my faith was clearly NOT enough.

The biggest shame is taking something good, and beautiful, and turning it into something ugly. Having children, raising a family ... these are good thigns. But they aren't The Best Thing. The Best Thing is JESUS.

I'm so happy to be set free to remember my first love.

January 22, 2010 4:06 PM