Monday, April 29, 2013

Big News!

The Cozy Little Kitchen has not been as busy these day, and I apologize for that!  It's not because I haven't been making delicious recipes, but because I've had something pretty big going on in our life the past few weeks. 
 
As you all may know, Heath and I have been trying to start a family for almost 7 long years now.  God has never left us on this journey of major ups and downs.  We are about to come full circle in a beautiful way.  The journey began with innocently trying to start our family, to infertility, to stress and anxiety, to conceiving a miracle baby girl, to burying Bailey Faith, failed fertility treatments, confusion, discouragement, and fear....
 
Last year after years of seeking God and crying out to Him, the Lord completely delivered me from all of my depression and hopelessness.  HE SAVED ME all over again last year!
 
I decided to whole-heartedly and completely step outside of reason and give my mind, emotions, body and spirit to God in free-falling trust.  Last year my eyes were opened up to how massive His love is for me, and because of His love there is no reason not to trust this plan He has for our life.  It's WAY better than what ours would be! 
 
Heath and I have walked places that when we married I'd never dreamt  we would go.  What the enemy was trying to use to destroy us, God has revealed to me that He is using to victoriously REDEEM.  Because of this journey, I have a story in the works that He wants us to share with others to give HOPE!
 
I've said all of that to get to the best part.  God's ways are higher and so much better....
 
We are adopting a baby!!!!
 
 God has laid this on our hearts for a few years now, but now He has called us to do so!  We are no less than thrilled.  We know the journey isn't over yet and it's not for the faint of heart, but when God calls you to something He will provide and continue to guide, and that's what we stand on!!! :)
 
Here is a new blog my husband started a few days ago called Bringing Home Baby Cates.  We've been swamped with things around here, and I haven't posted in it yet but Heath has. :) There is still much ahead of us and decisions to be made, but just to be finally in this process is exciting for us.  He is making a way where there seemed to be no way....
 
The Cozy Little Kitchen will continue on, but the posts may not be as frequent for a little while.   So please keep us in your prayers and follow our new blog as the Lord guides us to meet our new baby!
 


16 comments:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

So excited for you two! Prayers for you as God showers his love in your lives :)

Angela Betlewicz said...

That is such a blessing. May God continue to guide your steps :) Following from HickoryTrail

Jen said...

Leslie, I am rejoicing with you! I know you are so very thankful for how the Lord has guided you and Heath...and he will CONTINUE to do so. His Promises ARE TRUE! My prayers are with you. Hugs to you sweet friend.

Challice said...

This is wonderful! I am so happy you are trusting in God! Even though I don't know you personally, I am so happy for you!!!!!!!!

elizabeth said...

Your little one will be so blessed to have you two as parents! I can't wait to see what God does!

Lois' Laughlines said...

O sweet girl. A baby in your heart...How precious. God's richest blessings on all of you and the momma who has to part with a precious baby.
blessings to you.

Carol said...

What a beautiful post! I'm so happy about your baby adoption news! Congratulations!

Smiles,
Carol

Bernideen said...

This is wonderful news and I am so happy for you both!

Maria said...

Congratulations to you and your husband, Leslie! How wonderfully exciting! I pray that you enjoy your time of preparation, as you wait for the baby that God has already prepared for you! :)

kitty said...

Oh what wonderful news, dear Leslie! I am so excited, elated and happy for you. Hugs and blessings sent your way.

Jenn said...

I am so extremely happy for you guys!

krishna said...

Congratulationsss!!! I wish your journey with your baby will be always fun filled...

Dewena Callis said...

I am so very happy for you both! You will be the best of parents. Reading your testimony was delightful. Blessings on you three!
Dewena

Coffee Mom said...

Oh wow, how exciting!!!! Praising God with you!!

Cindy said...

What wonderful news! So happy for you both! ((Hugs))

Beth @A Little Country House said...

Where have I been! Leslie, I couldn't be happier for you. My hubby and I went down a very similar road and we have 2 beautiful adopted children and then a surprise baby came. We had lost a baby too, fertility treatment failures, all of that....I look back and would never change what he did with us and thru us...So exciting! I want to know what is going on , I am looking for your new blog! Love to You!