guess what???

August 26, 2008 at 4:57 am | Posted in adoption, Family, Life | 19 Comments

You guessed it!! October 2nd there will be a precious little boy born and his mother has chosen us to parent him!!!!! It is coming very soon and we could not be more excited!!!! Our social worker called and said, “Maris this is THE call. She chose you and Steven!!” Those were the words that we have longed to hear for a year now. Today we realized that in just a few days it will mark an exact year since we began this journey to our sweet August.

We are still very aware that she can change her mind and decide to parent this precious boy and we are begging God that she would make the right decision for her and this baby. We still feel that she is the BEST and number 1 option, but if she decides to place we are there to parent this child. For today she is confident in her decision and we are going to move forward with it and be ecstatic!!!!!!!

I know that you all know the first name but for (I believe) the first time we are announcing his full name:

August Henry Bush šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

We love this little guy with all of our hearts already and have experienced a new joy that neither of us have ever felt before.

Please pray for her and this baby. Our mom is deeply on my heart today. Please pray that our house will sell very soon so we won’t be homeless and have a baby at the same time! Please pray that God would provide the rest of our money needed to complete this adoption.

We love all of you so much and thank you for walking this journey with us!



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  1. YAY!! this is such wonderfully exciting news!!!

    baby august is already such a loved little boy… i cannot wait for the day that you post your first family picture of the 3 of you!

    praying for each of you and the circumstances that surround the final stages of this journey. praying for august’s birth mom to know how much you truly love and value her.

    LOVE YOU!!

  2. Praying girlfriend!! BIGGGGGGGG Congrats.

  3. I could hardly sleep last night I was so excited!! I love this picture of you two–that’s pure joy on your faces! Praying him home! Love you!

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  5. The Ponder/Duff(Janie) Family wants to say Congrats on the New Baby BOY. We couldn’t be more proud for you two. I know you two are so excited. You have waited a long time for this moment. It’s here now. Just remember The Ponder/Duff(Janie) Family love you very much.

    We Love you Three(3 now) šŸ™‚ neat huh.
    Larry, Mary & Russell Ponder/Janie Duff

  6. I’m so excited for you guys! You’re going to be a GREAT mom! I’m praying for you guys!

  7. YIpee! So excited for you guys!!!!!

  8. YAY!!! I’m so excited for you guys! I can’t wait to see his little face! Love you!

  9. You will be a fabulous mom! Your love for this little boy is already enormous! I’m very proud of you for how you handle this mom – your love for her is eternal and selfless. You want the best for her and this baby without you in the equation. I love that. I love that about you! You are an example to us all.

    I can’t wait to see this little boy’s face! Please live with us more!!!


  10. CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am so excited for you two! I know that you will make wonderful parents! šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚

  11. Hey
    I check on you guys through your blog, and this is so exciting. I will pray for God’s will for this adoption!

  12. Congratulations! That is huge!

  13. What an exciting time. I will continue to pray for God’s hand over the whole situation. I second Jamie’s comments, your love for this woman and her child are inspiring. The look on your faces is priceless – so excited, content, joyful, etc. Can’t wait to see how it all unfolds. Love you guys!

  14. Your handmade sign says 3 words… and the whole picture says 1000 words. You look so happy. I don’t even know you, first time here, but: Congratulations!

  15. Looks like I just commented on your significant other’s blog…but to you also, Congratulations!

  16. Congratulations!


  18. YAY! How exciting! That is one phone call you will never forget . . .

  19. AAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!! YAY MARIS! I’m so pumped for you I could just cry! You will be a wonderful Mommy! Email me your new address, please, when you get time. Love you!

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