And we know that in all things God works for the good of those that love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
Romans 8:28

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


Romans 12:12  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

I don't think we've always done this effectively.  I know there were days that my patience in the affliction had run pretty thin!! There were definitely days when I had a hard time even seeing any hope, let alone, being joyful in that hope.  But I did read this scripture a lot, and I did strive for it.  And through finding out that Kinley was gone, burying her, moving away, struggling to get pregnant again, and even being told it was unlikely, if not impossible, for us to get thing is true, Jacob and I remained faithful in prayer.

And God heard our prayers.....

Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of you heart.

Psalm 30:5 Weeping may last for the night, but joy comes in the morning....

Wow is this child ever a testament to God's faithfulness!! She is a complete joy!!  I can't believe she's almost 6 months old.  She has filled every single day of the last 5 1/2 months with smiles, hugs, kisses, and laughs.  Jacob looked at me one day and asked if I could look at her without smiling....very rarely!  We're totally smitten and completely overwhelmed with love for our beautiful Emersyn Kate!


  1. She is pure Joy and we are so happy for the two of you and of course, ourselves, as well. :o) Shes darling and God could not have blessed you with one any sweeter. He certainly did pour out His very best when He made this little sweetheart. God is good!!!!! love you all three. Mamaw Fairchild

  2. Oh Erica, I love your blog! She is a doll, and a true gift. She is proof of God answering our prayers when science and everything around us is pointing to giving up! Her & Kinley are beautiful little girls! Praying for your happiness always..

    Sam & Ryan