Monday, November 17, 2008

Bloggy Baby Shower for The Stamps

I am thrilled I know Harper's parents and can participate in this wonderful Bloggy Baby Shower!!

I love showers!!! One of my favorite aspects of a shower is the punch! And I love love love red slushy punch. So we should all have some punch today!!! I think we should also have some of these at this wonderful bloggy shower!!!

I wish so much I was an eloquent speaker and communicator. Often I want so badly to share what is on my heart and I want people to know and sense the joy I feel, yet I have a hard time often communicating it and other feelings to others.


I came upon your blog through Beth Moore's. Yours was the very first "personal" blog I read. Something pulled me onto your blog and I'm so grateful it did. I kept reading your blog and eventually commented due to the fact you were on the same journey Bryan and I were; desiring so deeply to have children. Although we did not have the opportunity to have IUIs, our friends were or had tried that and so I was hooked due to this connection.

Bryan and I have been blessed to meet both you and Scott in AR and we enjoyed our visit so much!! I'm so glad I had that opportunity as well as the one this Fall. It was so good to just sit and talk. You are a good listener my friend! I have kept several of the encouraging emails you have sent to me. And on a dark day, I go back and re-read them and those from others.

I remember where I was at when I clicked on your blog and saw you were expecting. I had the laptop sitting up in bed and Bryan was reading. I squealed and said Kelly Stamps is expecting. He turned the laptop toward him and said No Way!! We are excited for you!!! I cannot wait until I make another trip to NW AR and I can see Harper Brown in the flesh!!

Thank you for continuing to pray for us while we are still on a journey where parts and roads are unknown to us. It means a lot you still think of us. Thank you for continuing to be a friend to us.

I probably am not giving any advice that you have not heard already but I would say cherish, cherish this baby girl. Hold her tight. Make a lot of memories with her. Sing to her, say scripture to her, pray scripture over her, talk to her, be real to her, be her friend but also be a disciplinarian. I bet there will be times when you are mentally, physically, and emotionally tired but continue to think on the treasure you have. Instill in her a love for God's Holy word.

I know you know all these things and will do all these things since you are IN CHRIST!!

You are going to be a great mom!! I look forward to seeing Harper Brown!! I leave you this verse for your new family:

"The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace." Numbers 6:25-26.


Jenna said...

Julie, you are truly the sweetest thing.

I am so glad you participated in the shower, and your words are so precious. I love that you and Kelly have been able to get to know each other through your shared experience. God has such a way of putting just the right people in our path when we need them most, doesn't He? I just love it.

Thanks again for posting - I loved reading your words! Praying for you!!

Heather said...

Julie- I love this post and I love you so much! You are a GREAT communicator! Your heart for the Lord is always so visible and I am thankful for you!
I am praying for you and Bryan and believing God to bring you your miracle baby!!!!! You are special to me! (and I know to Kelly, too!)

Mandi said...

Girl, you're wearing your heart on your sleeve and it's beautiful!!!

This is a great post with such sweet words for Kelly and Scott.

Outnumbered 4 to 1 said...

Beautifully written words! Know that you are being prayed for. I just told my SIL to remember that it is all in GODS timing and that it is not just his will but HIS GOOD AND PERFECT WILL!! Hold on tightly to Christ he doesn't move an inch!!!

Faith said...

Julie, what precious words you have written. I know that Kelly will treasure them!

Thank you so much for sharing your heart and for "coming" to the baby shower!

I'm praying for you and Bryan!

Kelly said...

Thank you Julie so much! You have been such an encouragement to me and I'm so thankful for you. I'm praying for you so hard that God would give you direction. I just want him to bless you beyond your wildest dreams - and I KNOW HE WILL!!!!!!

Jacquie said...

I just dropped in for the shower. What a sweet post... and I loved your shower food! Mmm.

I've been praying for you on Kelly's prayer blog.

Brooklyn said...

ok, i am wishing that i knew this person! and not just because i have no idea what a bloggy baby shower is and am curious! but because i know she is so precious to you. and i think i can say that anyone you esteem that highly must really be something!
see ya tomorrow at the cookie party! (i'm coming hungry)
ps. bloggy sounds like a sad word. i think it reminds me of soggy and foggy and groggy and blobby. i know its really a happy word in this case though. sorry, i'm a little random right now.