Thursday, July 15, 2010

How it all began...

Yes, I know Harper has been born and I haven't posted any pics. I promise the birth post is coming. I have been sorting through the 500+ pictures and hours of video we have taken the past 2 weeks. I am also trying to force myself to learn how to use imovie to make a movie. Hopefully I will figure it out soon and I promise I will post it.

In the meantime I thought I'd share the story of how it all began...

We finally decided that it was time to start a family in summer of 2008. Months and months went by of negative pregnancy tests. There is no telling how many I went through. It just got easier to take the test, find out it was negative, and move on with life.

Fast forward to summer of 2009. Months and months have passed by. Many baby showers, kid birthday parties, and get-togethers of being the only couple without kids. Needless to say it was not the easiest thing that Ryan and I have gone through, but I am so thankful for all God taught us.

Summer of 2009 I decided it was time to visit the doctor to discuss the issue. We explained to her that we wanted to take things slow and not be too medically aggressive. We spent the next few months going through a series of tests and still praying that maybe this would be the month.

October's "test of the month" was what I like to call the "removal of debris" procedure. This so happened to be the month that I decided that I was done with the so called "trying." It was becoming very frustrating and hard. So, the end of the month rolls around and time to take the monthly test. I took a test Wednesday night and saw a very very very faint line, figured it meant negative, thought nothing of it, and went to bed.

Thursday on the way home I decided well maybe that faint line did mean something. Why don't I stop by and get a digital test just to be sure. I had never invested in one those fancy kinds, but figured heck why not try something different, at least it would be a definite yes or no and no second guessing.

I wish I could explain all the emotions I felt when I saw "pregnant." I immediatly fell to my knees with tears of gratitude and praise. I could not believe it!!! My heart was just racing!! Over a year of negatives and now the words PREGNANT were staring me in the face. I then realized that crap Ryan would be home any minute. We had to be at small group in 30 minutes and we still hadn't eaten dinner. After months of trying you would think I would of come up with some cute creative plan of how I would tell him. Oh no, it was too late, he was already pulling up the driveway. So I greeted him a the door with this...

Then off to small group we went with our little secret!!!


  1. Sweet Emily!!! I am sitting here with tears streaming down my face after watching that movie! The Lord is SO faithful! I am SO happy for you guys! Thank you for sharing your story!

  2. This is twice in two days I have cried tears of joy for you! I am so excited for you guys and can't wait to hear Harper stories as she grows up. Babies are a blessing and so much for the Lord to entrust us with. You will be an amazing mother and I am so happy that you and Ryan are on this journey.

  3. What a beautiful video.. made me boo hoo! Congratulations!

  4. Emily, of course I had to watch this twice and can't stop crying. I am just so happy for your sweet new family! I love you!!

  5. How beautiful, Emily! I love the video. I definitely think we love and appreciate things that don't come easily or quickly. What a special little girl with two wonderful parents. Congratulations!!

  6. My precious daughter; What a beautiful story. God has blessed us in so many ways. Motherly tears are rolling down my face.....I love you so much and now Harper....WE ARE BLESSED!