Monday, April 27, 2009

Our Little One!!!

"I prayed for this child,
and the Lord has granted me
what I asked of him.
So now I give him
to the LORD."

1 Samuel 1:27-28

After years of praying and preparing for a child, Josh & I can finally announce....

We have been blessed with a son!!

With joyful and thankful hearts we introduce
God's miracle ~ Our precious gift...

Josiah Ye Joon

Born in South Korea ~ November 13, 2008
Born in Our Hearts ~ April 23, 2009


Josiah Ye Joon

We are absolutely in love with our adorable, precious little peanut!!!

We pray that Josiah is in our arms very soon.

Please join us in lifting up praise to the Lord for this incredible gift!!

We have been blessed beyond measure.

In His Hands,
Rachel & Josh


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94 comments:

  1. JUMPING WITH JOY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! He is so handsome!!! PTL!!! SO happy! I have tears!!!

    (((((BLESSED FAMILY)))))

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  2. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I was so excited to see your post--I've been checking your blog ever since Joanna got her referral, figuring you'd be soon! Josiah is adorable. I'm so happy that your prayers were answered. :)

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  3. He is a doll, Rachel, just an absolute doll! So happy for your family!

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  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I am from the Holt website and I have been following your journey for awhile! I am so happy for you. I got tears in my eyes when I read your post! I will continue to pray for you and your precious Josiah!
    Giraffe07 (holt username)

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  5. I'm so happy for you. He is absolutely beautiful!

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  6. I am SO happy for you! He is just precious and I hope he is in your arms soon, CONGRATS :)

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  7. CONGRATULATIONS!!! My waiting buddy! Josiah is simply precious with the sweetest look. We have both been so blessed!
    So happy we can continue our journey together!
    YAHOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. So very excited for you! It has been a long time coming and I'm so glad that you're finally a mommy!!!!! Congratulations to both of you!

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  9. He is darling!!! What a little gentleman!! I am so happy for you!

    Brooke

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  10. Oh Rachel, he is just perfect!! Congratulations on being a mom!!! I hope the next part goes quickly for you. Welcome to the mommie's club.

    Kara O

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  11. Rachel and Josh! congratulations! Josiah is just adorable!!!!!! i am so happy for you!

    praying that your son (can you believe you have a son????!!!!)is home soon!!!!!!

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  12. I am so EXCITED for you!!! CONGRATS!!! I pray that he will be home in your arms very soon. Oh, I am jumping for joy for you!!!!

    I am cgrovermom from the Holt bb.

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  13. I am sitting at the car shop crying over this post! I know that the people around me think I'm crazy! I am sooooooo happy for you!!!!

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  14. RACHEL!!!!!!!!! I have tears running down my face right now!!!!!!!!!

    I am so truly thankful for you!!! You ARE A MAMA!!!!!! He is so beautiful!!!!

    Please keep bringing us all along in your journey!!!

    GOD IS GOOD!!!!

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  15. Hooray! Congrats, he is so handsome! I get so choked up when I hear a new announcement! I can't wait for our day! Praise God!

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  16. Congratulations! This is very exciting. I've been following your blog in the background for a little while now. I couldn't be happier for you & your husband. Yeah...yeah...yeah! --Rebekah:)

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  17. CONGRATS!!!! I saw your big news on Joanna's blog and had to jump over to congratulate you!

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  18. Congratulations! I'm so thrilled for your family! God is so good!

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  19. SOOOOOOOOO excited for you and Josh, Rach!! CONGRATULATIONS!!

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  20. Congratulations on becoming a Mama! Josiah is such a cutie. I'm so glad that his referral came in... we needed some dancing around here!

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  21. Wow!! He is so precious, what a cutie! Congratulations!! I'll be praying that he comes home very soon. We are also waiting for our daughter to come home from Korea as well.
    Blessings,
    Carla S.

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  22. CONGRATULATIONS! I am crying as I read this and am so excited for all 3 of you!!!! God is awesome!!!!

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  23. i have been praying & waiting to read this post... i am beyond happy for you! what a sweet, cute baby boy is he... made just for you! yea! when will you go over & bring him home?!?!

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  24. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO worth the wait! Rachel, he is precious!!!!!!

    Congrats Mommy!

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  25. Congratulations! He is beautiful!

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  26. Tears are streaming down my face...I am so happy for you. God is so good.

    What a beautiful baby boy.

    Congratulations!

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  27. Oh, Rach and Josh. Congratulations. I am sure your are just bubbling over with happiness. What a blessing.
    Tracy

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  28. Oh Yippee!!!! I'm happy with you :)

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  29. YAY!!!!!!!!

    My computer won't let me see his picture!!! I may throw the computer out my window now...

    So glad that call finally came :) Praying he's home with his mommy and daddy very very soon.

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  30. Rachel & Josh - Did you get my voice mail yesterday!!! I am soooo happy for the three of you. And your families. Your parents first grandson !!!
    I rejoice with you both!!
    Hey - What did you think of my little Florence KY Church!!

    Love to you both!!!
    LuAnn

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  31. So excited for you all! What a blessing this little one will be. He will enrich your lives beyond what you ever thought possible. Congratulations!!!!

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  32. Oh one more thing - I jus want to kiss thi=ose little cheeks - he is just too cute.

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  33. AAAAHHHHHH!!!! Rachel, I'm literally squealing with joy for you guys! Oh, I can't WAIT to see more pics of him and ya'll as a family!!!! Praise the Lord!!! I'm SOOOO excited for you!!!!!

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  34. Congratulations Rachel! Blessings to you and yours during this busy, busy time of preparation. Josiah is adorable.

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  35. goose bumps and excitement for you three! looking forward to so many more pictures of the cutie and his mom and dad soon!!!!

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  36. How GREAT!!! I am hoping April is our month as well. I have always had a feeling about April but it better hurry up it is almost over. YOUR SON IS SO CUTE!!! I am so happy for you both. ((((BIG HUGS))) Rhea Anne

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  37. Congrats!! He is absolutely ADORABLE! I hope and PRAY your wait to go and get him is very short! God is Good, and I am so happy for you! Congrats!

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  38. CONGRATS! How exciting! God bless you all in the life journey to come!

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  39. Crying...crying...crying. Joyful tears of course. Look at that precious person!

    This is the best news!!!

    Thank you for sharing this journey, it means so much.

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  40. Don't know you at all...came by via sister for the bean

    anywho..nonetheless,
    I am very thrilled for you! That is truly awesome.

    LOVE that photo...1st: he is too adorably cute and 2nd the throne he is sitting in/on!! Too cute! That is one great 1st photo.

    You surely did get blessed beyond measure just as surely as Josiah is also being blessed beyond measure. GOD is Good!

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  41. oh those eyes. so happy for you lady. you are going to make one INCREDIBLE mom...what am i saying...you already ARE an incredible mom!

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  42. OH hallelujah! I'm crying with joy for you. He is so beautiful and perfect and such a blessing. I cannot wait to read more about him and your life together!

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  43. Congratulations MOMMY!!!!! I have tears of joys streaming down my face, you are blessed. Can't wait to hear about his homecoming, he is gorgeous!

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  44. SO SO happy for you!! Praise be to Him...He does answer our prayers :)Josiah is PRECIOUS!!! I can't wait to read more :)

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  45. OH MY GOSH!!! HAPPY DAY!! Congratulations! I am so stinkin' excited for y'all!! I cannot WAIT to "meet" him! He's perfect!

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  46. OH MY WORD!!!! HE IS WONDERFUL!!!!! I'm so excited for you!!!! Prayers and Love coming your way!!!!!

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  47. Such amazing news!! Praise God! I hope he will be home and in your arms soon!

    Jen

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  48. Well LOOKY who just became a MOMMY!
    I am SO HAPPY for you and Josh!
    Josiah is so adorable! He looks like a little prince waiting for his mommy and daddy to adorn him with hugs and kisses!
    SO excited for you and praising Him for your blessing.
    Ok, now I'd like the details.
    What were you doing when you got the call? Did you scream or cry frist?
    When do you get to go get him?
    Details details details!!
    Oh and can we just keep his cute little face on the side bar...He's SO cute!

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  49. Praise God!!! Congratulations!! We are BOTH SO excited for you guys! He is absolutely beautiful! I can't wait to hear how the rest of this journey unfolds for you guys! Many more blessings!!

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  50. I literally burst into tears reading your news!!! Congratulations!!!!!

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  51. RACHEL, RACHEL, RACHEL! Oh, I am just bawling here. He's beyond gorgeous, beyond perfect - oh, what a sweet miracle! I can't even describe how happy, thrilled, amazed, giddy, I am for you and Josh. May he come home to you quickly! Love you, girl!

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  52. My heart is flooded with joy for you and Josh! What a precious lil' one! We begin our home study in 2 weeks...thanks for sharing your journey with "us" in the blogosphere...it's been such an encouragement to me. I've never met you, yet I feel like I know you! :)

    Keep us posted! We will continue to pray!

    Joyfully,
    Melissa & Jon Elswick
    (from South Florida)

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  53. I have tears of joy in my eyes!!! I'm SOOO happy for you!! Josiah is precious!!!

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  54. CONGRATS RACHEL!!!!!!!! he is beautiful. BEAUTIFUL! God is SOOO good.

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  55. Oh I am so Happy for ya'll. He is such cutie.

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  56. Oh my gosh, I don't even know you and I am soooo excited for you!!!!!!!!! Congratulations! Rachel, he is so precious and very adorable. I am so totally happy for you and your hubby!

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  57. Yay! Praise God! I am so excited for you guys. Can't wait to hear more about him.

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  58. Wow what a perfect little man. Congrats!!! Enjoy being a mommy.

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  59. I don't know you, but I couldn't be happier for you and your husband. Your son is precious!!! My husband and I are going through a similar journey...right now it is becoming foster parents but one day, we desire to adopt. Your story is encouraging to me as I wait on the Lord and his perfect timing. God bless you and your new, larger, family!!

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  60. congratulations....... He is beautiful. Praying for speedy travel.

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  61. yes!!!!!! yay!!!! i love his fuzzy hair...he is just beyond words. so excited for you guys! can't wait to hear more! when do you go?!?

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  62. He is so precious! I am so happy for you guys! I can't wait to see what God has in store for you over the next few months!

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  63. precious... simply precious.

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  64. oh my gosh, I am doing the Happy Dance!!!!! I am sooo excited for you guys!!! He is so sweet sitting in that chair!

    Now praying that he will come home soon and be in your arms!!!

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  65. WOOOOOHOOOOOO, God is sooooo good. What else can we say.

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  66. CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  67. how exciting! he is ADORABLE!!!!

    I'm crying over here - so happy for you.

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  68. This is the best news I've heard all day! I am so thrilled for you. Josiah is beautiful and I can't wait to see more pictures of him and read all about your life as a mommy. He is already a perfect addition to your family!

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  69. Oh my!!! Congrats you guys! What exciting news. Josiah is so beautiful! We can't wait to see him in your arms.

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  70. Christina just email me to tell me the news- Praise God, I am so thrilled for you guys! Our God is good and his plan is amazing!

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  71. oh yea for you! he is so stickin cute! his precious little hand holding onto the chair is priceless. looking forward to all the news of him coming home

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  72. I just can't help from crying. he's GORGEOUS Rachel. Oh how amazing!! I'm so happy.

    Congratulations to your family!

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  73. Way too exciting!!!! I know you are beyond ecstatic-- congrats!!!!!

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  74. what, no way, yeah congratulations, i can't believe this, i'm so happy for you guys!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    We want all the details!!!!

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  75. Congratulations - I'm so happy for you. :) I'll be praying for a smooth transition.

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  76. From one pastor's wife to another...Praying God blesses your journey and your child until you are together. So thrilled for you both...praying for a speedy TC!

    Heather <><
    in South FL

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  77. Congratulations!!! We are so excited for you and blessed to have been able to keep up with this journey through your blog. Josiah is a beautiful boy and he has amazing parents.

    Looking forward to seeing a picture of you holding your baby! Won't be long now!

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  78. Oh, Rach, I am so excited for you! I got chills just reading this blog! Congrats, and to God be the glory for your beautiful, beautiful son!!

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  79. Hi Rachel. I saw the great news on Joanna's blog and just wanted to offer my congratulations to you and your husband. Josiah is such a little peanut - absolutely adorable. I'm excited for him and Gabe to be buddies, too! (Birthdays 3 days apart? That's so cool)

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  80. Oh my gosh - he is just adorable! You are truly blessed! I'm sure you are just over the moon!

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  81. WOO-HOO!!!!!!!! OMG! I am SOOOOOO EXCITED for you all:) He is absolutely ADORABLE:) CONGRATULATIONS! You all are still in my thoughts and prayers- praying he is in your arms very very soon!

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  82. Oh my goodness!!!! I am so very, very happy for you. He is unbelievably adorable. I hope it is not long until he is in your arms!!! Congratulations :)

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  83. I read your blog because it's so encouraging and fun and when I opened your page and saw that I cried for joy. I'm so excited for your family and your little blessing. He's adorable. Congrats and loves.

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  84. Congratulations!!!!!! What a wonderful blessing. He is ADORABLE!

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  85. So very happy for you!! God is good!!!!!! Congratulations to all of you!

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  86. Oh my goodness! I am SOOOOOOOO excited for you and Josh!!!!! He is so beautiful! I can't wait until he is in your arms!

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  87. CONGRATULATIONS !
    I'm so happy for you ! He was born in your heart the day our daughter celebrates her 10th birthday !
    He is SOO cute and I love his name.
    Welcome to the parent's club !
    Or my is that exciting...
    I remember our referal calls (2) as it was yesterday (9 and 3.5 years ago.
    Take care !
    Joëlle in France

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  88. I have been following your blog for quite some time now. My husband is half Korean, and we are hoping to adopt from Korean as well at some point. When I opened this blog today, I was beside myself with complete joy!!!! He is BEAUTIFUL(well, handsome duh!) and I know you are absolutely relieved and excited and full of happy tears. I can't wait to continue reading about this journey of yours! Thank you Lord!!!!!

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  89. I'm so happy for you and your husband. He is so cute!
    Isn't God Good?

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  90. Congrats and praise be to the Lord!

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  91. Praise God!! His plans are WONDERFUL aren't they?!

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  92. Where have I BEEN?? I can't believe its taken me this long to find out your news...rats!

    Anyway, so, so thrilled for you. He is TOTALLY precious! I pray you can go get him very very SOON.

    Blessings upon blessings to you!!

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