Monday, March 24, 2008

Miracle Monday - Easter Miracle

As many of you know.. my sister-in-law (Elizabeth) and her hubby Jason have been in the process of adopting their first baby. After many months of "maybes" there has been an AMAZING thing happen. Someone near by found them and the rest as they say, is history. We've been waiting on the birth of baby girl Jenkins. Well, YESTERDAY - EASTER SUNDAY she arrived!

Her name is Allie Grace Jenkins. Allie is named after Elizabeth's Great Aunt (Their Grand-Daddy's sister) Grace was chosen because she's the result of GOD'S GRACE & PROVISION for this sweet couple.

She weighed 6 pounds and 8 ounces. She's 21 inches long and I hear she has a head FULL of hair! Oh, I can't WAIT to meet her!

There is a 72 hour waiting period in the state of Mississippi - after that it's all legal. (We're almost 13 hours into it now) Please pray with us for a smooth transition and many years to come with this beautiful HEALTHY baby girl.

I'll post pictures as soon as I can. I hope to get to go to the hospital today. I'm SO EXCITED to meet this sweet baby girl! Wait, I said that already... LOL! I can't help it... I'm EXCITED!!

For more on this "Miracle Monday" check out Beth at A Mom's Life.

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Faith Hope Love Mama said...

Yeah! I am so happy for a healthy delivery and will pray for this family. What a wonderful little miracle. Have fun playing with this new baby!!

BethAnne said...

How exciting! I cant wait to see pictures!

Beth said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful miracle and how awesome that it happened on Easter Sunday!

Sending up prayers for Baby Allie's health and for a smooth 72 hour waiting period.

Thanks for participating in Miracle Monday!

Denise said...

Praise God for the precious miracle Allie Grace.

Kim said...

Oh sweet friend...I am PRAYING that the 72 hours fly by....and this miracle...of a new family is complete.

Do keep us posted...and I cannot wait to see pictures.

Kim~ :-)

Angie said...

YEAH! Being an adoptive mom myself, I know how LONG and DIFFICULT those 72 hours are. HOW EXCITING! WHAT A WONDERFUL EASTER (btw, my birthday is March 23, as well)


Nen said...

WOO HOO!!!! congrats! that is so amazing!! i'm definitely keeping the situation in my prayers!! you'll have to post pics!!

Kelley at Aroma of Joy said...

Congratulations Tonya,
What a wonderful Easter gift for your entire family! I love the name they chose, very feminine and pretty. I look forward to seeing pictures of her, we haven't had a baby in our family since Quin was born 5 1/2 years ago. He is still my baby but he is getting awfully big!

Take care and have a great Monday!

MrsJoeB said...

What a wonderful blessing!! I am praying for you!! God is so good to us. I am so humbled at what He went through for us and what He continues to do for us even after the cross. His love is so amazing!!
In His Graces~Pamela

Susan said...

Tonya...GIRLFRIEND!!! I'm sooooooooooo EXCITED!!!

Please email me with all the details.

I'm praying like crazy, oh my what an EASTER Miracle, I'm going crazy over here.


jenmom said...

I came across your blog from another one I was reading a couple of weeks ago. You mentioned Mississippi in your most recent post. Are you from Mississippi? I am originally, but now live with my husband and kids in Cape Coral, Florida. Would love to meet another "Mississippi" girl. Email me sometime.

Shari said...

Wow. This is a wonderful miracle - and on Easter, too. I love hearing about parents who adopt. There are many cousins in my family that have been adopted. Adoption has been on my mind for the past 15 years. It just doesn't go away. We'll see what happens.

Alexzillasmama said...

Congratulations, Tonya! I will be praying for the time period to end uneventfully. I hope that you got to hold that baby a lot today!
Love you!

Milk Mama said...

Oh praise God! I can't wait to see photos! I've prayed! :D

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

I LOVE adoption!! Such a witness to the love of God!

God bless this sweet baby, her loving birth mom, and her excited new parents!!

"For he chose us in him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in his sight. In love he predestined us to be adopted as his sons through Jesus Christ, in accordance with his pleasure and will— to the praise of his glorious grace, which he has freely given us in the One he loves."
Eph 1:4-6

Jenileigh said...

Praise God! Wonderful story...

Cheryl said...

That is such a sweet blessing! and you can say you are excited as many times as you like because you REALLY have something to be excited about!!! Please keep us posted on what God is doing for your family. Oh goodness!! Now I am excited to! Can't wait to see pictures. Give Allie Grace an extra hug from me! Love You!

Motherhood for Dummies said...

On easter too! What fun! Keep us updated!

Reba said...

Will be praying! (On all counts) Of course, adoption is near and dear to my heart, so as you can imagine, my heart jumped when I saw that word. :)