Sunday, December 27, 2009

A WONDERFUL CHRISTMAS GIFT:)

I have been dying to post about this... and finally got the go ahead to do it... so here it is:)

We are so happy to be able to share with you about the sweet little (really not so little:) 10 month old Christmas gift we have received... Her name is HOPE JUBILEE HINTZ. We picked her up about 2 weeks ago, but due to the circumstances regarding her placement with us we were unable to really share anything about it until now. The agency director came and did our first post placement visit with us last Tuesday and she said she thinks it is now safe to say that she will be staying with us... hopefully FOREVER. She still wanted me to wait a little while to post a picture... (The circumstances of how she came to us are quite unique... so we need to hold off a little longer) As soon as I get a go ahead I will post a picture of her on here.

She is such a sweet baby girl. ( Really she is not a baby, she is over 20 lbs. and at times seems more like a toddler) She is already doing a lot of walking... it is crazy, none of my other kiddos walked this early. She is super good natured and really goes with the flow... she fits right in with us in that regard. She is a very easy baby. When we went to pick her up we were praying that the Lord would set her mind at ease with us and that He would fill her with peace. We spent a lot of time in prayer those first few days. But He certainly answered those prayers. She was very quiet the first few days... but did very little crying. About 5 days later, she really started to come out of her shell. She is quite noisy and boisterous now... it is so cute. I think she feels comfortable and is cutting lose.

The kids are over the top in love with her. And I think she really loves them too. They have been the perfect distraction to her in getting used to our home, and adjusting to a new environment. The kids almost fight over who gets to sit by her, hold her, and walk by her when I have her in my arms. It is pretty precious... They have been waiting so long to be able to shower a little one with love... they are truly enjoying it.

When we first got her, we knew we maybe wouldn't be able to keep her. But immediately Greg said, "It is going to be hard not to fall in love with her." It just melts my heart to see this little girl in his arms. He is such a good daddy. When she sees him up in church she just reaches out and grunts for him.

So much of this is not how we had envisioned it to go... her to not be a newborn... and even how she came to us. When we woke up in the morning of the day that we got her, we never could have imagined the day to turn out the way that it did. Yet, we have been praying for this precious little girl for months, actually about a year. We didn't know how God was going to grow our family... but we have been praying that He would answer that prayer... and who are we to question how He answers it? We are so thankful!


We are absolutely thrilled that HOPE is with us. She has brought much joy to our hearts already. We are so thankful to God for this precious gift. We can't wait to share our Savior with her as she grows and we can't wait to share about her big brother Samuel who touched us all so deeply and who still is such a big part of who we are as a family. I would be lying if I said that having her here didn't bring up a whole slew of different emotions... but right now we are reveling in JOY in the faithfulness of our God to bring her to us. THANKYOU GOD FOR THIS LITTLE MIRACLE BLESSING OF HOPE JUBILEE:)

21 comments:

carlotta said...

I am so happy for you all!! What an amazing gift...

Can't wait to meet her!

Tonya said...

I'm so excited you were able to post about this as I know how over-joyed you've been. I'm so glad the kids are enjoying her, and I can't wait to see a picture of her! What an answer to prayer she is! I hope y'all are doing well!

Love,
Tonya

Corie said...

Congrats my friend...what an amazing blessing for you, but for Hope as well. Looking forward to some pics!

Becky said...

Praising the Lord all the way from Red Cloud! What a precious gift and miracle, now we can see how everything had to line up perfectly and it will be so exciting to see what HE has planned for the Hintz family with the addition of Hope Jubilee! So interesting what you said about it being a year since the adoption prayers. I love how HE plans little special anniversaries like that for our little ones. I know she'll always know little Samuel as a special part of her life/her story. What a beautiful illustration of the value of LIFE, Samuel's life, Hope's life, and with such emotion too. She'll learn so much from you as her parents. Give her kisses for us, seriously, better prepare her now. Love you guys!

Ebe said...

I've been wondering about this post ever since you said something on my blog...
I am completely overjoyed with you! We have little girls! hehe

I can't wait to hear more about her and see her little face. I know it must be so bittersweet...it always is.

love,
ebe

Heather said...

Sara and family,

Congratulations. I cry tears of joy for you over the beautiful addition to your family. Our God is an awesome God!

Have a blessed New Year!

God bless,
Heather

mom2many said...

WOOHOO!!!! I am SO thankful and happy for you! God's ways are not our ways, but are ALWAYS better than we could imagine! Can't wait to see a picture!

Christa said...

Congratulations. I am so happy for you and your family! What a blessing!

love,
Christa

Rachel said...

Oh Sara! I'm thrilled for you all! What a wonderful gift - I'm praying that the transitions ahead continue to go well (and quickly in terms of legal stuff, so your heart is at peace!)

Blogzilla said...

We are overjoyed for you! Praise God! Congratulations on Hope! We will continue our prayers for your family. :)
Love from Seward.

lprecour said...

Congrats to you and your family! Hope is a blessing for you guys and she is a very lucky girl to find such a wonderful new home.

connie said...

a wonderful christmas gift indeed!

Dave said...

This is such good news, Sara. We thank God with your family for little Hope. I can't wait to meet her! I hope she and Rachel can become great friends! We love you all. Blessings on your New Year's celebration!

Samantha said...

Praise God Hintz Family!
So very excited and rejoicing with all of you. We can't wait to see pictures--what an amazing blessing Sara! Hope Jubilee! I love it! Love and hugs to you from the Frozen Tundra! Sam

Laura said...

I'm so thrilled for you guys. What a blessing of joy for your family.
~ Mya's mommy

Kristin said...

Congrats! Can't wait to see her beautiful picture!

Bridget said...

I just found your blog! Congrats to the Hintz family! What a beautiful Christmas gift.

Katy said...

Praise God for your precious Christmas gift. I have tears of joy flowing down my face for you. I can't wait for the girls to get together to play, they will both love it.
All our love and prayers for you, Katy & Dave

Kaycee Deen Hopper said...

Congratulations! What delightful news! Hope Jubilee ... with a beautiful name like that, she undoubtedly has the most wonderful life ahead.

Ellena said...

Glory to God, I've been waiting for this post for so long! God bless your family!

blessedmomto8 said...

WOW, that is so awesome! I've been OUTTA THE LOOP! I'm trying to catch up! CONGRATS!