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Monday, February 14, 2011

A Valentine's Announcement

I'm sitting here today trying to come up with the best way - the most unique way - the most special way to share with you what I want to share with you today.  It's Valentine's Day for goodness sake - I should have a sweet and sappy post.  But the words just aren't coming. 

So - I think I am just going to come right out and say it....

We've told our children...

We've told our families...

We've told our friends...

We've told our church...

We've told our community...

And now it's time to tell all of you.  

We're going to have another BABY!!!

We are currently 13 weeks along with our sweet little one.  And our official due date is August 22nd.  We have been waiting to share the news until we felt ready to tell our 3 older children.  We told them the big news on Friday, and although the moment of telling them didn't quite turn out as picture perfect as we imagined, they are certainly thrilled at the chance to have a new brother or sister.  The boys are hoping for a brother and DaNae of course wants another sister.  And they are so very hopeful that this time - our baby will get to come home to live with us.

We are filled with joy and also a lot of nerves as we share this news.  We will be having a sonogram in the next week or two to rule out acrania or anencephaly and would greatly appreciate your prayers for a beautifully round little head to show up on that sonogram.  Of course I now have the disadvantage of knowing of "a thousand other things that could go wrong."  But I am just trying to trust that everything will turn out okay.

Again - we would so greatly appreciate your prayers for the safe and healthy arrival of our 5th child in August.  And your prayers for our family as we continue to mourn the loss of our sweet Karinne - whose "footprints on our hearts" couldn't possibly be filled by any other.  


  1. Curt, Kara, and Kids......
    WOW!!!! Congratulations to all of you. Am sure this is a nerve-wracking couple of weeks, so I will include you in some special prayers......for continued healing as you grieve, for the safe and healthy arrival of your child, and for you to truly experience the joy of life in the coming months.
    Blessings to you all,

  2. Kara, I knew when I saw your facebook that this is what it was and I could not be more proud for you guys! I WILL be praying. I know exactly what you are feeling right now and I also know the He holds our hand. Please keep us updated! Yeah, Karinne is going to be a big sister!

  3. Praise God, from Whom All Blessings flow!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! CAN'T wait to do another sono!! We all rejoice with you!!

    Choices PNH team

  4. That is so wonderful. I am so truly happy for you. Children are so precious. You are in my prayers. Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Congratulations. Sending you lots of love and Hugs and prayers too ;O)

  6. Congratulations, so happy for you all. Keeping you in our prayers.

  7. Congratulations on your wonderful news!
    God's Blessings to you all.
    Keeping you in prayers and thoughts.

  8. Kara, I'm SO excited for you and your family! I was in the nursery sunday during church and Ian actually told me the news! It's a pretty funny story I'll have to share with you soon!! We're sending LOTS of Love and Prayers!!! ~Pat

  9. Kara - I am very happy for you and your family. I have to admit- I had a "feeling" yesterday. As I was driving home - you popped into my head - and just thought, "I wonder........" May God bless you, your family, and your little one. - Kathy W

  10. Congratulations. Prayers will continue from our house to yours! :)

  11. Kara! This is a wonderful announcement to read today! I'm so thankful for you, and with you for this little blessing. I will pray for your little one on the way, and I'll be eagerly awaiting the boy girl news too! Love to you and your sweet family!

  12. Congratulations! May you see and feel God's goodness and peace through the upcoming months.

  13. Dear Curtis, Kara and family, I am praying for God's perfect peace in your lives. God is good. Love Aunt Sandi

  14. Yeah!!! Praying good things for you!!!!


  15. Curt, Kara and family, Congratulation on the great news, another addition to our family. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

  16. Congratulations! What happy news! I will be praying for you all. ~Katrina DeWolf

  17. COngrats....You will be in my prayers. GOd is GOOD and just SO amazing. I am so happy for you. Take it one day at at time and enjoy this amazing gift of new life God has given your family! :)

  18. Dear Kara!

    I am so happy for you and your family! Congratulations!!! May God bless every day of your pregnancy, may your baby grow healthy and strong and your hearts be in complete peace and joy all the time! You are so special and so loved for God, and for many friend around the world.
    With love,

  19. May God bless your family with a healthy baby to take home and love. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. What an amazing blessing.