Thursday, January 21, 2010

Answered Prayer




Andrea and Payden Hope




































Jen and Payden Hope


















Over a year ago, Doug and I began to pray for my cousin Jennifer and her husband Travis. They desperately wanted a baby. Shortly after being asked to pray our prayers were answered. After a long time of trying "everything" to conceive, GOD answered.

We continued to pray for Payden as she grew and developed inside mommies tummy. On December 26th, GOD revealed this beautiful package of love to us. Payden Hope entered the world healthy and happy!

Last week, I was able to meet Payden face to face. Instantly, I fell in love. My heart rejoiced as I held her, knowing GOD has big plans for this little girl. I will eagerly watch as my new "little" cousin, Payden becomes all GOD created her to be.

Praising GOD,

Andrea

70 comments:

~Sandy~ said...

Congratulations!!!! She is adorable and a true miracle from God.

Sharlyn Guthrie said...

She is gorgeous! Congratulations! My son and DIL have been married 9 years. They've had two miscarriages and are now expecting another child, so we know about the ups and downs and the waiting. If you think of it, join me in prayer for them.

Parsley said...

Children are such a blessing. Praise God for his little miracles.

Divine Mrs D said...

Adorable!!!

Girly Muse said...

What a little miracle!!! So adorable.

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

What a darling gift from the Father's hand! Praising Him with you for this sweet little life.

Blessings,
Sandi

Graceful said...

She is so beautiful!!! I find myself missing the time when my boys were infants (never thought I'd say that, because I was so stressed when I was in the moment).

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving your sweet comments!

from our front porch... said...

Oh, she is beautiful, Andrea! What a life-long connection the two of will have....
My only child died at birth and I am not able to conceive again because of the trauma to my body, in order to save my life after he died. I have come to terms with this. So, it makes me very, very happy to witness a couple like this who so wanted a child and their prayers were answered!

Have a wonderful day, Andrea! xo, misha


p.s. i just looove your hair :)

Jilliebeanie said...

So precious!

Emma said...

You were right I love today's post!! She is gorgeous & has a beautiful name!
I'm rather broody again!! :)

Charlotte said...

Andrea -- she's OH so pretty - it's too bad that we don't have smell a vision. I'm jealous. Continued blessings to you and yours.

Cathy said...

Congrats! She is so adorable!

Goose Hill Farm said...

Good morning, Andrea~

CONGRATULATIONS, COUSIN! :>) What a precious little one. What a miracle. God truly has big things in store for her!

Blessings~
Laura

PS ~ I love your hair too! :> )

Regina said...

She is adorable. Thank you Lord for the bundle of joy.

Loren said...

Andrea,

I came home for just a bit and wanted to say hi and what a sweet blessing I got to see you and your precious cousin HOPE.....brought a smile to me today! You are just beautiful and I know you must have just felt so in awe of the LORD as you held the sweet sweet baby and experienced HIS amazing glory!

I need to email you for some doggie advice ....this maggie is strong willed to say the least ;)

Love you my friend!

lisasmith said...

What a beautiful answer to prayer =)

i so love all those little bows behind ya'll in the first picture. how i miss those days =)

An Imperfect Perfection said...

Congratulations - beautiful child and name!

Terri Tiffany said...

She is beatiful and look great too! Congrats on a new wonderful addition to your family:)

RCUBEs said...

Babies are wonderful blessings! Congratulations and God bless you all.

Frau said...

She is a beauty...I love her name!

Rosemary said...

So cute!!
Blessings to you and yours too!
Rosemary

He & Me + 3 said...

How exciting and she is beautiful. A true blessing from above.

Tammy said...

She is beautiful! I love the her name!

HeartsMakeFamilies said...

Congratulations sweetie. A blessing from above. I love her name.

~*Michelle*~ said...

Ohhhhhhhhhh my uterus!

Welcome to the world Payden....God bless you!

sarah said...

awwww. she looks like a little dot. So cute..so tiny. Yes...God has amazing things for this little one. Funny to thing we all started out that small. ☺

ATTIC CLUTTER said...

Payden is oh so darling~~
I am so happy for them and you look great holding the babe(:)
Hugs,Patty

gail said...

A real little blessing from God. She is gorgeous and what a pretty name.

Blessings Gail

McCrakensx4 said...

Thanks for blogging by! Babies are such miracles and she is such a beauty! Congrats to you and your family!

Denise said...

Congrats, God is so awesome.

Wylie said...

Oh, this makes me well up with tears of JOY. God is SO good!!! Blessings to all of you!!!
Wylie

Karlene said...

Andrea, she's so beautiful!! Blessings abundant to all!

Karlene

Nana Jul said...

What a beautiful answer to prayer!
How Awesome is our God?!
Julie

Terry said...

dear andrea..you are always here and i thank you so much for your speedy comment over at the sisters.
boy though, the precious package here on your post of the wee baby sure is the greatest thing!
andrea, i would love to put your blog address on my favourite links, if you don't mind and then evenutally my stong desire is to move it up to my first list of favourite links...i am such a nag ...i know...but you are such a special lady!...love terry

Samantha said...

She is beautiful, thank God for answered prayers.
Hugs and blessings to you my dear friend.

Nicole said...

She is simply a blessing sent from God. Adorable and cute as a button too, how could you not fall in love with her?

Jackie said...

Oh, how precious!!! Our God is so wonderful, isn't He!!

Hugs and Sweet Blessings!
Jackie

Cathy said...

I love those precious pictures. I have an award for you at my blog.

Being Me said...

Beautiful

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Congratulations !! May God Shower the best of her Blessings on the Baby !!Great

Just Be Real said...

A beautiful life, thank you dear for sharing such a special moment. Congrats! Blessings.

chili pepper said...

Andrea,

What a gorgeous baby and a beautiful picture of you! Praise the Lord for this miracle and answered prayer.

Hugs,

Kat

SmilingSally said...

What a cutie.

christy rose said...

Aww! She is beautiful! And you look great too!

Rebecca said...

Clearly much love and prayer invested in this beautiful child with such a lovely name! I agree with Christy Rose--You look radiant!

Jeanette Levellie said...

what a precious gift from the Lord! I love it when God says, "I can do that; no biggie."

Auntie Cake said...

Such a little sweetie, and how lucky is she to have so many people praying for her. What a great "auntie" you will be. Your cousin is lucky to have you as her cousin.
Kate
PS- I keep forgetting to tell you, you have such cute hair...

Jenny said...

Hope and prayers is possible to anything that are impossible...

I have same situations as them and still i dont have my baby...I'm still praying and hoping that i can have healthy baby soon..

Hugs Andrea and hope everything is fine with you..

http://jenny-thewayiusetobe.blogspot.com/2010/01/creative-award.html

Nancy said...

What a great picture of you and Payden. She is adorable. What a joy. I'm so glad your prayers were answered in such a lovely way.

Katia said...

Praise the Lord who answers our prayers and gives us the desires of our hearts. Beautiful little baby. What a blessing she is!
Blessings,
Katia

Faith Imagined said...

Praise God! She is beautiful and I love her name!!!

-Alisa Hope

Renee' said...

Beautiful Baby

Lily said...

What a wonderful gift for your cousin! Congratulations :)

Blessedmom's Simple Home said...

Congratulations on this new beautiful blessing in your family. I was sorry to read about your aunt, but the knowledge that she's with her Lord and Savior must be comforting.
Blessings,
Marcia

koralee said...

So so sweet...God is good!

Diann said...

She's Beautiful! Congratulations on the new addition to the family.

And thank you so much for continuing to keep up with me even when I'm intermittent. The support, prayers and laughs mean a lot. Yes, I laugh at myself, too. I certainly don't want to be miserable right now ... even with the lack of sleep!

Shadow said...

aaaaw, welcome to the world, little one...

Joyce said...

Such a pretty girl...I love her name. Congratulations to all!

Cathy Bryant said...

Ahh...babies! Instant blood pressure medication! Congrats, friends.

I wanted to let you know that I've give you the Prolific Blogger award. You can pick it up at WordVessel.

Blessings,
Cathy

Marsha said...

The Lord is faithful and His timing is perfect. I know your cousin and your whole family are enjoying precious Payden Hope.

Yaya said...

Amazing!!!

Monique and Granny said...

She is very cute!

~ Being Woven said...

Oh, Andrea, such a precious bundle of God's love and joy ... all wrapped up in little Payden Hope. I am so happy for you and your family.
And your site looks wonderful. The peace of the colors are wonderful. She did a beautiful job. Everything just stands clear and focused as your writing does to we, the readers.
You mentioned you had been missing me this week. I have had a week and the moments of quiet did not lend themselves to writing. I just needed to be quiet or to be in a fog or in a cloud with my LORD. : ) Thanks for your encouragement and sharing.
loving you ~ linda

The French Bear said...

She is a little doll, so sweet! You look so proud, bless you!
Hugs,
Margaret B

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Congratulations! What a blessing. I, too, have a hard time concieving, so I know how thrilling it is to finally be pregnant and then just hoping and praying you don't lose the baby. So glad all went well.

You have a beautiful blog here.

God Bless,
Jackie

Peter Stone said...

Beautiful baby, and what a blessing from God. Thanks for the photos!
We have two 'miracle' children that a doctor said we couldn't have.

the wild raspberry said...

congrats to the new family!!

LisaShaw said...

Praise the LORD! Congratulations. Beautiful baby!!!

Carol said...

What an absolutely beautiful answer to prayer~ Payden Hope. Thanks for introducing her to us. :-)

Also, thank you for coming by today and talking about your cocker spaniel. I hope things work out for a long time with your dog. It's been a really difficult week with the loss of Fletch, but God is carrying us through it.

Hugs and Blessings,
Carol

Jennifer, Sunshine, Angel, Miss Thang, My Birdy (formerly Baby) said...

Well my goodness - another great post I missed...CONGRATULATIONS to you all for the lovely addition - She is beautiful