Wednesday, March 3, 2010

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In the words of Annie,

Tomorrow, tomorrow!
I love ya, tomorrow!
You're only a day away!

Today, Spencer and I are both off of work attending to last minute details like pre-op bloodwork, making sure our house is clean and in order, relaxing spa treatments (no, I am not kidding!), and a nice dinner out together. And yes, there are some baby-related tasks thrown in there as well, but we really wanted a day to rest and relax together before welcoming our baby girl.

We would love it if you would please read over the prayers of the last several days and just pray them again through the course of the day today.

I will (try to) update before heading to the hospital tomorrow morning. My sister, Kate, will be guest blogging from the waiting room as well.

I am truly humbled by the fact that about 800 of you follow this blog, have gotten to "meet" Isaac and bear witness to the story that God has been writing in our lives. I am honored that you would take the time to pray for someone whom, for many of you, have never met. And I can't wait to share the next chapter of the story that God is writing as we welcome Eliana tomorrow!

121 comments:

Jacksmom said...

We will be cheering you on from our house, and thinking about all 3 of you non-stop! Good luck tomorrow, and lots of prayers coming your way! We love you guys!

K-tell said...

Enjoy your day together and we'll all be waiting on pins and needles for the big announcement on your blog! Your Strong Momma sisters love you very much and know that tomorrow will be a day of happiness and tears, but you just embrace that sweet baby girl and take in every moment of the day!

Love, Katie (gemini)

Stephanie Christine Photography said...

Stacy and Spencer, Been following your blog for so long. I have been praying for you all, and will continue to pray for you tomorrow and the future. I wish you all the best and hope that meeting your little baby girl helps guide you through all the hurt of missing Issac. Never to be forgotten... he'll be watching over the three of you tomorrow. Best wishes... can't wait to see her sweet little face.
Stephanie

Anonymous said...

God bless you and we will be anxiously awaiting to hear of the arrival of Eliana. Enjoy your day.

Anonymous said...

I have followed your blog for 18 months now...God Bless you and your family as you start this new chapter...I'm sure Isaac will be cheering from heaven.

Mommy said...

Enjoy your day together,I will be praying for you all. I am so excited for you.

jd6405 said...

I have been following your blog since before Little Issac came into this world and I am just so thrilled for you and Spencer! God couldn't bless a nicer family. I will reread your prayers as you have requested and pray for you. Best of luck tomorrow and I can not wait to "meet" E.

cynthia said...

I hope that you enjoy your day together. Can't wait til tomorrow to meet Eliana. Prays that everything goes beautifully.

God's peace to you both.

Anneke said...

We are praying for you and Spencer and Eliana and thinking of you every moment. God bless you and hold you and keep you through this exciting time.

Anonymous said...

Have a wonderful and joyful day today. I know tomorrow will be filled with joy at Eliana's birth mixed with the sorrow of missing your sweet Isaac! May God bless you and keep you. You are in my prayers.

Ami G.

Katie said...

Enjoy your day with Spencer. I will be thinking of your family tomorrow. Lots of prayers and best wishes to you all.

Sonya said...

Can't wait to see Eliana! Enjoy today. Try and relax as much as you can and know that God is in control.

Lilly's Mom (Desiree) said...

praying for you, especially tomorrow!! Enjoy today, and enjoy tomorrow even more. Good luck!! Remember, God is with you...

Mary P said...

Praying for all of those requests, and keeping you in my thoughts over the next few days. Can't wait to "meet" Eliana, and to hear who she looks like, and if she has some similarities to her big brother :0)

Nathan, Laurie, Elizabeth & Emily said...

Will definitely be praying for you tomorrow as you welcome your sweet baby girl! I can't wait to read all about her! Best of luck!

Nellie said...

Love and blessings to you and your soon-to-be little girl!

May you be filled with beautiful peace and joy as your daughter is brought into the world with your handsome, angelic son Isaac shining down his own love and joy upon Eliana, you and Spencer.

Looking forward to the wonderful news of Eliana's birth and pictures too!

jacks grandmom said...

We are all very excited about Eliana's birth tomorrow and can't wait to hear the news and then to finally meet her! We are sending lots of prayers your way! Lots of Love!
Aunt Robin

Anonymous said...

Praying for you from Kentucky always!

Missy

Veronica said...

I've been thinking of you all this whole week, and I will keep you in my prayers tomorrow as you welcome your beautiful little girl!

Anonymous said...

Good Bless you on this new adventure in your life. I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Anna said...

Enjoy you day together...can't wait to "meet" Eliana tomorrow!!

Michelle Karr said...

Praying for you!! Enjoy your day.

Alison said...

Wow, Stacy! I can't believe tomorrow's the day! I'll be praying for you all as you go through this big day. I can't wait to hear that everything has gone well.

Love to you all!

Alison

Leanie said...

I feel like I know you and your family so well. I have shared your story long before Isaac was born. I enjoyed waking up each morning reading your letters to Isaac. I cried with you. I feel like I truly know you. I am just so so so happy and excited for you. (amazing what technology has evolved into, huh?) I will be praying and thinking about you and your precious family. I hope you are able to enjoy each and every moment of the miracle presented before you.

Jackie said...

I'm so excited for you guys! Good luck!

Mrs. C said...

I've been following your blog since Isaac was in your belly and still remember the day before you were going to have him. I'm still following your blog today and feel so grateful to have came across your journey and see God's plan in your lives. My faith has definitley been restored for this reason.
As I read this post today I am in tears. In tears of joy for the blessing of baby Eliana. I wish you the very best tomorrow. You, your husband, Isaac, and Eliana will be in my prayers.
Enjoy your day before many sleepless nights~
Mrs. C

Leslie said...

I hope you have a great day today getting ready. Make sure you eat something yummy tonight, since you know it will be a little while before you can eat something again! When I Was waiting for my 2nd little one to arrive (not scheduled), I ate every meal like it was going to be my last in the few days before my due date. I was so glad I did, cause I ended up with a c-section and couldn't eat for a while. Have a great day! I can't wait to see some pictures tomorrow!

Crissie said...

Praying each and every day for you...so excited to learn about Eliana's arrival tomorrow! How blessed she and Isaac are to have you and Spencer as parents!
Crissie :)

KKM said...

I cannot wait to hear the wonderful news tomorrow. I have been praying, and will contiune to pray for you and your family.

Anonymous said...

Tomorrow your heart will double in size! Prayers for you and your family, I'm sure your sweet baby boy will be smiling.

Congrats!

Alyson said...

I have loved the 10 days of specific prayers requests, and have been lifting you all up!! I will definitely be praying tomorrow for everything to go smoothly and perfectly! I can't wait to hear all the details about your precious little miracle and see pictures of her in your arms!

Heather said...

Prayers have, are and will be said as you continue your journey of motherhood! Your blog has been inspirational on so many accounts. Thank you for letting us learn through your experiences. Issac will be a proud big brother tomorrow when he smiles down from heaven! Many blessings!

Jen said...

I can't believe you have one more day until your baby girl is here. I've been following your blog for about a year now. Good luck with everything tomorrow. You guys will be in my prayers for a quick delivery.

The Riggs said...

Enjoy your day today and have a blessed birth of your sweet girl tomorrow!! Sending you prayers and best wishes. xoxox

Sarah said...

Lots of prayers and thoughts for you guys! Enjoy your day today!! Can't wait to hear about your little princess tomorrow!

Lauren said...

You'll definitely be in my thoughts and prayers throughout this process. I am so excited that tomorrow is the day you get to meet your baby girl! Congratulations in advance... can't wait to see pictures

Brooke said...

You are in our thoughts and prayers today and tomorrow, and we can't wait to "meet" Eliana. Embrace the emotions, both good and not-so. And take lots of pictures :-)

Misty said...

Stacy,
I can not wait to hear of Eliana's arrival. I am praying for you and Spencer. Isaac will be with you tomorrow watching over you and Eliana. It is the best feeling in the world meeting your rainbow baby and knowing that your angel baby is watching over and still with you. Best wishes tomorrow and always.

Misty

Michelle said...

I am so excited for you. I have butterflies in my stomach for you as well. I will be thinking of you all tomorrow and look forward to updates and pictures of the sugar and spice and everything nice. God Bless and be with you always!!!

Joanne said...

Enjoy your day, today. I will be praying for you, Spenser and Eliana.
We will rejoice with you, in the birth of your precious, beautiful daughter!

rebecca said...

May your day be filled with peace today and tomorrow as you welcome your new baby girl. Your strength and walk with the Lord has been such an encouragement. May you feel his blessings

Tabi said...

Sounds like an awesome day before you give birth! I will be praying for your entire family!

Anonymous said...

Good Luck tomorrow, I'm sure everything will be fine.
Love, Carol

Momma V said...

I will be cheering you on from the state of Arizona! Good luck tomorrow and welcome baby girl!!

Melissa said...

Thinking about you! Good luck tomorrow

haslupfamily said...

I will keep all of you in my prayers tomorrow. Good Luck!

Courtney said...

We will continue to pray for you. Enjoy your special day together. I have been following your blog for a long time. I continue to pray for you guys. I hope that the baby girl will just help mend your hearts just a little. Can't wait to see her sweet face and see if she looks like her big brother!

Elizabeth LeConey said...

not a normal blogger, but I've been following you from the beginning. Lots of prayers coming your way....

from NC...

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Trennia said...

Been praying for you all...looking forward to seeing pictures!

MrsMcC said...

Dearest Stacey, Spencer and Eliana, I am praying for you all and so incredibly excited for the arrival of this little lady. Your family's story has truely impacted my relationship with God. Your steadfast devotion to God is breathtaking. As you welcome this baby, I am praying for all the wonderful blessings you all deserve for countless years to come. All the best - MrsMcC.

Miche said...

I'm pretty sure the day I started following your blog was the day Isaac was born. Tomorrow I'll be following and anxiously awaiting news that Eliana has arrived and mom and baby are well.

Thoughts and prayers with you today and always.

Best wishes!!!

Kamaile said...

Tomorrow will be a perfect birthday!

Rachel C. said...

I haven't been commenting, but I have been praying every day! Oh Stacey, I've never met you, and yet I am so, so, so excited for you! I've been reading for a long time...you and I miscarried our first babies just a few days apart....our miracle baby boy is 10 months now. I will be lifting you up in prayer as you welcome your miracle baby girl tomorrow. God has truely placed your family on my heart - I'll be praying so much!

mommara said...

So excited and sending prayers!

Katie said...

Good luck! Will be thinking of you tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

First time leaving a comment but I wanted you all to know I'm praying for you.

Kristen

Amy said...

Praying for you both today and for sure tomorrow as you welcome and embrace your sweet girl. It has been an honor to be a part of your blog family and bare witness to God's hand in your lives. Bessings and peace to you both!

Ashley said...

Praying for you and Spencer as you get ready to welcome your little one into the world. Through the happiness that tomorrow brings, I know Issac will be in your hearts and on your mind as your little girl is welcomed into the world tomorrow. My prayers are with you.

Anonymous said...

We are cheering for you Stacey! I cant wait to see pictures of that sweet little baby, God is going to bless her life more than we may know!
Abby

Anonymous said...

Of course you will be in my thoughts and prayers today and tomorrow as you've been throughout your journey....I wish you many blessings and get some rest. I look forward to hearing from you about little Eliana's arrival! God bless you and your family.

Christine said...

I rarely comment on here, but I just wanted to say that you will be in my thoughts tomorrow! Best Wishes!

KAL071203 said...

So excited for you as you welcome your second little blessing. We will be praying for you and spencer and dear little eliana.

Julie said...

Praying for you and Spencer today...for a peaceful and restful day together...for Elina's safe arrival tomorrow...and remembering Isaac through it all. He is with you - always.

I cannot wait to meet your sweet baby girl and know she is in your arms!

Hugs and prayers from Indiana!

t.bird said...

oy- i cannot WAIT for you guys to meet & hold her!!!

have fun tomorrow & God BLESS!!!!
<3

Lynette said...

Praying for you tonight on the other side of the ocean and looking forward to tomorrow and welcoming little Eliana into the world,
God Bless,
lynette x

Marie W said...

I will be praying tonight and tomorrow that the Dr.'s not just do a C-section, but that the Great Physician takes control in the OR. I will be praying for Eliana's safe delivery and that everything and every move that takes place aligns with God's plans. I can't wait to meet her and praise God for his goodness and grace. May his peace be with you and Spencer on this last day as an earthly family of 2.

Cameron said...

Good luck tomorrow! Thinking and and praying for you guys in Virginia!

Christinie said...

I am praying! So excited for you!

Anonymous said...

Enjoy every minute, Stacy and Spencer. How exciting! Many prayers for you all.
"Yellowcar" from Strong Mommas/PAL

erin said...

hope ya'll have wonderful day together getting ready to welcome your baby girl into the world..much love, prayers, and blessings from ga~erin

Marie said...

I've been following your blog since stumbling across it after going through a miscarriage earlier this year. I have been encouraged by your journey, reading your dialoge really put my own situation into perspective and opened my eyes to seeing what God is leading our family through. Ironically, I'm due to have our second baby on Friday so it has been fun following you now in pregnancy as well. May God bless you, your husband and baby... and so carefully guide all of the hospital staff through their interactions with you.

Anonymous said...

Stacy, in only a few hours you and Spencer will meet your Eliana. I am so happy for you and pray that all will go beautifully. I remember a post you made a year or so ago, "Do You Trust Me?"...one of the most touching you've ever written. You've trusted our Lord through all these days since you lost sweet Isaac. Thank you for your witness. May tomorrow be full of great joy. Can't wait for the pictures!!!

Elizabeth

Heather said...

I am so excited for you and Spencer. I will never forget the feeling of holding my son after we had lost his brother 18 months prior. It was such a rush of emotions. I have loved reading your blog from the beginning and how you articulate your feelings so well. I feel connected to someone who has been in the same shoes as myself. I am eager to continue to read as you add this new chapter.

James Patrick said...

Oh I just cant wait to hear that you and your husband are the proud parents of a screaming baby girl. I know that her big brother has already given her sweet kisses and she is ready to join your family. I will be praying all day tomorrow for a smooth delivery and healthy mommy and baby.

Liz and Will Timmerman said...

We are praying hard here in Michigan for you, Spencer and Eliana. We can't wait to "meet" her, and to share in your family's joy, if even through a blog. Isaac will be with you every step of the way tomorrow as you welcome his baby sister into the world. Embrace the joy and sadness together tomorrow. You will experience a new dimension of joy tomorrow, that I believe can only be felt after you have experienced the sorrow you have. God is great like that!

We can't wait to see which characteristics Eliana shares with her big brother! Many many hugs!!!

Love
The Timmermans

Anonymous said...

How exciting that the big day is finally upon you! I'm sure everything will go just fine- you'll be in good hands and surrounded by people who love you. It must be strange to think that when you go home with Eliana, she will be older than Isaac ever was or will be. The 'big brother/little sister' relationship doen't even apply after her birth. I guess the nomenclature becomes 'infant brother' at that point. That will make her place in the family extra special I'm sure. God bless your day tomorrow and best wishes for an easy birth and recovery!

Suzanne from Atlanta

asplashofsunshine said...

EXCITING DAYS AHEAD FOR YOU! I'll be checking in to see her little face. Enjoy today, enjoy your preparation, and enjoy your relaxation too.

Kelsey said...

Praying for all of you tomorrow. Trusting that the Lord would carry you mightily!

Kelli said...

I seldom comment, always read your posts, but wanted you to know I will be lifting you up in prayer throughout tonight and tomorrow!!

Tammy On the Go said...

why do I feel like an Aunt waiting on a neice....

love you much.

in prayer.

Tammy

trdmosgrls said...

Many Many blessings for you guys!!!!! I will be saying Tons of prayers throughout the day!

Rev. Mindi said...

Prayers and blessings to you as you prepare for tomorrow, for the sadness and the great joy. I have followed your blog since before Isaac was born and we are all anxiously awaiting his little sister!

Rachel said...

I've been following your blog for so long now. I don't comment often, but I want you to know I am praying for you! Tomorrow will be such a day of joy for you all. But also a day full of other emotions. I will be lifting all of you up in prayer. Can't wait for a post with a picture of you and your beautiful daughter :)

Fiona /BrisbaneAustralia said...

Hope all goes fabulously. Am sooo excited for you both and glad that a second ray of sunshine will be a part of your lives. Lots of love.

Anonymous said...

Hope you enjoyed your day. Tomorrow you will become a family of four. (3 here on earth, 1 an heavenly angel) I am sure Isaac will be cheering you on from heaven.

Hugs,
Lisa

Anonymous said...

Good luck tomorrow! All of your bumpies are so excited for you! hugs from PAL! Can't wait to see you over there!

Janie
(jmac22)

The Cox Trio said...

Hello Sarah in Washington (state that is) writing; long time reader first time commenter... :-) GOOD LUCK TOMORROW. :-) I'm praying for your family

Leah said...

I am so very happy for you all. I will be praying for smooth sailing! =)

Amy B. said...

So excited for tomorrow & can't wait to see pictures of Eliana and how she resembles Issac! I've been praying! Thank you for making us a part of your life. You have touched so many! Amy from So. MD (a.k.a. SV 6th floor RA, Spencer!) :)

jessduq_99 said...

Praying for a healthy Mommy and Baby Girl! Tomorrow is going to be such a wonderful day as you will be witnessing the birth of your second miracle.

Anonymous said...

I am ELATED for you guys. I will be praying for your upcoming day of meeting your daughter and missing your son. May God's tenderness be so present around you tomorrow you can tangibly feel Him with you. Enjoy this. You deserve this joy.

Jen

Krystal said...

I will be praying for you!

Megan said...

I have followed your blog since before Isaac was born and could not be more delighted for you as you are about to welcome your baby girl into the world. I will continue to pray for all of you and can't wait to meet her and share in your joy. Thank you for being such an inspiration to us all!

betty said...

Dear Stacy and Spencer,
We've been praying since the spring of 2008.We will continue to pray tonight, all through tomorrow,and for many days to follow. May the Lord richly bless you-we know He has and He will!
love Craig and Betty Laf

Donna said...

Praying for you and precious, beautiful Eliana!!! Know that tomorrow will be a day full of rainbows and great love in your hearts!! Much happiness to you!!

Michelle said...

Great luck to you tomorro! I have followed your blog since the day Isaac was born. I am praying for your peace tomorrow! We are all joyous with you!

Michelle in SC

Anonymous said...

I have been praying for you since before your precious little boy was born. So excited for you and praying for you as God takes you on this new journey with your precious little girl. Your sister in Christ in Florida...Karyn

AngelsAmid said...

We've been praying for you for a long time now & tomorrow we'll send up lots of prayers! I can't wait to hear the news! :) As I held my daughter tonight, as I rocked her to bed, I cried for joy at the thought of you holding your daughter tomorrow. =)

babyrndeb said...

Stacy and Spencer - I have enjoyed your specific prayer request countdown and am looking forward to hearing how everything goes tomorrow (I will be at work delivering other babies but will sure be thinking of you guys...)and I do plan to check your site from work tomorrow.
Know that you guys are being held in God's hands!

Kelly @ Sufficient Grace Ministries said...

As I pray for you, my heart is so full...of so many things. Thinking of your journey with Isaac, your journey since he was born, your journey with Eliana....

I truly stand in awe tonight of the God who has carried you through it all...the same amazing God who has carried me...the same God who continues to carry us both.

You are beautiful as you walk this path...beautiful as He carries you. Knowing you...and your Isaac has blessed me so much. I can't wait to see what lies ahead for the next chapter, either.

I'm with you...praying...cannot wait to "meet" your baby girl.

Praying with an overflowing heart...

In the words of one of your facebook friends, "March forth, Delisles"....Indeed!!!!

We are with you...every step of the way!

Love and Prayers,
Kelly

jlb521 said...

Have a great day tomorrow!!! What a joyous day you have ahead! I will be thinking of you ALL DAY!! I cannot wait to see your little girl!

Alyssa said...

I can't believe that tomorrow is the big day! Many prayers for a smooth delivery and healthy mom and baby. I'll be glued to my computer for the big update!

Anonymous said...

Prayers are with you tomorrow!

Darla

Paige said...

Prayers are going up for you and your sweet family!

JB said...

God Bless you all tomorrow. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Savor every moment, it is going to be a great day!
Jennifer

Susan said...

SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I most definitely will be praying! It's gonna be an emotional day...but a beautiful one and you will remember it forever! Your sweet Isaac will be smiling on you tomorrw as you welcome his baby sister and he would be so proud of his Mama and Daddy! God bless you always! xoxo
Can't wait to meet your blessing!

This is the day! said...

Praying for you as you meet you new baby girl.

Anonymous said...

May God bless the newest member of your family and protect you both with His loving peace. We can't wait for your good news tomorrow!

Delayna Schneider said...

Enjoy the welcoming of your precious baby girl tomorrow. As stated, the Strong Mommas are praying for you and can't WAIT to see pictures of your beautiful girl. I will also pray that you are able to feel everything you need to feel tomorrow, for Isaac, for Elianna, for your family. So, so important.
Take Care and Much Love.

FSD said...

It sounds like you had the perfect day! I hope you're getting some rest now. I'm so excited for you!!! I've been lurking all week, but I just had to comment on the eve of your precious baby girl's birth! I can't wait to see pictures!!! Praying for nothing but peace and joy tomorrow!!!

The Power Family said...

What a great idea for a day together! I'll be thinking of you and your family. Love the name Eliana and can't wait to see her debut on your blog!

Lisa in NC said...

Hoping this long-awaited day is "just what you needed" and lifting you up in our thoughts. Congratulations on braving another step in your journey!

~Alicia~ said...

I just read through 1-10 and prayed for all of the things you asked for... you & Eliana are blanketed in prayer (even from here, in Sydney Australia).

Can't wait to see her. I'm sure she will be beautiful.

Jamie Lynne said...

I am so exciting for you! Good luck today and I can't wait to see updates on how everything went! God bless and you will be in my thoughts and prayers today!
Jamie (jamielynne0616)

J & A said...

thinking of you this morning. and praying. i know isaac will be looking down on you and his baby sister and smiling!

Maryland Mommy said...

Have been following your blog for a long long time now and am so excited to "meet" your sweet girl! Good luck and prayers from this Maryland Mommy!!

Kristen said...

Stacey--

I just wanted to pop in and say that I am praying for you this very moment!!! I havn't commented in a long time, but have definitely been reading your blog regularly and praying for you each time I do so. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you enter a new stage of celebrating the arrival of your precious girl with you while still aching for your sweet little Isaac...my heart aches for you, but today I am celebrating with you!!!!

Kristen

KatieH said...

I cannot even tell you how happy I am for you and your family. I hope everyday from here on out is brighter for you :) Can't wait to see pics and hear all about your new addition.

Mommyof3 said...

Praying for your family and your precious baby girl whom you will be meeting today! I was asked to pray for you from my cousin on which would have been Isaac's 1st birthday, and have been following and praying for you since! Even though we have never met, I feel as if I know you. You are such an inspiration to all, God has given you such a beautiful gift to write. Today your emotions are running high and I know that you will treasure each and every moment holding, kissing, just starring at your little girl! God is good all the time, all the time God is good!

Jess said...

So excited for you as you meet your new daughter! Hope everything goes well. Congrats to you, Spencer, and big brother Isaac! Can't wait to see pics:)