Friday, November 19, 2010

New Birth

God is doing something new!
"Forget about what's happened; don't keep going over old history. Be alert, be present. I'm about to do something brand-new. It's bursting out! Don't you see it? There it is!" Isaiah 43:16

Something bigger than we can imagine!
"This isn't a variation on the same old thing. This is new, brand-new, something you'd never guess or dream up." Isaiah 48:1

I can't begin to explain how much "New Birth" is echoing in my spirit. Not just a physical birth but a spiritual birth. God had spoken this to me before I was pregnant and recently brought it back to the forefront in a much clearer way. He has confirmed it through unknowing people. People who I have the upmost respect for. They are not even aware of the depth their words/prayers have meant to me.

"And I don't need to see it to believe it, I dont need to see it to believe it, Cause I cant shake this Fire deep inside my heart"

That one line describes exactly the feeling that is resonating with me right now! I'm so passionate about following Him! He has given me new hope, new strength, new wisdom, and new birth!!! My heart is overwhelmed with His love!

I hope this encourages you to pursue what God has called you to. Just take one small step in that direction!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ella Claire

Thats right! Baby Dorrough is now Ella Claire Dorrough!! We are so excited to bring in a sweet baby girl to our family!!!!!

I have always felt from the beginning of this pregnancy that I was carrying a girl. The strange thing is, I would picture what it would be like to have our baby at home and at church and always pictured a boy. Weird right?

I am so excited about all the girly stuff that comes along with having a girl. Everything is so soft and peaceful. I am most excited to see her with her dad. The relationship between father and daughter is so precious to me that my heart almost hurts with joy! J is going to be wrapped around her finger! I can barely think about him holding her in his arms for the first time without tears welling up. And that day when i'm not there and he has to fix her hair or pick out her outfit. Most of all as he teaches her the things of the Lord. As he takes her on daddy dates and shows her how precious she is to him and to God. J is an amazing husband and treats me like a queen. I know that his love for our daughter will be the same.

God's love for us is so much greater than our love for anything here on this earth. I've always thought that His relationship with girls is so intimate and precious. How He loves His daughters and has given us this "intuition" to help guide our families. How as wives we know exactly what our husbands need to hear in times of trouble and if you have a wise husband they listen even if it's not what they want to hear (well sometimes ha). Not sure where i'm going with this so i'll stop. You get my point God loves us and thinking of J and our daughter reminds me of His love.

So i'm on the hunt for nursery decor for a little girl. If you come across anything cute be sure and send me the link! For all the moms out there please tell me if there is something that you have for your baby that is a "must have".

I ordered this sling yesterday from

They are running a promotion for a free sling! You have to pay shipping so it ends up being $15. That's a GREAT deal! Just type in "turkey" when you go to check out. Not sure how long they are running the promo? This is my first purchase and I can't wait to get it in.

Special thanks to a very special Doctor who slipped me in for the ultra-sound! Your friendship is precious to me and i'll always remember that special moment we got to share! I've watched the video back a few times and laugh at the goofy smile on your face and how I have to put the phone to my ear to hear you whisper "I think it's a girl"!!! So great!!! Love you!