Friday, November 14, 2008

A Gift

So...many of you have noticed my new blog layout! I would like to thank Nikki at Blogs for a Cause for doing the work and Amanda for treating me to this luxury!

I must admit that you all are mighty observant! Yes, there are five children pictured in the header because there is a FIFTH Bolte child on the way.

We are so excited and surprised by what God is doing in our lives! It has come with much emotion especially since tomorrow marks one year since receiving the news that Asher would likely not come home with us. We did not expect God to bless us in this way so soon, but when does God EVER do what we expect!? We know that there are no guarantees and we are just rejoicing in the miracle God has created. We know he will be faithful.

We are thrilled and yet guarded and would covet your prayers over the next six months.

57 comments:

Mrs. P said...

Oh Kristy!!! I am SO SO SO excited for you! Welcome to the mommmy's of FIVE club!!! :) Your bean is beautiful!

Love the layout. I will be praying for you and Mr.(or Miss??!?!)Bean.

Gabbin' with Giff said...

Praise God!! Congratulations! May the praying begin! :)

Alicia said...

Love your new design...and Congratulations!!!!! Will be holding you all up in prayer!!!!

Jumping for joy for you!!!!

Alicia

Katie said...

congrats!

Michelle said...

Oh Kristy! I am so stinkin excited for you. You know I have been praying for you in this regard! I love the new layout! Congratulations!

Shannon said...

Kristy...so excited for you!!! you know I am after everything you've shared with me. love you! all 7 of you!!!!!

Nicole said...

OH YAY!!! CONGRATS!!! I see I wasn't the only one that saw that picture at the top and had an inkling at what it meant. I'm so happy for you and will definitely remember to keep you in my prayers; even more so now. Best of luck with this pregnancy. Can't wait for future posts!

Take good care, Nicole

Amanda said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! YAY!!!! How along are you? I'm so happy for you all!

Laurie said...

Oh Sweet Kristy,

What a blessing, a true blessing from God. I am so happy for you I am doing the happy dance here!!! You sure can count on my prayers for the next 6 months and beyond. Bless your hearts, all of you!! God sure is amazing isn't he? I love the new blog design. I thought the airplanes were great too. But that header takes the cake. I am so HAPPY for you guys.

Love and Blessings, Laurie in Ca.

Amanda said...

What wonderful news! I noticed that fifth picture yesterday and wondered if I was missing something.
Congratulations to both of you!
Thinking of you and praying for a very happy and healthy pregnancy for you.

Erin said...

How exciting! I will be praying for a healthy new addition to your family! When is new little on due to arrive?

Hilary Marquis said...

Congratulations! And may God grant you the desire of your heart. We will be praying for all of you in the months to come :) Thank you for being such fine example of what it means to truely walk with God and to have faith in His plan.

Devon Rene said...

YEAH!!! i had to do a double take. i am so beyond thrilled for you and will be praying daily that god lets you keep this one!

love you dear friend...just so happy for you.

zanesmommy said...

Kristy,
Tears of JOY right now. Congratulations and will pray for you and your baby!

Melanie said...

Yah Kristy! I am excited for you and honored to share in your news! I will continue to pray for you and this newest little Bolte baby (whenever I think of *her*, I think *PINK*, so I guess that's my guess).
LOOOVE the precious pics of the fab five!! Love, MELANIE

Melody said...

I am so happy for you! Praying for you and this precious little babe.

Anonymous said...

Sooo excited for you!!! God is honoring your faithfulness. So tell us the details, when did you find out, when are you due, etc
Nicole

Just Me said...

I love the way you announced your pregnancy with a new header...that was a wonderful idea (and fun that people figured it out before you had a chance to come out and say it...) I think Nikki does great work (with blog makeovers and life in general :o) ) and I'm so happy you agree.

Hugs and prayers,
Amanda

Susie said...

Oh Kristy! I am so excited for you! You must not be too far behind me with an ultrasound like that... What's your due date?

Congratulations and may God's peace walk you through every moment of this next pregnancy.

Five! So precious!

Just Me said...
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Just Me said...

I just noticed you "linked" to me...thanks! It was an honor to treat you to this "luxury" (you know, most people go for massages, manicures, pedicures, facials...I guess blog makeovers work too!)

Hugs and prayers,
Amanda

So Blessed said...

Every good and perfect gift is from above (James 1:17).

I am thanking God for the gift of this new life...congratulations.
I continue to cover you in prayer.

Susie

Jessica mommy to Alex/ RTS said...

Congratulations Kristy......
Love Jessica

A Look Into Our Lives said...

Oh my word! I am crying tears of joy for you here! I had such a feeling that the fifth little picture was a new baby!!!!! I didn't want to jump to any conclusions so that's why I asked!
I am so, so thrilled with what God is doing in your lives and you can count on my prayers for you and your family and the new little life growing!
I will pray for you as you come up on the anniversary of the difficult news you received with Asher.
I pray your pregnancy will be filled with joy and that this new little one will be born into this world with complete health and life!
Blessings to you,
Hilary

Corie said...

Love the layout. I am praying!

thepipers said...

Congratulations, Boltes! May God give peace and trust in these days ahead.

our family said...

Kristy-
That is wonderful news. I will be praying for you guys during this time and of course for a healthy baby.
Do tell us how far along you are and when you are due.

Devin said...

Oh, Kristy. This is wonderful, just wonderful! I am so excited for you, and am already praying. God is so very, very good. I know you know that too. Oh, I am just over-the-moon. This is great! Congratulations, in a big, big way!

Okay, I am off to read your entry now...I stopped after seeing the U/S pic in the header and reading the words "5th new Bolte on the way!"

Melissa said...

Congratulations Kristy!!!! I read through Google Reader, so if you hadn't said something, I wouldn't have seen your clue. I do love the new layout though! Very cheery.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness Boltes!! I am so glad I checked your blog today! I had a feeling something was up! Congratulations! We are praying for you!
Michael and Wendy

Wendy said...

Kristy,
Oh my goodness! We are so excited for you!! We are praying for you and your family!
Michael and Wendy

Wendy said...

sorry for the double (and now triple) post...the new owner approval thing threw me! Feel free to just post the first one :)

Lauren said...

Congrats! Love the new layout, and so excited about the news. I will be adding Baby Bolte #5 to my prayer list.

Mandy said...

WOW, What exciting News!!!! Congratulations!!!! Mandy

Kathaleen said...

Oh, the pictures are just beautiful and I am so happy for your family. Congratulations on your new blessing!
Will continue to pray for you.

Love Kathaleen

Story of our Life said...

I am sooo happy for you. I did not notice your new blog becaus I read on the google blogger. Oh' how I wish I would have seen it sooner!!

Congrats sweetheart!!

Love, Gala

Steve+Marie Douglas said...

KRISTY!!!!! that is just HIS AWESOME WAYS!!!! PRAISING with you.
(praying for safety & peace for ALL of you)

I had just been talking with Jesus, asking him when He might consider blessing you, Howard & the boys!!!! (not the my prayers had anything to do with HIS SOVEREIGN plan) just sharing the conversation I was having with Jesus!

May you all basque in HIs perfect peace & His presence in your life as this new baby grows.

WE PRAY FOR A LONG, HEALTHY,JOYOUS life for this little one, at home with THE BOLTE FAMILY!!!

Chelle said...

Congratulations! I will be praying for you and your family...

Lisa said...

Congratulations Bolte's!!!

That is wonderful news!

The VW's said...

Congratulations Bolte Family! What a blessing from God! I'll be faithfully lifting you up in prayer! May God give you peace as you await His gift to you!

Mashel said...

Kristy,
I am so excited for you. And anxious and nervous and thrilled and elated and....I could go on and on, but I am sure you don't need me to, because after all, you are experiencing all that, since this is your life! ha ha. I pray with all my heart and soul that this new baby Bolte is a healthy vibrant little thing. Maybe even a girl! How about a little red-head girl! I am visualizing her now.....
I guess that God answered your reluctant questions on if you should try again or not, didn't He! He is the all knowing, why do we even think so much about it, like it is our decision...ha ha. When are you due? How far along are you? Obviously you already had an ultrasound, so how did everything look?
Praying my heart out for you newest little miracle.
Mashel
ps too funny, my word verification below was stork!

bri said...

I have just started reading your blog (3 days ago)... I found you on the Stanfield blog.
I grieve the loss of your two boys with you all as only a childless mother can do. I have given birth to 3 beautiful children (two girls and a son) and have given them over to Jesus shortly thereafter. It is not easy by any means but it is indeed peaceful when God is in it! You are strong and only God can hold you up in this time.

I am and will be praying for you and your family as God puts you on my heart! I am partnering with you in prayer for this new little one.

btw: I saw the header last night and was jumping all over posts trying to see when you announced your 5th. HA... you didn't until now... I was so excited to hear the news (even though I have not been around long; I am always rejoicing with those who've loved and lost and are blessed again.)

Anonymous said...

Kristy,

YAAAAAAAYYYY! So incredibly happy for you! I saw the little picture and wondered if it could be a new Bolte coming along.

I'll keep up the prayers - many hugs to you!

J. in OH

the*4*of*us said...

That is awesome news!!!! I am so happy for you guys--one more blessing to add to the list!!!!
Praying for nothing but a healthy mom and healthy baby!!!

Nikki said...

So glad you like the design :) and a huge congratulations!!

The Pittsburgh Hites said...

I am crying, I am so happy for all of you!!!! There are no words Kristy!! This has been a prayer close to my heart as you struggled with everything this summer, with your doubts and fears!!
I love you all so much!! I cannot wait to meet this new little guy! Geesh, I walk away from the computer for a couple hours, and look what I miss!!!!
I just want to hug you right now!!
All our love!!!

Kirst said...

Congratulations! That is so great. Our prayers will continue.
That is so exciting.

Hope said...

So happy for you!!!!!! Congratulations!

connie said...

Oh, Kristy, this is just what I've hoped to read someday on your blog! God loves you so much.
love, connie

Amy S. said...

Kristy!

Congratulations to you!..I love your new blog look too.

Love and Hugs.....

Beth said...

YEA! CONGRATS! I will be praying!

Elisha said...

ahhhhhhhh! So exciting! I havent commented in quite a while so I dont know if my name rings a bell but Ive been reading since you were pregnant with Asher... I hadnt checked in since your post on baby Faith ...Only to check in today and discover some GREAT news :) Congratulations Bolte Family

Elena said...

Oh my goodness!!! So very exciting for your family. I am praying that everything will go well and that your baby will be healthy. Praying for you to get to bring this sweet baby home!!! Congratulations. And what a fun way to announce it with your adorable new header.

Kathryn said...

Congratulations! My prayers are always with you. I cannot wait to read more about this new journey!

Pete, Alison and Charlie said...

Hi Kristy,
I don't know if you remember me (probably not!) but you left a message on my son Will's blog a while ago. He was born with a lethal genetic condition and lived for 15 minutes. Our second son, Charlie has an incurable heart defect, but is now five, and is the light of our life! Anyway - the last time I left you a message was when you were agonising about how hard it is to make the decision to have another baby, when things have been so hard before and the future is so uncertain - a sentiment that I REALLY understand. I just wanted to let you know that I am SO thrilled to hear your good news about your new little miracle. It is strange how happy I am for someone I've never even met! Charlie is due his third heart surgery next year, and once, God Willing, he has recovered from that, we are hoping to give him another brother or sister. He said the other day that he was hoping he could have a new baby who could stay with him, and not have to to straight to Heaven. I know you have heard similar things from your boys - they warm your heart and make you cry all at once! I just wanted you to know that we'll be praying hard for you over the next few months, and look forward to hearing how things are going. Take care now, and feel free to visit Will and Charlie's blogs anytime!
With love, Alison x
http://charlieturner.blogspot.com
http://our-son-will.blogspot.com

Mama10EE said...

Kristy! Congratulations! I haven't been able to check your blog for over a month and I immediately noticed the FIVE children in your new blog header. How exciting. You will certainly be in my prayers. We may not know each other, but please know I continually pray for you.

Dawn said...

CONGRATULATIONS on #5!!!
I wrote to you back when our son was born too early in May. I just came across your blog again through the Blogs for a Cause website.

Still waiting to go get our Vietnamese son.

http://wehavebeenblessed.blogspot.com