Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Life

Help! I haven't blogged in a while and I don't know where to start.....

Hey y'all! I am sorry I haven't posted. I have been thinking about you. God has continued to write His story on our life. It has been fast lately & I have so much to write. Last week we were out of town at the beach. Drew and I led worship and the children's time for the family camp our church does. We had a great time. It was hard to think of being at a family camp because I only had two children with me. Asa went on the Middle School Choir Tour Mission Trip.

So.... a great week at the beach where we wrote Brock's name in the sand.
I am always amazed when I am at the beach that this world is under a curse and that it will all be perfected in the New Heaven and New Earth. Parts are so beautiful that it is foretaste of the grandeur of Heaven. I love the "small" feeling I get at the beach. I am humbled and amazed that the God that created the vast sea shore and told the ocean where to stop loves me and wants to have a relationship with me.

Asa had a great mission trip. He boldly shared the Gospel with two boys. They both invited Jesus into their life as their Lord & Savior! He was so excited. He told the story about his experience at the homecoming concert tonight. I cried through the whole thing. His boldness and enthusiasm encouraged me. He was so confident in the Lord and did a wonderful job speaking in front of a large crowd.

We had a glorious Easter Weekend! I want to write about it soon. I have loved thinking all week long on the message that God spoke to me through our pastor's sermon. We had a sweet time with my brother's family which includes my niece, her husband and their two little boys. We had a 2-year old again in our home running around all weekend. The first morning as he ran with Barrett into our bedroom, I held my eyes closed for a moment and wished I was waking up from the nightmare of Brock's death. I imagined it was Brock's feet pitterpatting with Barrett. The boys loved having Brecken around and couldn't get enough of him. Barrett even said to me on Saturday that he wished we could have a baby and it be born 2 years old.

Well, on Sunday morning after church, we shared with the boys that we are going to have a baby (but not born 2 yrs. old like Barrett said). Yes, you read it right, I am pregnant!!!! I am about 9 weeks. It is a little early for me to be comfortable telling. We usually wait until 12 weeks or so. We decided to tell so that we could have you once more pray for us and walk this journey with us. The story is beautiful and I hope to be able to tell you all about it someday. I would rather sit with each one of you over a cup of coffee and tell you the story. We are excited, but as you can imagine, the news comes with a whole range of emotions. Well there it is!!!! Maybe now you can see why I wasn't sure where to start. Thanks for loving us and praying for us. My Love, Nita

28 comments:

Josie H. said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!! I should be asleep right now, but I am SO glad I checked your blog! Praying for a safe pregnancy and healthy baby! Yea, God!!!!

Marie Black said...

My precious friend, I am SOOOO excited!!! What a blessing and I can't wait! I love you, Marie

Paige Stanfield said...

Yippeeeee!!!! I am so happy for you guys and so glad that you have this joyful thing to look forward to. I'm looking forward to hearing your Easter story too!

Paige Stanfield said...

Oh, and yay for Asa too! I covet that boldness for my boys.

Tina said...

Awe, Nita! You guys are such a great family. I am so excited for y'all.

Natalie Wideman said...

Nita! How awesome is the God we serve! Congratulations, you are in my heart and prayers.

Alicia said...

Nita - I am so happy for y'all. Our God is so good and loves us so much. I will pray for a healthy baby and pregnancy.

Victoria said...

WOW! Such wonderful news ... I am so happy for you!! We will pray for a healthy baby and pregnancy!!

Lindsey said...

I love you all so much! I am so filled with joy! Children are truly a gift from the Lord!

meade conley said...

god is good -- what a blessed baby to be born into such a wonderful family! you all will be in our thoughts and prayers through this exciting time!

Brittany said...

CONGRATULATIONS! I am a good friend of the Johnson's and have been touched by your families story. I am so excited for you all! Praying for a safe, healthy, and worry free pregnancy! God bless,

Brittany

Kristen Shepard said...

Drew and Nita, congratulations!!! I want you both to know that I am encouraged by the way God has worked in and through you, through this chapter in your lives! I will pray for a safe pregnancy and healthy baby!! God bless you!! Kristen

Julie Gallion said...

So glad I checked your blog today...Congratulations!!

anita clements said...

So excited to hear your great news!Since half of my school are First Baptist people we had a good time sharing this with each other. You and your family will be in our prayers.God is so good!Congratulations!!!!
Anita Clements
Cordele

{ jamie } said...

OH MY!!! I'm so excited and in tears, too! So happy for you all! ♥♥♥

Barren Womb said...

Congrats :)

Patricia Hobbs said...

Nita and Drew, Asa, Mason, & Barrett, I am so excited for you. You all are a wonderful testament of God's love and goodness. Our prayers are with you and we look forward to the coming months and what God has in store for you.
Patricia Hobbs

Anonymous said...

Nita,
Oh, such joy I am feeling for your sweet family! I have been quietly watching your blog for a little while. I found your blog around the beginning of February. God had certainly laid your family on my heart around that time and I was so happy to find your beautiful blog. We keep the picture of Barrett from your thank you note on our photo board and I think and pray for your sweet family often.
Would love to have that cup of coffee soon and hear the beautiful story. Your words through this blog have been very inspirational for me, you truly have a gift for sharing your heart!
Love,
Lori Lathem

Amanda Craig said...

Congratulations! I am so excited for you guys. I will be praying for you and your family.

Mitzi said...

Oh YEAH!!! I am crying, I am so beyond thrilled for you guys!! Many congratulations and prayers for an easy pregnancy and healthy baby.

Henley on the Horn said...

What glorious news!!!! A sweet little baby! We will pray for you and your pregnancy. What is your due date? We are thankful the Lord has brought this bit of joy into your lives, even as you grieve. God is good. Please tell Drew congratulations too! We love you all! (

Henley on the Horn said...

And, by the way, welcome to the mama of FIVE club:) It's a great one to be in!

Amy said...

Oh Nita!

I am crying tears of joy for you!! I will keep you and your family in my prayers, you sweet, wonderful woman. Congratulations!

Amy

Michaela said...

Hi Nita, My mom told me today about the news. I'm so happy that the Lord is blessing you both with another child! I miss your family and I hope Pete and I will be able to catch y'all in town when we're in GA this summer.
Love, Michaela

Elisabeth O'Brien said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing from the Lord! Your whole family is in my prayers as you await this sweet bundle of joy!

Elisabeth O'Brien

Lynn said...

I could not be more thrilled about your news. It is so good to hear that God has touched Asa's life so much that it has given the strength to speak increase into other's lives. I am excited for him. Andd..oh, yes...PREGNANT????!!!! WOW!!! My prayers are with you. You and Drew are the BEST parents and it would have been a shame not to have more children. I was always hoping that you would try again. GOD is always so good for and to us. And I know that the boys are so excited. They are great ages now to be of so much help to you. If you need anything, please feel free to ask.

Much Love and Pure Joy at all your news!!!

Lynn McCray

Brooke said...

Ah! That is so exciting! I am so happy for you. And Asa was awesome at the homecoming concert. It was encouraging to me as well. God has blessed you with wonderful children as well as another one to come :) I will be praying for you!
~Brooke

MrsBurns said...

Hey Nita:
I am late to this party, but this is news worth commenting on. So wonderful to hear of your blessing; now I know why God has brought you to mind so much lately! I hope you are feeling well and feeling loved. Miss you!
Denise