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Our Merriest Christmas Surprise!

Friday, December 22, 2017
My hands are trembling and I have tears in my eyes (no one is surprised by this I know) as I have anticipated typing these words for months.  I am so excited to finally share a big secret we have been keeping.  We sent out our Christmas card and let our friends and family know some exciting news...








WE ARE ADOPTING!

That's right, my heart is bursting with anticipation, joy and overflowing gratitude!  My momma heart is miraculously growing in love for a little one we don't know yet but are so anxious to meet.   We find such comfort that as we pray for our sweet new addition, God knows exactly who they are and hears our prayers.


I am sure you have lots of questions and in the coming months I will be sharing more.  God's handprint has been all over this from the very beginning, which started several years ago.  We have all the emotions but overwhelming peace and excitement as God continues to show us this is the path He wants us to take!  We are currently in the home study process, if you are familiar with adoption.  We are knee deep in paperwork at the moment!


This might just be my favorite post of 2017 so I will leave you with that and and say goodbye for the year.  I am looking forward to enjoying time with my family and extended family this holiday season.  I am beyond thankful for this tribe, affectionately known as KOKO's, and the relationships that have formed.  I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I will see you all in 2018!




Until next time, keep on keeping on with a joyful, faith-filled life.  #tribekoko






Linking up with ByBMG for High Five for Friday and Andrea for Friday Favorites


26 comments on "Our Merriest Christmas Surprise!"
  1. How very exciting! Wishing you and yours a most wonderful season! So much to look forward to in 2017

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  2. Best news EVER!!!!! Our family is beyond excited and we can NOT WAIT to meet this little one! We love you all so much and continue our prayers for your growing family! Congratulations!!!! 🎉😘😘

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  3. Oh Erin!! My heart could burst for y’all! I can not wait to follow along with your journey! Merry Christmas & Happy, Happy, Happy New Year! Love you!!

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  4. How exciting Erin!!! I am so happy for you all and I cannot wait to hear more!! Merry Christmas to you and your family!!! xo

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  5. Awe, this is just the sweetest and shows your precious heart even more. Love and hugs to you and your sweet family this Christmas season.

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  6. Prayers for safe travel, a positive experience in China, and a healthy little! xo

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  7. My heart burst for you when I got your card a few weeks ago, and my eyes burst this morning reading today’s post! I cannot wait to follow this beautiful journey with your family. Prayers & love, friend!

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  8. That is exciting news. You can read about a friend's journey through adoption over at Even The Sparrow. Jody is a beautiful person, and amazing writer.

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  9. Jody's blog is eventhesparro843.blogspot.com

    She just posted a video she had made of sweet Bella 7 years ago, her first Christmas with them after being adopted from China.

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  10. This is the best news. Congratulations.

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  11. Three of our kiddos are form China! Many prayers to you on this amazing and overwhelming journey!

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  12. SO very excited for you and your family’s journey!!! Congrats!!!

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  13. Such sweet news! Sending many prayers along this continued journey!! Can't wait to "meet" the newest Port!!

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  14. Oh Erin! I am SO happy for your girl. Adoption is such a beautiful thing to see. We will begin praying for your whole family and the transitions to come now.

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  15. What a beautiful surprise! I am so dang excited to see what this journey holds for your family.
    Hope you all have a fantastic Christmas! Enjoy the holiday friend!

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  16. ERIN!!! So happy and excited for you and your sweet, growing family. Can't wait to follow along on this journey. Have a blessed and Merry Christmas!! XO

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  17. Congratulations! I can't wait to follow along with your adoption journey. Merry Christmas!

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  18. Congratulations to all of you! What good fortune for this baby to be adopted into a family like yours. Will be anxious to read more in the new year. XO

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  19. So very excited for you Friend! You know I'll be praying for you guys throughout this whole process! XO

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  20. I am just BEYOND excited for you and your family! I cannot wait to follow along on your journey to adoption!! Congratulations to all of you!!!

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  21. Such happy news! What a lucky baby getting to join your family!!

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  22. I'm super excited for you and wish you all the best throughout the adoption journey.

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  23. Congratulations!! What a special year 2018 will be. I can't wait to hear more details, am excited about your adoption journey and will be praying for God's will for your family. LOVED your card.

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  24. This is the most incredible news, friend! I am so happy and excited for your family. I will be praying for you guys and the child as well. Isn’t it amazing to know that God already has that perfect little babe waiting for your family? Brings me to tears when I think of His goodness. Happy Year Port family!

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  25. I am so behind on my blog reading! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! I am ecstatic for you guys and I know that is going to be one loved little baby! I'm excited to follow along on this journey with you!

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