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  1. Stacie says:

    I am praising the Lord that all is well with you! I have been praying for you and your precious #5. When so much time elapsed after the previous update, I began to worry that something was wrong, but still hoped for the best. It’s probably a bit strange to worry about someone you’ve never met, but I feel oddly connected to you as we both have “Valors” and of course reading your blog lends familiarity. Our Valor is a bit younger (nearly 15 months), and he brings such joy. He is our ninth and the whole family adores him. There is something special about “Valor”! May the Lord continue to bless you and keep you in the days and weeks to come.
    Have a wonderful day (and thank you for the update)

  2. Carrie says:

    Praise the Lord! We’ve been anxiously waiting to hear news, and we’re glad that all seems to be going reasonably well. Can’t wait til June – only a hair over 3 months to go! Hmm, I may have to take John’s puzzle seriously this time. I don’t know how much suspense I can handle!

  3. Kathy H says:

    Rejoicing with you for the wonderful family update!

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  5. Charlotte says:

    Great news and great to have an update!

  6. Nicole D. says:

    🙂 Soooooo happy for you all!

  7. Diane Hamersley says:

    Dear Abby and John,

    Know the Lord is walking with you and your precious #5. We pray he is being knit perfectly in your womb.

    We will be praying hard,
    Diane and Ken

  8. Lisa Davenport says:

    Our choir CD has Matt Redman’s “Blessed Be Your Name” on it, and I often thought of you when practicing, while waiting breathlessly for your next update (even though breathless waiting isn’t the best for singing!). Praising Him for your good news, right along with you! (found you a while back, from Cakewrecks)

    God bless you real good, and may He hold you tightly in His mighty grip.

  9. Christina says:

    I am so thrilled to read this update. I can feel the love and see the family of four image as you described it. I can’t wait for our boys to play together!

  10. SalannB says:

    First of all, it’s GREAT to hear from you, Abby!

    When I started reading this, my heart fell to my feet. I hope and pray that Number 5 will be a healthy, happy boy…a perfect companion to Valor. Even though you and John are well-equipped to handle a special-needs child, I hope that it is not so. Number Five looks great on camera!

    Oh my, look how big Valor is! He’s looking less “toddler-ish” and more “boy-ish”, if that makes any sense.

    And you look wonderful in the UNC photo; looks like your pregnancy is agreeing with you.

    My continued thoughts and prayers for you, John, Valor and Number Five.


  11. Liz says:

    I found your site via Cake Wrecks a while back, but I think this is the first time I’ve posted a comment. I’m so thrilled for you guys that Number Five is on the way and is developing well. Whoever he is and whatever his imperfections when he arrives in this world, he is blessed to have such an amazing family who will accept and adore him just as he was made. You inspire me everyday!
    – Liz in Chicago

  12. Maggie says:

    So glad everything is feeling good again!! You have been in our thoughts and will continue to be.

  13. Sabrina says:

    Such joyful news!!
    Congratulations! I can’t wait for John’s puzzle…I guarantee I won’t be able to solve it hahahaha
    A big hug from Argentina

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