Monday, August 1, 2011

Meet My New Nieces!

If you’ve read my blog for awhile, you’ll probably remember my brother, Richie (my only sibling), and my sister-in-law, Missy, and their three children, Trey, Kemper, and Laci. I posted about Richie especially during the time he served in Iraq a couple of years ago.

I’ve wanted to spill the beans and share their good news for awhile, but couldn’t do so just yet because of the red tape, ifs and buts, and unknowns. But I now have their permission and okay to share!

A few months ago, they received a phone call. It was a call asking (because they were related) if they would be interested in “taking” two children that were in the care of social services.

Of course they had to go through all the processes including a homestudy and DHR in both states involved. After much time, effort, and lots of prayer, they were recommended to be the parents of these two precious girls.

They are already great parents to their three children. But now they are becoming of family of seven……adding two more children to their family!

So meet my two new nieces!

Sydney is 18 months old.

Ellie Grace is 8 months old.

The following are pictures of them on the long drive home on Friday, just a few hours after they were theirs!

Sleeping beauty Sydney:

Sleeping beauty Ellie Grace:

Aren’t they darling? We can’t wait to get our hands on them! They're little blessings and they are in for a blessing as well!  God has a plan for each one of them!

We are thrilled to add two more nieces to our family (and cousins for our kids)!  God is good!

And it’s going to be fun shopping in the little girl section again. :)


LynnMarie said...

What a great story and really they got the girls fast (months, not years!!)! So glad that these two little ones got new great parents. What a blessing for everyone.

bettyj said...

Well this brought tears to my eyes. Those two precious babies. God is truly looking out for them and your brother and s-i-l. They are going to have some difficult nights, but in the end what a blessing. I just added the family to my prayer journal. Please keep us posted about them.

Joy ~ Doodlebug ~ said...


I'm so excited! I can't wait to get down to their house and HUG SOME KIDS!

As I've said before...I want one!

I love you! 8!

God bless you!
Joy :D

Susannah said...

This was such a heartfelt post! The little girls are adorable. What a happy ending!

Happy anniversary to you and Jason, too!!!!!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Awwww! Those girls are adorable! How exciting. I'll be keeping your brother and his family in my thoughts and prayers. Thanks for sharing their story.

jennifer768 said...

What a blessing ! So very glad that things worked out for the kids and your brother and SIL! They are adorable little ones.Hugs,Jen

Lynn said...

Tammy, Congratulations on the additions to your family. OMG, those are some sweet, sweet, faces.
I am also excited. I am going to be a grandma for the first time. My son's girl friend just found out that she is pregnant. He has just finished his service to the country in the Army and they will be moving back to North Carolina in the next few weeks. I look forward to shopping for my grandchild.

Thank you so much for sharing this blessing with us and I pray that God will continue to bless your family and these darling baby girls as the grow in your family.

Hollie said...

What a wonderful blessing indeed! They are absolutely beautiful! Congrats to you all! I know these precious babies will be loved!!!

Annie said...

Oh my gosh, they are both SO cute!!!! Congrats to your brother and SIL and to you, Tammy, on your beautiful new neices!!! I bet Joy is gonna love babysitting those 2!

Farming On Faith said...

They are beautiful!

renee said...

How precious! I think it's amazing how God works things out! Please keep us updated on how they are doing.
They will be very loved!

Sharon said...

How wonderful for your brother and sil.
Those little blessings are so cute.
God sure does have a plan.

Joy Graham said...

Oh how blessed your brother's family is to recieve TWO special gifts! GO SHOPPING!!!-Joy

terrypi said...

Oh they are absolutely adorable. I wish everyone happiness always.

Melissa said...

OMG! Amazing...they are beautiful! Congrats to your brother and his family!

Lynn said...

I am so happy for your brother, wife and family on their adoption of these two beautiful baby girls. So very precious! Such a wonderful blessing for everyone!!


Blessed Beyond said...

Congratulations to your family!!! They are both so precious!!! I"m so thankful that these little darlings will have a great family now!!!! You know this touched my heart, as it's way similar to our own story and some pictures too!
Hugs and love,