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My husband, Brett and I live in beautiful South Africa and have been blessed with the most precious family. We have 2 very beautiful and brave daughters, Tianna (15) and Angelee (12) and a very precious little boy called Zac who touched our hearts forever in his 1 day here on earth. We never would have imagined that we would have to live this side of Heaven without our sweet boy who was born with half a heart, but every day Jesus carries us through and is teaching us more than ever how to live, laugh and love fully. 3 years ago our faithful Great Restorer graciously blessed us once again with another son ... our beloved Gabriel ... a ray of sunshine in all our lives! "Love in Action" is our journey as a family to love the way Jesus is teaching us to love and live.

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14 January 2013

And the countdown begins ... 10 more sleeps!!!

There is such excitement in our house right now! In just 10 more sleeps we will be meeting our beloved Gabriel! We are all beside ourselves with joy. I keep dreaming about what this sweet baby boy looks like and what his little personality is going to be like. He is so loved and anticipated ... our blessing from Jesus!
So here's what I do know so far ... he has adorable cheeks just waiting to be smooched by his mama ;0)
He has strong little legs and feet that know how to kick really hard (especially when I decide to go to sleep at night)!
He is simply too wonderful for words!
To say that we are ready and excited is the understatement of the year! Everything is set out and waiting for his grand arrival! I love that as much as people ask my hubby how he feels about sleepless nights, changing nappies and going back to the baby phase after so many years, his response is the proudest, broadest beam ever! He simply can't wait! It makes my heart do flip flops to hear him express that he is more ready than ever! God has once again given him the desire of his heart. He gets to be daddy to 4 amazing children! 2 girls and 2 boys! That's a whole lot of blessing that takes our breath away and leaves our hearts forever thankful to our faithful Jesus.
So as an excited Mommy, I have to share a few pics of his room. I am just waiting for the jungle themed panels that Gabe's daddy is making for him to put on his wall. All the rest is done and ready. Here it is ...




I have loved doing up Gabe's room. Having a blue wall in the house makes me smile the biggest smile ever! For so long we have desired to raise a son. To finally know that we get to bring this son home and into our every day life as a family is such a privilege for us. His 2 big sisters already know which outfits they want to change him into ;0) 
When we decided on his nursery theme, we knew it had to be different from what we set up for Zac. Zac's room was a haven of peace for our "heart peace" baby boy. Greens and naturals. People have asked me if I regretted setting up the room for Zac knowing that he probably would never come home to it. The answer for me is no. It was our way of releasing our faith for His miracle. The day I came back from the hospital with empty arms after his "graduation into Glory" I asked the Lord why He had blessed us with so much for Zac. He simply whispered to my heart that He knew that I needed that. It also gave us the opportunity to bless others in need with what meant much to our hearts. And in the next breath He said "But you should see what I have prepared for him! Only the best Janni.". It brought me peace to know that my Jesus had gone above and beyond to create a special place filled with love, light, joy and peace for my little boy as he grows up in Heaven. 
So as we repainted and decorated Gabriel's room, it has become a room full of bright colours that represent joy! This is our child of joy and laughter. A jungle room fit for our little adventurer! Already in the womb he has been with me to 3 different Countries. I know that he will do many great adventurous exploits for his King Jesus!
As our countdown begins to our exciting day, I want to thank so many of you who have walked with us, prayed for us and loved us through our journey with Zac and who have encouraged me greatly in our pregnancy with Gabriel. It has been so wonderful for Brett and I to feel everybody's joy over our precious gift of restoration. We will all be celebrating so soon together!!! And oh yes ... the photo's will keep coming :0)  
All my love as always xxx
Janine

2 comments:

Tatum said...

Oh Janine, I am so happy and excited for you and can't wait to see pictures of your precious baby boy! I love his chubby little cheeks in that first picture, sooooo cute!
Sending lots of love and hugs your way!
~Tates

Carol F said...

So happy & excited my Janna! thanks for the pics - Gabe's room looks so inviting...you can feel the sense of adventure - counting down with you!!
In my heart Always,
Mom xxxxxx