This blog has been pretty quiet, but our lives have been quite the opposite! Two engagements, two weddings, and a baby arriving next month!

It’s hard to express our excitement as Josiah and I prepare for our baby’s arrival. The last few days have been spent with activities such as birth education classes, setting up our stroller and car seat, and storing snacks in the freezer for Josiah for the hospital … anything I can do that might prevent my super queasy husband from fainting during the experience! I cannot have my mom or a doula or anyone else at the hospital because of COVID, so I need to keep Josiah conscious if possible. 🙂

Josiah and I have thoroughly enjoyed our first 8 months of marriage, and it’s hard to know how to adequately thank the Lord for all that He has done for us. I am reminded that this earthly gift of marriage is just a picture of good things ahead, just a shadow of the Lord’s goodness. How much more reason do we have to rejoice because God has made us alive together with Christ that “in the coming ages he might show the immeasurable riches of his grace in kindness toward us in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:5).

I hope to start updating this blog again with some reports from what the Lord has done / is doing in our lives.


  1. Hey, Grace! I read your book Will Our Generation Speak and it was very helpful and encouraging. Thank you! Excited for you and your husband and your new baby! ?

  2. We are truly excited for you! Oh our Josiah! You might be surprised at how he toughens up at the arrival of baby girl! Not kidding! Love you guys.

  3. So happy for you both! Josiah is by no means alone in this response to certain triggers. Lots of people experience vasovagal syncope at even just the thought or site of blood or a needle. We had a whole protocol for managing this common event when i worked a Blood Donation Center, and Donors were not the only ones who became my Patients. Normalizing it will take away the stigma, and help learn the triggers, and an aura that often can recognized, and how to somewhat manage it. Its’s not a weakness, and there’s no shame. ?? It may not be forever.

  4. Wow! How exciting! I’m glad to hear this news and pray that your birth goes very smoothly and is blessed by God. Congratulations!

  5. CONGRATULATIONS!!! I’m so excited for you! Children are truly a blessing from God! I have one such blessing so far and it’s fun, challenging, amazing, tiring and such a JOY to more people than immediate family! God bless you as you start the journey of being parents!

  6. Congratulations on your little blessing arriving soon! We are praying for you and your growing family! ?

  7. congratulations a baby. You will be great parents!! Marah and Joey will be having a baby girl in Sept. This I Margie and Mike Vale in Kentucky

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