Saturday, October 17, 2009

Kiva is coming...and Phi Lamb Retreat!

First things first...KIVA IS COMING OCTOBER 28th!!! We are inducing Wednesday unless she decides to come earlier. We are super excited!

And this weekend I was able to be the speaker at the Phi Lamb retreat. It was a really sweet time with the girls. I shared my "story" and then two other talks. So many things going on with them and it was truly neat to see how the Lord really touched them in their own unique ways. In true college fashion, I was there last night until after 1 am and back there this morning at 7:30 :) So, my body is feeling it! But thankfully I was able to sleep some today (thanks to Brian and MiMi).

You know, any opportunity that I have to share how good, kind, generous and redeeming the Lord has been in my life I am just reminded once again how much I have been given. Last night, being there with some of my sweet friends, Ashley, Bernie and Donna was also fun for me to feel God's love for me in tangible ways. It is one thing to KNOW that we are loved by God, and it is something even sweeter to FEEL loved by Him...and it was humbling to feel that love in super tangible ways through those friends! When I share myself with the girls, it is a vulnerable spot for sure...and it was nice to feel supported in the moment and by your prayers as well!!! Thanks!

I will update the blog with Kiva's room pics later this is so fun!!!


  1. Exciting times! I'll be praying for you guys. Can't wait to see pictures of your new blessing.

  2. Steph,

    I remember hearing your story when I transferred to A&M and pledged Phi Lamb. I remember thinking, how wonderful you are and what an amazimng story you had. I also remember you telling each of us how important our story was no matter what! It was that semester (Fall '01) that I struggled a lot...even just staying at A&M. God used you and specifically Kerri Kalmbach to get me through that semester. I know that your story now has evolved even more and God is using it to speak to so many people. Amazing! I truly enjoy following your blog and seeing the amazing family God has blessed you with!

    Have a wonderful week! I can't wait to see more pictures of Kiva's room!

  3. Steph,

    We just barely met a few times through the Burdines, and I hear little bits about your story through them... just found your blog now via a whole other set of people, it's a small world isn't it?

    Anyway, just wanted to say I was so sad to hear of your loss last year and never knew how to say anything. I know Kiva is not Mia, but am so happy to hear that God has answered your prayers for another baby to hold in your arms.

    My late grandma's birthday was October 28. I like that this highly anticipated new life will share that date.

    All God's blessings to you.

  4. This is a blessing to me because I remember years and years ago spending time with this wonderful group of gals...Phi Lamb! LOVE how God uses his people to build each other up! Way to go Stephanie!!