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December 15, 2008

Praise God from whom all blessings flow…

We are so excited to share with you the wonderful news of our little baby!  We couldn’t be more grateful for this gift!

Joe and I have been praying and asking the Lord for children for the past two years.  In the midst of waiting, two years felt like ten, but God in his gracious timing and faithfulness blessed us with the news of our little one in October -on our three year wedding anniversary- it was the best anniversary gift we could have asked for!

I am currently 12 weeks pregnant and am due the 4th of July!   We had an early ultrasound to confirm the pregnancy and have since heard the heartbeat twice.  We have been blessed with wonderful visits to the doctor and continue to pray for a  healthy pregnancy.

Thank you for sharing in our joy!  We truly feel so excited, humbled, nervous, and grateful for the privilege of parenting this child. We welcome your prayers and any helpful advice you have to offer!

One of the main reasons for this blog is to help our baby’s grandparents–and hopefully you–stay connected with our lives across the many, many miles with stories and pictures.

We do hope you will come along for the ride…

joe + jen + little rig

36 Comments leave one →
  1. December 15, 2008 9:26 pm



  2. Lin permalink
    December 15, 2008 9:28 pm

    Yahhhh! Congratulations…wow, we’ll need to start a day care during bible study soon! Maybe we need to recruit more aunties, so we can give you moms a break!

    lin =)

  3. Debi Stoll permalink
    December 15, 2008 9:34 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Praise the Lord! What a sense of humor the Lord has blessing you with a firecracker baby!! I am sooo happy and can’t wait to see the perfect gift the Lord is knitting together for you. YAHOO!!!!

  4. December 15, 2008 9:36 pm

    oh my!!!! tears are filling my eye balls!!! how DO you keep secrets????

    THANK YOU for sharing this FABULOUS news!

    Looking forward to seeing you soon!

  5. Barb Waldemar permalink
    December 15, 2008 9:37 pm

    Yay!!! We love the Rigneys!

  6. December 15, 2008 9:40 pm

    Glory to God! Congratulations, you’re going to love it!

  7. December 15, 2008 9:43 pm

    ahhh!! i’m so excited for y’all! God is so good!

  8. December 15, 2008 9:46 pm

    Praise the Lord! I am so excited for you guys. “Little Rig” is going to be an awesome guy/girl. Praying for you guys as you head into some very exciting months!

  9. shandydandydesigns permalink
    December 15, 2008 9:55 pm

    Oh My Goodness Jenny!! That is absolutely Wonderful! Congratulations! Babies truely are a fabulous gift! That is so great. I bet your mom is just so elated. I can’t wait to see her at church and ask her what she thinks.

  10. GiGi and Daddy Bill permalink
    December 15, 2008 9:55 pm

    We are so glad we can shout to the world that we are going to be grandparents. We thank God for the blessing He has given to you and to us. The tears of joy are running down our faces right now. We love you and can’t wait to see you in person.

  11. Molly Piper permalink
    December 15, 2008 4:17 pm

    You already know how I feel about this. I love you like crazy. I’m thrilled for this news still.

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  13. December 15, 2008 4:52 pm

    Ha-la-la-No-Jesu !!!!

  14. Nathan and Laura Katterson permalink
    December 15, 2008 4:55 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!! What wonderful news! May the Lord bless the rest of your pregnancy, labor and delivery! I’m looking forward to watching your belly grow and getting to meet your little one next summer 🙂
    In Jesus,

  15. Sarah H. permalink
    December 15, 2008 4:57 pm

    Yay! Praise the Lord! I guess you already know how I feel too, but it’s worth another shout out!

  16. shannon permalink
    December 15, 2008 5:04 pm

    Jenny – you of all people know how excited I am for you. Congratulations!

  17. December 15, 2008 5:28 pm

    I’m SO excited for you guys!!!!

  18. the philgreens permalink
    December 15, 2008 7:01 pm

    congratulations! we just arrived back from asia, and saw your email. we are so excited for you! we can’t wait to see you!

  19. Shannon permalink
    December 15, 2008 7:08 pm

    Yea!!! Words can’t express how excited I am for you guys…really! Praise God! Yea!

  20. marianne griffith permalink
    December 15, 2008 8:00 pm

    I couldn’t be more excited for you! Praise God from whom ALL blessings flow! I will continue praying. Love you!

  21. Debby permalink
    December 15, 2008 8:09 pm

    I got goosebumps from my head to my feet when I saw the subject line of your email…PRAISE JESUS!!!

    We are sooooo happy for you guys!!



  22. Kathy Sturm permalink
    December 15, 2008 8:20 pm

    Very excited for both of you. Wish I could give you a giant hug. You will make wonderful parents. Praise God.

  23. December 15, 2008 8:23 pm

    sooooo happy for you and praying for all three of you!!

  24. Winslows permalink
    December 15, 2008 9:57 pm

    Joe and Jenny! God is good. Congrats. I am beyond thrilled for the two of you to get to experience the wonderful gift and reward children are. Your life is about to change…forever! Have a wonderful Christmas.

  25. Shannon Archer permalink
    December 15, 2008 10:06 pm

    Yay! Congratulations…nice job on the 1st trimester hold out:-)

  26. December 15, 2008 10:35 pm

    Thanks for starting a blog! I love it…it’s so pretty! And again, I’m overjoyed for you and with you! I can’t wait to meet baby Rigney! Thanks for calling me the other day…it was so great talking to you. I love you!

  27. Amber Burger permalink
    December 15, 2008 11:27 pm

    Joe and Jenny!! AMEN! Tonight justin and allison were over and told us your news! WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR YALL! Yes and Amen.

  28. lloyd may permalink
    December 16, 2008 6:30 am

    Jenny–what fabulous, long-awaited news! We have a great God! His greatness has been visible in the way He sustained and grew your faith through the trial of infertility. And your faith continually exalted a great and good God! What a delight it is to rejoice over His gift to you and Joe! And thanks for letting me know about the website. It will be fun to get all the news! llove you, lloyd

  29. December 16, 2008 8:10 am

    What a wonderful mama and papa you two will be! I’m thrilled for you. I got really hopeful when I read your facebook status. Incredibly exciting!!

  30. Anie permalink
    December 16, 2008 9:42 am

    You already know how I feel…

    Love love love it!

  31. Penny permalink
    December 16, 2008 12:19 pm

    Again, thank you for including us in your surprise at Thanksgiving! God Bless the three of you and give you His peace during your pregnancy. I can’t wait to see you and Melinda caring for your children together! Our whole family couldn’t be any happier for you and Joey.
    I’m putting your blog right next to Shannon’s!

  32. Vanessa permalink
    December 16, 2008 3:04 pm

    Congrats! I followed your blog from facebook- and thought, they must be having a baby. Looking forward to more updates…

  33. Eric Bartel permalink
    December 17, 2008 12:32 pm

    Way to go! My prayer from now until July 4th is that the baby will not have Jenny’s clumsiness 🙂

    All kidding aside, congratulations to both of you on the new addition to your family! Leslie& I will def add the pregnancy on our Prayer List.

    Stay warm up there in Minne-SODA!
    ~Eric & Leslie (Dallas, TX)

  34. December 17, 2008 8:32 pm

    Yes! Congratulations Rigneys! “William Rogers Rigney” has a great ring to it.

  35. Papa and Sassy permalink
    December 17, 2008 9:38 pm

    Joe and Jenny, You both know how very surprised we were when you made the wonderful announcement.
    What a glorious Thanksgiving!! We can hardly wait to meet “Little Rig”. We have been asking God for this baby and in His perfect time, we have a beautiful answer to these prayers. You two will be wonderful parents. I love you both so much and my heart overflows with happiness for you.

  36. Claudia permalink
    December 18, 2008 2:08 am

    Congratulations! I thank God for answering our prayers!

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