Elijah is home! by Greg | Apr 15, 2008 | Archive | 23 comments Elijah John Nettle is home!!! 7 lbs 5 0z. 20 days old. Great health. Beautiful baby boy. I walked into the agency, they handed me Elijah and I fell apart. I mean I lost it–just started weeping. Thank you all for your prayers. http://feeds.feedburner.com/TheRoarOfLove 23 Comments Jen on April 15, 2008 at 6:56 pm Sitting here with a big stupid grin :) Thanks, God. Post some pictures soon, Greg. Anonymous on April 15, 2008 at 7:57 pm God is good. “Take the old prophets as your mentors. They put up with anything, went through everything, and never quit, all the time honoring God. What a gift life is to those who stay the course! You’ve heard, of course, of Job’s staying power, and you know how God brought it all together for him at the end. That’s because God cares right down to the last detail.” James 5:10-11 The Message Elijah John has great parents because they love and honor God. We are so happy with you…David and Tami elisa on April 15, 2008 at 8:23 pm CONGRATULATIONS!! We rejoice with you-The Schleig Family Anonymous on April 15, 2008 at 8:25 pm Congratulations Greg and Julie. He is truely an answer to prayer. We can’t wait to see him. In Christ,Steve and Kathy Our Family... on April 15, 2008 at 8:29 pm A HUGE Congratulations to you and your beautiful family. What a joy your family will experience as a result of opening your home to Elijah. Two short years ago we became a transracially adoptive family. Often times I’ve thanked God for allowing me to see life through the perspective of my African American children. I pray that your journey down this road blesses your family and shows others that ALL of God’s children deserve a loving family. He has an incredible plan for each of us. Thanks for allowing us to watch God work to bring him home! Jen on April 15, 2008 at 10:01 pm Congrats!!! We’re so happy for you. (Let’s see pictures!!) Stephen on April 15, 2008 at 11:38 pm :) Praise God!!! Jill on April 16, 2008 at 12:15 am Congratulations! Anonymous on April 16, 2008 at 8:13 am Greg and Julie and Tabs,This brings back very fond memories. CONGRATULATIONS AND A BIG HUG. You will remember this moment forever and ever. God’s will be done. David and Donna sue on April 16, 2008 at 9:09 am Greg, Julie and Tabs: Congratulations on the new addition to the family! We have been praying for your family. May God bless you all! Love ya, Sue, Chad & Scott LEHIGH VALLEY PROJECT on April 16, 2008 at 9:58 am Doesn’t Dad just ROCK all the TIME! Even in the midst of the murkiness of this your faithfulness to Him who LOVES us was an inspiration and as he is true to his word the following was lived out: “Therefore the LORD, the God of Israel, declares: ‘I promised that your house and your father’s house would minister before me forever.’ But now the LORD declares: ‘Far be it from me! Those who honor me I will honor, but those who despise me will be disdained.” 1 Samuel 2:30 We obviously know what category your family falls under brother. Congrats to you all from the Merritt family! IHL, Richie Anonymous on April 16, 2008 at 10:17 am CONGRATULATIONS!!!!! I HAVE BEEN CHECKING THE BLOG ALMOST DAILY TO SEE WHAT GOD HAS IN STORE…HE SURE KNOWS WHAT HES DOING! Anonymous on April 16, 2008 at 10:38 am We rejoice with you. We could not wait to hear the news and kept checking your blog for the news. Praise the Lord! What a blessing! Now we will pray that he sleeps through the night :) Tim and Jessica Hiner The Gyrovague on April 16, 2008 at 10:48 am Sa WEET! We look forward to seeing pictures soon. Get some rest my friend, dont over do it. You will have plenty of time to doat on that baby! Anonymous on April 16, 2008 at 11:19 am God – Thank you!!!! Greg, Julie, Tabitha — Congratulations!!! Dinese Anonymous on April 16, 2008 at 12:59 pm We praise God with you!The Miracle of Adoption is Awesome!May God continue to bless the Nettles! xoxoxoThe Skelleys Anonymous on April 16, 2008 at 3:31 pm Hey Nettles!Wow! and Congratulations! and life is good! and above all…….. God is good!LINDY Sheena on April 16, 2008 at 11:33 pm Congratulations!!! Rita on April 17, 2008 at 7:10 am YEAH!!! YIPPEEEE!!! Tears flowing…sniffles up and down my arms…so much joy for your whole family!! Thank you God! What else…..Oh yes…. YEAH!!!!! YIPEEEEEE!!!!!!! Jo Richmond on April 17, 2008 at 11:19 am I logged on to Greg’s Blog for the very first time ever today to hopefully see his comments pertaining to something entirely different. I was SO tickled to see this announcement! It’s been a long road and I can only imagine the emotion in the Nettle home. Bless you for making this little boy part of your family. Congratulations Greg, Julie, Tabitha AND Elijah. Jo Liberty Valence on April 17, 2008 at 9:24 pm =D mdefazio on April 22, 2008 at 10:49 pm Can’t wait to see him in person. What a journey……it now continues…..have fun, get some sleep when you can. Lastly, go have a good cigar on your deck and be amazed at what God is doing! Truly thrilled for your family. Tracy Carpenter on May 8, 2008 at 7:28 pm Greg,Wow, you don’t know this but I am adopted! I had a wonderful childhood with wonderful parents who were married 43 years… I am so thankful someone gave me up and gave me such a great life…I pray your life with your new son will be fantastic! [I know it will] My mom gave me this poem when I was little and still cherish it… you prob have it … but just in case I thought your wife might like it… Not flesh of my flesh, nor bone of my bone, by still miraculously my own. Never forget for a single minute You didn’t grow under my heart but in it. 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