Monday, March 28, 2011

March 28, 2011: The results are back...

Heaveno!

Here is the shirt I wore on Saturday to a few birthday parties...



We found out Friday afternoon.  Angelique walks in the door from her business trip and hands me this BEAUTIFUL (not) postcard from Texas, and says, "Turn it over..."



... and this is what it read...



We are beyond blessed and relieved.  Thank you for all your prayers, intentions, thoughts, wishes, etc.  While it doesn't ease the pain looking back one bit, it eases the worry a hundred fold looking forward.  There is a little more to it; Julian is a carrier, like Ali.  Having said all this, I can't wait to pinch that little guy and find out for myself.  No offense, science, but the final sigh of relief will come when I am holding him in my arms... safely.

Next post, I'll have to tell you what Bella told me about the whole thing back in January...

God night.

54 comments:

  1. Great card, with great news! Yippee!
    Can't wait to hear what Bella had to say about the whole thing.....

    Yippee again, but also totally understand about wanting to hold Julian and check it all out for yourself.

    Yippee!

    Helen (Christchurch, NZ)

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  2. I Am Very happy for you and for the good news!!

    You are truly blessed!!

    Can´t wait to see Julian too!! :)

    Kisses to everyone there!

    Sandra Coelho - Portugal!!

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  3. Hurray!!!!! So happy for you! Can't wait to see him in August....

    Tracey
    Redding, CT

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  4. What a nice way to start the day - reading about your fantastic news!

    As a firm believer in angel intervention, I imagine Bella is beaming :)

    Hugs to you all!!!

    Helen/'Lucy'

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  5. Fabulous news, Tim!! I agree with everyone else - I know Bella is rejoicing with you all!

    Stephanie
    Houston

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  6. What wonderful news! B'shaha tova - in good time may you see thsi with your own eyes!

    Be well

    Tamar

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  7. So filled with joy for you all!

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  8. WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!! That truly is the best news I have heard in a long time!!!!!!!! I am so happy for your guys.

    Cheers!!

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  9. This is amazing and I am SO incredibly happy for you guys!!!! Congratulations times a thousand! :D

    Best,
    Cara

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  10. i must confess that your dear sister "spilled the beans" last night to me about julian being eb free! what a wonderful phone call that was! so happy for y'all! can't wait to introduce that sweet little boy to sugar cake when you make it to nc the next time :)

    god bless y'all!
    susan
    w-s, nc

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  11. Congratulations!!!! Can't even begin to explain how happy I am for your family!! What great news!!!! :)

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  12. ha ha I WAS RIGHT!!!!! I JUST KNEW BOY and EB Free!!!! I'm 2/2 love it, Love you guys, so happy for you, I knew Bella and God had a plan ! Take care Ringgold family.

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  13. Glory Be to God!! I am so happy for all of you! Those first snuggles will be bittersweet!

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  14. This is wonderful news, so happy for your blessings. Bella is looking out for her little bro.

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  15. Hurraaaaaaaaaaaay!
    So so so very happy for you and a pain-free (at least EB related) future.

    love and hugs

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  16. Now maybe you can breathe....Or maybe not hold your breath as much? So glad !!!!

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  17. Very cute Ang!
    COngratulations guys! We're so happy for you!

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  18. AWESOME. Finding out he is EB free brought tears to my eyes. I know you're still going to worry some until he gets here. I'm the same way. I have to see something for myself before I can completely stop worrying. But I know the results bring some relief. So happy for all of you!

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  19. I can only repeat what others have already said: Praise Be!

    What joyous news!

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  20. Wonderful news!! But I knew it already... In my heart!

    Many blessings,
    Carla, from Portugal

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  21. Doing the happy dance!!! YAY!!! Praise God!

    Praying for sweet Julian to make his grand entrance in healthy fashion and for Ang to feel great! Praying for you and sweet Ali, too.

    Love to all of you (and LOVE that the postcard was from TX!)

    Laura (for Team A)!

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  22. Awesome, awesome, awesome news. So happy little Julian will be born free from EB and ready to fight along side his sweet family for a cure for it. I can't wait for him to make his appearance!

    Love,
    Diane in Alabama

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  23. Dearest Ringgolds,

    I am so overjoyed to read this today. I was just discussing with my colleague and we were talking about how whatever happens is how it's meant to be, and that even if Julian has EB, it could turn out different...but the best answer is a healthy baby. I'm sending hugs of joy to you from Minnesota!

    Lisa

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  24. So, so happy for you. What a relief.

    Can't wait to meet Bella's and Ali's little brother.

    Claudia

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  25. I could not be happier for you! What an amazing blessing.

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  26. YES!!!! that's GREAT! We're so happy to hear this news.

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  27. So, so so pleased. Cannot wait to see this little guys face.

    Love and blessings xxx

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  28. So...when I got my Team Bella video, it was after 10:00 when I finally watched it. My family was sleeping...you were probably sleeping.
    I seriously wanted to drive to your house to hug you all.
    And, then. I just couldn't sleep. Seriously.
    Like a 5 year old on Christmas Eve...I was filled with joy.
    And the tears just spilled...
    I don't even remember what you said in your video, hope it wasn't that important, because I only focused on your shirt.
    SO much love...

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  29. YIPPIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THAT IS THE MOST AWESOME NEWS I'VE HEARD IN A LONG LONG TIME! CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL OF YOU!
    KAREN IN OHIO

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  30. What wonderful news for your entire family. You can now relax and enjoy the pregnancy and look forward to the arrive of your beautiful little boy.

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  31. Praise the Lord!!!! That is soooo exciting! Thank you guys so much for the book I look forward to reading it!
    Vanessa

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  32. Wonderful, wonderful news. Yesterday when I found out through the video...tears of joy. :)

    LOVE the Bella picture.

    Sending my love to all and the sweetest of kisses for Ali.

    Denise WI

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  33. Amazing news!!! I am so, so happy! I just want to do a little jig, to celebrate (and I don't dance)! =)

    Kristi- Colorado

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  34. Wonderful news!
    Hopefully now Ang can relax and enjoy the rest of her pregnancy!
    I am just surprised she was able to hold out on giving you the good news until she got home from Texas!

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  35. Hey, sweet family...

    Celebrating and thanking God with you for the wonderful news. Blessings as you continue on your journey and await Julian's arrival!

    Fondly,

    Susan
    A friend in NC

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  36. Amen! Amen!Amen! May the rest of the journey until you hold him be as happy as this news! Blessings!

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  37. I know God has a plan.

    Knowing families with multiple EB babies, I was a little apprehensive and worried for you. But when you announced the pregnancy this is what I figured: This child would be EB free because Bella was sent to you so you could help cure EB. Therefore, this child would be EB free.

    I didn't pray for an EB free baby for you. I don't believe my desires, ideas and plans are greater than God's. I prayed that you would accept and rejoice in his plan for you. I thanked him for sending you a child.

    I can now pray prayers of thanksgiving. Praise God!

    I am delighted, tickled and thrilled for your family. :-)

    Congratulations Ringgolds!!

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  38. Wonderful news,so happy for you guys ...
    You deserve the best.

    Kisses with love

    Sandra Afonso - Portugal

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  39. Fabulous news to start my day today! We would've loved Julian regardless of the results, but this is really, really, wonderful news!

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  40. I am so happy to hear the great news!!!
    Congrats!

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  41. I am so happy for you! Don't ever let the nay-sayers have the last word!

    This is just what your family needs. :o)

    Cheryl

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  42. Oh my goodness! Yay for Juilan!! Yay for all of you!!

    Completely made my night. :)

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  43. Tim & family, I cannot even imagine how happy you all must be! I was so excited when I saw your pst that I had to call and tell my sister.... it wasmidnight!
    Prayers work miracles.
    Love & prayers, Carla Spradlin

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  44. That shirt was the BEST HAPPIEST SURPRISE this past weekend. I felt shakey when I gave you a hug after seeing it I was so excited for you. We are over joyed for you guys!! Can't wait to see him in August!
    Love you guys tons!

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  45. Amazing!! So happy for you & your family!!!!

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  46. Wonderful wonderful news!! I couldn't stop the tears when I saw your shirt, such happy, relieved tears! Be well, all of you, sending many blessings on your incredible journey. Hugs to all, and Bella too, miss that beautiful baby girl.

    Hoping the remainder of Angi's pregnancy is uneventful! And I'm really curious about what Bella had to say...do tell!

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  47. That is great news, Tim! I hope I'll be invited to meet him after he is born even though he doesn't have EB... I celebrate with you & Ang.

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  48. You guys are having a baby?! YAY!!
    God Bless you guys (all 5)

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