Brandon & Kristin

Brandon & Kristin

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Adella Mae Crouch

Our beautiful baby girl was born on June 25, 2007 at 5:00pm. She weighed 7 lbs. 7 oz. and was 20 inches long. She was so lovely and precious and we loved her so much. She lived for just 21 hours and passed away on June 26, 2007.

God is so good and He gave us the most precious gift we could ever ask for. We will treasure that day with Addie for as long as we live. We loved her, kissed her, held her, prayed for her, sang to her, talked to her, committed her to Jesus, and she died in the arms of her mommy and daddy. Now she is with Jesus and, though we are so sad, we praise God for that one day.

We will have a service for family and all of our friends who can make it. So, if you are able to attend, we would love to see you there.

The location is...
Cortner Chapel
221 Brookside Avenue
Redlands, CA 92373

The schedule is as follows...

Saturday, June 30
9:30 - 10:30 family visitation
10:30 - 11:30 friends visitation
11:30 - 12:30 service

This will be a very informal gathering. we will not dress up at all, we just want people to be together.

We are incredibly blessed to have so many friends who love us and we value all the prayers that have been said on our behalf. As you grieve with us, we ask that you would also praise God with us. He is so good and He gave us the most wonderful gift that day.

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" - Romans 8:28

"For those who are righteous, the way is not steep and rough; for you are a God who does what is right and you smooth out the path ahead of them." - Isaiah 26:7

Sunday, June 24, 2007


The moment we have all been waiting for is upon us. Kristin started having contractions today (Sunday) at noon. They were very mild at first, but are becoming more frequent and more intense. We have had a great day... Kristin took a nap (in preperation for one of the most exhausting things she will ever go through), we took a couple of walks, we played monopoly (I won), we got an A&W rootbeer float, and we have been praying frequently.

We find that the most common prayer is that we would remember that God is good and that He is sovereign. No matter what happens or how it happens, God is good and He is sovereign. We can rest in that. Please take a brief moment and pray for us right now. We appreciate you all and the next post on this blog promises to be even more exciting.

Saturday, June 23, 2007


Here we are with the due date a mere 29 hours away. When is our daughter going to show up? Every morning I am still asking Kristin, "is today the day?" And each day passes with no daughter. The good news is that the odds go up everyday. I am bound to hit it sooner or later. We are trying to be patient and trust God in His timing.

We have had a wonderful time together lately. We have had fun talking, laughing, and praying. I am blessed to have such a wonderful wife.

Please continue to pray with us that God would introduce our daughter to the world in His perfect timing. Also pray that we would be patient in waiting and that we would fully trust in God's sovereignty. We serve a wonderful God who is good through and through. We serve a God who is all knowing and all powerful. We serve a God who is much more wise than we are. We serve a God who wants to live life with us.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Still waiting...

Hello everyone - no picture today. there's not much new here. we're basically waiting for our little girl's big day. I'm feeling quite ready, especially since I was kind of planning on her coming early and well, my "official" due date is now only 3 days away (although everyone tells you the due date is only an estimate). anyway, I've definitely picked up the nap-a-day routine and it's nice. It's just been the last week or so that I've felt dramatically more tired. she seems to be sucking my energy which I gather is what she will continue to do after she is born. but I still am anxiously awaiting her arrival. I can't wait to see her face and touch her skin and hug and kiss her all the time. We'll keep you posted on any new activity. love, Kristin

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

That's My King - Dr. Lockridge

This is one of the greatest talks ever given. It doesn't directly have anything to do with our soon-to-be daughter, but we are praying that one day her heart will cry these words. Take a look at it... it is AWESOME!!!

Sunday, June 10, 2007

15 Days and Counting

15 days until the due date!!! It is hard to believe that these 9 months are drawing to a close. We are getting more and more excited every day. Our little daughter seems to be getting more and more anxious to meet us as well. She is constantly moving, and kicking, and turning. We have had a good time playing Name That Body Part. We can feel little parts, bigger parts, and hard parts.

All in all, I think that Kristin would say that it has been a pretty easy pregnancy. And I have to say that it hasn't been to difficult for me either. We have had a good time these past few weeks as we have been settling in. We are enjoying a slower pace and a resonable amount of sleep. We are fully aware that this will all change soon enough... but it has been fun and memorable.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

37 weeks

Hello - here I am in our new Riverside apartment - in our kitchen. It's pretty nice - with new cabinets, appliances and countertops. and I'm 37 weeks along which means "full-term" and our little girl is supposedly ready to arrive any day, although it also could be weeks. I still feel good overall, although I'm still hoping for the earlier than later arrival. I am definitely excited to meet our daughter and see what she looks like and get to know her better. She still is the little mover and squirmer although if I feel her little feet or legs and I push on them, she moves right away (which either means to me that she's ticklish or just doesn't like to be messed with). I'm hoping she's just ticklish. please pray for us as we wait and get ready for her - that my labor would go smoothly and that there wouldn't be any complications. we love you!

Guess the Due Date

June is finally here and the days just keep ticking away. The official due date is June 25th, but my money is on the 20th. Kristin is pulling for the 15th. It is pretty crazy knowing that it could happen at any time. Each day we are one day closer to the arrival of our new baby girl... but that could mean 1 more day or it could mean 30 more days.

Anyone else out there who wants to get in on the "guess the due date" game, just leave a message with your guess. Just so you know... Kristin might not be as friendly to you if your guess is too far into July. :)