Five Months of Marriage: S + R = LOL

We rejoice in the Lord’s goodness as He continues to build us in unity together by His grace. Today, we celebrated five months of marriage by going out to Panera Bread together . . .

. . . And furthermore, we celebrate our anniversary, by announcing that  . . . The Lord has richly blessed us with a little one!!!!!! We are overjoyed at His covenant blessings. Please join us in praying for a safe, healthy pregnancy and delivery this fall. Also, for the Lord to be working in the heart of our precious child, drawing them to Himself.

Practicing playing on the playground where Rebecca played as a little girl, and where we plan to bring our “Little One Loomis” to play in the years to come.


  1. Jennie Chancey Said,

    April 6, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS! I am so happy for you two. What a blessing!

  2. Jean Marie Said,

    April 6, 2010 @ 9:07 pm

    How incredibly, incredibly special. I cannot tell you how excited I am!!! Beautiful announcement of a “much prayed for Bebe’ “. :)

    I love you….THREE!!!
    ~ Jean Marie

  3. Becky Cortez Said,

    April 6, 2010 @ 9:11 pm

    How exciting!!! :) I’m sooo happy for you both!! Will be praying for your little one! :) Blessings upon blessings! :)

  4. Regina and Melody Said,

    April 6, 2010 @ 9:25 pm

    The answer to many prayers! Sweetness!!

  5. stef Said,

    April 6, 2010 @ 9:48 pm

    Again, CONGRATS to you 3!!

  6. Shelley D. Said,

    April 6, 2010 @ 10:17 pm

    Congratulations!! May the Lord continue to richly bless y’all and especially the L.O.L. :-)

  7. Janej Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 1:27 am

    Awww, many many congratulations. You almost didn’t have to announce it, your smiles gave your fantastic news away.

  8. Sallie Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 1:41 am

    YEAH!!! Congratulations!! I’m so thrilled for you both :-D

  9. nicole Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 2:15 am

    I nearly asked you about this possibility seing the picture on the 13th of march but I thought it wasn’t polite!
    Congratulations! How exciting!

  10. The Schade Family Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 2:28 am

    We are overjoyed at watching the pure beauty of your love. God is so good and you two are a testimony to that. May this be the first of many into your quiver. We’ll be praying for you.

  11. Sarah E. Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 3:22 am

    What joyous news! I am so thrilled for you 3. I’ll be praying for you and that precious little one! In Christ’s Love, Sarah

  12. Joe & Becky Morecraft Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 3:58 am

    We are thrilled with your news! May God continue to bless your pregnancy, Rebecca, and your devotion to caring for your wife and child, Stephen. You are precious! I just know he/she will have red hair!
    We love you,
    Joe & Becky Morecraft

  13. Jenny Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 4:45 am


  14. Girotti Family Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 5:13 am

    Congratulations from our family in Virginia to yours so far far away! We’ve enjoyed all your “getting your first house set up” posts.

  15. victoria Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    What wonderful news!!! Congratulations. I’ll be praying for a problem-free pregnancy and a healthy happy little one.


  16. Marci Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 5:53 am

    Congratulations to both of you. How exciting!!!

  17. Robyn Bridges Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 6:54 am

    Congratulations, Mom and Dad! What a precious gift!

  18. Christopher Berkompas Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 7:06 am

    That’s exciting, y’all! I was wondering what that meant when Ben “buzzed” about it yesterday. Congratulations!

  19. Tiffany McD Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 8:37 am

    Oh, oh, oh!!!!!!!!!!!! That is sooooooooooooooo exciting! I am so happy for y’all and can’t wait to see more of y’all this summer! :) Congratulations, you two!

  20. Amber King Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 8:37 am

    Congrats on such a wonderful blessings! Praying for a smooth pregnancy and birth for all involved! :)

  21. Bill Roach Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 8:43 am

    And to think that I was at the wedding that was part of this journey!! Thank you for inviting me…

    May God give you many mighty warriors and polished cornerstones for His Kingdom.

    My soul has been refreshed this morning with that news!

  22. John Creath Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 8:54 am

    Yay! Congratulations Loomis’! May God bless your child as you love and nurture him in the Lord.

  23. Kimberly Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 9:16 am

    Yes, I was thinking dear Little One might be a dear little red haired one. :) Though whatever the case, this little covenant one will perfectly suit Dear Parents and form a beautiful Little Loomis Trio for the glory of our Great God! Little One and parents remain much thought of and prayed for. Joyous with you . . . Indeed, our God is great!

  24. Melody Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 10:09 am

    AWWWWW!!! How precious! The Lord is go kind!

    I was just wondering the other day if you were going to have a baby soon! :)

    All my prayers and blessings on you both and your ‘Little One Loomis’! (BTW, I love the temporary name- L.O.L.- so cute and fits perfectly! ) :)

  25. Amulbunny Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 11:58 am

    Congratulations on your announcement. I wish you a safe and worry free pregnancy and lots of blessings when your LOL comes. Be good to yourself and enjoy.

  26. Ruthie Kautt (a.k.a Johanna) Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 12:30 pm

    YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, sorry. ;) I was eatting lunch and Phoebe said to me: “S + R = LOL— Little one Loomis–” “No, Rebecca ISN’T pregnant!” I cut in, because Phoebe likes to do pranks. “Yep.” Phoebe said seriously. Abby nodded in agreement. Well, the LORD has certainly blessed you too!:)

    Abby had guessed this on Face Book and I was wondering—. But, I don’t really know all of the “texting language”.

    You three *smile* are in my prayers! :)


    He hath made every thing beautiful in His time. (Ecclesiastes 3:11)

    P.S. I can hardly wait till you are an Aunt, Rebecca! When is Beth due? Isn’t it sometime this month? :)

  27. Karen Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 1:31 pm

    Congratulations! Was the pearl bracelet Rebecca was wearing in the March post a gift to acknowledge the upcoming new family member? Wishing you a happy, healthy, enjoyable pregnancy (I always enjoyed being pregnant!) and blessings from Seattle!

  28. Daja Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 1:45 pm


  29. Tonya Chapa Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 3:08 pm

    Congratulations to you! What a joyous announcement! The Chapas rejoice with you and all of your extended family.

  30. Hannah Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 3:53 pm

    Yeah! Awesome news!

  31. SarahLee Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 3:57 pm

    What can I add?!!!! But I want to give you both our congratulations!!! We are so excited. I was wondering when you would announce it… :)

  32. Jenna Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 6:33 pm

    Congratulations! How exciting! May the Lord bless your sweet family! I will be praying for the little one!

    Many Blessings,

  33. Aunt Sarah Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 7:04 pm

    somehow I think I knew that . . . : )

    Love, me

  34. The Hope Family Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 8:30 pm

    We are rejoicing with you! We will pray for a healthy pregnancy! To God be the Glory! How very exciting!!
    The Hope Family

  35. Rachel Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 10:25 pm

    Congratulations! =)

  36. Baleboosteh Said,

    April 7, 2010 @ 11:30 pm

    This is just wonderful news! Praise God for His goodness. Many congratulations to you both.
    Michelle and Rob

  37. Charis Hobbs Said,

    April 8, 2010 @ 7:53 am

    CONGRATULATIONS Rebecca and Steven! May the Lord richly bless you!

  38. Jacob Bernhardt Said,

    April 8, 2010 @ 3:39 pm

    Congratulations in the Lord! What a blessing and joy to hear about!

    Jacob Bernhardt from Illinois

  39. Justin, Melissa & Calvin Said,

    April 8, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

    Happy anniversary! Marriage just gets sweeter with every passing day, doesn’t it? :)

    And what splendid news! Many, many congratulations to your precious growing family! May the Lord grant you a pleasant, safe pregnancy and delivery. Parenthood adds a wonderful new dimension and union to marriage. Your little darling will be here before you know it, so enjoy every second of just-the-two-of-you time while you still can! ;) Soon your every minute will be filled with marveling at the wonderful gift God has given you.

    ~Justin, Melissa & Calvin

  40. Rajesh Said,

    April 8, 2010 @ 5:28 pm

    Wonderful news. Chandrika and I wish you well. And congratulations. Pretty exciting news. Looking forward to the three of you.

  41. Nikki Said,

    April 9, 2010 @ 2:10 pm

    Congrats!! How exciting for you. We’re expecting as well this fall with our 4th child.

  42. FishMama @ LifeasMOM Said,

    April 9, 2010 @ 10:49 pm

    Congratulations! So happy for you! Love, The Fishers

  43. Joanna Said,

    April 11, 2010 @ 12:00 pm

    I’m so, so happy for you both! What a blessing the Lord has given you! ~~~ I just love to read your blog, though I never comment… but this one could not be ignored! Many blessings to you and yours!


  44. charlotte Said,

    April 12, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    My computer was down for a week so I missed your exciting news. Congratulations! We will be praying for you and your little blessing in the months to come.

  45. Deanna S. Said,

    April 13, 2010 @ 1:04 pm

    Congratulations Steven and Rebecca!
    I’ve been looking forward to a blog-post like this for a few months now!!
    Rejoicing with you –
    Love, Deanna

  46. Luci Said,

    April 15, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

    A thousand congratulations to y’all!! And what a sweet picture. I hope that the next months are full of joy for y’all as you prepare for the baby’s arrival! :)


  47. Johanna Kautt Said,

    April 19, 2010 @ 12:43 pm

    Abby informed me about your sad news of miscarriage. I am so sorry! I will be in prayer for you two and that the Lord will bless you with many children.

    Love and prayers,

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