If you can’t guess what this photo means, feel free to call me and I’ll explain it to you! Otherwise, I’ll say how fantastically excited we are to be welcoming yet another blessing into our family! Morning sickness is constant and the Due date is March-ish! Awaiting a call back from the doctor to set up the firs appointment to hear a heartbeat, and get a blood test, but so far, all signs point to a happy, healthy pregnancy! The guess is that we are 8-10 weeks along at this point.
So, join the fun! What do you think we’ll be blessed with?
Now that we’ve shared the fun news, I’m going to address some questions I hear quite frequently…
- Are you trying for a boy?
Nope. Not even close. We just thought we’d leave that one in God’s hands. All we’re praying for is healthy and happy! 🙂
- This means you’re done now, right?
I can’t say, again, we’re leaving that in God’s hands. We feel convicted to glorify God in our reproductive choices, and we feel that we should submit to his will in how many children he gives us, rather than try to control things ourselves. We know that every child he gives us is a blessing. We’re trusting him to provide for all our needs, and we are VERY excited about the blessings to come!
- Why do you keep on having kids, do you even use birth control?
No, we don’t, as we feel to do so is to go against our convictions. The Bible calls children “blessings” and speaks often of the prosperity that comes to families who submit to God’s plan for them. We trust his plan, and we welcome his provision and bounty!
God has given us a command, in the very beginning of the Bible, to fill the earth, and to subdue it, and have dominion over the earth, he has also told us that each child is a blessing, and a reward. He has a specific plan for each child he blesses us with, and lastly, Jesus himself values them, and speaks frequently of their worth, and the lessons they can teach us about approaching God.
“And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
“Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one’s youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.”
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.”
“At that time the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?” And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
“See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels always see the face of my Father who is in heaven.”
For an in depth look at this topic, Check out this post on Large Families On Purpose. LOVE LOVE LOVE this blog, and she addresses it quite beautifully!
- Can you afford more kids?
We are blessed. We are not in want, we have enough to eat, a home that we love, and the ability to earn money to pay our bills. God has provided, and continues to provide for our growing family.