He gives the barren woman a home, making her the joyous mother of children. Praise the Lord- Psalms 113:9
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. 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 were none of them- Psalm 139:13-16
Behold, children are a gift from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is his reward. Blessed is the man who FILLS HIS QUIVER with them! Psalms 127:3-5
Are you sensing a theme here? Well, if not, then let me show you my new t-shirt- the one that I bought to wear as an early birthday gift for Zack (who is turning 40 in just over a week!!)...... Well, for those of you that are still wondering, here's one final clue......
YES, YES, YES!!!!!! YES that is a pregnancy test and YES we are expecting BABY #8!!!!!! Our quiver is cram-packed!!!!!!!
Yesterday, I took this pregnancy test and wasn't too surprised to see the result. I was already "late" and was having a few "symptoms," so I finally decided to test. When Allie got home from school yesterday, I asked her if she'd help me with an early b-day gift for her dad. I showed her the t-shirt, so she'd know what was going on, and, needless to say, she was speechless (quite unusual for Allie!). When Zack got home from work, I already had the t-shirt on and just walked around, waiting for him to notice. Allie had the video camera and captured not only his reaction, but also the reactions of all of our kids. Unfortunately, we weren't able to get the video uploaded last night, but I will try to get that posted in a couple of days- it's really fun! After the kids got the news, they proceeded to go door-to-door telling all our neighbors about the good news! Surely they were
So, now on to the details- well, there aren't many! We are expecting a baby on or around May 2nd, and I am about 4 weeks pregnant- aren't you all thrilled to be getting in on this sooooo early?! I'm not one of those people who believes in waiting to make an announcement. You see, this baby is already here. This baby has already been created. This baby has already had an impact on many lives. And this baby, no matter what the future holds, will always be a part of our family.
I can't even begin to tell you how honored, excited, and truly blessed we feel about this amazing gift from God.
Every good and perfect gift is from above.