Very excited to announce that my Beloved and I are awaiting our next blessing come January! I am so happy that the Lord has chosen to bless our family again! Children are such a blessing! Lots of work, but so worth it.
As I have been working on getting a laundry schedule together, because it just seems to get out of control at times my sister in law told me this quote. "Housework will never grow up and move out. Your children will, so invest time in them, not just your house." Such a convicting statement. I don't plan on letting my laundry (continue to) take over ;-), but I really want to invest more in our children. I get to raise children for the glory of the Lord, and I am of the mind set there is nothing more rewarding on earth than the job of being a mother.
I thought that one day
I would be a famous artist
and create great works of art
Instead, God made me a mother,
and my children are His masterpiece.
The design of their lives
will live on after me.
What is painted on their hearts
will last an eternity
I am excited to be once again with child along side my sister. Every pregnancy for me has been shared with my best friend, my sister. Although with my Lydia she only found out that she was pregnant the day I went into labor.:-) This is the closest we have ever been due together at yet! I am really hoping that she will be out here sometime during the end so that we can get pictures together. It is so fun to live the life that we played "house" to when we were growing up!
Tim gave a testimony in church last night about what a blessing his family is, and how excited that he is to be getting another blessing. I am so glad he can claim the verse "Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them" Psalm 127:5
A Godly Titus 2 Lady to me gave me these encouraging words recently: "God created each of us women with a desire to be keepers of our home, and men to be leaders and providers. Yet society has obscured those roles but it still exists deep, deep down inside of our nature.
Always know you are in God's will for you life and that you are not alone! Anyone with more than 3 children (can you believe that) and especially if you home school them will be criticized. Satan does not want us Christians populating the earth with more Christians, he wants us selfish and cold to the things of God (more children and raising them in Christ)" It was such a blessing to me, just like she is. I pray that I can be a Godly mother like she has been to her children and raise them for the Lord.
I am so thankful to the Lord for what He is doing in my life. I pray that this will be an encouragement to all who read here. God bless!
"Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward." -Psalm 127:3