Saturday, November 13, 2010

Baby makes half a dozen

Posted by Stephanie on 10:49 PM
I have discovered that our sweet family will be expanding in late July to include our sixth blessing. David was working in our home office (Nov. 12) and I came in and sat down in front of him with the test and a huge smile on my face. He knew right away!

We find life is always exciting when we allow Yahweh to plan the next step and try not to take control of it ourselves. We will always fail and mess it up when we do that. David and I chose long ago to do just that against others opinion, some quite rude. We know children are a blessing. We can’t imagine our lives without all five of our children. I love our family. I love living my life walking in footsteps of Messiah and yielding to complete control in my life and that includes our family size.

This pregnancy comes at such a good point in our lives. We are enjoying life, our family and each other. After my miscarriage 17 months ago it took time to heal and move on but our faith was strengthened in the process. We are simply His servants and His timing is always perfect. I am thankful for the opportunity to have a peaceful, stress-free pregnancy.

We're currently studying the 12 tribes together in Genesis and about Jacob, Leah and Rachel. We've been emphasizing the fact that it's YHWH that opens and closes the womb and that children are His greatest reward. His ways truly are not our own. What a beautiful expression of the love we have for each other and the love He has for us that He would bless us once more! It's going to be great to share this news with our children and to once again rejoice in the goodness of the G-d that we serve.

I've decided to journal this pregnancy as I've done with all the others and I hope you will enjoy following along and that, as with everything in my life, the Father would be glorified. I plan to involve the children in every aspect from a learning perspective which I am really looking forward to now that they are all much older. Victoria has talked for a while of studying midwifery. This is going to be amazing for our entire family!

David has asked that we wait to share our news with the children over Shabbat dinner after he comes home from his next business trip. Hopefully I won't slip. It will be difficult! This post will be a week old once I post it.

"Father I thank you for this opportunity to raise another arrow for your Kingdom. I acknowledge your ways are not the ways of the world and that you have the ability to open and close the womb. You have blessed us yet again and we are so thankful. Please keep your hand on me and this precious life that is growing within me. May he or she grow up to be completely sold out and devoted to you."


Peterson Party on November 21, 2010 at 5:49 PM said...

Stephanie, thank you so much for allowing us to follow you on your exciting journey via this blog. I did not realize that you had a miscarriage 17 months ago. I am so sorry to hear that. Our fourth pregnancy ended in miscarriage nine months ago. It is a tough loss to experience, but I am happy to hear that you and your family were able to use it to strengthen your faith and grow closer to the Father. May He bless this pregnancy and may you deliver a healthy, strong, baby. I have learned so much from you and been inspired from you and your family through your other blog and I am excited to read along as you live out this pregnancy! Congratulations!

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