Monday, October 30, 2006

For this child, I prayed

We are expecting another baby about the middle of next July!!

We are asking God to allow this pregnancy to go smoothly with a healthy baby at term and appreciate any prayers you lift up on our behalf.

After two miscarriages back to back (8/04 and 4/05), we are a little guarded, but know that God will work this pregnancy for our good and His glory no matter the outcome.

If you had told me in high school that I would have nine pregnancies, I would have laughed and said "Not me." I did not know what Scripture said about children and had been taught that a woman should "have your babies early, get your tubes tied, raise them up so then you can enjoy yourself." We are humbled and very grateful that God has led us to do different. He has gently instructed us in the way He chose for Clint and Wendy to go. Each child has been an incredible joy and we are enjoying ourselves more than we ever imagined NOW.

We are not too worried about the hyperemesis gravidarum that plagues me each pregnancy at this point. We are hoping the supplements I have been taking the last year will help prevent or lessen it.

We told our children first. In fact, the two oldest helped us read the tests. The first thing Brandon said was "Well, it's about time!" He's been wanting another little brother or sister and is hoping it is twins. Amanda is hoping for twins too. Joshua wants a sister. Caleb wants a brother. Bethany said she wants a "sis...uh,, sista!"

I Samuel 1:27-28 For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him: Therefore also I have lent him to the LORD; as long as he liveth he shall be lent to the LORD.