Time Well Spent

a life without tv and other ponderings

Growing

My hubby made the decision in November to say YES to seminary.  This decision which was months years in the making was finally was made over God’s word.  We were set to go, just waiting to see where God would have us go.  So, fast forward to January 1st and a positive pregnancy test later and here we are again, questioning where God has us as a family.  But now what?  Pursue distance education? Look for a new career?  What about our dreams of overseas missions?

With the hormones of a new pregnancy came a torrent of emotions .  It has now been almost two months and I am going for our first ultrasound today.  God has given me a peace (most days) about staying, about baby #3, about His plan for our lives and not ours.  He has been growing us for sure, not only in number but in our reliance upon Him as well, preparing us to be a people who follow hard after Him.

I said God is growing our family in interesting ways.  Not only am I expecting, but both of my sister-in-law’s are expecting as well.  So, come August, Lord willing, we will have three new babies in our midst to cuddle and love.  But all of these babies (our 3 plus 7 other friends that are pregnant!)have led to lots of dreaming, planning and a little making of this and that.

Titus and Bethany
 Titus and Bethany keep growing too!

So right now, my days are filled with making baby shower invitations,  hand quilting a play mat baby Liam, and knitting a sweater for baby J.  All the while I am planning of knitting and sewing for my own two babes and little babe to come.  Of course some days are filled with other mundane tasks of cleaning, paperwork, and changing diapers.   But,  I am sure that my time  spent creating gifts for the gifts given us is time well spent! All to the glory of God, working as unto the Lord!

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