Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Mom, the Baby is Here!

My son called early the morning of April 27 to say that Josiah had arrived! The labor was short, and the baby arrived weighing 9 pounds 12 ounces and was 23 inches long! What a blessing!

My husband and I drove up with a meal and spent the next three days cooking meals, reading to the older children, and enjoying our new grandson. When the baby slept, mom slept-- usually during the day!

How good God is to bless our family with a new life. How grateful we are that our children love large families, as they see each child as a great blessing from the Lord, and commit themselves to teaching and training their children to love and obey Him.

It is not easy rearing children in this age of hatred of children and rebellion against God. May God bless all of you who trust Him for the strength, courage and grace to "receive little ones" in His name!

Psalm 127

1 ¶ Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.