A lot of people have known for a long time. Most who have found out have showered us with gifts along the way rather than a couple weeks prior to the big event. My husband has been concerned about finances with college and private school tuition. The older boys have been rather nonchalant. "It's cool," is about all they say, and wonder how much more of a workload it'll mean for them. Sarah is like a second mother (again) in her preparation and excitement, even spending graduation money on her own camera. My parents have been VERY supportive. Very excited, telling all their friends. I've cut out coffee because it just adds pressure, if you know what I mean, even though I miss it during my quiet times with God.
I can hardly believe this blessing! God is giving me the desire of my heart since I was a little girl. A very full life. A life full of children, and a love to see them become children of God. If I have anything to do with it, through prayer, service, or anything else, then let God be praised!
June 15th is my due date. I have been carrying this blessing since October.
Have I teased you enough?
Okay, so I'm not expecting a baby. But I AM expecting a great blessing in two weeks. Since October when the Lord called me to go with Sarah to Russia on a short term missions trip, I have felt pregnant with much the same kind of eagerness I felt while carrying my babies. I have many of the same questions: Am I prepared? (As much as can be, minus packing for the "hospital".) Am I nesting? (Sort of, but in reverse. Getting stuff OUT of the nest to make room for a simpler lifestyle and to fund this "delivery." Have I felt sick? (Not till a few days ago, and it's just congestion, probably from something in my newly planted flower beds). How did the kids take the news? Well, as I said, Ben and Stephen are fairly nonchalant. Joel wants to go with us. Paul is going to try to get to the beach with the boys while we're away. His brother has a home about 4 miles from Lewes Beach in Delaware, so lodging will be free! He needs a break in the worst way.
I got my stuff from GAiN on Saturday and wept. I'll post more later. Tears of joy. Can't wait to meet my "babies"!!!