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We are a family of fifteen: eight already with Jesus and seven in desperate need of Him. This is the story God is writing in our lives. Proverbs 16:9

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Everyday Life

Today I am trying to acclimate myself to this new season of life... trying to figure out how I am going to remain an honorable wife to my husband and raise these precious boys and at the same time not fade into a world of matchbox cars and Clifford the Big Red Dog. I was just speaking to a dear friend this morning about how our minds as moms dull due to sleep deprivation and the constant decision making staying at home with children demands (ex. PB & J or cheese toast, re-clean the kitchen or pick up the living room~again, changing diapers or clothes, on someone- which one... or both!). I thought throughout the day about our conversation and about something I had examined before but am especially thankful for on a day like today. Amid life's changing seasons, God is never having to adapt to anything. He is as He has always been. The fact that I don't even have the mind to acknowledge Christ's sacrifice on my behalf doesn't lessen it's power to sustain and continually change my life. I am so thankful it doesn't depend on me. That in and of itself is holding me up today and giving me hope for tomorrow and the remaining seasons of my life.

Enough about me! The boys are doing great. I am so thankful Elijah is doing so well. He is already over 7 pounds! His official due date was yesterday (July 21) and he made sure I knew he is ready to enter the world. He has been more aware of his surroundings and eager for his voice to be heard! Andrew loves him so much. Micah and I are amazed at how easy a transition adding a new member of our family has been for Andrew.

Andrew starts his first week of VBS tomorrow!

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Elijah Haddon Childs

On July 2, our sweet baby Elijah Haddon Childs was born. He made his way into the world at 9:22 a.m. weighing 6 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long. We are all so thankful to God for giving him to us. His big brother, Andrew, is especially thankful for him and loves to touch his "little fingers" and "kiss his head". He cannot wait until Elijah is able to "play train table" with him.