Friday, November 11, 2011
Jericho Isaiah is here!
I am sure most of you know that our precious baby boy is here. He was born 10-28-11 at 10:57 weighing in at 7 pounds 10 ounces. He was born at home which was so peaceful and sweet! He looks like his daddy and is doing awsome. He is our ninth and the first one that I have breastfed. He took right to it and has done awsome. We have been so blessed with our children and I am realizing more and more how often I have took them for granted. First before I go any further I am going to post some pictures.
I think this has been the biggest adjustment for me in a while. NOt sure why baby number 9 would make any difference but he did and that is okay. God's grace is sufficient for all my needs. I have had to just rely on the Lord more and isn't that what it is all about anyway. Alot probably has to do with having 5 that are 4 and under, even sometimes my 8 yr old adds some hard times to it all, so maybe I should say 6 that are 8 and under. And then there are the pre-teen and teens I have in the house, that adds a WHOLE NEW LEVEL of difficulty as well. i would not trade it for the world though. I see all the negative comments about the Duggars and others with large families and I am saddened. The saddness is for many many reasons. The number one reason is the way our society looks at babies and children. another reason is people just do not realize what they are missing. Yes, it is hard work but having a large family teaches you so many things you might otherwise miss. IT always teaches your children many things. I see all the negative comments of how children in a large family have to raise their siblings. Man, I must of missed that memo and I am sure the Duggars would say the same thing. Yes, our children do have more responsibilities but in that they have also learned patience, unselfishness, love, and kindness. They have learned good work ethics and so much more. So what is so wrong with that. I have saw how their peers act and I am so glad we do not have to deal with that stuff. Don't get me wrong we do have to deal with things that come up like attitudes and things like that. Anyway, I am thankful to God for giving me each child he has. My grandmother came to see the baby today and the kids got excited and were running around the living room and I was just watching them and thought to myself most of them would not be here if I had not given everything over to the Lord. Man, what I would of missed. Each brings something into this family and hopefully one day bring blessings to our society. Even if they reach only one soul for Christ their time here on earth meant life for that one person!!! I hope my little arrows one day reach many souls! i hope to write more later but for now I have to do some laundry! Rejoice with us at the birth of our new blessing ,Jericho Isaiah