Monday, March 8, 2010

joining the ranks

As I read different blogs over the past few months I noticed a growing number of bloggers had exciting news to share. Of the family variety. Adding to their family to be exact.

Ever Joyful, Life in a Shoe, My Charming Kids, Raising Arrows, Raising Olives, Sacred and Profane. I think that's all. That I know of anyway.

I wanted to be numbered among them. Not to be "part of the group" just so I could say I was, but the reason behind the group. Not that they are an official group per se. Just in my mind there was a group of women among the blogs I follow that were expecting a baby. I would read each post to soak up anything relating to babies.

You'd think I was weird. I have 9 already. But there is just something so special about having a baby. To think that you are being entrusted to carry a life. To raise that eternal soul for God. To shape and mold a precious life to the glory of God.

And now...

...I have joined that group.

Another baby is being formed as I type.

Baby #10 (hopefully, prayerfully) Although if you count the 2 that are with Jesus it is actually baby #12.

So, please, rejoice with me and pray for me and baby.

For this child I prayed; and the LORD hath given me my petition which I asked of him:
1Sa 1:27

Until next time...


Anonymous said...

Congrats and many blessings for your growing family! A new baby to smell.....ahhhh! :O)

The Real Me! said...

Congrats my friend. How exciting. I'll be praying for health for you both!!

Anonymous said...

Yea!!! So happy for you & the family :)

A Joyful Chaos said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for you!

Mama Campbell said...

Babies are such blessings! Congrats!!

Näna said...

Oh, how exciting! You guys will be in my prayers!

Love in Christ,

Renata said...

Congratulations Jen!!
What a wonderful blessing!
Keep well & look after yourself
Renata :)

He & Me + 3 said...

congratulations. I am so happy for you.

Jenny B said...

Congrats Jen!!! Praying for you and baby and a healthy happy pregnancy and delivery:)

Amy said...

Congratulations! You are the 8th blog on my reader to have such wonderful news! God is up to something!

Arlene said...

YAY! Congratulations, Jen! I'm so glad you've joined our little group! ***hugs***

Did I tell you that we are on the Former Members of FBC Baby Cycle? Seriously, there are 7 ladies from Faith that are expecting (okay, 2 just had their babies). And, if you count the men who were in the singles group when I was in Japan and their newly expecting wives, it's 10 total! Crazy, huh? :o)

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I too am expecting a baby! You have me beat though...this (Lord willing) will be number 6.


chili pepper said...

We are all so thrilled for you... praying for your family and for the hope of our own news... in God's time.



Anonymous said...

Well my friend if you should want 20 children, who's business is it? Just yours and GOD's! HE is the Creator anyway. :) Love the blog and your info on it too. Have to come back and read
more too. :) Do come to see my book pages and
let me know what you thinkof my kiddie books. It would mean a lot to me. GOD bless & keep you
safe in HIS arms of love. Katie

The Mennobrarian said...

What wonderful news! Allow me to add to the long list of congratulations as you look forward to welcoming a new family member!

heidi said...

You know my thoughts on the matter :-) I'm so happy for you guys!!