Sunday, July 18, 2010

News to Share!

Once again, I feel SO behind and neglectful towards this blog and I will once again blame it on facebook. But I have something exciting to share that deserves more than just a facebook announcement...I'm PREGNANT!!! I'm eight weeks along and due Feb. 27th, 2011. Many have asked us if this was a surprise and the answer to that one is no. This baby was just as planned and prayed over and wanted as the others. After Sawyer was born we were on the fence about the size of our "quiver". Some days, I felt like we were complete while Travis wasn't so sure. Other days, the table was turned. But the bottom line was, we just didn't have a true peace about saying for sure that we were done. Now, I realize that some believe God wants us to have as many children as He would allow our biology to produce. For the record, we are not in that camp, but that's a topic I really don't want to get into at the moment as I fear it's one of those that has a tendency to divide instead of unite. That being said, this decision certainly didn't come easily and we know full well that God could have and still could say "no" even if we decided "yes". Here's what this baby represents to us in a nutshell: Faith! It is when we feel incapable that God can show up and be glorified as He enables us. It is when we feel like we can't that God shows up and proves to us that with HIM all things are possible. It is when faulty logic douses the God-initiated desires of our hearts that God asks us to trust Him, even when it's scary. That's what this "decision" was, a trembling, slow-moving, heart-racing step of faith. After seeing a little baby with beating heart last Thursday, the first flood of blessing came over us as reward for this step...and the trembling in fear was replaced with trembling for joy! As the saying goes, "we know not what the future holds, but we know Who holds the future!" We are under no romantic notions about bringing a forth baby home. We know there will be hard moments, just as there have been with every adjustment we've had in our lives, but we are excited to see what God has for our family as this new little child becomes a part of it. Please pray with us for a healthy baby and pregnancy, and thank you to so many who've given us such kind and uplifing congrats. We are so blessed by each of you!

13 comments:

Michelle said...

oh my goodness what wonderful and exciting news! So happy for you - congratulations!

Mary Vigil said...

I am praying over you and rejoicing over the news of another little one! Praise HIM!

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Christine said...

This is a beautiful post! I love your view of this blessing, of faith, and of God. Congrats again.

Jenn @ Munchkin Land said...

Sarah, you know I share your heart on the news of your newest one. =) I am so happy and thrilled for you! Congrats!

CB said...

congratulations on this new blessing...

Jules said...

I don't comment on your blog often, I have before but I think it's been over a year. Anyway, I read often and I just wanted to say, "Congratulations" and I am sending prayers your way for a healthy and happy pregnancy! We are in the same boat, it seems, I am expecting our 4th in late January! We also have 2 girls and a boy (Claire, Lily & Drew). And, I love the way you worded this post. I couldn't have said it better myself. :)


Again, CONGRATULATIONS on your newest blessing!!

The Hill Family said...

:) Congratulations! February 27th is Billy's birthday! Looking forward to reading your updates, and your precious family will be in our prayers.

Mindy said...

so exciting!! congratulations!!

Mindy said...

ps.whats your last name? I want to find you on fb...

Sheri said...

Sarah! Congratulations "again" my dear sister in Jesus! I just LOVE your newest little ones' 1st picture. Precious. Precious. I have, and will continue to lift you, your littlest growing treasure, Travis, Emma, Chloe, and Sawyer up to our Father in prayer!!! Love you all bunches!

Anastasia said...

Ofcourse you know I'm super excited for you!