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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

every child is planned!

we recently told our kids that we were going to be adding another member to our family.  i recorded the whole scene and i am so glad that i did.  it is a memory that i want to remember every detail of.  the scene took place Christmas day.  we saved one last gift for the kids to open at the very end of the day.  they were all very excited and could not imagine what the gift could be.  we all laughed a lot as they unwrapped and discovered what the very last gift was. we all discussed our thoughts about a new baby becoming a part of our family.  it was very interesting seeing how each kid processed the acquired information and the stages their thought processes went through.  if you are interested in watching it, you can view it here.  i have watched it at least a dozen times already and i laugh until i am crying every time.

one of the things that we talked and laughed about was whether or not we planned this baby.  of course, the answer was "uhmmmm, no! not planned! but welcomed!"  the only one of our children that was actually planned was josiah, who was our first.  he is the only one that we actually said, "let's have a baby," and soon thereafter he was here.  aaron and i laughed about how we did not have much time to think about or plan any of the other ones.  our first four kids were all born by the time josiah was five years old.  needless to say, after amanda, our fourth, was born, we began to plan a little bit.  but the plan was prevention! which worked for about nine years, until jacob came along. :)

i say that they weren't planned but that is only partially true because they were planned even if it wasn't by us.  they were planned by God!  He planned them!  He destined them into our family!  and we just received them for what they were, gifts from God!!  isn't it amazing to think that there is no child that was ever born that was not planned.  God planned us all!  He destined us all to be born into this world and He destined us all to be born into His family also.  "for He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ." (ephesians 1:5)

every child has been destined and planned to have the best Father!

every child is planned!!

23 comments:

Catherine Anne said...

WONDERFUL NEWS!!! Im so happy for you!

Tina Michelle said...

How sweet! Congrats!

Susan said...

Amen and congrats on the newest little package from God.
Susan

Warren Baldwin said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news. Praying for your family.

wb

RCUBEs said...

It's hard to fathom but that's the Truth! Every child is planned and Hand-made by God! Awesome! He is good!

Your baby that's about to come will have a blast watching that video when you announced the "blessing" with your other kids...What a sweet memory for life! God bless you sister and take good care of yourself.

Adeye said...

I absolutely agree with you 100%. No child is ever a "mistake". Everything passes through the hands of God before it gets to us. And He never makes mistakes.

Beautiful post, friend. Rejoicing with your precious family.

Sassy Granny ... said...

Holy tamole! I was thinking how beautiful was your family's picture; and how wonderfully full. Looks like next year's photo will be be fuller still! Congratulations!

Our pastor used to say: there are NO illegitimate children; only illegitimate parents. I KNOW you're not of that sort, and I couldn't agree more with how KNOWN is each child ... long before conception and birth.

Bless you! And may the days to come be filled with vigor, health, and delightful anticipation.

Kathleen

Mich said...

I always tell people that I am not looking to have more kids, but you never know what God has planned.

Congrats!

Loren said...

Oh how exciting! WHat a wonderful video you have :) How fun that you can show it to this sweet baby when he/she gets older!! I love how your kids responded!

So happy for all of you :) My new grandson will be born tomorrow!! I CANNOT WAIT!!

Love and Hugs to you!! ♥

Tara said...

LOVE this post more than you even know!

Libbie said...

YAY Christy Rose!!!! Taht is so awesome! & SOOOO right! God sure knows better than us doesn't he :) Thank goodness he is in control! I am SUPER excited for you guys & the kids! What fun ages they are to go through his experiance! Can't wait to find out what you are having! So glad you stopped by today!!! Missed ya! :)
Lib

Nel said...

What a wonderful post and I totally agree with you. I am so glad that you are back, I love looking at your pics, your little one always makes me smile!
until next time... nel

amanda said...

love this post. so completely true. and congrats. i've never told you that!! God is so good. and we were the same way...we never 'planned' any of our kiddos either. lol. i love the encouragement you've blessed me with. thanks!

Darcie said...

Your absolutely right...every single child is planned, and it makes my heart smile to think that there was another one planned for your precious family.

Stephanie M. Page said...

Congrats!! I love it! and I love that you are back to blogging. ;) So fun!

Beth in NC said...

That is so sweet Christy. Again, congratulations!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

I am not sure how I missed the other part of that post. I went back and looked at it again and found the video. Too cute! Congratulations!!! So excited for you guys. You've caught up with my sis ;) At least yours are mores spread out which has got to help a lot. Yeah for you guys!!!

Karen said...

Amen to your words...

The video was priceless! What a cute idea for telling the big news...your kids are precious!

Mom of Many said...

I am sooo happy for you Christy!!! What a blessed event! I will be lifting you and little man up in my prayers for a safe baby and pregnancy and a safe delivery. I've stopped by a few times over the past months and wondered if everything was ok because it had been so long since you had posted something new. So glad to see all is well. Psst...a little secret. Even though I refer to our newest blessing as "J", between the two of us, his name is Josiah. Take care my sweet friend and congrats again! Thank you for stopping by!!!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

How wonderful for God to give you another oppurtunity to give life! I'm so happy for you!

Lisa said...

so happy for you!!! wow! when are you due?!

septembermom said...

Congratulations! I'm so happy for you :) God bless you all!!!

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