Monday, July 7, 2008

More Mixed up Math

Here's an equation for you:

new baby + sick husband = crummy blog updates

It is a fact and should be included in the Blogging for Dummies manual (which I'm sure someone has written.)

Justus is doing great. He's a truly content little fellow and is slowly braving the world of awakeness for longer periods of time. I was explaining to a friend at church yesterday how I keep having little moments of realizing that there are five children in this family. It hits me most when we are loading the van and every spot is full or at bedtime when every spot is full. It's all a bit surreal.

To think that 10 years ago we were learning that just doing what married people do doesn't always yield the expected result; and navigating the emotionally charged and sometimes spiritually treacherous waters of infertility. Yet here we are -one of those big families that gets seated in the back room away from the other restaurant patrons. (yeah, thank you IHOP for your vote of confidence.)

How amazing is God? How stupid are we? We actually thought we had a better plan...than God. How amazing that He never pounded us into the ground but with blessing after blessing continues to prove Himself? Hugely amazing!

Proverbs 113.9 has become a very special verse to me because I've had the privilege of living it out -five times over!

"He grants the barren woman a home,
Like a joyful mother of children.
Praise the Lord!"

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