"to be registered with Mary, his betrothed wife, who was with child."
I'm be taking a small break from "Solid Rock Ranch" blogging due to the CHRISTmas season but I wanted to share with you what this years best present was.
Thursday morning we opened presents together as a family. Daddy was the last to open his presents. After all of his presents, he opened a small one at the bottom of the bag.
Can you guess what it was?
Yep - a pregnancy test! Mama is pregnant!
From all of our reactions, you must've thought that something absolutely devastating had happened...tears were coursing down all of our cheeks (except for Caleb and younger who were clueless as to what was going on). The only way you would've been able to tell the difference between something sad and then something happy was that we were all smiling widely through our tears. Dad, Hannah, Lexi, and I had been praying for Mama to get pregnant again.
There's Hannah crying for you! I almost forgot to take pictures of them crying because I could hardly see through my tears but I got one! :)
So, number 9 is on the way and due August 28th approximately! We cried when we found out that Mama was pregnant with Lydia too. We just love every one of our siblings and can't wait for the next. (I really hope we have at least 3 more, in case you were wondering.) Allowing the Lord to control your family size is looked down upon in this World but we're not supposed to be of this World! Mommy and Daddy are excited to be fulfilling the dominion mandate to "be fruitful and multiply!" (Genesis 1:28) and to be found worthy of the stewardship of another immortal soul. How exciting!
Thank you Jesus for another precious blessing-on-the-way,
P.S. - I'm going to have 8 siblings!!!