Tuesday, September 18, 2007

A Quiver of Arrows

Today it is our (me & Laura) distinct pleasure to announce that we will be having a child. This is a tremendous announcement and we are pleased that we can share it with all of you. Over the past 10 weeks we have gone through and full mélange of emotions but we are confident in the Lords plan and satisfied in His lasting word. I have taken particular comfort in Psalm 127:3-5

3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior
are the children of one’s youth.
5 Blessed is the man
who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame
when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Our initial thoughts consisted of shock and confusion because this was a particular gift we were not actively pursuing but those thoughts were quickly replaced by excitement and joy. As many of you know Laura is in her first year of teaching, this in its self can bring excessive amounts of stress and anxiety but because of this discovery she will not even be able to finish the school year. This isn't completely bad though if you consider some of the days she has had and some of the students she has encountered. I have worried about my ability to provide both financially and emotionally but I assure you that all of those concerns we mitigated by the sound of my sons/daughters heart beat.

Laura and I look forward to raising our child and building a home together. We are very excited about striving together to provide and raise our child in the ways of the Lord as well as experiencing the adventures and the struggles we know will be associated with it. We will continue to update this blog with progress and developments as we get them. We also thank you all for your excitement and hope you will continue with us in prayer.

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