Tuesday, August 28, 2012
God has chosen to bless us again with another daughter! We expect little Adelina Jubilee in January and we are so excited! Delivery place is undetermined for now, as we have some issues to overcome before making those kind of decisions. However, all who know me know that I am still praying for a home delivery!
I am so thankful and blessed to be at home with these precious children! Sarah is in her last year of school and is desiring to take over some of the teaching with the little ones. I am very torn about this! On the one hand, I know the learning experience will be good for her and very useful to her one day. On the other hand, I covet this time teaching my little ones and find it very difficult to give that over to ANYONE else, even Sarah, who also loves them dearly! When I look into their faces I see the babies disappearing and young men and women replacing them all too quickly! In fact, today is Elly's 8th birthday. The oldest of my "young" set is 8 years old! So hard to believe! I know that just as quickly as this has happened she will be 16! And 24! And married! And having children! Oh, my! The thoughts overwhelm me! What I short time our children are given to us for! May we not waste that precious time, for each moment is a gift! I have been guilty of wasting more moments than I would want, but I am thankful that the Lord quickens my heart and reminds me how precious time is!
"See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Wherefore be ye not unwise, but understanding what the will of the Lord is." - Ephesians 5:15-17