As the name of my blog indicates, I spend a lot of time thinking about home. Of course, my Heavenly Home is the one that is eternal, so that’s where I need to lay up my treasures, and that’s the one I’m striving for. But in the meantime, I have been given this tiny piece of the here-and-now—this home on the edge of town, this family, this neighborhood—in which to serve Him. And, though this is in the earthly realm, I want the things that happen here to be investments in the Heavenly realm.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Another Thanksgiving Blessing!

And now we know.

We know what our Father already knew (and planned!) of the time and place of this new little one's birth. Yes, Paul Ronald arrived at precisely the moment that God had planned for him. And we couldn't be happier. 

The inspiration for Paul's name: I Corinthians 15:3-8. "First he appeared to Cephas (Peter)...last of all, as to one untimely born, he appeared also to me (Paul)."

Paul Ronald
9 lbs., 10 oz.
November 24, 2014

Paul arrived the day before Peter's 4th birthday. (Actually 1 hour and 15 minutes before Peter's birthday.) What a deluxe present Peter gets this year!

Our Peter...such a sweet boy! 

Today, Mommy and Paul will leave the hospital for their new home, and they'll all celebrate Peter's birthday together.

On this Thanksgiving, our family has another blessing to count!

Photo (and table setting) by Bekah

Happy Thanksgiving to all of you!
May all your days be filled with thankfulness to our Lord, 
for He is good!

On Sunday, I'll be Gathering the Moments of November, and what a month it has been for us!!

As I have done since January, I will be providing a place for you to link your own "moments" and we can share with one another. (More details ~here~.)
I will be hosting this gathering each month through December. Feel free to join in!


  1. Wonderful news, congratulations to all! God is good! And a big boy! Enjoy your new reason to be thankful and have a great day together.

  2. Congratulations to all of you! What a wonderful Thanksgiving blessing.

  3. A wonderful Thanksgiving blessing. . . and a BIG boy! Blessings to you and your family. Have so enjoyed your blog posts. Happy Thanksgiving! Sharon D.

  4. Warm congratulations all around! How wonderful to have a new baby boy, one who is so very easy to get along with, in the family. Thanksgiving blessings!

  5. Congratulations on the new little guy (actually a big little guy!) God's timing always perfect!! Having a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  6. What a wonderful blessing just in time to make Thanksgiving even more special! Congratulations to you and your family and may you have a beautiful Thanksgiving!

  7. Wow! Congratulations to all, and thanks to the Heavenly Father for doing All Things Well!

  8. That's what I call a bouncing baby boy! Congratulations to all! God's timing is always perfect! Happy Thanksgiving :)

  9. What a cutey! How good, also, that both the boys will have their own day!

  10. How wonderful for you and your family! I know your heart is overflowing with love for this precious new life. ♥

  11. Congratulations! What a cute, little bundle!

  12. Many Hearty congratulations!!! Also, Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!! God is good, His mercy and love endure forever!! tammyp

  13. Happy happy joy joy! Congratulations to all of you. What a sweet thanksgiving blessing!

  14. What a celebration you all will have this Thanksgiving. A new family member, a birthday, a new home and good times together.

    Have a wonderful day ~ FlowerLady

  15. What wonderful news! Praise God for his safe arrival. Can't think of a better gift for you all! Wishing you and yours a very blessed Thanksgiving Day!

  16. Cheryl, what adorable boys! And, whoa, Paul looks about 2 or 3 months old already -- hope nobody bought clothes in newborn size!

  17. Congratulations! A sweet baby added into a sweet family:)


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