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.




Monday, October 7, 2019

Happy News!!


If you read my most recent post you might be wondering . . 

Who are the happy parents of Blessing # 12 ?



It is Kati and Andrew who are being blessed with the privilege of parenthood!


Sweet new adventures await!



I am so grateful. I have lived long enough to learn that parenthood is not a guarantee. It is a gift directly from the Lord. No, I do not pretend to know why some are chosen to be parents and some are not. I only know that the gift of parenthood is an amazing privilege and a sobering responsibility given by a sovereign Lord.

We are rejoicing . . . and we are also praying for this new little person (arriving in early May) and for his/her wonderful parents!


28 comments:

  1. I am so happy for Kati and Andrew. A blessing indeed.

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    1. Thank you, sweet Kathy, for rejoicing with us!

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  2. Yay!! Congratulations to Kati and Andrew. I sometimes get overwhelmed thinking of how wonderful my children, children-in-law, and grandchildren are and that they walk with Christ. Of course, there is still the need for those continuing prayers. It isn't Heaven, yet.

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    1. Thank you, Brenda! It is an immeasurable blessing to know that one's children/grandchildren are walking with the Lord! And absolutely, there is always the need for prayer on their behalf!

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  3. Very exciting news, and I like your take on it. Parenthood is a gift, and happy they are off to a good start. My guess is you'll be finding your way down south now and then! :-)

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    1. Thank you, Dotsie! It's going to be hard to be so far away (far for this reluctant traveler anyway!), but we'll certainly have a very good reason to make our way south!

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  4. OH! I am so happy for Kati and Andrew, and for your whole family, What a joy for me to see your family continue to grow.
    Blessings,
    Sue

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  5. Babies (children, grandchildren) are a BLESSING!
    It's a mistake to take them for granted. But rejoice when they do enter this world.
    Yes, congratulations!

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    1. Such a blessing! Thanks for the congrats!

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  6. Awwww...children are a blessing and, while I am sure that it is heartbreaking not to be able to have children, it does not negate the fact that children are a wonderful part of God’s plan. Warm congratulations to Kati and Andrew.

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    1. Indeed, children are a wonderful blessing! (Psalm 127:3) We are thrilled that Kati and Andrew will know this joy! Thank you for your warm congrats!

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  7. What a wonderful blessing for Kati and Andrew and your entire family, Cheryl! I've always felt it to be quite a miracle to be with child. I'm so happy for you all.

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    1. Ahhhh . . . such a miracle! Thank you for sharing our joy, Martha Ellen!

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  8. Oh wow! Happy happy, joy joy! What an amazing blessing. Congratulations to all!

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    1. Awww . . . thank you for being happy with us, Ellen!

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  9. Wonderful news-Congratulations to everyone!

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  10. Happy News indeed!!! Congratulations Katie and Andrew and to you too!

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  11. How exciting for everyone! She'll be a great Mom! You'll have to invest in some of those books that talk about "Long Distance Grandma"!

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    1. Awww . . . I think Kati will be a great mom too!

      I've been a long distance grandma before (for 8 years while my son lived/worked far away), but it doesn't make it any easier. Maybe I need to look for some of those books to brush up on my skills.

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  12. I knew it, I knew it! How wonderful and exciting! ♥

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    1. You guessed?! Yay! Thanks for sharing our excitement, Debby!

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  13. Many Happy Congratulations!!! <3 How very wonderful!!! Lord's blessings on you all!!!

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  14. Many Happy Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A gift <3!!!!!!!!

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