Thursday, July 05, 2007

Psalm 127: 3-5

It's official!

The Voiles Family will increase by one in February 08' and we couldn't be more thrilled! We are looking forward to the blessing of another child and our children are so excited to have a baby brother or sister to hold....to feed....to play the role of the orphaned toddler in their elaborate make-believe world in our woods. They have been in desperate need of a more gullible participant since Samuel has claimed the role of villain/pirate/bridge keeper.

There has been considerable deliberation in both my heart & mind on the matter of having more children. At the end of every laborious discussion (which sometimes included a second party.... and sometimes not) the negatives always boiled down to a selfish motive, my own desires, and worldly standards. I found it difficult to actually lay this decision before the Lord and sincerely ask the question if increasing our family would bring honor and glory to Him. The hearts desire was always there but coexisted with fears about money, space, time, etc...

Fleshly desires and worldly fears often gather momentum and grow over time if allowed to fester and with my flesh desire to be "free" from the burdens of babyhood and "free" from the financial strain of another child, I began to bury my hearts desire (His hearts desire) deeper and deeper until I no longer pursued it.... and it tried to fester.

But He does not turn loose. I am grateful for that.

He continued to pursue this desire, sought obedience in my heart, and has richly blessed this family!

12 comments:

Dandelion Momma-Janis said...

Congratulations! What a wonderful blessing for you and your family.

Jenn said...

We can't wait! Ellerie will have a little playmate close to her age when we all get together!

Wendy said...

Congratulations! I am so happy for all of you!

Kelly said...

Congratulations! What a blessing for you all!

Kim said...

Congratulations, Kim...again! I am so happy for you guys! What joy!!! I will be praying for you and that little one.

When is the due date?

Kim

Tiffany said...

Okay the only problem is that we don't have a fourth Jolly kid to match up with this one! Guess we will have to allow another family in! hee hee: )

I'm so excited that you did decide to add a sixth Voiles to the world....it will make it a much better place!

I'm praying for you to stay well, healthy, and enjoy this pregnancy in a way that you can savor the process of precious life and growth in that belly of yours! EAT and ENJOY! There will be marathons in later days to take it all off again!!!!

I love you sister!

Leslie said...

Congratulations!!! Praying for a happy, healthy little one!!

Kelly said...

Blessings to you and your family!!
I look forward to hearing all about it!

ukrainiac said...

Congratulations!

Jill said...

Congratulations both on your new addition and the accomplishment of surrendering to self. I also went through this same process when we added #5.

Christina said...

Congratulations!!! Thank you for sharing your heart as you wrestled with your thoughts and desires. I'm having some of the same as my husband would like more, and I'm, well, I'm tired!

I'm so happy for you and your family. I'm looking forward to hearing all about your pregnancy and seeing tummy shots. Hee, Hee!

kittyhox said...

Congratulations!!

A person with children as beautiful as yours really should make another! :)

I hope you have a wonderful pregnancy!

How exciting!