Wednesday, April 29, 2015

I Shall Go To Him...

"...I shall go to him, but he shall not return to me." 
~ 2 Samuel 12:23

Last week, as we neared the time when we were looking forward to being able to share the exciting news, that we were again expecting a new baby, we sadly learned that our baby had passed away.  I was at twelve weeks gestation, but the sonographer suggested that our baby had passed a couple of weeks earlier. 

While we had intended not to share this sad news with anyone, other than with those who already knew, we have become convicted that it is important to acknowledge our baby's very short life.  Our society no longer likes to acknowledge the LIFE of the un-born, simply because it makes the whole issue of abortion very uncomfortable.  So while it is hard to share this news, even more so since we have gone through it a few times now, we feel it is important to stand for LIFE.

"The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; 
and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit." 
~ Psalm 34:18

We are heart-broken, and at times it is hard to be humble and accept God's will.  However, we trust that He does work all things together for good, and rejoice that one day we WILL see our precious babies again in Heaven.

One day the trumpet will sound for His coming,
One day the skies with His glories will shine;
Wonderful day, my beloved ones bringing;
Glorious Savior, this Jesus is mine!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

This Little Lady Got Somewhat Tired Whilst Waiting For Her Lunch!


Quite a few weeks ago, we took the kiddos out for a fun day.  We drove to the city and went bowling!  We hadn't been for quite a while and so, everyone had f.u.n!  Amy was happy that she had a better performance this time around, infact *all* the kids and my husband scored very well...aaaaand then there was me. Haha - I didn't do so well! 


This activity centre had plenty to do. They had recently installed a climbing wall which we thought looked super fun, but it was strictly for age 8 and over, so becuase Dylan wouldn't be able to go on it, and Amy didn't care for climbing, we decided to wait until after Dylan's next birthday to try that out.

After we had finished with bowling, we took the kids into the soft play structure area, we big ones enjoyed a hot coffee, whilst Dylan and Meg ran around and made friends with some of the little school kids that were there.  They told me afterward that there had been a little school-aged girl there, who was sad because no one else would play with Dylan and Meg had made friends with her and the three of them ran around together and had a blast.  Abigail also has lots of fun crawling aournd the soft baby area. 

Just before we headed home, Daddy treated us all to a complete junk food had been my request *hangs head in shame*.  I a local pizza place I had spotted a "Louisiana" style pizza, that was laced with Tabasco.  I was even thinking that I should ask for extra Tabasco, thinking that it most probably wouldn't be hot enough, but I didn't.  Boy, oh boy - It was a scorcher!!!  I actually had to stop eating it, way before I was full, as my body literally couldn't take any more.  Hahaha!