Friday, February 12, 2010

Lasting rewards...

"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth.
Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them!
He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate."
Psalm 127:3-5

We LITERALLY believe what God has spoken!

Three sweet babies + one due 9/2010 = 4 under 4!!

It is with great joy that we announce...we are expecting another sweet baby! We are all very excited! This new little one is due at the beginning of September - right between Elianna's 4th birthday and Elijah's 3rd birthday. As for Liam, he turns the big "1" next month, which seems unthinkable....didn't I just give birth to him? Ok, well, yeah, actually I did! :) You might be thinking something like I thought when I found out I was pregnant: "Duggers, here we come." (ha, ha!)

Yes, it's wild, it's crazy, and it's busy. But it is also SO very rewarding! It makes me smile.

There is no greater call on my life than that of being a mom. If God is handing me the opportunity to give life once again, I do not wish to turn something so rewarding away for selfish reasons. I'm on board—for whatever God wills, He always, without question, provides!

15 comments:

Sharmane said...

Yay! I'm the first to comment. Congratulations!! I'm so excited for you and you are constantly in my prayers.

The Ahlgren Family said...

Praise God! We're praying for you to have a healthy pregnancy and an uncomplicated peaceful birth!

busymama431 said...

yay! you're a busy mom!! hope all goes well for you. congratulations!

Jessica said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! I'm praying for you guys!

Joe & Sarah said...

Congratulations Caron Family! How exciting! We will be praying for you!

The Christiansen's

Stacey said...

Congratulations...so exciting!! Times are busy...but oh so precious:)

Chris and Linnea Lindstrom said...

Congratulations, Carons! You are such a wonderful and loving family and this newest child will be blessed to be joining you!

Melanie said...

Oh, Mindy! You bless me so very much! We are beyond excited for you! God is good and He gives good gifts. I admire you so much and the way you view these gifts, not as a burden but as a big blessing. It's inspiring!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

LS said...

Congratulations! I needed to hear this post today. Not because I'm expecting but because as much as I want more children I've been struggling with being fearful of the nausea, pain, and strain that come with my pregnancies. Thanks for having such a good attitude. It's an inspiration to the rest of us mommies!

Now you're beating us in numero de ninos!

Rebecca said...

Congratulatoins Mindy!!

Anonymous said...

Oh......I'm so happy for you! Children ARE a blessing, and it is so great to see you embracing that!;)
Blessings,
Allison Bontrager

Abbi said...

Congratulations! You have such beautiful babies, it will be fun to meet the next one!

Anonymous said...

I am not going to be original this time, so all I am going to say that your blog rocks, sad that I don't have suck a writing skills

Josiah and Abi Wissmann said...

Oh! SO happy for you! Thank you for your Godly perspective...it's so refreshing! We'll be praying that all goes well for you!