I write, God laughs

Hey, remember this post?  When NFP Doesn’t Work

It pretty much blew up my quiet little corner of the internet.

And did you hear God laughing when I hit the “publish” button? It was uproarious, I am sure.

We speak and God says “Hold My Beer.” If I’m going to send words out into the blogosphere, embracing this wild big family life, surely God will hear my words and up the ante a bit.

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It’s been a while since we’ve had a newborn!

I’m sure you can see where this is going. And you’d be correct. After nearly five years of no sweet baby snuggles, long sleepless nights, cloth diapers ,and baby onsies we are overjoyed to welcome a new little one into our fold.

This child will probably be spoiled rotten, but (s)he will never feel unloved or unwanted. The kids, especially, are so so excited.

You know all those arguments you hear for NOT adding to your family?  “We don’t have enough money”  I don’t have enough energy to give them what they need”  “How could I love so many enough?”  Kids don’t see that.  They wouldn’t even think of making an argument such as that.  They only see the joy: the newborn belly laughs, the sweet smelling hair, and the heartbreakingly beautiful smiles.  Where I may see sleepless nights, they only see sweet snuggles.

And so it is.  Sweet newborn snuggles, smiles, and belly laughs will ring through our home again.  The kids are right – it is worth every ounce of sacrifice.  We are over joyed with the blessings we’ve been given.

Miscarriage and Infant Loss Month Giveaway

October is Infant Loss and Miscarriage month.

Every month seems to have a laundry list of assignments these days. We tend to skim over them, until they apply to our own lives. Since this one touches our family this year, I thought I’d take a moment to recognize it.

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A while back, a sweet artisan reached out to me offering a really lovely giveaway for my readers. She creates all sorts of sewn and embroidered goods, but one really shines above the rest. These sweet little memorial blankets are a lovely tribute to your little one.

One of the hard parts of losing a child to miscarriage is that there is so little in the way of memories. It’s a huge loss of something that you had for only a moment. Anne’s little blankets are a sweet, tangible reminder.

She worked with me, tossing ideas back and forth, listening to my ideas and adding great ones of her own. It was a joy to work with Anne.

Anne has generously offered one of her sweet blankets to one of my readers! There are a few ways to enter. Hop on over to Anne’s site and sign up for her email list. Then jump to her facebook and give her a follow. After you’ve done that, follow this blog and leave a comment that you’ve done it all! Each step will give you one entry.

I’ll announce our winner on October 15!

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Our winner is Beth! Congrats and prayers for all of the mama’s and their babes in heaven. Beth, Anne will contact you shortly!