we're really excited (though perhaps a little shocked at first) about this new & recently revealed little one and the changing family dynamic we never really planned to experience, having such a wide spread of ages. though 15+ years ago when we first started having babies we couldn't have anticipated what having a biggish family would be like, we love it SO much and feel like we couldn't be happier (well, until they all finally move out, get married and start having grandkids... and yes, we do realize we just prolonged the realization of that goal :)!
it brings special satisfaction to see all the kids excited and to hear them spontaneously pray for the baby. we were all slightly nervous up until recent weeks, after our last loss, even while FULLY trusting that the Lord knows EXACTLY what He's doing. for all of His tender workings we are extremely thankful!
our current plan is for this baby, due April 2014 (and whose gender will be revealed in the next photo shoot!), to be born here in Tarapoto, unless any foreseeable risks arise. we'll be trying really hard for either 4/04/2014 or 4/14/2014; because, well, wouldn't that just be cool?!
of course, as always, all our plans are subject to the Lord's will and working.
please remember us in your prayers!
check out the fun video of our family reveal photo shoot over at our family ministry blog.
the photos were a lot of fun.