Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Big Happy Day!

Today, my sister is giving birth to her fifth child. We are all on high alert, waiting for that phone call to announce all the happy news. This, to me, is one of the greatest days a family can share. And thanks to all the wonderful technology available to us now, we can keep up with the happenings almost as quickly as they happen. I remember when Shaggy was born, no cell phones were allowed in the maternity ward. Now, we're anxiously awaiting not just "the call" but the transmission of digital pictures quickly to follow!

Another think I'm especially thankful for on a day like today is the blessings of being in a big-ish family (I am the oldest of four sibs) that celebrates and rejoices over each and every child God sends our way. My parents did a great job instilling in all of us the incredible value and precious-ness of all children and I love being part of that. I am proud to say that today my parents will welcome their 14th grandchild. And at the end of the summer, we are all looking forward to #15 joining our family.

In my mind, there is no greater legacy that my folks could leave behind than another generation of little ones growing to serve the Lord and share His love with the world around them.

It is a GOOD, GOOD day to be part of The Gang!


Jessica said...

So happy for you. I know what it is like to have a sibling have a child. The anticipation and joy to follow. Congratulations!

TCKK said...

That is wonderful for your family!! Hope all is going well!!! Congrats!

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

Congratulations!! Children are the greatest gift from above for sure!! I can't wait to see pics of your newest precious one!


Salzwedel Family said...

New babies in the family are so fun. My hubby is the baby of ten and with 50+ nieces & nephew on his side alone there is always somebody having a baby.