Thursday, March 11, 2010

2 Weeks Later...

Two weeks have officially passed since we welcomed little Abby-Kate into our family. Already she is changing and growing and it is fun to see her more awake and alert with each passing day.
All of her brothers have adjusted nicely to having a baby in the house and so have Mom and Dad! Despite my fears and worries when I was pregnant, things are going so well! My Pastor once said that 80% of the things we worry about never even happen and I can definitely see that in this case. After 5 1/2 years without a baby in the home, I did have some valid concerns over facing sleep deprivation again, nursing, and just going back to the baby stages. However, none of that has been an issue so far and we feel so very blessed right now.
There was a time (or times) that Jason and I had decided that we were not going to have any more children...thankfully we never did anything permanent to make that happen! We were talking about that this afternoon and I thought of how God's ways are higher than our ways and His wisdom so much greater than our own. Had we followed our plan, Abby-Kate would not be here and we would be missing out on so much!!! I am thankful that God, in His great mercy and grace, kept us from making a terrible mistake. I have often met older women, who upon seeing our "large family" have said to me, "I always wished I had had more children." Never have I met someone who wished away the ones they had!
So, tonight as I am up nursing and feeling quite sleepy, I am also overwhelmed with the tremendous blessing of motherhood. Though there are sacrifices that must be made as a mother, they are worth it in the end!


Abby said...

Hi! My name is Abby Walsman and Dana Webb gave a link to your post about the meat market in Winder. So that is how I came to your blog. I just wanted to say hi! I have four boys and I at first just saw that you had five boys but when I went to your home page I was pleasantly surprised to see you had a little girl! I may have a girl some day too! We actually have five boys as well, although one is with the Lord! I have a blog too, at I'd love to chat more... mom of boys to mom of boys! :) My email is

Blessings to you!

Abby Walsman

Abby said...

I just scrolled through more of your posts and am amazed at how much we have in common! I hope we get a chance to talk! I wonder if maybe I have met you before, or if your in my Charlotte Mason homeschool group? I live in Dacula...

Another Beautiful Day said...

Hello you Crazy Naves,
How exciting I just now checked your blog. What a terrible friend. Pray everything is still going well. Hope to here from you soon. Your post is so true!

Love ya,