Thursday, August 26, 2010

And then there were 5...

Philippians 4:6-8

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."

Life is full of surprises. Early August brought us the news that we would be adding to our family. Yes, another baby. Irish twins. Jackson, 4 months old, is going to be a big brother. 3 precious gifts in 39 months.

Unbelievable. I would be remiss, if I did not confess that I cried more than I probably ever have in my entire life. Disbelief, uncertainty and anxiety swept through and flooded my mind. Within days, we had shared the news with my family. My mom and sister's reactions were much like ours, but my Dad offered a different insight. My Dad is a man of few words, but I am eternally thankful for his perspective because it completely changed mine. Although this came to us as a complete and utter shock, children are a blessing and as husband and wife, we are extremely blessing to be fertile. Thanks Dad for speaking wisdom into my life!

The Lord's timing is perfect and complete submission is a forever winding road leading us through the process of sanctification. After hours of intense discussions, David and I are left smiling about this small bundle of joy growing inside of me. It will be our last child and I am determined to savor every flutter, nauseous feeling, food aversion, additional pound, kick and punch.

I continue to be in awe of the grace God gives David. Throughout all of this, there have been no "freak out" moments by David (just me!) and only humble knees bowed in prayer. David's words of encouragement offer my heart both peace and serenity, which only a man after God's own heart can offer his wife. I'm forever thankful for every moment of this pregnancy and for every time my husband places his hands on my growing belly and we pray together for our third unborn child.

We are abundantly blessed indeed!


  1. ri! so thankful to see this news, and equally as understanding of that surprised, shocked, and unsure feeling.. oh the many tears i cried when we first found out we were having ruby. also, thankful that you have a husband as assuring and level-headed as daniel.. he was the rock during that time as well. love all FIVE of you. :)

  2. babies babies! yes, such a blessing, and yes, such a shock! certainly, the Lord will meet your needs and give you the grace required to be a mama to your little set of irish twins...the kind of grace that will make others look at you and wonder, "how does she DO that?! she must be superwoman!" :)

  3. Congratulations, Uzzell Family! What an incredible blessing and gift!