Children are a gift from the Lord; they are a reward from Him.
Like arrows in the hand of the warrior are children born in one's youth. 
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them. 
Psalm 127:3-5

You formed my inward parts; You knitted me together in my mother's womb. 
I praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. 
Wonderful are Your works; My soul knows it very well. 
My frame was not hidden from you when I was being made in secret, 
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance.
In Your book were written, EVERY ONE OF THEM, the days that were formed for me, 
When as yet there were none of them. 
Psalm 139:13-16

JP and I are so thankful and happy to be able to announce another baby joining our family in May 2015!

When I look at this picture and think about those scriptures above, I am overwhelmed to tears and humbled by God's graciousness to bless us with so many children. I know there are many people who would love to have just one healthy baby, and here I am with five. 

We appreciate all prayers for baby and this pregnancy. I have to admit, I have struggled with more fear surrounding this pregnancy than any other one before it. I have had several people close to me who have miscarried recently, and the lie I have been fighting is that we are pushing our luck by asking for more healthy children than what we already have.

But I KNOW that God is in control of every detail of my life and that His plans for me are GOOD, so, "I will have no fear of bad news; my heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. My heart is secure; I will have no fear." (Ps 112:7-8)

Yesterday, the kids and I got to watch baby's healthy heart flutter on an ultrasound, and it was all I could do to hold myself together. God, you are so good. This baby is amazing. We are so very thankful!

#5 is ALIVE!!!!


Anonymous said...

God is Good!! Congratulations!!!

Mary Bowar xo

Richardson Family said...

Congratulations Audra. Your family is beautiful. Many blessings to you.