Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Filling the Earth

We enjoyed number five so much...

Using screw driver for dinner utensils,
 Trying on shoes,
 Covered in peanut butter,
Using iPhone cords as repelling devices,
 Putting that green paper where it belongs,
 Fixing some plumbing,
Helping with laundry,
 Snack time,
 Oops. I think the wrong kid is crying,
 With UV rays these days, you can never be careful enough out in the sun,
 Sampling the best part of banana bars,

As I was saying, we're enjoying number five so much we thought we'd go for number six. '01-'03-'05-'07-'09...another Arant child coming in the Spring 2012.

The best part of expecting #6 so far have been the comments. People have gone from excitement back in 2001 to compassion and concern in 2012...

"Wow. How many do you think you'll have?"
"You know what causes that, right?"(I've lost count of how many times this has been said)
"At least I don't have to take care of it"
"Are you sure?"
"If you're happy, I'm happy"

Those are just a few of the responses. Most have been very encouraging, especially...

"Don't you see that children are God's best gift? the fruit of the womb his generous legacy? Like a warrior's fistful of arrow are the children of a vigorous youth. Oh, how blessed are you parents, with your quivers full of children! Your enemies don't stand a chance against you; you'll sweep them right off your doorstep." - Psalm 127:3-5 (from the Message)