Thursday, April 9, 2009

My latest project

Sorry for not writing sooner... this week has been crazy with reaping what I have sown. I had not corrected school for, well, quite a while... I decided to do so on Monday. We are still trying to fix and catch up. So excuse me while I spend day #4 sitting at the kitchen table with children getting them to do what they should have done weeks ago.

Besides that, I have been also working on something else:

I know I'm number ten,
but the fact you can't deny
is that God, Almighty Giver
is the Author of my life.

My soul is no less special,
and my spirit no less great
than those who came before me --
be they one, or six, or eight.

So many eyes are blinded
by the whispers of this world--
to them, there is no miracle
in a human life unfurled.

A baby's just a plaything,
a burden, or a chore.
and we must proceed with caution
to prevent too many more!

Only a fool would trust the Lord
to give and He desires
ad live a life of trust in Him
whatever that requires.

A new car may be exciting,
a new house may be a prize,
but my new life is better
than any thing that money buys.

So all the world may roll their eyes
when ten now they see --
But I can't wait until I meet
the "fools" who welcome me.

-- Author Unkown --

Due Date: Sept 23.


  1. I love the poem. It's so weird to me that people think that the later children must have less value. Why would that be?! Is it their sad efforts to rationalize why they don't have a large brood? Sorry, you got me on my soapbox. I'll get down now. Really, we are so, so excited for you. Lisa~

  2. Huge congratulations! : ) I love that poem--I'll have to remember it if the time ever comes that we need it,LOL.

  3. Wow, 10 whole blessings! God is so good to you. I already had heard. I'm glad to see that we have another little christian buddy on the way. Congrats!!!

  4. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!!!!!!


  5. Congratulations!!!!

    What a beautiful poem! :)

  6. Carri,
    Congratulations!! And hang in there on the school work with the kids...somedays it seems like it's a teaspoon at a time instead of a bucket full..but every little bit counts!



    Praying you through pregnancy again! What an honor to pray for you!!! HUGS!

  8. God is so good isn't he? I have just told the whole family. We are all smiles. We are celebrating your joy! Renee

  9. Congratulations, Carri! What a wonderful blessing!

  10. It's been almost a week since I checked your blog so I just now read your good news! Congratulations on your new blessing!
    Patti E.

  11. Where have I been?! Congratulations! My mom is #3 of 10 and I so love our big family.

  12. Carri-
    A big congratulations! I am so happy for you! I type this as I am holding our sweet newborn, and the seventh baby, who could not be loved any more than if she was the first!