…the seven nifty haircuts our seven boys are sporting, and…
…Joe’s aunt, who accomplished this task without any help from me!
…the friend who checked thrift stores for more clothes for the three big boys after I packed for them and realized they didn’t have much left to wear.
…the air conditioning my thoughtful husband installed, and for the relief it has brought.
…the loooong phone conversations I had with my two older sisters recently, and for the understanding friendship and support they are showing me.
…some friends who gave of their limited resources to buy our family about two dozen bags of groceries!
…the surprise box (aka a treasure trove) of Trinity Hymnals my brother had shipped to us for the home fellowship…
…and for the voices of my family singing in four-part harmony!
…the eight–eight!–families on the list of those who have offered to help care for our children when we cannot.
…every last precious day of carrying this vigorous little life within me.
…all those who are so faithfully lifting us up to You as the day of her birth draws near.
…the utter peace You have given me in the waiting, unanswered questions, scary dreams and all.