What a treasure and a joy our Lucie is to us! I've written before about my journey to becoming quiverfull. If the Lord hadn't moved on my heart almost 5 years ago, we would only have 4 children, I would still have a career, I would be stressed out
But God did move on my heart and gave me a greater desire to be home with my children and make them my mission field than to feel the approval of the world or have my intellectual needs met. And he moved on my husband's heart so that he would give me his blessing to come home and dramatically reduce our income in the process. My husband was reluctant at first, but then made the committment to do whatever it took, even if it meant working more than one job. But God (those two words again) was gracious and intervened and provided for us over and above what we could have imagined and we are no worse off financially than when I was working! God is so good!
I became pregnant almost immediately after this change of heart and giving my notice and took it as a sign that this was God's will. Then I miscarried (what a misnomer, but that's another post) and it left me wondering why. Not why did I miscarry, but why did God change my heart and the course of my life, all our lives, and then take this child that I took to be a sign of being in God's will. You know how it is with these things, you never really know why for sure other than to bring you closer to the Lord through suffering, but I thought maybe it was so I would appreciate the four children He had already blessed us with more than I had before. The thought that God had moved mountains in my heart and mind in order to have me home with my four kids was astounding to me. We enjoyed a fun family ski vacation after my miscarriage and then the Lord blessed us with another pregnancy. This time we got Lucie! She was worth waiting for!
|Notice she's holding her guitar like a violin. Too funny!|