Growing Family…

Two of our boys are married, another daughter will wed this summer. 1 granddaughter almost 2 and a grandson due any day now. Such blessings! Our family is growing with each passing year. Not something even a pandemic could stop. I think of all that David and I have invested into this crowd and it reminds me of God’s promise:

“Give, and you will receive. Your gift will return to you in full—pressed down, shaken together to make room for more, running over, and poured into your lap. The amount you give will determine the amount you get back.” Luke 6:38

Whatever you do with a heart and mind toward God will be blessed: study, befriend, parent, serve, share, speak… love. He multiplies the seeds sown for His glory. Cleaning clothes, toilets, floors, little bottoms and noses, driving miles, cooking meals -He sees it all. He promises a blessing in return when we care for the least of these, especially for our own families (1 Timothy 5:8).

God says that persistence will pay off in treasure without measure. More love to give and receive when we ask Him for it. More patience to endure. More strength to continue. Memories and photos, help me look back for a glimpse into the 1000s of hours that led me to now. Fun, busy, difficult, sad, even boring moments made us all grow.

Now as we add on to our family again, I could’t be more grateful for this kind of abundance. New people grafted in, bringing their wisdom and experiences with them. It’s just blessing on blessing. God’s not finished with us, our maturity or opportunities. I’m making room in my lap!

ForGlorySake! – Anna

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