I called my husband at work last week to tell him something and prefaced my comments with, “I have some great news…”
To which he immediately replied, “You’re pregnant!”
Sadly, that wasn’t what I’d called to tell him — and at age 50, it’s seeming less and less likely that I will ever be making that happy announcement again — but it was wonderful to realize that such a revelation would still be met with enthusiastic anticipation, for we both wholeheartedly believe what Scripture teaches:
“Behold, children are a gift of the LORD, The fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, So are the children of one’s youth. How blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them.” (Psalm 127:3-5)
This is true, whether we’re talking biological children, adopted children, or — as is the case for our current season of life — grandchildren.
We have five so far — all boys — with another due in October! So even though I miss having a wee one of my own to cuddle and care for, I get plenty of opportunities to do the same for my sweet grandsons.
At least, the youngest still likes to be cuddled. The others stay so busy, they seldom slow down or sit still long enough for me to hold them anymore!
Last time they came to visit, my son showed me a video he’d taken of the littlest one climbing ladders at the playground, so I know it’s only a matter of time before he grows discontent in my lap, as well, and toddles off to join his big brothers.
Good thing a replacement will be here soon!
This week’s verse can be found in the third set of our Scripture Memory Flashcards:
And for extra practice on Psalm 127:3 (and other passages), I’ve made more handwriting printables, as well:
Plus, in case you missed them, here are links to the first two sets of flashcards and practice sheets, too:
- Scripture Memory Cards – Set 1
- Scripture Memory Cards – Set 2
- Memory Verse Copywork – Set 1
- Memory Verse Copywork – Set 2
May God honor your efforts to hide His Word in your heart!