My husband and I are often asked how in the WORLD we ended up with EIGHT kids!

In today’s podcast, my husband joins me in telling the story of how we went from wanting 2 kids to having 8!

It’s a God story for sure, especially when you consider we had ALL of our children via C-section!

Here’s a picture taken when our youngest was 6 mos old:

Psalm 127:3-5

Children are a gift from the Lord;

   they are a reward from him.

Children born to a young man

   are like arrows in a warrior’s hands.

How joyful is the man whose quiver is full of them!

   He will not be put to shame when he confronts his accusers at the city gates.

Matthew 18

Jesus called a little child to him and put the child among them. Then he said, “I tell you the truth, unless you turn from your sins and become like little children, you will never get into the Kingdom of Heaven.  So anyone who becomes as humble as this little child is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.

 “And anyone who welcomes a little child like this on my behalf is welcoming me.  But if you cause one of these little ones who trusts in me to fall into sin, it would be better for you to have a large millstone tied around your neck and be drowned in the depths of the sea.

v.10 Beware that you don’t look down on any of these little ones. For I tell you that in heaven their angels are always in the presence of my heavenly Father.

Mark 10:13-16

One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.

 When Jesus saw what was happening, he was angry with his disciples. He said to them, “Let the children come to me. Don’t stop them! For the Kingdom of God belongs to those who are like these children.  I tell you the truth, anyone who doesn’t receive the Kingdom of God like a child will never enter it.”  Then he took the children in his arms and placed his hands on their heads and blessed them.