Saturday, March 10, 2012

A change of plans

You may have noticed that sometimes, when talking about future plans, I include the phrase 'the Lord willing'. That's because we realise that despite our best-laid plans, sometimes God has other, better plans in store for us. At the beginning of the year I wrote out my plans and goals for 2012, however, these are all set to change drastically. Instead of the workshop teaching (amongst other things) I was hoping to start this year, there is going to be a big(ger than normal) belly, a whole lot of yawning (due to a whole lack of sleep)...
... a whole lot of snuggles and cuddles...
  
...a whole lot of being quiet...
...and a whole lot of loving...
OK, so some of that was on the cards anyway, but it now looks as though we will have an extra family member to love and cuddle this year. Which is all a rather long-winded way of saying that, yes, we are eagerly expecting a baby, due end of September, the Lord willing.

The current baby of the family was most unwilling to cooperate for the photoshoot. Oh, boy, Danny, are you in for a shock come September! As dearly as we love you, you are about as exhausting as they come, and my prayer is that that will change between now and then!

13 comments:

Leanne said...

beautiful Ruth... (and phil)

DJ 't Hart said...

Wonderful news! congratulations!

Jodie said...

What a wonderful change of plans.

Sally said...

Congratulations! This is wonderful news.

Anonymous said...

you have a beautiful way of breaking such wonderful 'new life' news. Wishing you a good pregnancy. Enjoy!
Meta V.

Nome said...

Wonderful! I look forward to reading your progress!

ljbyl said...

What a nice announcement! Wishing you the Lord's blessing for a healthy pregnancy. Congratulations!!

kris said...

Congratulations to you all! How exciting! Praying all will go very smoothly for you. ~Kristy

Natalie said...

Congratulations :)

machineandadream said...

Congratulations Ruth & the Lord's blessings for your growing family :)

Renee Mulder said...

Great news, Ruth and Phil. God bless!

charlotte said...

Wonderful news! And so beautifully told :) Many congratulations and best wishes! xx

DereknSteph said...

what a great way of breaking the news.. all the best during pregnancy Ruth. Congratulations Phil and Ruth!! how exciting! God bless.
love Derek, Steph and Katie xx