I've also started getting antsy worrying how big this little one is going to be. I'm getting more miserable and concerned that it may be caused of this baby's size, although it might not be. I had this feeling the last weeks of Jenna's pregnancy, just so much pressure and like there is no room inside of me, and she weighed 9lbs 6oz.
I can't believe this Little Monkey will be here in 10 days for sure, or less. I always like to go into labor on my own but I am fine with being induced if the 26th gets here and I'm still preggo!! I have to get busy and pack my bags, it's really quite surreal to think this is happening. I'm so excited to meet this little precious life, we all are. It's always such a special day meeting God's gift to our family.
We have been outside more than ever. The kids play on the playground every possible day and yesterday they were thrilled to find something special to entertain them in the backyard, a baby robin.
Jenna tried to feed it a blade of grass...
He tried and tried and almost got up the slide.
On the first page, "It is always helpful for us to fix our attention on the Godward aspect of Christian work; to realize that the work of God does not mean so much man's work for God, as God's own work through man."
Hudson also tells of how he was skeptical of God and message of the Bible at a young age and how his mother and sister prayed for him and his conversion came about, a really incredible testimony of the power of a parents' prayer once again.
Years prior to going to China, Taylor knew God was calling him there and made preparations by learning to live on less and tells many instances of trusting God for financial needs, because he gave so much away and lived on so little. He said, "I believe we are all in danger of accumulating -- it may be from thoughtlessness, or from pressure of occupation -- things which would be useful to others, while not needed ourselves, and the retention of which entails loss of blessing. If the whole resources of the Church of God were well utilized, how much more might be accomplished! How many poor might be fed, and naked clothed and to how many of those as yet unreached the Gospel might be carried!"
I know it might seem odd to find encouragement for motherhood from an autobiography of a missionary, but God calls us all to live for Him and surrendered to Him. I want to live a life of faith and trust in Him and fully obedient to whatever He ask me to do. I struggle with fully trusting, quickly obeying and keeping Him first in my life. I know as Taylor knew his calling, that I am called to mother these 5 children and I want to be all that God's grace can do through me, for Him.
"...we should never lose sight of the higher aspect of our work -- that of obedience to God, of bringing glory to His name, of gladdening the heart of our God and Father by living and serving as His beloved children."