Monday, June 14, 2010

The Greatest Gift a Child Could Want

So, I've been praying for more patience. It looks like my prayers were answered. Anyone have any good ideas for a name change to this blog? Apparently Half a Dozen will no longer fit :)

We told our children last night that they have been given the gift of a new sibling. Their reactions were so completely beautiful.
Stat boy smiled calmly and began offering his ideas for names for a new sibling. He had just spent the entire weekend playing with our dear friend's five month old. He absolutely loves babies and babies absolutely love him. How many 15 year old boys pay any attention at all to small children? Oleander grinned from ear to ear. Skoshi A, through her tears, declared they had just been talking about how wonderful it would be to have another baby. Special K thought we were joking. Lil' Wingnut immediately asked to see the baby in my stomach, but the best reaction came from our 17 year old daughter, with tears streaming down her cheeks, she thanked us repeatedly. She's been praying for another sibling for several years now and honestly thought we'd "given up". I told her, there is no giving up.

In a family open to life, there is no greater gift than the gift of a new life. Print Friendly and PDF


Katherine said...

Congratulations! How Wonderful!!!

Gardenia said...

how wonderful -- blessings to you all. how about Seven from Heaven !

Katie said...

YAY!!! Congrats Maurisa! We are so happy for you!

Our Family said...

Congratulation, what a blessing. We will keep you and baby in our daily prayers.

Walt said...

Hey Mau,

Of course all of your blog friends are congratulating you...they don't have to buy presents for the entire gang...or remember birthdays...have ANOTHER neice or nephew treat you like your their own jungle gym and now I have to come up with another nickname for number 7!!!! Did you even think about me, your brother, when you decided to get pregnant? (oh wait...ewwww....let's forget I even wrote...let alone thought that). Now I have to have another beautiful little one to hold, beg kisses from, battle to earn their attention, save money up so I can visit him or her, tease and simply just love the stuffing out of. Mau I am so happy for you, Chris and the rest of the gang! I have a few suggestions for renaming your blog..."Who's really counting productions anyway?" "Seven has always been the perfect number" "My Brother's comments are way better than my posts" (my personal fav) "So many kids such little time" "7 kids and still not enough to do"

Ok some of them are lame. Congrats Mau!

Love Ya Mau (and our new blessing)


Seahawkfan said...

How about

7 is heaven

Stat boy is better than his uncle

stat boy is the best

If you read this blog you have no life (I KID)

I wish the other 6 were as awesome as stat boy

Half a dozen productions and 1

7 > 6

yo mama so stupid she reads my blog ( JK!!)

6 kids and the best person ever (ME!!)

7/12 a dozen productions


7 kids, 7 twelve-guages

Yes, they are all mine


Party of Nine said...

AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Congratulations to you and your beautiful family!!!! (Yes, STATBOY, you are beautiful, too (JK!!) Many, many Blessings to you :)

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Mary said...

HAAA!!! CONGRATS!!! You and I on this road with #7 together!!! Wonderful news!!!
I like 'half a dozen plus one'!!!
When's the due date of your little one???

God bless you,
mary @ Cheerios

Sarah Oldham said...

Congratulations! Wonderful news!!!!
Half a Dozen Productions and The New Addition. I don't know. I'm not very clever with only halfcaf coffee. ;)

Maurisa said...

Due date approximately Feb 2.

Thank you for all the well wishes. We are pretty darn excited around here!

maxbrucewell said...

Congratulations to you,Chris and half dozen productions, God has truly blessed you all and keeps on blessing. This is to exciting for words!
Bakers half dozen productions.


Dad (The Grand Max Paw)

Tonya said...

The reaction here? Tears in my eyes, Abigail exclaimed "THEY ARE??" :-) Congrats! We are all so thrilled for this additional blessing to your wonderful family. Will add you to our prayer list!!

Natalie said...

OMG!! Congrats! I am so happy for you guys!

How about "Our Lucky Number" since 7 is considered very lucky as I'm sure you will be in the future.

Congrats again!

Natalie said...

I also like the unicorn title. =)

david said...

That is SO awesome, congratulations! Not good with clever titles, but it looks like you already have some interesting suggestions :)

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momto5minnies said...

How wonderful! Another bloggy friend of mine is expecting her 6th close to the same time.


Michelle said...

I told myself this morning that I needed to get caught up on blog reading because SOMETHING MIGHT HAVE HAPPENED. So glad it did - to you - and that it was a GOOD something!