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"If you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans".
Our plan was to be done having babies and move on to the next stage.
No more diapers.
No more car seats.
No more pregnancy.
Well, someone else had another plan for us because despite our MANY efforts........
We're expecting our 10th baby.
Not just because we have 9 kids already - but AKAYLA IS GRADUATING THIS YEAR!
I will be the only freakishly huge and pregnant mom at the graduation - I know it and I just want to curl up in a ball and die!
Honestly, this has been really hard for Dave and I to deal with for the past several weeks.
We are happy to have another child, in fact we feel so blessed - just not so happy about the other stuff.
I hope this doesn't offend some of my favorite people in the world who have not been able to have children.
We all have different trials I guess!
So, do us a favor........
please keep your snide and sarcastic comments to yourself around us,
(Yes, we are having another baby! And, believe it or not - we really do know how this keeps happening! We're obviously really good at that part!)
and if you're going to talk about us with your friends in not so nice tones -- just make sure it doesn't get back to us (because you'd be surprised what things have gotten back to us in the past).
I don't judge you for the number of children you have.
You can have no kids for all I care.
Just please don't judge us for doing what we feel we are supposed to do.
Please don't misunderstand - the most difficult thing is that we have to change our plans, and we would really appreciate supportive comments!
We have great friends, and people have always been supportive.
It's probably just in our crazy minds that people will be negative and unkind!
I'm actually still in the danger zone, and could end up having a miscarriage to announce -
but Dave and I figured we better allay some of the rumors that have already been flying.
NOW YOU KNOW!
wedding announcements from past students
early morning phone calls with my mom - she always makes me feel better