However, we are realizing that it does not actually fall within our realm of responsibility to protect full grown adults from their own faulty logic or misplaced priorities, hence, we have relegated Plan One to File Thirteen. Plan Two involves repeating ad nauseum (should the need arise) the profound statement, "I don't know... we'll see."
All of this is to say that we are keeping the good news under our collective hats no longer, and we are thrilled to announce that YHWH as seen fit to bless us with another child. When the children were appraised of the development, the boys literally jumped up and down screaming in delight, and the girls beamed and glowed happily. Doodle wanted to know if the baby could sleep with her, and the boys demanded that it be a boy. "It's about time", they asserted.
While the family as a whole could not be more thrilled, I personally can picture myself a bit more chipper after the morning-noon-and-night sickness has abated. This too shall pass, eh?
As an aside, and to hopefully fend off the inevitable questions that will indeed come regarding our future plans and Israel, I can say this: No plans have changed. We are still in Step One, which is to sell our home and farm. Step Two will involve moving somewhere (No, we are not sure where) that we can buy a house with cash and fit it with basic solar power. Step Three will be to complete our financial preparations for moving to Israel. It is only an outline, but YHWH often doesn't reveal the specifics until just the moment when they need to be known. It works better for me that way. Then I only have to concern myself with the very next step ~ which right now would be to go take some ginger tincture to soothe this nausea.
Meanwhile, we hope you will rejoice with us! If you cannot, your silence would be greatly appreciated. (Warm smile and batting eyelashes here.)
41 But he lifted the needy out of their affliction
and increased their families like flocks.
42 The upright see and rejoice,
but all the wicked shut their mouths.
43 Whoever is wise, let him heed these things
and consider the great love of YHWH.