God has been busy in our family again. The Manor clan will be growing again in August! The kids are really excited, especially the older 3. Jamey and Lillian have been asking for a sister since we brought Nehemiah home from the hospital, so they both think, hope and pray that this little one is a girl. We know God will do what is best for our family, but will you pray with us that the baby is a girl? This baby was already the result of prayers from our two oldest, as we were hoping for a bit longer of a break this time, so we are praying that God answers them with their hearts' desires and gives us a little sister.
More than this, pray that the baby will continue to grow and be healthy. Pray that I (Emmie) will be healthy and continue to be able to eat well. Pray that I will be disciplined in taking care of my body and the baby as well as taking care of the family. Pray for the kids to be patient with me as I'm still tired and really weak. Pray for obedient hearts that desire to follow God. Pray that we will learn to work together as a family and follow God's plan for us.
We are excited but overwhelmed. God is good and we know He will continue to provide for us as He always has. We thank God for the gift of new life!
"Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord,
the fruit of the womb a reward.
Like arrows in the hands of a warrior
are the children's of ones youth.
Blessed is the man whose quiver is full of them!
He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate."