Thanks for taking the time to stop by and visit our family blog.
This blog was originally created to post updates on our newborn daughter, which was 4 years ago. God has started using this blog as a ministry and outreach plus a way to record the journey that God is allowing our family to live.
To Our Lord, may He get the Glory and Honor!
Blessings from Shandee
Update: We have been led to further sharing our online journey with posts from the entire family. What started out as a simple blogging journey from a Mother & Wife's perspective has blossomed into a family journey. We now welcome you to The Childress Family Blog.
I had forgotten how exhausted you feel at the end of pregnancy. I have LOTS to do and low energy to do it with, but my sweet husband is coming to the rescue yet once again...it's only 8:30 and I"m ready to sleep for the night.
Just know that from here on out, things may be a bit slow for me indefinitely. I will surely post pictures here and there and announce our sweet baby's birth. Only 5 1/2 weeks to go! The time has disappeared FAST.
If one more stranger looks at me and says this, I think I will just shout at them, "YES I DO!"
This past week after my dr. appt. it was lunchtime and I took my four little ladybugs to Chik-Fil-A with me. It was near 11:30 so it wasn't very crowded yet. In the settling of giving out food and sharing waffle fries, I happened to take a moment to look up and the entire Chik-Fil-A counter staff were staring at us along with a man waiting on our food. We absolutely astound them. The funnest part is when they realize I have "caught" them watching us, they quickly look away. It is hilarious. I am telling you, if I had one of those tiny little cameras that would fit hidden on my shoulder or waist to capture the looks we get, that would be hours and hours of comedy. What is so strange about us?! Because it's 4 girls sitting with their mother having a peaceful lunch or is it because they are looking at me thinking who is this lady with all these little kids? One time a man actually asked me, how many I was taking care of "that" day!! Ha, ha, I told him I usually have at least 4! We are just sitting there, no one is misbehaving, being loud or cranky-we are just sitting there!!
They are MINE and they are absolute blessings that I have PRAYED for and asked for. They are gifts. I think the next time someone makes a comment about my hands full or having so many children, I am going to look at them with my big Shandee smile and say, "You have no idea how blessed I am." OH, one last comment, the funniest part is I was sitting down at the restaurant that day splitting fries and they couldn't even see my hidden growing belly filled with LIFE! Madison says, only if they knew there is another one on the way! I should start getting my digital camera out and take pictures of all these people watching us and post for you to believe it.
Deuteronomy 7:13 He will love you and bless you and increase your numbers. He will bless the fruit of your womb...