Saturday, February 6, 2010

~Guess What?~

Serving Jesus is very rewarding...and can be filled with surprises! He has given our family several surprises in the last few years. The first one was when He called us to move to Colombia, South America. The second is that it looks we will be working in Argentina as well soon.

Now...just 9 days after returning back to Colombia from our deputation time in the USA, we have found out that.....we are expecting our 5th child. =D
We are still asking each other if it is really true. However, I know it's true for...I'm feeling a little "green around the gills" right now, and very tired. =) (I'm just sad because I brought 2 suitcases of clothes that I won't be able to wear this year...and all my maternity clothes are in storage in Ohio. ) We all are excited about our new little baby and everyone is working together to help around the house until Mommy gets better! Just a few days before I found out that we were expecting...I had been on 2 peoples' blogs. When seeing pictures of their families I had thought...That is neat that they have 5 children, but, I'm content with our 4. (Because of the way our lives are, we are constantly on the run, flying, etc....and because I'm very tired in life right now. ) God must've been smiling at my thoughts...knowing that I was tired because we have another baby on the way. =) Please pray that my sick days don't last too long, for now I'm teaching Noah kindergarten, and helping Kimberly and Sarah with their school work too. It looks like our baby is due at the end of September or first of October, Lord willing. =D And of course there is always little Elijah who is constantly thinking of something else to do. =)


30 comments:

Anonymous said...

Well, little girl how exciting that our number 17 or is it 18 is on the way! I am sure that God does have a sense of humor for Daddy and I were waiting to hear that you were settled all in and starting your mission work and certainly not expecting this message. But God is in charge of conception and knows just how to help a missionary who is an expectant Mommy shine for Jesus. You can count on our prayers and maybe "some anxious hours" as we stand in support of our favorite missionaries to Colombia! Love, Moma

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your BIG news. God knows what He is doing and to whom He allows this special event. May the Father of ALL bless the Dickinsons as they father and mother the coming addition. Love to all Dad/Gramp

Greg and Tasha Q. said...

~~CONGRATULATIONS HEATHER AND PHILIP~~
We are expecting our sixth little one in the next few weeks and she was a surprise to our family as well!! My maternity clothes weren't in storage, I had just gotten rid of them all b/c we were lead to believe that we would not be able to have anymore. Well... God had other plans!! :-) Wesley is always moving on to the next thing as well, I can completely empathize. I had wanted another little girl, but had just gotten used to the idea of Wesley being our 5th and final. Well, God allowed our 2nd little girl, and now we are anxiously awaiting her arrival. I will be praying for strength for you w/ homeschooling. (I homeschool four of ours as well.) May God bless and strengthen you!!
~Love in Christ,
Tasha

Beth said...

We are so happy!! Can't wait to see the new little one or two:-) love you all very much

Love Beth

Bethany said...

Congratulations! I'll be praying that you don't have to deal with too much morning sickness. I am so happy that God has decided to give you another precious blessing!
Bethany

emily said...

We are soooooooo happy for you guys!!!! We can't wait to meet him or her! We love you and are praying you aren't sick very long! Love, Susanna Pilmore

Amy said...

Congratz, I am so happy for your family, we love you all and can't wait to see your next wonderful child. I pray that you will not be to sick. Maybe this time, you could have twins like Beth and I you know it would be lots of fun ;)
I do hope all goes well for you. love Amy

Crystal Mason said...

Congratulations! I trust you will have a smooth pregnancy...

Blessings on you and your family,
Crystal

Valerie said...

Congrats to you! I will most definitely be praying for you not to be so sick. I remember your posts from your last pregnancy and trust that this one goes more smoothly.:) Much Love, Valerie

Kim M. said...

What a wonderful blessing! I am so happy for you all and glad God has rewarded you in this way.
Ps. 127:3
Thank you for sharing your news!
:-D
May He give you the rest and strength you need.

Beth said...

Wowwee! Congratulations! We will be praying for you, the baby, and the rest of the family!

Jana said...

Congratulations!!!! How exciting!!! Hope your "sick days" are very short with this precious one!! :-)

kira said...

SOOOOOO happy for you all what great news .

Will you have to return to the USA for the birth ?

Sarah Cook said...

Heather,
Your folks told me this morning about your expecting another little one! Wow! How exciting! Congratulations!

Misty said...

Congratulations!!! How exciting =) I will be praying that this pregnancy will be easier on you!

Janie said...

that is wonderful! so excited for you. Hopefully you get feeling better soon. Get lots of rest (haha) We are praying for you.
Love,
Janie

Gayle said...

Congratulations! When Phillip called yesterday I heard my hubby say hold on I have to tell my wife.I never imagined that he was going to tell me you all are expecting. How exciting! We will pray you feel better soon. Love Ya!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! I guess you will pass us and we'll get the bronze in the Bryan family population race. :)However, there is still time left, and you might just pass up Andrew.

Love Daryl Hausman

Anonymous said...

Congrats!! Natasha asked if I had seen the news about you expecting? WOW...I am happy for you and Philip I will definately pray for your morning sickness to go away quickly and you can pray my hot flashes go away too ha ha :-) God sure has a sense of humor! I will be excited to see the new addition to the family!
Love you
Ginger

Anonymous said...

Dear Heather,
So glad that God is blessing you with a new little baby! Congratulations!
I'm also so glad that Sarah is OK! Wow, I know how you felt, because I've had a child that was dying and yes I also would much rather read about it in a book! But God did bless us with his life! And when I read the whole story about Sarah it touch me so much that it brought tears of sadness and then tears of Joy to see how well our Lord Jesus took care of you! I will be praying that God will give you the energy you need. Love, Hannah

Liz said...

Nauseated hugs from Oklahoma City . . . We did this together last time, remember? :>) The end result is soooo worth it, but need extra grace in the meantime! Congratulations! God bless your family!

Liz said...

Heather - the post on my blog that you commented on was from 6 months ago . . . I don't know why? Yes, we're expecting a little one near the beginning of September . . . and our Heath is just a little older than your youngest - and they look soooo much alike to me! :>) Hope you're finding ways to ease the yuckies . . .I'm feeling better now than I have in the last few weeks - that's a blessing.

lila said...

Oh my! I didnt dream of another one let alone so soon, God must have a real special plan for this little one. Hope all goes well. We do know He is in control and does all things well. Will look forward to keeping up on the excitement. love you tons

Vanessa said...

Congratulations on the little on the way! I follow your blog on a regular basis. We pray for your family often.

Patty said...

Congratulations!! I was content with four also but God knew better and I can't imagine life with out our fifth bundle:)
So happy for you!

Charity said...

Congrats! I was one of five- your kids will never be lonely ;o) Blessings on your body and his/hers as they grow and develop. Just thinking of all the amazing things going on that we have no control over reminds me that we are fearfully and wonderfully made! May you feel up to par soon.

Janette said...

Congratulations! So many of my friends are pregnant right now! Hope all goes well and you aren't sick too long!

Anonymous said...

Delighted to hear God is blessing our family with another life. God is TRULY the giver of life...ready of not! :)I am believing God that this time of growth for your little one will be one of superb health for you.
I have a friend that had hard deliveries witness a home birth that was extremely easy. Afterwards, my friend walked outside onto the porch, looked up into the heavens and said, "Lord, you are no respecter of persons, would you please give me a delivery like that?" In answer to her prayer, her next child came very easy and fast. This story has always encouraged me, may it do the same for you. God is still no respector of persons and can give you an easy pregnancy and one that you will marvel over. If He chooses not to, then we will KNOW that His ways are higher than ours and trust Him to receive all the glory regardless.
In the meantime, I am praying and trusting our Father for you. Many blessings! So glad you have LOTS of good helpers at your house. This is great training for them also. God doesn't waste any situation. He is giving your precious girls LOTS of hands on training for their future as ladies and perhaps mommies themselves. Meanwhile, aren't they having fun?!! I LOVED taking care of our home, family, and my mom when she was expecting Christa.
Lots of love and excitement! Love, Susan

danielpauledwards said...

Heather, Welcome to the club!! We are having a surprise #5 too. (D.D July 2) I am thankfully past the sickoes now though, and I EMPATHIZE with you as you go thru it too! Older children are a help when you have to be on the couch. I know your sweet girls help out a lot. You are a brave lady to tackle all you do. Lord willing ... you will not be sick long! Hugs, Angie

Dawn said...

Congratulations on your anticipation of #5. Praying your sickness is short lived and that you can enjoy the excitement of preparing for this additional blessing to the family!

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