Thursday, September 4, 2008

God Knows What He is Doing!

WOW how life changes for God's people. It seems like yesterday I was single and had not a care in the world. I could come and go as I pleased with no responsibility but myself. Now I have five children that depend on me for everything and every waking moment. I did not think that I could ever be a good mother because I wanted so many things that did not include children. I wanted a career and nice things and a wonderful husband. Well I can imagine that God just smiled in heaven and said, "Well I am so glad that I am in charge and know whats best for you."

Meeting Noel was a God thing because if it was an us thing Noel and I would have never met in person. God also knew who I needed to make me whole and who Noel needed to make him whole. Well Noel and I hit it off and we have not stopped since. When we found out we were pregnant it was not the exciting news that makes you jump up and down, because we were not married yet. So Noel and I decided that we wanted to be with each other and that we loved each other. We got married and started our life together. We enjoyed our time together without our first child for a little while. We bought a house I thought was too big and moved in two months before Elijah came.

Elijah came and I was filled with joy from the moment I saw him. Noel was the proudest father and our entire family was there I mean everyone. They stayed the entire 16 hours of labor. No one left and everyone stayed to see the new addition to our new blended family. No one would have know that in less than a year we would be at the same hospital doing this all over again.

The day that we found out we were pregnant with triplets was a mixed emotional day. I was scared and excited at the same time with shock mixed in. I had never been around someone with multiple children and Elijah was not even going to a year old when the triplets came. Plus all the percentages and complications that came along with multiples.

The triplets came and they were all normal and good size, and Esther only had to stay one extra day after Joshua, Jacob and I were released. Our church helped out with coming over to hold babies and feed babies. Also my mother was a lifesaver because she stayed with us for a while to help out with feeding, cleaning, cooking and anything else she could do.

I went back to work and put the children in childcare, the triplets stayed with my mother and Elijah went to daycare. Well God decided that since I would not take the hint that I needed to be a SAHM (stay at home mom) I got pregnant again. Yes that makes 5 children. Hannah came in July 2008.

Life is great, overwhelming, and exciting. Noel is outstanding and helps more than I ever thought possible. He does everything from changing dirty diapers to taking out the trash. From feeding Hannah so that I can take a 30 minute nap to feeding the other four children. He even comes home early when I call him at 3 in the afternoon to let him know that I have had enough for the day and I need help. We joke about my 3 o'clock phone call but it is a blessing to know that I can call him and he will listen to my day. I love him so much and could not have asked for a better husband.

Our friends and people that we meet cannot imagine how we do it all. We go in public with our children and go to church, Visit family and have people over for dinner. Noel and I could not do it without the grace of God. You see God has gotten to laugh with our family and I feel that He gives us a break every once in awhile. No, really we could not do it alone Noel and I are a team and as long as we are being team players our family life is pretty smooth. It is nice to know that we have each other and that every once in a while we get nap time. So this is to Noel, I love you and God answered my prayers when I asked Him to send me the man of my dreams.


Marti said...

I just love your story and the demonstration that God knows what is best for us, even against our expectations of how things should be. :) What a great biography!

Wilcoxson said...

Yeah, because i was looking forward to having one child and then being selfish and doing what we wanted to do.,