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Stalked by the Stork...a diary of raising twelve kids

Having twelve children is an amazing blessing and one heck of a crazy ride. Join us through all the joys, smiles, tribulations and trials as we navigate this fabulous journey!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Raising Sydney

This is my second oldest daughter. Sydney Paige. Well, really it's Sydney Paige Beverly Rose...yes, we got a bit carried away following the emotional rush of birth hormones but anyways, that's her name and it suits her perfectly.

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As most of you know, I prayed a long time for a daughter. I've wanted one my whole life. Literally, for as long as I can remember. I had names for my daughters picked out since I was really young. Really young. And, no, they aren't the same names I ended up using. Now I have four daughters. I'm totally and completely blessed. And a little bit afraid. Why? Because....
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...it hasn't escaped my attention that raising daughters is a huge responsibity. Not that raising boys isn't...for sure it is...just in a bit of a different way. With my daughters, it's my duty to make sure they grow up strong...not just physically, but emotionally, mentally and spiritually. It's my job to raise them to be brave, posses integrity and Godly character...all things that continue to be a work in progress in myself. I want them to be honest, compassionate, tender and bold. But most of all, I want them to be happy. Godly, and happy. I want them to feel secure, and to know how beautiful they truly are, in so many ways.
How can I raise them to have all these qualities...many that I'm not sure I posses at all, and others that I'm very much still working on? Am I even up to the task of bringing up my beautiful, amazing girls? God seems to think I am, and so I will trust in Him that I am indeed, fit for the assignment. And I will trust in Him, that he will continue to work on perfecting me, so that I may be a better mother for them. For her...
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

She was definitely worth the wait! And you'll do great!
Know that the Lord is always with you, wrapping His loving arms around you and holding on tight!
Psalms 18:2-6 The LORD is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower. I will call upon the LORD, who is worthy to be praised: so shall I be saved from mine enemies. The sorrows of death compassed me, and the floods of ungodly men made me afraid. The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me. In my distress I called upon the LORD, and cried unto my God: he heard my voice out of his temple, and my cry came before him, even into his ears.
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Alisha said...

I love these pictures!!!! BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL!!!

The Rhoderick Family said...

She has such charisma! What a little beauty! You are up to the task and will do great b/c your heart is in the right place.

Anonymous said...

Continuing to pray!
Psalms 18:28-31 For thou wilt light my candle: the LORD my God will enlighten my darkness. For by thee I have run through a troop; and by my God have I leaped over a wall. As for God, his way is perfect: the word of the LORD is tried: he is a buckler to all those that trust in him. For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God?
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debi9kids said...

She's a blessing and you will be a blessing for her :)

Anonymous said...

Know that you're always in my thoughts and prayers!
“And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear” (Isaiah 65:24).
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Anonymous said...

Hope you have a fantastic Thanksgiving! So many blessings to be thankful for!
Praying!
Psalms 50:14-15 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High: And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me.
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