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  1. Oh, (((Kelly)))…shedding tears of joy for all of you! What a sweet blessing from the Lord!

    Thank you for this beautiful pro-life message. We will be praying for you.

    Much love to you all.

  2. That was so beautiful!-
    Shedding tears of joy as I head off to nurse my little one to bed, thanking God for YOUR new little one, and that your testimony is part of the reason I get to hold my little man in my arms today. (Our newest is our first bub received in submission).
    God is so good!

  3. Congratulations Kelly & family! What wonderful news ~ another blessing! I love this video ~ such a great way of announcing not only your coming blessing, but also such an important message!
    God bless
    Renata:)

  4. Beautiful! Tears here too! Congratulations! What makes me mad sometimes about pro-abortion people is how they de-humanize babies. All of your children are people. The same way they are people, but they assume that a child can’t possibly be happy as #4, 5, 6 or so on, and that why on earth would you bring more babies into the world?…so misguided and selfish.

  5. Congratulations! There most definitely is a difference between being pro-life and being anti-abortion. Cute video.

    Heather (mom to 7 children ages 11 and under)

  6. Awesome! I love the video ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m due in June also! But with #3. We are SO excited! And how exciting for all of you!

  7. My comment was deleted! I simply expressed my belief that the use of children to make a point about abortion was cheap and emotionally manipulative.

    1. I thought it was beautiful and that it put a face on the lives that are taken with every abortion. Abortion is murder, it kills a child before it is born. I do not think this is at all cheap. It is truth.

      1. Come on, Brittany. Every time a girl oversleeps and misses her train, she misses her opportunity to bump into her the one true love, therefore killing their future child. Every time a boy picks a military history class over an art history class he misses meeting his future wife. Every single clash of chance and circumstance destroys a Bobby, an August, a Charley, an Annie, a Nicolette, a Briony, a Chere, a Lilly, a Christopher, a Mahela, a Mark, an Eduardo, an Oliver, a Helen, a John, an Andy and a Lavender.

        Scream for every single lost opportunity. Your lungs will wear out pretty darned quick.

        1. Alice, I really don’t have a clue what you are trying to say here. If a person does not meet someone by chance then they are killing a child? I don’t understand your logic here. The Lord knows who we will marry and how many children we will have. If we miss meeting someone then it was not in His plan. It does not kill a child. Abortion is the killing of a fetus. Being pro-life means (in regard to children) that you do not think it is bad for a couple to not use birth control and to trust in God to give them as many children as He has planned for them. You do not think it is strange to have many children or less children. You do not believe in preventing them or aborting them. Pro-life means you welcome every new life into this world.

    2. No, Alice, you didn’t “simply”….your comment was sarcastic, which breaks the rules for commenting here. Let me remind you:

      “Wow, this is either the most shocking misunderstanding of the pro-choice position, or the world’s laziest straw man. You used children to score a cheap point. I can only hope you’re proud.”

      In addition, you seemed to have missed the message altogether. The video isn’t addressing the “pro-choice” position at all. That position is so opposite anything I believe to be right or true, I rarely even address it here.

      I was addressing the “anti-abortion” position. That is, those who vehemently oppose abortion but at the same time, express hostility toward a family once the number of children has exceeded the “norm”.

      1. Well, Kelly, I think you struck a chord here. Maybe it’s planted a seed that may nag for years to come, but eventually blooms. Sometimes I forget how miserable people can be. Thank you for your strong spirit!

  8. Congrats! We’re due with number 7 ( Vas reversal baby # 4; tubal reversal baby # 3) in March. Our Jackson was born May 6, 2011 just a few weeks after your Jax ๐Ÿ™‚ Blessings to you and your family ๐Ÿ™‚

    In Christ,
    Maudie Smith

  9. Tears of joy for you all!! Our fifth baby is due in March and as I was watching the video the little one in my womb began kicking and moving. ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. Congratulations to you and your family! Thank you! This video is one of the best I’ve seen! Yesterday, a lady at church, whom we haven’t seen in a long time, (meaning almost 10 years and 6 children ago), told my husband, father to 11 blessings, “I have a cure for that”. Do Christians not realize what they are really saying when they make comments like that? Should my husband and I have had only our first four children? Or….less than that? Each and every one of our children is a gift from God. We are thankful for our gifts He has given. Each one is special and everyone of our children was wanted. We will continue to be obedient. Does that mean we will have more children? That is a question we are often asked. We will rejoice in the Lord, if He chooses to give us another child. Only God knows what the furure holds.

  11. Just an addition…My husband and I have been married for 27 years and we have 11 children (ages 27-1) and 5 grand children with 2 on the way!

  12. Thank you all SO MUCH for the well-wishes…I’m tired and hormonal, which is part of it ๐Ÿ˜‰ but I shall be better soon. You all are so sweet…I just love ya to pieces.

  13. Wow! You deleted another one! It was about how the premise of this video involved telling these children that almost everyone else wishes they were never born (which is a disgusting, damaging, lie). And that it is unfair to lie to children in such a cruel way.

    1. Alice–you seem to not comprehend the very simple commenting rule written before you comment:

      “Dissenting comments are welcome only in the spirit of “iron sharpening iron”; hateful or angry responses will be removed at my discretion.”

      If you really would like everyone to see your comments, you might want to try to oblige.

      And though it is futile to answer a “fool according to his folly”, I have never told my children that no one wants them to exists. They are smart enough to decipher that on their own from the comments of people everywhere we go. You are not the one who has to explain to your children OVER and OVER why people say stupid things about them right in their presence. You don’t have to answer your child when she says, “Why didn’t that lady like children?” over a comment I would have dismissed.

      You don’t have to explain why a perfect stranger leans over in my living room and screams, in front of my children, “What the hell is wrong with you?!” when she finds out I have nine children.

      Now, if you would like to say something intelligent and refrain from badgering me and accusing me of lies with your own, you’re welcome to comment again. If you can’t handle the truth with your position, and are left only with the defense of railing other people, perhaps you should consider changing positions.

  14. I do not wish to badger you. I simply believe that, in order to create such an emotionally manipulative video, you have told your children hurtful lies.

    I am not being sarcastic, I am being truthful before our LORD. You are being hurtful to your children by shaping their existence in the light of other people, SUPPOSEDLY, wishing they would not exist and then shaping that into a ‘pro-life’ discourse.

    In terms of constructive criticism, I would only say STOP! STOP NOW!

    1. Kelly never said she told her children that people felt that way. The children heard it from the people’s own mouths with thier comments is what she said. People gawk at hearing Kelly has a large number of children because people are controlling how many children they have through birth control or abortions to the point that 2 children is considered the norm and more than 4 is considered crazy. Kelly lets God decide how many children she will have instead of trying to play God.

      1. I married at 18 and have had many children, and I would never EVER EVER fill my children with the kind of hatred that Kelly uses. Kelly is clearly trying to create an other, binding her children to her with fear and shame. She has spread shame about being the ‘third-born’ (as if anyone would ever shame a third-born child). It is implicit in most of this video that other parents would not have wanted these children. It’s cheap. It’s shameful. It’s disgusting. Again, if Kelly wants constructive criticism: STOP! STOP THIS AWFULNESS!

        1. Do I understand that you believe a woman has the right to murder her unborn child and you’re telling me to “stop the awfulness”?

          You’ve still evaded the very clear point: I don’t tell my children that other people wouldn’t want them or don’t like them. They pick that up all by themselves, and as a mother, that SHOULD make me angry and I should be able to talk about that reality, especially if it helps people to see how destructive their words are.

          Can you explain why you are blaming ME with being destructive to my children when it is other people who say nasty things about how I should have tried to prevent them?

          You need to address the real issue here, and not just rail me because you don’t like me. I find it astounding that pro-choice women hate being faced with the truth and will use shame tactics all day to appease their anger against those who love life.

          By the way, I don’t think you think my blog is “brain-crumbling” boring. Only an idiot would spend time in a place like that.

          1. You would like us to believe that almost everyone else would like your children dead: that is a lie. There is absolutely no way that is true. (Delete my comment if you like, but nobody cares enough about your children to wish them any harm.) The majority of people want to give you CHOICES about pregnancy, you cannot demonize that. NOBODY cares about specifically murdering your children, no matter what you might tell them in order to scare them for a youtube video.

            You are over-emphasizing the idea that MANY people would like your children dead. YOU are over-emphasizing that point, there is absolutely no way that the majority of people would like to murder your children (even though that is what you suggest).

            I do not dislike you. As for your ultimate ‘gotcha’ point (I find you boring, so why am I here?), I have been here for less than a day. Even the dimmest human being has less than a day’s worth of attention spam. I remember where my dog leaves his droppings for more than a day, that does not accord those droppings any particular meaning.

          2. You really need to listen better. She did not say that people want to murder her children. She means that they think she is crazy to have had them, to have decided to let God decide; to let them come naturally and to have such a large number. If you don’t like her thoughts, maybe you should find a blog you agree with instead of attacking a good Christian woman over and over.

          3. Alice,

            The last time I checked the U.S. is a free country. As far as I’m concerned, if Kelly and her husband can support their family, they can have as many children as God gives them (or as many as they desire). And I say this as someone that does not feel all contraception is immoral, nor do I think it’s wrong for a husband and wife to prayerfully consider the size of their family.

  15. Oh that was so beautiful!!! I didn’t even see the ending coming ๐Ÿ™‚ Congratulations from a teary-eyed long time reader who has been tremendously encouraged and blessed by your truly pro-life example.

  16. Kelly I am thrilled for your family and this video had me in sweet happy tears!!!!!
    Praise the Lord!!!!!! His goodness and mercy and grace are never failing! He is SO faithful. And His timing is ALWAYS PERFECT.

  17. Congratulations! Iยดam due in June too with number 7. Today I was a little bit depressed because of morning sickness.Thank you for encouragement.Blessings!

  18. Many Many Happy Congratulations to your whole family Kelly. May the Lord’s blessing rain down on you and yours and you seek Him first and His Kingdom and righteiousness for His names sake. Praise God for your new baby !!!! Love the video, so beautiful.

  19. Congrats, Kelly! I am so sorry that you shared your joyous news of a new baby and have received grief from a reader. Please remember that there are many many readers who are truly happy for you and your family.
    James 1:2

  20. Kelly,

    You know Kelly..I may not agree with you on everything..lol.I can agree that Children are a Blessing..I hope you understand that some people are just going to try to argue with you. Don’t stress out over any of it..I’m not even sure that you should even respond to those who want to engage you in silly arguments!

    For those who want to get nasty..well..if we really are Christian’s I think the way we respond is so important!

  21. Alice,

    You said (Dec. 3 at 2:01 pm): “I am being truthful before our LORD.”

    There are many opinions of yours scattered all over this page. Opinion is not truth. If you want to speak about truth, then let’s look to the Holy Scriptures and what our LORD says to us through His Word about the truth of children and the blessing they ALL are.

    Psalm 139:13-18

    13 For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
    14 I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.
    15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
    16 Thine eyes did see my substance, yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.
    17 How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them!
    18 If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand: when I awake, I am still with thee.

    Psalm 127:3-5

    3 Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.
    4 As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.
    5 Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.

    I assume, Alice, that you would call yourself a Christian because of your statement “I am being truthful before our LORD.” It appears that you understand you are living your life before a Holy God.

    Do you have a personal relationship with your Savior Jesus Christ? Do you desire to know His will? If so, then you will be able to truthfully say with the psalmist in Psalm 70:14 Let all those that seek thee rejoice and be glad in thee: and let such as love thy salvation say continually, Let God be magnified.

    God is magnified when we praise Him for the blessings He bestows on His created beings, when we acknowledge His sovereignty and give Him the glory for all His good gifts, the gift of children being one of the most tremendous blessings anyone could receive.

    When we understand His deep love for each of us, from even before the moment of conception, then we will be able to rejoice and be glad in Him, the Giver of every good and perfect gift, and the Lover of our souls from before time began. And we will also, without hesitancy, be enabled to rejoice with them that do rejoice (Romans 12:15a).

    I pray, Alice, that like many others here, your heart will be moved to rejoice with Kelly and her husband and their children as they revel in the blessing of another child growing in Kelly’s womb. May you comprehend how the love of Christ flowing through these parents gives their children a picture of the deep and abiding love the LORD also has toward them and their preborn sibling.

    May you know the peace of Christ which transcends all understanding.

  22. Congrats and many hugs!!! Your message touched my heart. I have doubted having another child after my first delivery was an emergency c-section and 3 month wound care thereafter. This reminded me to let go and let God. Thank you.

  23. This reminds me of one of the liberal women I argued with a while back. She defended her pro-abortion stance by stating that she was in foster care and thought many kids would be better off never seeing birth, then asking me how many kids I’d helped that day. I felt like asking how many of the kdis she cares about so much did she think would be better off dead before birth?

    1. My only thought when you mentioned this woman was in foster care is that she could be an abuse survivor. If her own parents were unable to keep her, and then she was abused in a foster home as a vulnerable child, her worldview is probably not founded on ideas of safe, supportive, healthy families. People who struggle with abandonment and abuse in their past often have a long journey of healing ahead. Many people’s strong beliefs and fears are deeply-rooted in their personal history.

      1. And now that I read this again, it is heartbreaking to hear someone say “most kids would be better off never seeing birth.” To me, that’s a red flag of someone who is carrying tremendous personal pain. It may imply that this woman believes life is not worth living or that there is no hope in this world.

        As a woman who is pro-choice and who plans to have babies in the future, I respect all of your choices to trust in God’s plan for your families. Your children are all incredibly special gifts of God, meant to be here on this planet. I am so saddened to hear that other people in your lives feel “righteous” enough to judge you for bringing another life into this world.

        I do think it is also important to remember that when people make hurtful or judgmental statements, it is generally out of their own fear, insecurity, or painful past. Remembering this can help us all take comments like that less personally and go about with our happy lives.

      2. Perhaps she was, Colorado; her name described herself as sunny and she seemed like someone who considered herself a self-righteous helper, but you could easily be true. I should have considered this.

  24. Congratulations! I understand where you are coming from no one knew why we wanted to have our 3rd baby (born 3 weeks ago). We had a boy and a girl, so people gave us some rude comments. We just let it roll off our back, because we know what a blessing they really are! ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have such a beautiful family. Charity commented earlier about her little one in the womb kicking… my baby was going nuts while I was watching the video, too! We are due in April with our 5th. Our Caleb and his brother or sister will be 14mo. apart. I thought the video was great! Thank you for sharing.

  26. I think this was a lovely way to announce your newest blessing ! You have a beautiful family ! We have 11 dear children living , and 6 more waiting in heaven .I just miscarried again last week. But peace reigns in my heart ,as a dear friend pointed out to me that had I not opened my womb, these childen would not be waiting for me in His presence. I told my husband that I would rather lose them if God wills than prevent them. What an amazing peace that He has given me !
    Praise God, He has blessed you with another life, thank you for sharing it with us !

    1. Trisha, I am sorry for your loss. I miscarried last week as well. It was my first miscarriage and my 4th pregnancy. I am inspired by your thoughts. I am still struggling with the “why”…but I am looking forward to the day I will meet our little one in heaven.

    2. Trish,

      I am so sorry and so thankful that you “get it”. To be a vessel that God used to transport another soul to Heaven–what a privilege, even through the pain. That is the “hopeful theology of miscarriage” that most people miss. A life is never wasted, or even cut short by God’s account.

  27. Kelly, I have been reading your blog for years now. You have been such an encouragement especially now that I have number four and there seems to be only negative comments from Christans. I loved your video. Seeing your beautiful children makes me excited to embrace more children. I Love when you share the gifts and talents God has given each one. They are each so special and I am starting to realize that even more that my oldest is 6. They are each one so different and it is almost addicting to see what kind of person God will give us next.I hope you hve a lovely pregnancy and easy birth.

  28. So happy for your family! When my husband and I married we desired a large family, but that was not the Lord’s plan. We were blessed with a wonderful son but that was all. However, we still felt our family was not complete, and after MUCH prayer, we made the decision to adopt. You would not believe the comments towards us about this decision! You have a wonderful, healthy, son – why would you want to ‘upset’ your family dynamic. You don’t know what kind of ‘problem’ you might get. But when the Lord says to follow him, he assures us he will take care of the ‘problems’ in his way. I do not understand how other people can see our children as a problem, they don’t even know them.
    This past March we were blessed with a beautiful baby girl through the miracle of adoption. And I assure everyone – that every sleepless night and diaper change, she is never considered a ‘problem’, but pure joy!
    Praying for your family as you anticipate your next blessing!

  29. Kelly,
    Congrats to you and your family. My 4th would have been due in June as well, but we lost the little bean last week. I know you recently had a miscarriage, so I am rejoicing over this blessing with you, and will be praying for a safe pregnancy and delivery. I wanted to let you know that the Lord has been using your blog to encourage us to think about how we view children.

    My husband and I have been married for 4 years, and have given birth every 15 months. We discussed allowing God to give us our children in His time, but after many complications with my second, we decided to get an IUD because we weren’t sure how the Lord wanted us to deal with the health issues that arose. I prayed and asked the Lord to remove the IUD if it was His will to do so (and that if He wanted me to get pregnant, He would protect the baby from any potential harm our intervention may cause). Lo and behold, 6 weeks later I was pregnant, and my IUD fell out on its own accord before we even knew we were pregnant. I again suffered many health issues, but in lieu of medical intervention we just decided to avoid intimacy on ovulation days, and see what the Lord had planned. After my 3rd little miracle baby turned one, I started desiring another baby, but my husband was still concerned about my chronic pain. “I” decided it was time, and threw my fertility calender out the window. I got pregnant right away, and though my husband was worried, we rejoiced. It was the first time I “tried” to get pregnant. And now we are suffering the loss of my little one, whose heart I got to see beating one week before he died. I now know the Lord is allowing me to see, firsthand, His sovereignty in creating life (and bringing His creation home). I have never seen the depravity of my own pride and vanity so acutely before.

    I have been in awe of women, like yourself, who are so open to God’s work in their womb. I am terribly afraid of nonstop pregnancies…but my husband and I have been (are in the process of being) convicted to allow the Lord full reign in our child-bearing. Thank you for your inspiration and sharing of the Word on this subject. I am praying for continued transformation of my heart, and the hearts of God’s people on this subject.

    1. Sarah,

      I’m so very sorry for this precious child you lost. May you know, though, that God uses every life, its length exactly as He ordained, to bring about His glory and purposes for us. You have been a willing vessel to carry another soul into the throne room of God. Praise Him!

  30. Congratulations Kelly to you and your family. What wonderful news! So sorry that some want to waste your time condeming you for celebrating life. As you can see, the majority of us here rejoice with you.

    Victoria

  31. Alice…
    I just wanted to add that I AM from a family whose mother in law’s moto is 1 is plenty 2 is TOO many. She is devastated at each additional pregnancy/child we add to our family from the 3rd on. And yes the children realize it. We announced this pregnancy ( # 7) she literally told us to our face in front of our children that she PRAYS this baby dies! We never ask her assistance in caring for our children, our home is paid for, we’re out of debt, my husband ( her only son) has a great job… You get the point. We’re more than capable of caring for our children and we do so very well. Do there are people who are against children from #3 and up. You said that in one of your earlier post that no one would be upset over number 3. Well now you have heard about someone who is. Prayers for Gods blessings on you.

    Blessings,
    Maudie S.

    1. Maudie,

      I’m so sorry that you had to hear that from your own mother-in-law. One of my sisters and her husband had six children (blended family – one from him, two from her, three together). Our mother once said to me (but not to my sister) that she sure hoped that they were done having children. They ended up with a family of eight (mom, dad, and 6 children) when she developed cancer that required to have a hysterectomy, but they wouldn’t have minded having one more.

  32. Yea!!!!!! Congratulations Kelly! I was completely caught off guard at the end of the video, how delightful! What a blessing, indeed. I am also excited to have a pregnancy buddy long-distance. We are due with #5 in June. Yippy! Praise God who calls children blessings, rewards, a heritage, and a gift. They certainly are.

  33. Congratulations! What a neat video. I was wondering if you would address three issues/questions I have. 1. What if a woman is much younger than her husband and therefore will likely still be able to bear children when he is fairly old? Think: almost 60 year old man with a newborn. So that same man is going to be almost 80 when that child is 18. 2. What about the man who struggles to provide for his family financially despite good effort and committmemt to living simply? In either of these two scenarios do you think the Bible supports continuing to trust the Lord regarding the number of children? A little frustrating that usually when I see women promoting the idea of having lots of children they got married young and married men around their own age and have men that are good providers.

    1. Robin,

      I think that those two scenarios are more irrelevant to the issue of bearing children than you might think.

      As for age, it may not seem ideal, but children thrive even in homes with aging/deceased parents. Our friends, the Lees, had a newborn when Tom was close to 60. He died last year in the tornado. It is sad and I often think about his children. But I have no doubts that either Tom or Sherry would change the number/timing of their children or that God had perfectly ordained their lives. Life is still a supernatural event that we too often try to orchestrate.

      Financially? Defining “struggling” is a tricky thing. We have struggled a lot, and still only manage a very simple lifestyle. Quite honestly, I am almost certain that having fewer children would change very much about our level of comfort. Children truly aren’t that expensive when you don’t try to live to keep up with neighbors. People pretty much spend what they make. People in the depression years made it on what they had, and we make it now on what we have. When we make a bit more, I notice we tend to spend a bit more. I think that outside of unusual circumstances, Christians can be assured that God will take care of their basic needs, even if it “feels” like struggling. Struggling can be good in many ways ๐Ÿ˜‰

      If I were homeless and we literally couldn’t afford food, I might have a different answer. But I don’t think most people are in that boat.

    2. Robin,

      You said, “In either of these two scenarios do you think the Bible supports continuing to trust the Lord regarding the number of children?”

      Questioning whether we should continue to trust the Lord implies that there may be earthly scenarios in which we can simply stop trusting the Lord. This is inconsistent with scripture, which contains many references to trusting God, not only as commands, but also as examples that show the blessings that are attached to trusting Him.

      Consider Psalm 37 verse 5:

      Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

      And two verses before that:

      Trust in the LORD and do good…and verily thou shalt be fed.

      We can trust God to meet our every need, regardless of the number of children the Lord gives us. Whether we have financial worries, age-related concerns, apprehensions about unknown future events, or what have you, God has everything in hand, and is faithful to provide everything we need.

      I would recommend studying the book of Psalms to anyone who is struggling with trust issues, as I have found it a very soothing book to read when I myself have difficulty trusting in God’s provision.

      What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee. In God I will praise his word, in God I have put my trust… Psalm 56:3-4

  34. Kelly, words cannot express how excited we are for your family!!!!!!! What a wonderful expectant birth announcement!!!! We loved it!!!! It was beautiful!!!! There is always seems to be somebody who doesn’t “get it ” or misunderstands. I am so sorry there were any negative responses to such joyous news! Much love and hugs to your sweet family!!! Can’t wait to see you and hug and congratulate you in person!!!! Love and Blessings, jen

  35. You made me tear up Aaron and Kelly! I owe you one now… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Congratulations! you all have such a beautiful family.

    Much Love,
    Casey

  36. “Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.” Psalm 127:3
    Be blessed in Jesus name. I congratulate you for raising such a beautiful family! as per Alice I believe satan got loose for a day on her. I honestly did not understand what on this side of heaven she was talking about. The next “Alice” that comes your way ignore, rebuke, cast out in the name of Jesus. Be encouraged our redemption is near.

  37. Kelly,
    I just wanted to say congrats on this newest addition to your beautiful family. We had 3 kids while we were in our early 20’s after losing 2 and never thinking I would have them. I felt so blessed to have them. After that I had 4 miscarriages and was told that due to an incompetent cervix that I may never have any more. Then was surprised (and blessed beyond all belief) when I got pregnant again when our youngest was 8 years old! When she turned 11 months old I discovered I was again expecting. My family was literally freaking out about it and told me to my face that I needed to get my tubes tied and that we didn’t need anymore kids. Their father began to be swayed by what everyone else was saying about our family size and he decided that he wanted to get a vasectomy. Right around the time he made this decision I discovered I was yet again pregnant. Want to talk about a family “blowing their tops”…boy did mine! They just couldn’t understand it….I was breast feeding and they “believed” that there was NO WAY it could have happened. I will admit that even I was a bit freaked out about being due with baby #6 around the same time that I had given birth to #5. But I wouldn’t have changed a thing. I run into people all the time, and yes even at church, that question our decision to have 6 kids. We live below poverty level, but do not get government assistance. We trust that God will provide our needs and to that end He has been beyond faithful. No we don’t have many of the things other family’s have…our van is 20 years old, we wear hand me down/thrift store clothing, and I have had to get creative on many occasions in order to make things work. Nope – wouldn’t change it for the world! Although I wish my DH had spent more time in prayer before giving into “worldly” thoughts/ideas/opinions…I still feel a huge loss there but rejoice in what I do have.

    I’m so sorry that while sharing your great news that someone would feel that you are the one putting these ideas in your kids’ heads. Although I am sure you have had to deal with issues like it before…this should have been/should be a happy time for you and your family. I do not know how many children “Alice” had, but if she had a large family and never had to deal with the looks & comments that many of large family’s deal with – then she & her family were VERY lucky. Unfortunately that is not the case for so many of us. When people see a large family they instantly think that they have a right to say whatever they wish…even Christians…sad as it is, it is reality.

    Rejoice in the Lord always! I apologize as I would have sent my congrats sooner but I needed time to temper my own tongue due to the blasting that was taking place on here against you. While I may not always agree with you – I admire what you are doing and wish you nothing but the best.

  38. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

    At 25 weeks, myself, I couldn’t watch the video without weeping. Thank you for making it!

  39. Oh Congrats Kelly and family!!!
    Our precious bundle arrived just a month ago. (It’s been interesting–its been awhile since we’ve had a boy…)
    Absolutely loooooved the video!!! It helps to give me courage for when we’ll get the inevitable “Sooooo, are you all done NOW?”

  40. And congratulations to all you new mamas and mamas-to-be! I would love to have had the time to respond to every one of your comments…know that I’m tickled pink to read them!!

    1. Tickled pink…hmmm, that’s not a hint, is it? ๐Ÿ˜‰ (Probably a little early to know, I’m guessing.)

      Blessings to you and that sweet little one! And the big ones, too. ๐Ÿ™‚

  41. Congratulations Kelly! I’m so happy for you and your family:).
    I’ve followed your blog for years now and you have truly been an encouragement in my walk. I was pregnant with my daughter at the same time you were with Jax. Listening to God’s prompting to leave the workplace and come home full time to care for my two children was hard but reading your blog encouraged me greatly. Thank you so much. God has blessed our decision and I’m amazed at how He has provided.

  42. Congratulations, Kelly! I can’t view the video (it’s not showing up) but I gather from the comments that another blessing is on the way! We are anxious for our #6 to arrive next month!

  43. Kelly,

    Congratulations on your newest blessing! This was a fantastic & God-honoring way of announcing the anticipation of your precious baby ๐Ÿ™‚
    It brought a smile to my face & tears to my eyes of how wonderful our God is!!

  44. Late to the party but a big old congratulations!!! So happy that you get to go through the joy of pregnancy and bring a new life into this world again.

  45. Since I haven’t had the time to read up on your posts in a while I missed this big announcement until now. I gathered from some of the comments on some other more recent posts that you might be expecting and here’s the answer. Congratulations, belatedly. I hope you are feeling well. ๐Ÿ™‚

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