Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him. Psalm 127:3
Location: Sutter Memorial Hospital, 5151 F Street
License: 19.5 IN., 8 LBS., 15 OZ.
Fine: A lifetime of expenses
Sentence: 18 years (at least) of blessings with Parker
Violators: Mr. & Mrs. Seiber
is one of the ways I announced Parker’s birth to our family and friends.
Instead of a parking ticket, I posted Parker tickets. As expensive as traffic
violations like a parking ticket can be, they never equal the expenses of
raising a child.
kidding aside, please know that along with the expense, there is also joy in
raising a child. God promises us that. He says in the Psalms that children are
a blessing from the Lord. So don’t just focus on the inconveniences children
bring in to our lives without also announcing their arrival and celebrating
their lives, too.
this birth announcement did not mention his health concerns. This was a joyous
occasion. There would be plenty of opportunities later to fill people in and
ask them to pray about his health concerns. That was a personal choice my wife
and I made to celebrate our son and leave his health and well-being in God’s
of someone in your life who has just recently had a baby. If you are like me,
you can immediately think of several from church or work who have been blessed
with a newborn. The next time you are out and about, buy something for that
child. It doesn’t have to be elaborate or expensive. It could be a toy, or
diapers or a cute onesie. Help that family celebrate their new child. And pray
for them and the healthy physical and spiritual development of the newest
addition to their family.
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