It’s selfish to use Barbara’s Week in Words as a medium for my own excitement-especially after I haven’t participated for several weeks.
But it must be said that all my favorite quotes, filling up yesterday’s Facebook newsfeed, had to do with one particular Happy Announcement.
Status Updates from my family:
“[Little Miss] Menter born at 4:49pm today! 7 1/2 lbs.”
“Just watched Auntie Joanna dance upon finding out that [her niece] has hair.”
“…Waiting to meet the new arrival. It was a girl, as I rooted for.”
“How am I going to have a niece/nephew football team when the oldest kid is a girl? AHHHHHHHHHHH!!!”
“I’m an aunt!!”
Also numbering among my favorites were the responses of family and friends.
On my sister-in-law’s wall:
“CONGRATS!! I was at the Menter’s house when Dan called Mary! I’m so happy for you guys!! :D Can’t wait to meet your beautiful daughter!”
On my brother’s wall:
“Hooray for you. May the Lord give you many more until your quiver is full.”
“[Miss Menter] is about an hour old according to my calculations – and I’m sure she already has her daddy and mommy wrapped around her teeny, tiny little pinky finger! Congratulations to you both and I pray God’s continued blessing on you all.”
On my mother’s wall:
“Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!”
On my father’s wall:
“Congrats old man. Now you’re a grossvater.”
“A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon.
1 Unless the LORD builds the house,
They labor in vain who build it;
Unless the LORD guards the city,
The watchman stays awake in vain.
2 It is vain for you to rise up early,
To sit up late,
To eat the bread of sorrows;
For so He gives His beloved sleep.
3 Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD,
The fruit of the womb is a reward.
4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior,
So are the children of one’s youth.
5 Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them;
They shall not be ashamed,
But shall speak with their enemies in the gate.
“A Song of Ascents.
1 Blessed is every one who fears the LORD,
Who walks in His ways.
2 When you eat the labor of your hands,
You shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
3 Your wife shall be like a fruitful vine
In the very heart of your house,
Your children like olive plants
All around your table.
4 Behold, thus shall the man be blessed
Who fears the LORD.
5 The LORD bless you out of Zion,
And may you see the good of Jerusalem
All the days of your life.
6 Yes, may you see your children’s children.
Peace be upon Israel!”
Don’t forget to take a look at Barbara H’s meme “The Week in Words”, where bloggers collect quotes they’ve read throughout the week.